WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT
Today I’m hoping to book my hotel and flight to California so I can attend the LA International Textile Show from April 14th to April 16th with Myrinda. In hopes of finally finding some good boy knits, I will also be visiting all the fabric wholesalers in the LA Fashion District. It will be nice to go away without Mr. Diva and the Rugrats…LOL!
CHILDREN’S CLOTHING TRADE SHOWS
I’ve been trying to decide on which children’s trade show to launch my boys’ clothing line. There are several I am considering for August of this year.
I’ll be “walking” the Bubble and ENK Children’s trade shows next weekend to reacquaint myself with each show:
March 9th – March 11th at 269 11th Avenue (between 27th and 28th Streets) in NYC.
This is the smaller of the two shows with less than 100 companies and only 4 or 5 boys’ clothing lines.
March 9th – March 11th at the Jacob Javitz Center (11th Avenue at 35th Street) in NYC. This show is much larger and also much more expensive. Not to mention, there are more than 60 boys’ clothing lines.
Both trade shows will do the Spring / Summer 2009 launch from August 3rd – August 5th. I need to make a commitment to one of them.
Then there are two other trade shows in Las Vegas August 25th – August 28th which are interesting:
The cost is VERY high…currently $3,995 for a bare bones 10′ x 10′ booth and $5,300 for a booth with hanging rods, shelves and lighting.
Kid Show in Las Vegas is being held the same time as Magic Kids. I’m sure the cost is much less, but it is a much smaller show from what I understand.
Kid Show also has a trade show in Atlantic City, NJ (about 2 hours from me in NYC) on August 21st and August 22nd.
I’m hoping after next week I can make my decision and then work toward preparing for the show.
Hope everyone’s day is off to a great start!