Items tagged “Gift & Accessory Stores”

Charming Hawaii Kids launches The Happy Manatees on The Giggle Guide. We have added the two styles into this new category. The manatees, or sea cows, as they are sometimes called, are aquatic mammals that can grow to 13 feet and over 3,000 pounds, even though they eat only plants.

Best in Show award winners, twitter raffle winners and a Chicago Market recap.

The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® delivered comprehensive lines and name brand products during the January Market. The Chicago Market saw an exciting traffic increase of 22%, up from last January. Buyers and retailers were wowed by the breadth of market resources offered, with the temporaries boasting a 50% growth in the number of temporary exhibitors offered, with 40% of those being new to the January Market. The Chicago Market offered buyers and retailers highly sought after product lines and unique specialty resources that will help differentiate their business.

Contact: The Chicago Market / (312) 527-7600

Is your business ‘Social’ enough?

California Gift Show - Los Angeles, California (1/12/10 - 1/18/10)

Los Angeles, CA (February 9, 2010) – Leading exhibitors were honored with Outstanding Exhibitor Awards at the California Gift Show® located at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the L.A. Mart, January 12-18. Winners were selected by an internal committee and were judged on product innovation, booth presentation, participation, attitude and more. The award winners below exemplify the best and the brightest at this year’s market. The awards themselves were conceived to spotlight outstanding contributions.

A 32-year veteran of AmericasMart in Atlanta, Larry Lucas, of Larry Lucas Inc., knows firsthand the multitude of challenges store owners face. He recently presented a decidedly informative Retail Management seminar at the Atlanta Gift Show in which he highlighted the “must knows” and “must haves” to survive in the gift boutique business in today’s economy and beyond. The Giggle Guide® is happy to share some insightful highlights from Larry Lucas’ excellent seminar.

The Consumer Electronics Show was just held in Las Vegas, and sometimes you can get a feel for the economy and markets in general from this show, as it is the first big tradeshow of the year.

GOOD NEWS! Attendance was up at the CES over 2009. This bodes well for the economy, as it may just be that consumers are finally starting to feel a little more positive.

Innovation and convenience are vital components to consider, especially when launching a new product. Both components were top priority to Audra Coldiron, successful creator of the Hip Klip. At the turn of the century, Audra realized that she desired a hands-free product that could carry her necessities while out for a night on the town. She, like many women, didn’t always wear clothing with pockets, and didn’t like the inconvenience of holding a purse while dancing. Surely there was some other option.

Offering an extensive itinerary of events and educational programming

7 W New York’s suites and temporary exhibitors are geared up for another successful Gift and Home Textiles Market Week® (January 29 – February 4), complete with a comprehensive line-up of events including appearances by celebrity Robin Givens and designers, Amy Calandra and Dr. Jeanette Wolfe as well as product demonstrations and unveilings. The week includes numerous networking events as well as the exciting launch of the first-ever NYC Baby & Kid Fair on the building’s 11th floor (Jan 30 - Feb 1).

Contact: 7 W New York / (212) 279-6063

This year we are focusing on 16 select designs for our garment sets which include onesies, tanks, diaper covers, blankets, and pillows. Check out our awesome new designs for this year the “Rock Star Guitar” and “Rock Diva”. We are really excited about these two designs. We also have ornaments that will match the 16 garment designs. Check us out at the shows for more details: AmericasMart Atlanta, NY Baby & Kids @ 7W, Dallas Market Center, and LA Mart.

Living and Giving® to host twitter raffle at the January Market, Jan 21-27th, 2010

CHICAGO (December, 2009) - The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® will once again offer attendees an exciting opportunity to stream show content live, in real-time, directly from the show floors every day. Inspired by the broad reach of social networking and the convenience of real-time conversation, The Chicago Market encourages its showrooms, exhibitors, buyers, retailers and sales reps to micro-blog through before, during and after its upcoming January Market, January 21-27, 2010.

Contact: Victoria Kent / (312) 527-7708
Help Retailers Make The Most of Marketing In the New Era.

The California Gift Show® is proud to announce that Caroline Kennedy, Editor of Gifts & Decorative Accessories will lead the keynote presentation entitled “Marketing in the New Media Era” at this year’s January Market, on Saturday, January 16.

Contact: LA Mart / (213) 763-5817

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 8, 2009) – Home to the California Gift Show®, Los Angeles is both a major tourism location and the hot spot to shop Resort collection. From the mountains and beaches, to the vineyards and theme parks, Southern California is a top Resort destination with its impeccable year-round weather. As the best resource on the West Coast for Resort collection, the California Gift Show is excited to bring a fresh look to with an expanded collection.

Contact: Victoria Kent / (312) 527-7508