It is always interesting to attend an event that you have not been to before, and this year at the request of some of the companies that we work with we attended the ENK Children’s Club Show at the Javits Center in NYC. What a great show. We were able to see what kids fashion is all about. From clothing to accessories the ENK Children’s Club Show has it all and the companies that show here are all top of the line and are very unique. I was able to learn a great deal about kids fashion during the show and saw bunches of items that would look great on our children. There were also a lot of different types of bags and backpacks for the kids in all designs and styles.
Let us just get into it and give you a quick taste of all the different companies we got an opportunity to speak with. I am sure we will be following up with some of them for reviews, but at least we give you a bit of information about everyone we saw. Uh-oh industries had their messy line which are kids clothes that have designs on them that look like different types of kids messes including spaghetti, cereal and milk, and many others. A very fun line that I think the kids would like. Geox was also at the show with their great hiking shoes and boot styles for the kids, I know my boys would really love to get their feet in some of these. SnowStoppers had items of interest, the first one being mittens that had a super long piece of material attached to the mitten that stopped them from falling off as well as from getting snow up your arm or in the mitten itself. A great idea that I am surprised was not introduced earlier. Next winter these need to be what your kids are wearing if they go outside to play in the snow or sleigh ride. They also have gloves as well with the same design and they have fully waterproof lining and Thinsulate. The eMitt is a flip top mitten so you can use your phone or other devices without getting cold hands.
Knitwits has the Sesame Street license so we were able to see Elmo, Cookie Monster and many more knit hats at their booth. Umi was also there with their Autumn/Winter 2011 line and they the cutest little baby girl shoes. The UmiTex line is also great for the kids in bad weather. Urban Baby Bonnets had the best bonnets for the kids, when I saw them I just had to stop. My wife was also impressed with the ub2 dresses especially the ava wrap dress.
Our friends from BabyLegs were also at the show, and you know that we love that company. They were nice enough to get us little bunny BabyLegs for our baby girl for Easter. We were also able to meet with Cut by 2 Blondes company which had some really great shirts that I would wear myself. A classy button down for the boys, you can check out some pictures below. Andrea and Jami were also very nice to speak with.
Piggy Paint was also there and I think this is a great idea. It is water-based, non-toxic nail polish that is also odorless and hypoallergenic so it is great for kids. I always thought that nail polish with all those chemicals was tough on adults and I would not want my baby girl to use that sort of stuff, but I can see her being able to paint her nails with her friends when she gets a little older and this would be the nail polish that would be welcome in our house. I think even for my wife this is a great idea as we do not have to smell the chemicals and it would be safer for my wife as well. They have a great PR angle as well, they show you a foam plate where all the other nail polishes eat through the plate but not Piggy Paint.
My favorite item of the show was SpiritHoodsKids which had their 2011 collection out. The quality of the faux fur and animal designs just stirred up some good feelings in me. Not only do I need them for my kids, but I also think I would wear one myself. Make sure to check out the website and pictures below to get a real look at the product. The quality is just top notch and the paws and inside pocket really make this something that the kids would love. I would have a tough choice between wolf or husky. Plus they also created “Product Blue” which helps to fund a Non-Profit to help your particular animal of choice.
Check out some of the pictures below which were only a very small fraction of what we were able to see, it is a show that has to be witnessed in person: