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Bubble London : First Children’s Trade Show of the Season

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Since its creation in 2008, Bubble London has evolved from a boutique trade show into a larger event with a more diverse brand offer, targeted to a wider array of retailers. Event Manager Tabara N’Diaye gives an overview of this coming session (16 & 17 June).

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Venice with Children

Gondoliere - Venice Biennale 2013

Venice is a great place to visit with children, a bit like Barcelona and New York, two other places that will always leave a great impression on them. This summer is a particularly good time to visit and enjoy a wonderful and quite playful Venice Art Biennale. Here’s a few tips to prepare your trip…

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The Preppy Children’s Beachwear of Toobydoo

Toobydoo

Paul Thomas Lips and wife Sonja van der Wel launched Toobydoo (a word play on philosopher’s Plato and Sartre’s famous quote ‘To be, is to do’) in 2009. Clean lines, accent on practicality, preppy style for this brand sold at Saks Fifth Avenue and that was also part of a photo shoot at the White House. 

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Children’s Design : Magis Me Too

EUR - Magis Me Too

Me Too is is a unique collection of children’s products launched by Magis in 2004. Me Too includes iconic collaborations with designers such as Eero Arnio, Marcel Wanders, Marc Newson, Enzo Mari, Javier Mariscal. New in the range is EUR, a shelving system by Giulio Iacchetti

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Recycled, versatile and timeless : a bag by Kaaita

Kaaita Recycled Bag

I had a crush on  TORBUSCHKA by Kaaita, a collection of bags made from recycled plastic bottles, designed to be timeless, beyond all seasons and fashion trends. The bags are versatile and can be used in the classic way (carried around) or as a home object. Sewn in Slovenia, they come in three-in-one combinations in large and extra large sizes and 4 colours (black, grey black, passionate red and light grey).

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New simple, clean and chic children’s furniture

KRETHAUS-SIESTA WASHABLE PAPER

There’s a new comer in the family of cool and simple children’s furniture : the Argentinian brand called  KRETHAUS. Well established in its hometown Buenos AiresKrethaus is now starting its expansion to other countries, after a successful presence in Milan last month (kidsroomZOOM)

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Sweet Sale : Baby Clothing

Sweet William Ltd

Memorial Day Sale at Sweet William : a 15% discount until Monday. Here’s Pirouette selection of sweet baby clothing.

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Louise , 9 y old – Chatou, France

Mother & girl for Pirouette

“Louise knows what she wants, she is creative, strong and so sensitive to important cases as other people, earth. She loves making dance shows with her cousins and friends” says Sylvie Mathey about her daughter. Sylvie is the founder of children’s brand Tbo.

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Preparing for Playtime Paris

Playtime Paris 2013

Playtime Paris is growing every year, attracting more brands, yet keeping its access restricted to a consistent selection of beautifully designed labels. Lots of returning collections as well as new ones

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Three new e-stores to discover

The vitrine

More than 13 billion pageviews on Tumblr every month…some online numbers are astronomical. This makes me wonder how many children’s online boutiques open every month in the world…300, 3000? Hard to say. Today I have selected three new e-stores worth visiting: Brooklyn Makers, Father and The Vitrine, and invited  their talented founders to speak about their business.

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From diplomacy to childrenswear

Chandamama kids - Children's fashion Pirouette Blog

Chantal Kumar is the founder and designer of Chandamama, a sweet clothing line that will be at Playtime Paris in July. Chantal has a background in diplomacy; while working for the United Nations in New York she pursued a fashion education at Parsons School of Design.

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The gap in the market

Pirouette children's brands - family lifestyle

Today I went through my pile of unread emails (more than a hundred product submissions). I can’t tell you how many times I read the phrase “We identified a big gap in the market”, or “When I had my baby I realised how little choice there was to dress him/her well, so I decided to create my own line”. The questions kept coming : “Really” ?

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