Bubble New York, The Kids Trade Show
7th Edition - March 8, 9, 10, 2009
New York, NY, March 13, 2009 – Bubble New York, the Kids Trade Show, hosted it 7th edition at La.venue at Terminal Stores in Chelsea (608 West 28th Street) from March 8 thru March 10, 2009.
Despite the economic climate, the show attracted 1,016 visitors, a steady number compared to last season, thanks to a significantly increased visitor database. Leading kids stores attended from the U.S. (Anthropologie, Barney’s New York, Bloomingdale’s, Crembebe, Erica Tanov, Estella, Giggle, Ibiza Kids, Nordstrom, Pomme, Sons & Daughters, Sweet William, Takashimaya, Yoya, among others) and abroad (Kids on the Docks Antwerp, Kids Love Design Switzerland, Le Bon Marché Paris, NOBODINOZ Barcelona, Papillon London, Ships Tokyo, Stomp Stamp Toyko) as well as several buying offices (Kanematsu USA, Miki House, Mitsukoshi, The Daimaru Inc., United Arrows LTD).
International attendees, who made up 14 percent of visitors, came from Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
Bubble New York showcased 95 vendors from eight countries including 41 new collections. A wide array of products was spotlighted including clothing, organic goods, accessories, jewelry, home décor, toys and more. Overall, exhibitors reported being pleased with the event and the high quality of buyers despite the economic climate.
“This edition of Bubble was successful and encouraging for the children’s business in general, knowing the difficult context. Brands keep creating, innovating, infusing fun ideas and concepst in their product offerings. Retailers reported a noticeable slowdown in sales, but those who conduct their business with an open mind and passion are optimistic about their future. Like every player in the industry, Bubble has a mission to find the best brands and to help them understand the market,” said Florence Rolando, co-founder, Bubble.
About Bubble New York
Bubble’s philosophy is to bring a new generation of kids trade show to the marketplace. Each event is carefully conceived as a focused trade show in a wonderful space, where retailers can meet exhibitors from the “360 degrees” world of kids: clothing to toys, shoes, accessories and more. The exhibitors feature a global mix of brands, both up-and-comers and established, as icons of a new generation of children’s products.
Today, Bubble, the Kids Trade Show, runs twice yearly in New York and London. The New York show takes place mid-March and early August, to coincide with children’s market week. The London show, launched in 2008, takes place in late January and June, in sync with the European trade calendar.
Bubble has grown from 40 exhibitors at its launch in March 2006 to over 130 carefully selected vendors, each season. Throughout this growth, the intimate atmosphere, the attention to detail and the human-dimension of the shows have never been compromised. Bubble has become an international reference on the trade show circuit, a must-visit event for anyone with a keen eye on the fast changing and very exciting children’s market.
The sixth edition of Bubble New York showcased 115 vendors, from 13 different countries, and attracted 1,042 visitors.
For additional information, please visit www.bubblenewyork.com and for the latest news and trends in the children’s market visit the Bubble Blog, updated weekly with features from New York to London, Tokyo, Paris and wherever the kids world is bubbling, at http://www.bubblenewstrends.blogspot.com/.
Press Contact: KX Associates
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Next New York Show: August 2, 3, 4, 2009
Next London Show: June 21 & 22, 2009
They said about Bubble (exhibitors)
The uniqueness of Bubble sets it apart from any other show in the U.S. The venue, the exhibitors and buyers create an exciting experience and help to grow your business. Kate Quinn Organics
We reached a great range of buyers from start up businesses to major department stores. Ivy Studio
Bubble provides a rare atmosphere of warm, friendly support with a group of high quality, sophisticated brands – it was the perfect launching pad for our new company. Smiling Planet”