Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bubble New York Report, Part II

Bubble New York showcased 95 vendors from eight countries including 41 new collections. A wide array of products was spotlighted including clothing, organic goods, accessories, jewelry, home d├ęcor, toys and more. Overall, exhibitors reported being pleased with the event and the high quality of buyers despite the economic climate.

“This edition of Bubble was successful and encouraging for the children’s business in general, knowing the difficult context. Brands keep creating, innovating, infusing fun ideas and concept in their product offer. Retailers on their side reported a noticeable slowdown in sales, but those who conduct their business with an open mind and passion are optimistic about their future. Like every player in the industry, Bubble has a mission to find the best brands and to help them understand the market,” said Florence Rolando, co-founder, Bubble.

What exhibitors said about Bubble:

”The uniqueness of Bubble sets it apart from any other show in the U.S. The venue, the exhibitors and buyers create an exciting experience and help to grow your business.”
- Kate Quinn Organics

“We reached a great range of buyers from start up businesses to major department stores.”
- Ivy Studio

“Bubble provides a rare atmosphere of warm, friendly support with a group of high quality, sophisticated brands – it was the perfect launching pad for our new company.”
- Smiling Planet