Posted in Trade ShowsMarch 17, 2014
Playtime is the world’s largest platform for independent children’s labels, with shows in Paris, Tokyo and New York. The 8th edition of the NY show took place last week, featuring a comprehensive selection of unique American and international brands from all over the globe. Since Florence wasn’t able to come to this show I had big shoes to fill but I gave it my best shot!
Posted in Trade ShowsMarch 6, 2014
The new children’s trade show Little Fashion Week Brussels, targeted to both professionals and final consumers, ending Sunday afternoon. Full report…
Posted in Trade ShowsFebruary 10, 2014
The 15th edition of Playtime Paris reached a record level with 8164 visitors, an increase of +17% over January 2013. With buyers coming from 69 different countries, Playtime Paris has taken a sharp turn toward the international stage.
Posted in Trade ShowsJanuary 28, 2014
This edition of Playtime run simultaneously with Maison&Objet (and the various adults shows), transforming Paris in a very lively-buzzing-multicultural city. It might have been quite a stretch for people who were exhibiting at both fairs, but it seems it had a positive impact on Playtime.
Posted in Trade ShowsJanuary 20, 2014
Last year Bubble London, the UK trade show for children’s fashion and accessories, launched “The Rising Star” competition, to recognise new talents and innovative product. Portuguese brand Wolf & Rita, was the lucky winner. This season’s 12 finalists will be short listed at the show 26 – 27 January 2014.
Paola Noe’s KidsroomZOOM! will be part of the 78.edition of Pitti Bimbo. Located in the New View area, it will showcase a handpicked selection of super interesting brands and projects related to the kids world. A special preview of what will be on display during the Milano Design Week next April 2014.
Posted in Trade ShowsJanuary 6, 2014
Lots of exciting things going on for Playtime, the most creative and dynamic children’s trade shows in Paris, New York and Tokyo : PlayWithDesign is back in Paris – Playologie, a virtual trade show and fantastic B2B tool is in preparation (launching in June 2014) – Playtime Tokyo celebrates its 10th edition.
Posted in Trade ShowsDecember 9, 2013
The new London based show room Dot To Dot
aims to put independent UK brands in the spotlight. Created by Nicole Frobusch
of Nixie Clothing
and Carly Gledhill
of Corby Tindersticks,
this “affordable showroom” will feature 14 exciting UK children’s lifestyle brands and will take place on 8-9 February 2014.
Posted in Trade ShowsNovember 12, 2013
A new corner in the children trade show calendar, Little Fashion Week will take place in Brussels at the end of February 2014. A new approach for this event, which will focus on Designer Labels & Hand Made, add a catwalk show and open its doors to the public on the last day.
Posted in Business,Trade ShowsAugust 12, 2013
I could not make it to Playtime New York this season, but here’s some feedback about the show and the new location in Wall Street. Thanks to Etiquette, Lucky Fish, Noe&Zoe, Little by Lilit, Bla Bla Kids, Nonchalant Mom for sharing their experience.
Posted in Business,Trade ShowsJuly 18, 2013
Korea is a great market for independent and creative children’s brands. Interview with Jonathan Oh, founder and CEO of Teeke, and agency representing beautiful labels such as Bang Bang Copenhagen, Fub, Pigmee, Shampoodle, Zoe & Noe Berlin, to name only a few.
How was business at Playtime Paris last week? Brands share their opinion, speaking about signs of recovery, increased volumes ordered, lack of French buyers, growth of Asian visitors…all in a rather positive and optimistic tone.