KidShow Bally's Feb. 13-15: Lucky in Love and in Las Vegas

Anita G

Since one of the benefits of attending trade shows is to get to know the people behind the brands better, I asked some of the exhibitors attending KidShow Las Vegas (February 13-15 at Bally’s) to preview the Must-See in their collections and a favorite Must-Do while in Las Vegas. And since the show is in luck city, I wanted to know about the luckiest thing that has ever happened to them in their lives. Because the February KidShow is over Valentine’s Day, it was inspiring to learn that many replied that they were most lucky in love –– lucky to have their spouse, children and career in the children’s business. Read on, for some good luck tales about winning in Vegas too! Good luck to all. Happy Valentine’s and see you at KidShow Vegas!

Anita G

Designer Anita Goodal of Anita G/Girlfriends says:

See our new Kaleidoscope and Pink Lace Collections. They are trendy, well priced and proving to be extremely popular.

Enjoy dining. Restaurants at Cosmopolitan are great!

The Luckiest I’ve Been…
In Vegas, I recently won a $3,089 jackpot on a penny slot at the Bellagio. On a 22-cent bet! I usually don’t gamble.

Natural Wondies

Natural Wondies - Very Cherry
Sholeh D. Nabili, owner/designer of Natural Wondies says:

Our unique and colorful collection of prints that is made using certified Organic Cotton.
In addition, our recyclable paper seed hang tag that can germinate plants 7-10 days of being soaked in the water.
Great clothes for kids, plus a bonus that allows them to grow a new plant.

Watch a Cirque du Soleil Show. In my opinion one of the best Cirque shows is “O,” but they are all great.

The Luckiest I’ve Been…
I received a jolly good order at the show that made my day. Hope to see more of those at this show!

Fiveloaves Twofish

Fiveloaves Twofish
Heather Hass, designer/co-owner of Fiveloaves Twofish says:

It is hard to choose this season, we have many great looks that hit upon some key trends but since we have to pick, I will go with the Titanic “birds take flight” drop waist dress. Drop waists are on the runway for fall for women; we think they are fabulous for girls. The print is large and whimsical, and of course the oversized bow makes the dress one in a million. This is the dress that in the window, makes you go in the store.

My favorite thing to do in Las Vegas is to eat at the Bellagio Buffet. It is fantastic, wonderful food, wonderful atmosphere, lots of laughter, a great place to celebrate at the end of a great show!

The Luckiest I’ve Been…
The luckiest thing that ever happened to me is my husband. I just adore him.

Donita Fashion

Donita Fashion
National Sales Manager Mike Berens of Donita says:

Be sure to discover The Donita group of dresses fashioned in a black mesh pattern lace over white combed woven cotton. The styling looks super high-end, and the price points are incredible.

Go see Cirque du Soleil “O” at Bellagio. It’s a must-see event. I took my wife to see it on Valentine’s Day and we will never forget it.

The Luckiest I’ve Been…
Is my wife saying “yes” to marry me. Nine years and two children later, life has blessed me.


Stonz - Elephant
Lisa Will, owner of Stonz in British Columbia, says :

Booties, booties and more booties! With STONZ a child will never lose another shoe, parents will love them because they go on so easily with their wide opening and they stay on. For newborns to walkers, chubby legs and skinny ones, their custom fit will make sure they stay on!

Cirque du Soleil “Zumanity” at New York New York hotel.

The Luckiest I’ve Been…
My child got cold feet, sending me looking for something I could not find. Hence Stonz!

Kids Du Monde

Isobella & Chloe

Kids du Monde Showroom
Monique Fletcher, owner of Kids Du Monde Showroom, A678, California Market Center says:

The must-see new item is the ‘Iceland’ gray faux fur vest from the Isobella & Chloe new Outerwear collection.
Super soft, chic and affordable.
Retails from $36 to $48, sizes12 months thru 10 years.

My favorite must-do in Vegas is the buffet at the Wynn Las Vegas.
The most scrumptious and delectable food eating experience, especially the lobster and gelato bar.

The Luckiest I’ve Been…
Having my husband in my life.
He has helped me tremendously with making my showroom successful and without him none of this would have been possible.


