Watching baby take those first teetering steps is an unforgettable moment for parents. For this special milestone, it is only right for little ones to be geared up in the best footwear. Like many mothers, Johanna Parker was frustrated that most socks quickly slipped off her baby daughter’s feet. Johanna then came up with the brilliant idea to make shoes for her daughter, Kaya, using soft cotton fabric and non-skid soles. Kaya loved her comfy, custom-made shoes so much, that Johanna was inspired to start up her business, Kaya’s Kloset, offering fantastically fun shoes that have kids steppin’ out in style!
For over forty years, Elegant Baby has been about fresh fashions and smart products for cool kids. This year’s collection of mid-year releases includes new takes on some of our most popular products, as well as brand new bright ideas that are sure to please.
LJBryn&Co. represents, markets and sells cutting-edge, hand-made and small-batch children’s products, in addition to big name brands. Sales Representative Lara Joy Brynildssen says, “I specialize in giving each unique brand the attention you would give it, if you were still out there marketing it yourself. Many of the brands I represent are family-owned companies and I understand the individual challenges those businesses face when finding their niche in the children’s marketplace.” Lara shares insights into her sales rep experience and what goes into making her firm, LJBryn &Co. successful.
An extravaganza full of the newest designs and fabulous creations is at the The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®, running July 14th through July 21st at AmericasMart. With more than 4,000 showrooms and an abundance of temporary booths, you can be sure to find exactly what you need for the upcoming season, all in one place! The Giggle Guide® spotlights just a few of the exhibitors to whet your appetite: A Light in the Night, Acting Out, Chi Chi Baby, and Dead Sea Pavilion.
Satsuma Designs has just launched its newest collection of nursery essentials in a line of organic bamboo bibs and burp cloths, appropriately titled ‘Bambibs’ and ‘Bamburps’, but of course! Fashioned in three seasonal colors - cocoa, lime and plum stripe - these new sets are spun of organically grown bamboo, organic cotton flannel and incredibly aborsbant bamboo terry cloth. Wholesale prices range from $5 to $22 for our new gift sets.
The Fall/Holiday line sheet is available here at The Giggle Guide. Thanks for checking us out!
Beba Bean began its business by solving a piddly diapering problem parents of boys know all too well — avoiding getting showered by the fountain of youth! After the birth of her second child, Alex, Lisa Malcic noticed that no product existed to prevent wee willie’s weeing all over her and her husband, Peter. Thus, she was inspired to create the Pee-pee Teepee™, the topper that conveniently contains old faithful’s trouble that starts with a “P”!
As the owner of No Slippy Hair Clippy ®, Annie Salyer is immersed in all things girly — bows, ribbons, flowers, barrettes, and fabric. But this mother of two boys isn’t complaining. “Honestly, I think most girls love hair accessories,” she says. “I grew up with four sisters, and we were always putting clips, ribbons and bows in our hair. I definitely have more of a passion now, especially after serving as the sole Hair Clippy designer the past six years.”
Satsuma Designs has just launched its updated collection of Bambooties in three happy colors - natural, lime and cocoa. Our signature organic bamboo plush slipper shoe is keeping tootsies cozy year round in every climate. Now in larger sizes, our Bambooties are fashioned in cozy bamboo velour and fully lined in bamboo jersey and feature an elastic heel and ribbon tab for easy on/off.
For babies 0-6 and 6-12 months they come nicely packaged in a clear top box shown here. Always made in the USA.
Accessories can make or break an outfit, even for babies and children. The right pair of socks or tights can add the perfect touch to an adorable outfit or a classy dress. LE BIG knows that it’s these small details and finishing touches that help make outfits more memorable. These small details can also make a big impact when it comes to retailers’ bottom lines! LE BIG originated in Holland in 1977. Today, business has expanded to cities worldwide, including Antwerp, Belgium; Berlin, Germany; Sydney, Australia; and New York City.
The long, carefree days of summer have begun, with seemingly endless sunshine for outdoor fun. However, a few rainy days are always sprinkled in when families find themselves stuck indoors. Days of inclement weather provide the perfect opportunity for parents to bond with their kiddos, whether it be with lively board games, addictive puzzles, music-appreciation, or make-believe storytelling. The Giggle Guide® presents entertaining toys and games from Uncle Skunkle Toys, JOOJOO, House of Marbles and P’kolino, that keep kids learning and bring families together for a refresher course in focusing on fun!
Jim and Marlo Poole started Carolina Baby Company in November, 2007 after relocating from Southern California to the Southeast. They represent some of the finest baby and children’s gifts, gear, apparel, toys and accessories. They are well-known for “Poole-ing” their many resources and sharing their experiences to help their customers succeed.
Here, Marlo shares her insights on what makes for a good rep/manufacturer/retailer relationship, and what Carolina Baby Company does to build strong, and personal, business relationships.
With Chicago’s Top Celebrity Chefs Saturday, July 24, 6-8pm
The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® hosts its “Shop Late Night” charity shopping event on Saturday, July 24, 2010. Attendees of the “Late Night” will enjoy an evening of late night shopping, celebrity chefs, international wines and great entertainment.