Reserve your HUDSON’S Mannequins Now

KIDShow/Las Vegas is just 12 days away… and so is the annual HUDSON’S Mannequin Maze. Have you reserved yours yet?

IT’S TIME! Attending manufacturers can reserve up to three mannequins online. Simply log on to, click on  “Mannequin Form” in the main menu, fill out the form and you’re in! We will call you to confirm your order and take credit card payment information.

Mannequins are available in sizes 2T thru 12. Your company name and KIDShow booth number are displayed with each mannequin. First come, first served. Just $100 each!

RESERVE NOW! Join in the fun of our annual HUDSON’S Mannequin Maze at KIDShow, February 15-17, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. We’ll see you there!

-Janet Muniz

KIDShow Las Vegas 2010 Preview

It’s certainly not too late to start planning for KIDShow Las Vegas in February 2010. With more new  exhibitors and brands than ever before, this show is a “can’t miss”  for buyers.

Show coordinator Denise Raeside tells us, “Buyers have found the Las Vegas Market to be cost-effective, with the lowest travel and stay rates in the U.S., and KIDShow has the largest selection of brands the buyers need in their stores – they can get all of their buying done for the season … and take in an entertainment show while they are there, too!”

The list of new exhibitors keeps growing:

Alpha Apparel … Amerex Group LLC with Carter’s / London Fog & Osh Kosh … Blind Mice Socks … Butterfly Treasures … Cazella Innovations … Classroom School Uniforms … Cover Me Blue … EZ Sox … Family Ties … Flyers Group PLC / Ben Sherman Kids … Franco Apparel Group with Eddie Bauer / Hello Kitty / Laura Ashley / Little Bitty / Majestic Athletic / Peanuts & Warner Brothers … Frederic Lou with SpaSilk … Funkoos … Happy Kids for Kids … House of Mongrel … Indo Apparel & Gifts … JDC Accessories / Button-Caps … Kate Quinn Organics … Kicky Pants … Kitty Kat Designs … Miquel-Ruis USA … Mooncakes … Peace of Cake … Piccolo Hosiery … Star Ride Kids … Tiny Pants … Z Wear … Zootie Patootie

These brands are showing  alongside long-standing KIDShow exhibiting brands like:

Biscotti … Bon Bebe … Bows Arts … Cach Cach … Calvin Clothing … Carriage Boutiques … Children’s Apparel Network … Dan Post Boot Co. … Genuine Rose … Good Girl … Good Lad … Hip Hop Hosiery … Josmo Shoes … Kalencom … Kiddo … Kids Headquarters with Hurley & Paul Frank Industries … Kissy Kissy … LeTop … Little Things Mean A Lot … Mamiye Bros. with Little Me & Flapdoodles … Nannette … Pediped … Reflectionz … Sage Creek Organics … Sara’s Prints … Shannon Kids … Snopea … Tea Collection … Trimfoot … Truly Me by Sara Sara … Tutu Cute … Vitamins … and many, many more!

Plus, the HUDSON’S Mannequin Maze is now forming. All mannequins are available; email for RSVP and payment.

Check the KIDShow website for updated brands listings, and for a link to discounted hotel room rates at Bally’s and Paris Hotels – Denise says that the Bally’s  rate of $49.00 per night for a Monday-Wednesday stay  is the lowest rates she’s seen in years.  “It is less expensive to fly and stay in Las Vegas than to drive and stay in the regional markets,” she adds.

-Janet Muniz

Cool Snaps from Vegas


We’re back from Vegas! Here are a few cool snaps from KIDShow and Kids at MAGIC.


One Ruby Lane shows off not only their sparkly high-top, but  HUDSON’S September issue.


Young Colors‘ Robert and Donna Prescott working the crowd.


Moo Boo’s elegant booth that Margaret likes so much.


Wonder what they’re texting about HUDSON’S Annual Mannequin Maze?


Cute name … cute booth!


Ebony and Ivory … very chic!


HUDSON’S co-founder Margaret Mobius talking with our good friends, San Diego Hat Company.


Crystal Rock Kids rockin’ the t-shirt line.

Make sure to check out our October/November issue for more pictures from the Vegas shows … plus the result sof our fabulous fashion shoot at KIDShow! All coming up next month …

-Janet Muniz


Live from KIDShow!


HUDSON’S co-founder Margaret Mobius and our team is hard at work shooting fashion from KIDShow, at the Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, for our upcoming October/November issue.

They’re having a blast! Lots of buyers and others attending the Vegas extravaganza this year are telling Margaret they’re having a blast, too – getting a good amount of great business done.

That’s always a good thing!

Margaret, always the intrepid trade show attendee, is checking out the floor for the newest of the new – stuff she finds inspiring … and fun!

LaughingOutLoud01copyLaughing Out Loud, designed by ex-lawyer Mila Cole, who hopes to share with other parents styles that evoke the love, laughter and liveliness of her own two sons. Made for boys and girls ages 0 to 6, “It’s a real innovative line offering bright, whimsical styling with fantastic value,” says Margaret, “and it has a great name!” Mila’s designs emphasize comfort and quality and are made of high-grade Pima cotton sourced from her native Peru.


Margaret also popped in to the Hartstrings booth – the company is representing Little Maven by Tori Spelling. “They are having a great success with the line, landing all the major department stores they’ve targeted,” Margaret says, adding that folks need to stay tuned for a whole new PR approach coming soon!

Erie Chang and Sehee Kim are the fabulous team behind Floatimini, designing what they call “the sunny side of swim and resort wear.” Floatimini bathing suits are featured in our September issue, and Margaret says, “Erie and Sehee took a big chance and advertised for the first time with us, and they’re very happy. Their booth was busy all day long.”

HollywoodRanch01copyThe most fun Margaret had all day was at The Hollywood Ranch booth, where “small town charm, big city style” comes to life with what Margaret calls a funky little line that’s really bright and colorful. This past April, Jennifer Hill and Stephanie Capshaw opened their retail store in Rockwall, TX, where they say, “We hope The Hollywood Ranch will continue to dress and accessorize your newest ‘lil ranch-hands as long as we can because we know … Our Babies ROCK the Herd!”

Cowgirl Up, people!

And stay linked right here for more fashion revelations from Vegas!

-Janet Muniz