Laurie Rasch of Lapsaky says :

Toddler romper by Lapsaky that doubles as a footie with detachable non-slip booties, available in winter weight organic cotton fleece, and summer weight organic cotton romper in stripes and solids!

Last time I was in Vegas I saw “Mystere” and it was fabulous. I have been told that “KA” at MGM Grand is even better, so that is what I hope to do on this visit.

The Luckiest I’ve Been …
At a small casino in Lake Tahoe, my sister gave me $20 to play the $1 machine (I had reached my limit). The machine was jammed, and after three attempts by the attendant to fix it, I insisted it was really OK, I didn’t need to play. On her next attempt, she got it working, so I played my $20 with no wins. Then all of a sudden a $6 credit appeared, so I pulled the handle and won $2,500!

Olive and Plums

Olive and Plums
Anna Easton owner of Olive and Plums says:

One of our must see items is our couture dress. When we first listed it on a major website we sold out in 26 seconds. People love it, and in person it’s even cuter! It’s a definite sell in any store… It was also on Bravo TV!

A favorite place of mine when I visit Vegas is The Venetian. I love it there; make sure to take a ride on the gondola.

The Luckiest I’ve Been…
I have had many lucky things happen to me in life. Things some people may take for granted. I am so lucky to have four happy and healthy children and a wonderful husband who stands by me no matter what. In business, I am very lucky that I have great customers who are loyal and always come back. It is very competitive so I am grateful they love my stuff and can’t wait to see what’s next from Olive and Plums.

Towel Treat

Towel Treat Blankets

One & Only Creations
Wendy Lee of One & Only Creations, Inc. says:

Our Jack & Friends Cuddly Blanket – it’s a plush blanket that rolls into a cuddly friend. Available in a variety of bright colors and styles that add a lot of sparkle to any girl’s wardrobe!

My favorite must do in Vegas is to try different foods.

The Luckiest I’ve Been…
It has not happened for me yet! Maybe this trip to Las Vegas?

Warrior Poet Clothier

Warrior Poet - "Watch This"
Tori Young, founder/president of Warrior Poet Clothier says:

In all honesty I am extremely excited about our entire Fall ‘12 line – 17 styles total. But if I had to pick, it’d be our “Save The Moms” design. It’s one of our signature guitar looks with an ‘80s vibe. We drape a flying V guitar graphic over the back of the shirt with a checkerboard strap across the front with the phrase “Save The Moms.” Attached to the strap is a pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness. Very cool!

I’m a simple southern boy who grew up on Del Taco, but since then they closed all of them on the East Coast. The first thing I do when I land in Vegas is make a bee line to the local Del Taco. If you’re not into fine dining, then I’d probably recommend seeing “O.”

The Luckiest I’ve Been …
I won the first professional poker tournament I ever played in. I immediately took my winnings, walked over to the roulette table, put everything on black, won again and went to bed!


Soho fashions
Michale Carbone of Soho-Fashions in New York City says:

One of our best styles right now is the new Steve Madden jacket for girls. For Fall 2012, we are launching the Steve Madden outerwear collection for girls. This jacket has received a great response from retailers. See it at KidShow!

My favorite is going to the restaurant Il Mulino. The food has always been excellent and consistent and the service is above average.

The Luckiest I’ve Been…
The luckiest thing in Vegas for me has been leaving with some money. No big jackpots, but a least the amount I came with, if this is considered lucky!

Kidzies, LLC

Kidzies - Huggers Drink Insulators
Amanda Seidel, owner of Kidzies, LLC says:

Huggerz - Top 100 Names in Dots. Our Huggerz are the original drink insulators for kids! They keep drinks cool, hands warm, prevent furniture rings & nasty condensation, not to mention we have over 100 original designs in which to choose from online.

This will be my first time to visit Las Vegas (shameful, I know). I want to see everything possible in the spare time I’ll have, but, as an artist, I am dying to see the Sistine Chapel influence at the Venetian!

The Luckiest I’ve Been…
I’ve never been too lucky in the land of gambling, perhaps I haven’t played often enough. The luckiest thing that has ever happened to me was getting pregnant naturally (against my doctor’s predictions) and giving birth to the most perfect baby boy.

Boker & Laila

Boker & Laila - Hotuna Mattata
Cheryl Grossman, mompreneur behind Boker & Laila, a new pajama line launching at KidShow says,

Since we’re a brand new pajama line on the market — everything’s a must-see! If we had to pick our one sought-after item for Fall 2012, it would be our two-piece girl’s “Hatuna Mattata” pjs. Little girls love the vibrant pinks in the print and the ultra-soft inside-brushed cotton, and moms love the play on words and sushi theme! Everyone loves the fact that there isn’t a single itchy tag on any piece in the line.

Hands-down, our ‘must-do’ when in Vegas is eating at Nobu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. As you can tell, we love our sushi and both the food and the vibe there is amazing!

The Luckiest I’ve Been…
Having the best two little girls in the world who inspire me daily and make every day an adventure!

Splendipity, Inc.

Splendipidy - PeekaDid
Susan Kiley, founder of Splendipity, Inc. says:

PeekaDid Apparel & Accessories just for boys! All our fashionably creative apparel has prints on the front, with a fun and cheeky saying on the little bottom! Accessories coordinate to keep him in style no matter where he goes. Other products to see include Money Scholar and The Snuzzle Me.

I recommend going to M&M world. Yummy! I buy special colors for those special peeps in my life. When I have time, I go explore the beautiful landscape off of the strip. But, with this being a quick trip, taking in the strip –– shows, food, more food and a little slot action!

The Luckiest I’ve Been…
I hit all fives on a slot machine the last time I was in Vegas! The machine was going wild. How much did I win? It was 1,000… nickels!

LeTop and Rabbitmoon

Le Top
Vice President and Co-Founder of LeTop and Rabbitmoon says:

For Le Top: The fall collection in Le Top includes some beautiful and fun original prints for girls — paired up with coordinating tights. These dress and tight combinations represent a great value, and the original designs mean that you won’t see the print or tights anywhere else in the market.
For Rabbitmoon:
The boy’s collection in Rabbitmoon is a change in pace for us. All of the boy’s groupings coordinate with essential pieces that work in all three collections — these essential pieces include knit and woven pants, and a great sherpa lined faux suede vest and jacket. The boy’s collection also includes enzyme washed knits and terrific woven shirts in plaids and checks for layering.


We would strongly recommend going to see The Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil show at The Mirage Hotel. The performance is awe-inspiring and celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles and their timeless songs. The international cast of world-class acrobats and interactive audience experience is not to be forgotten!

The Luckiest I’ve Been…
Speaking of luck, this year in the Chinese Lunar calendar is the year of the dragon, which is the luckiest year of all! The luckiest thing that has ever happened to both Paul and I is the day that we began our business 32 years ago in a small office in South San Francisco, California. Little did we know that our business would grow to be a successful and timeless childrenswear company. We hope that our good fortune continues for many years to come, and are thankful for our loyal customers every day.

Be Lucky! Enter Free Retailer Gift Giveaway

The Giggle Guide® and KidShow are once again awarding gift baskets of children’s products to buyers that attend KidShow. Be sure to enter the free drawing when you register! Thanks for these brands that are exhibiting at KidShow for their product donations to the gift baskets: Alpha Industries, Baby Bella Maya, Best of Chums, Bijeaux Hair Accessories, Bobux, cach cach, Donita, Fiveloaves Twofish, Hot Tot, Natural Wondies, Sage Creek Organics, Stonz, Isobella & Chloe, Sozo, Twirls & Twigs, Zoobies. Special thanks to Los Angeles sales rep showrooms :2-2- Hot, Teresa’s Room and Lola Jo Sales Group.

Win Tickets to see Donny & Marie

Buyers attending KidShow at Bally’s on February 13 can also enter a free drawing to win two tickets to see the Donny & Marie Show at the Flamingo. Tickets are courtesy of Harrah’s Hotels and KidShow. Winners will be announced by 2 p.m. on February 13.

Also be sure to enjoy the complimentary breakfast and lunch served daily at the KidShow Bally’s!

May you be lucky in love… and Las Vegas!
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