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Knocked Up?

‎Posted March 16, 2012 in Publicity. Tagged with .

Or is that hoagie you ate for lunch not sitting well? Either way, you’re sure to find some good reading in one of our favorite magazines, Pregnancy & Newborn. (Just ask some of our favorite baby-crazy men in the office.) We want to give them an XXL thank you for featuring our products in several issues this past year.

Thanks Pregnancy & Newborn!

From the bottoms of our hearts! xoxo

Pregnancy & Newborn press round up

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Hey! Ho! Chicago!

‎Posted March 06, 2012 in . Tagged with .

Does anybody really know what time it is? I do. It's time to go to Chicagoooo! Yup. It's International Home + Housewares time again so if you're hitting up the show, be sure to visit us at Booth S3257. Why? Because it's more fun than Saturday in the park, I think it was the fourth of July. xo

Joe plays Angry Birds while waiting for the throng. Deb looks over Joe's should and wonder's what happened to his hair.

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‎Posted February 06, 2012 in Behind The Scenes. Tagged with retailertesttag.

We're huge fans of Lomography here in the studio—you know, the REAL photos that the Hipsta-palooza iPhone app attempts to replicate. One of our favorite lomographers is Kevin Meredith, aka Lomokev, from the UK. We've been skulking around his Flickr site for quite some time, and one particular photo made us sooo happy we asked Kevin if we could use it on our 2012 catalog. And here she is!

Be sure to check out Kevin's work here and here, and consider licensing one of his photos for your next catalog cover! Below are a few of our other favorites.

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New York International Gift Fair 2012!

‎Posted January 23, 2012 in . Tagged with .

Come one, come all — particularly if you are one of our fine retailers — to the snazzy and exciting New York International Gift Fair! The show is at the incomparable Javits Center beginning Jan 29th through Feb 2. Here's your chance to not only visit the city that never sleeps, but to be the FIRST to see the new FRED Spring Line! We haven't been sleeping much, either, getting the show ship-shape for you, so come check it out at Booth #1830. Alas, the show is wholesale and for the trade only. Sort of makes you want to open up a shop, doesn't it? Check out our other upcoming shows on our website HERE.

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