Please follow me on Twitter tomorrow as I live-tweet from the New York International Gift Fair, one of the world’s most prestigious trade shows featuring products from 2,800 companies across the home, lifestyle, and gift categories. Thirty-five thousand people attend the show each year (it’s held both in January and August); this is where your favorite stores and catalogs send their buyers to discover what’s new and what’s hot (last time I even spotted the Chasing Fireflies buyers there scouting out goodies for their next catalog).
I’m honored that I’ve been chosen for the 3rd year in a row to judge the Baby & Child division of NYIGF, a comprehensive collection of 100 suppliers of well-designed, innovative, sophisticated, functional and fun products for babies, toddlers, kids and their families. This year’s exhibitors include MadPax, Baby Legs, Petit Collage, Tree by Kerri Lee, Elegant Baby & Mud Pie…and I’m sure I’ll be discovering some great new (and indie) brands for you, too. Check out my tweets tomorrow, and my coverage at the blog next week.
Photos from the 2012 NYIGF, taken by me.