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One to Watch awards

New Season:

January 7, 2019

The Pirouette One to Watch Awards are back for the AW19 trade show selling season starting in Florence at Pitti Bimbo’88 with Pirouette Editor Katie Kendrick. Then it’s out to the States for Playtime, New York with blog founder Florence Rolando, and finally we head to the UK for Dot to Dot, London. So let us do the hard work and keep a watch out for the winning brands!

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Business Trade Shows

Breaking News: Bubble London trade show closes…

April 19, 2018
Childrenswear Trade show Bubble London closes

UK based children fashion and lifestyle trade show Bubble London owned by ITE has decided to discontinue. The show which is still currently advertised as taking place on 15-16 July has been cancelled. Exhibitors were informed of the decision yesterday, whilst a representative from Bubble London confirmed with us this morning their decision to permanatly close the trade show.

It seems it probably just comes down to visitor numbers which given that they reported a 6% rise in visitors for SS17 must be disappointing.

It is currently unclear if CWB the children’s trade publication also owned by ITE will continue.

ITE’s decision to close Bubble London follows shortly after the trade shows Market by Kleine fabriek in Amsterdam and Kid in Paris also decided to discontinue.


Business Retail - Windows

Store ​​Profile: Luna & Curious + the owners #CoupDeCoeur selection!

December 13, 2017
Luna & Curious is an independent store in Shoreditch, East London

Luna & Curious is an independent store in Shoreditch, East London, owned and run by three creatives, Polly George, Kaoru Parry and Rheanna Lingham, who combine their talents to create an inspiring shopping experience. The store has been running for over 11 years, we find out a bit more about this little British gem, and in the process discover Polly, Kaoru and Rheanna’s #CoupDeCoeur selection for the kids.

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Retailer: Bricks & Mortar Series, in conversation with Charlotte Day, Dandy Star

June 20, 2017

Moving into the world of bricks & mortar retailing can be a big step for an independent label. On-line retailing with direct to consumer sales is normally the preffered route of most independent labels. But opening a bricks & mortar store can bring awareness of your label to a completely new customer base and create unforeseen opportunities. We chat with Charlotte Day founder of Dandy Star (see Brand profile) to find out why she made the move, the pros and cons, and in the process we discover the Dandy Star stores personality. Continue Reading

Mood of the day

Talking terrorism with children

June 4, 2017
Talking terrorism with children

Last night the UK suffered it’s third terrorist attack since March. It has only been two weeks since 22 year old Salman Abedi set off a bomb at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester killing 22 people and injuring more than 60, amongst them many young children. Fast forward to last night and 7  people have been killed so far and 48 people taken to hospitals after 3 jihadis knocked down pedestrians on London Bridge before then attacking innocent civilians enjoying a Saturday evening in Borough Market.

Around the clock reporting will dominate the news and social media in the coming days, and with the ‘One Love’ benefit concert taking place this evening it is impossible to shield children from these horrific events. So what’s the best way to talk to your children to alleviate their fears. Continue Reading

Mood of the day

Happiness in the UK!

June 2, 2012

You can’t avoid the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee here in London, celebrating 60 years of her reign. Portraits of Her Royal Majesty, Union Jack flags and crowns everywhere. The city is absolutely radiant and elegant under blue+red+white colours. Continue Reading