Playtime New York, March 2014 Edition


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!

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Little Fashion Week, Show Report

LFW Brussels

The new children’s trade show Little Fashion Week Brussels, targeted to both professionals and final consumers, ending Sunday afternoon. Full report…

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Playtime Paris : facts & figures

Playtime Paris  January 2014 - Pirouette Blog

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.

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Children’s Trade Show Paris : Playtime

Playtime Paris

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.

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Rising Star Competition – Bubble London

Rising Star Bubble London

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.

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KidsroomZOOM (art, design, food) at Pitti Bimbo

Kidroomzoom at Pitti Bimbo

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.

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What’s up Playtime?

Playtime Paris

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.

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Dot to Dot – New Temporary Showroom in London

dot to dot
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. 
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Little Fashion Week, Brussels 2014

 Little fashion Week

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. 

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Playtime New York, Insider’s Overview

Playtime New York July 2013 - Little Creative Factory

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.

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Discussing children’s fashion in Korea with Jonathan Oh of Teeke


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.

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Playtime Paris : Business Report

Atsuyo et Akiko

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.

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