The Shows: Show Reports

Vegas Kids - World Market Center - Las Vegas, Nevada (1/24/11 - 1/28/11)

AT LAS VEGAS MARKET—Wednesday, January 26, 2011—Winter Las Vegas Market 2011 kicked off with “First Look,” a signature market event highlighting trends and top product picks for the first major total home furnishings market of the year. Celebrity designer Monica Pedersen of HGTV and home products/trends editor Julie Smith Vincenti guided a colorful virtual tour of new introductions at Market, including products from VegasKids and Gift+Home. Highlights from the show are on display all week at the “First Look” exhibit in the lobby of Building B.

Vegas Kids - World Market Center - Las Vegas, Nevada (1/24/11 - 1/28/11)

AT LAS VEGAS MARKET—January 25, 2011Winter Las Vegas Market 2011 got off to a robust start as attendance soared and enthusiasm reigned during the first major total home furnishings market of the year January 24-28. The combined forces of Winter Las Vegas Market, Gift+Home and VegasKids attracted more than 150 new-to-market exhibitors, including Barclay Butera, Elite Leather, Ethel & Myrtle, Ganz, Kingsdown, LMS Design Group, Palecek, Ralph Lauren Home Rug Collection, T3 Recovery Mattress from Ironman, The Walt Disney Collection by Furniture Origins, Two’s Company and many more.

Opening day attendance and order-writing was stronger than expected with many World Market Center exhibitors reporting record-breaking sales. By close of day Monday, buyer attendance was up 19 percent over the Summer Market and 7 percent higher than Winter Market a year ago. Market officials reported significant increases in international buyers, designers, and gift retailers.

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® - Atlanta, Georgia (1/12/11 - 1/19/11)

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® opened on Wednesday, January 12, and by Saturday the buyers had packed the halls. Unseasonably cold weather made it snowy and chilly outside, but inside the showrooms, the sales were hot, hot, hot!

As always, the products showcased were fascinating and fun. Enjoy this photo review of the really big snow… I mean show!

All Baby & Child, Inc. (ABC Kids Expo)
ABC Kids Expo - Las Vegas, Nevada (10/10/10 - 10/13/10)

As the primary trade show for independent retailers and manufacturers of juvenile products, ABC Kids Expo is growing as quickly as the children who use the products it showcases. With over 900 exhibitors, Expo’s October 2010 show in Las Vegas was testimony for the power of partnership that drove domestic and international attendance and fostered new business relationships. Among the numerous exhibitors whose innovative products intrigued The Giggle Guide® were Straw-Lution™, The Juno Company, Spuds, Inc., and ViveVita.

Children's Club - New York, New York (10/3/10 - 10/5/10)

Four times a year, ENK Children’s Club in NYC features the best in children’s apparel and accessories. The Children’s Club show is a premier destination for both established and up-and-coming brands to present their newest products to retailers. During its October show last month, The Children’s Club included a fashion show sponsored by Vogue Bambini, hundreds of vendors and lots of business networking. fiveloaves twofish, ROCK ME!, Kai Bean, and PureLime Kids are a few of the fantastic brands that caught the attention of The Giggle Guide® editors.

ABC Kids Expo - Las Vegas, Nevada (10/10/10 - 10/13/10)

The 2010 ABC Kids Expo concluded on another high note, as total attendance climbed to 14,655 – a 7.8% increase over the prior year and another all-time record for ABC.

Retailer attendance increased by 4.9%, exhibitor attendance by 10.9% and media attendance by 34.1%. Booth count soared to 3,670 from 3,306 the prior year. Retailers were in attendance from 64 countries as well.

Bookings for booth space at the 2011 show are already well underway, with 469 exhibitors already registered occupying 2,539 booths.

Bébé au Lait
Bibi & Mimi
ABC Kids Expo - Las Vegas, Nevada (10/10/10 - 10/13/10)

Wry Baby makes parenting fun! Dave Sopp talks to The Giggle Guide® about their laugh-inducing lineup of cool gifts, including witty Snapsuits, humorous parenting books, Mysterio Predicts tees and new plush stuff.