Trade Show Tour – New York International Gift Fair. New York, Summer 2011.

Mar 12, 2012


The next day after Kids Instyle finished, we were on a plane heading straight to New York, for the New York International Gift Fair.

It was the biggest trade event that we had attended by far, and we were situated in the section known as New York’s Newest at Pier 92.

When you book this event, the standard build is what they call a ‘pipe and drape’ finish, and its literally white curtains on steel piping. And if you want hard walls its a lot more $$$.
Lets just say we weren’t initially impressed.

Needless to say however, it does draw a big cross section of US retail buyers, and ultimately we were happy with our initial orders.

You can find our products in the US at;


Arkansas (AR)
Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, 72202

Arizona (AZ)
Stephanie’s, Scottsdale, 85251

California (CA)
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, 92262
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), San Francisco, 94103
Plastica, Los Angeles, 90048
Therapy Stores, Inc. Campbell, 95008
Wink SF, San Francisco, 94114
Zipper @ Corner Store, Sonoma, 95476
Shopfirefly, Venice, 90291
Rolling Greens, Culver City, 90232
The Gardener, Berkeley, 94710
Nathalie Seaver Boutique, Los Angeles, 90048
Blue Windows, Long Beach, 90803
Rare Device, San Francisco, 94103
Cameron Marks Agency, Santa Cruz, 95060
Ladybird/Littlebird, San Marino, 91108

Connecticut (CT)
Graham’s, Greenwich, 06830

District of Columbia (DC)
Trohv – Home & Gift, Washington, 20012

Florida (FL)
Bits of Art, Lakeland, 33813

Illinois (IL)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 60611

Iowa (IA)
Marella, Duduque, 52001

Maryland (MD)
Nest, Clarksville, 21029
Strathmore, North Bethesda, 20852
The Monogram Shop, Baltimore, 21209

Massachusetts (MA)
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, 02115
Black Ink, Cambridge, 02138
Robin’s, Great Barrington, 01230

Michigan (MI)
The Purple Bear, Birmingham, 48009

Minnesota (MN)
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 55403

Missouri (MO)
Verde Kids, St Louis, 63122

New Jersey (NJ)
Catchware, Summit, 07901

New Mexico (NM)
Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, 87104

New York (NY)
Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, 10019
Whimsies Incognito, Tarry Town, 10591
Three Tarts, New York City, 10011
Suburban Groove, Katonah, 10536
Playful Learning, Sag Harbor, 11963
The New York Public Library Gift Shop, New York City, 10018

North Carolina (NC)
The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 27699

Ohio (OH)
MiCA 12/v, Cincinnati, 45202
Zig Zag Gallery, Dayton, 45459

Pennsylvania (PA)
Pretty Gifts, Lancaster, 17601
Open House Living, Inc., Philadelphia, 19107

Texas (TX)
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, 78209
Lexus Of Austin, Austin, 78759
Papel, San Angelo, 76904
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, 76107

Utah (UT)
The Grand American Hotel, Utah, 84111
Brigham Young University, Museum of Art Store, Provo, 84602

Virginia (VA)
Reunions, Alexandria, 22302
Angelo Mesisco, Norfolk, 23510
Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, 23220