The Javits is HUGE, with over 2800 exhibitors and 3500 attendants to this show alone! It's a great place for new and upcoming companies to show off their stuff, while allowing tried-and-true favorites to touch base with their customers. It's always fun to see the cool displays each brand has come up with, and the new products coming from our favorite vendors!
We spent two full days roaming the aisles of exhibitors booths - we saw some old friends (Zutano, 3 Sprouts, Skip*Hop, and others), and found some new favorites. There are some really cool new items that will arrive in the store just in time to make it into your Easter baskets. I don't want to give anything away, so I'll just say this; if you thought the 'Magic Socks' were cool (SUPER cool), then hold on to your hats! The new stuff will start arriving any day, and will continue to trickle in for the next two months.
The Gift Fair is always a good time, and it's fun to go back to NYC for a visit. We always make sure to visit the Brooklyn Diner for dinner (ironically, it's not located in Brooklyn), and avoid Times Square! Now it's time to hunker down for the rest of winter, and start getting geared up for spring - it will be here before you know it!