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
And all-in-all it was a great show, and it drew a good number of European buyers from neighbouring countries.
On the European mainland, you can now find our products at:
AUSTRIA Der Kleine Salon – Vienna, A-1060
BELGIUM Boutique Mercredi – Brussels, 1050 Kokkie – Wijgmaal, 3018 Little Rebel – Londerzeel, B-1840
CZECH REPUBLIC Ookidoo.com
FRANCE Trompette – Vincennes, 94300 L’instant Poetique – Lyon, 69004 L’atelier de Pablo – Paris, 75010 En Sainte – Paris, 75011 Bonton – Paris, 75006 Smallable.com EloWomum.com Boule De Coco – Houilles, 78800 Sketchou – Orleans, 45000 La pluie et Le beau temps… – Mornant, 69440
GERMANY Zuckerschnuerl – Munchen, D-80469 Hase Weiss – Berlin, 10627 Kleine Leute – Hamburg, D-20253
GREECE 4 Seasons – Kalamata, 24100
ICELAND Aurum – Reykjavik, 101
SWEDEN Appartement – Stockholm, 11640
Last year we embarked on a trade show tour, taking in London, Paris, Melbourne, New York & London.
It was a huge step and very hectic at times, but definitely worth the experience.
And furthermore, we also relocated to South Korea to reside temporarily with SeoRyung’s family.
So in general there’s been a lot of changes at studio SKINKY in the last 6-8 months…
Bubble in London last June 2011, was our first stop. It was a 2 day trade show (too short in our opinion) which showcased a lot of children’s fashion brands.
In the UK you can now find our products at:
Bird – Cornwall, PL23 1AB. Beehive Florist – Essex, CM2 8BW. Kidsen – London, NW10 3NS. Petit Aime – London, W11 2AB. Three Potato Four – London, N16 9QH. Hop Toy Shop – London, E5 0LS Igloo Kids – London Oklahoma – Manchester Oscar & Rose – Suffolk National Galleries of Scotland – Edinburgh Parklife Kids – Hampshire Yorkshire Sculpture Park – Wakefield The Workhouse Gallery – Powys, LD8 2UF. Indigo – Oxford, OX4 1JB. The Toy Shop – Oxted Surrey, RH8 0PG. Blott Retail Pookie and Peach – London, W9 3HF.