The Shows: Show Reports

The ABC Spring Educational Conference - Louisville, Kentucky (5/3/10 - 5/5/10)

The Giggle Guide® checks in with Shannon Stephens of Hayli Bugs at the ABC Spring Conference.

The ABC Spring Educational Conference - Louisville, Kentucky (5/3/10 - 5/5/10)

Brian Douglas gives The Giggle Guide® members an introduction to Itzy Ritzy and their new stroller liner being shown at the 2010 ABC Spring Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

The ABC Spring Educational Conference - Louisville, Kentucky (5/3/10 - 5/5/10)

The Giggle Guide® takes a minute to chat with Sarah Bailey and Linda Flaherty, co-owners of the Once Upon A Time retail stores in Birmingham, Alabama about their trip to the 2010 ABC Spring Conference.

RuffleButts / RuggedButts
No Slippy Hair Clippy, Inc.
The ABC Spring Educational Conference - Louisville, Kentucky (5/3/10 - 5/5/10)

The Giggle Guide® had a chance to catch up with Eric Seeman at 2010 The ABC Spring Educational Conference in Louisville, Kentucky that is currently under way.

Children's Club - New York, New York (3/7/10 - 3/9/10)

With over 750 collections, including 123 new lines, the three-day ENK Children’s Club Fall/Winter Back-to-School Show was an extravaganza of children’s fashion at its best! This coming together of leading brands in the children’s market was a perfect representation of what today’s market demands in both style and price, and featured over 100 environmentally-conscious collections from established brands like Coccoli, Kate Quinn Organics, Sage Organics and Petit Bateau. The Giggle Guide®’s Leesa Valentino covered the show and had her eye on the following favorites: Kiwi Industries, la Lovie, Skylar Clothing and UB2 Urban Baby Bonnet.

Los Angeles Market - Los Angeles, California (3/19/10 - 3/23/10)

I attended the March Market to see Kids on 6 at the California Market Center in Los Angeles. It took a full and busy afternoon to visit just a few of the many showrooms on the sixth floor. Here is a photo essay of what caught my eye. If I were a children’s retailer, I would definitely have to take several days to cover all that there is to see that’s new for Fall 2010. As far as trends go, tulle seems to be more popular than ever. Mismatched fabric combos, and greys with various fall hues are in many collections. European brands, especially in Patti Bergstrom Sales, are a particular surprise for their variety, full collections and incredible value pricing.

Satsuma Designs
KIDShow - Specialty Trade Shows
Children's Club - New York, New York (3/7/10 - 3/9/10)

The Children’s Club Fall 2010 show had a great turnout and was a huge success! It was exciting to see several new companies exhibiting with some unique products. Without the Bubble show running, some of its regular exhibitors decided to attend Children’s Club, largely exhibiting together in one row. With so many great lines, it is a difficult task to pick out favorites, but the following brands stood out to me with their soft, comfortable fabrics and fabulous style!

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