European Trade Show Calendar Winter 2013

It's Trade Show Season again, a busy January for many people in the industry, from brands, to buyers and journalists who will travel all over Europe. Some are probably already on their way to Maison&Objet in Paris, the giant Design show featuring many children's brands. Safe…

Play With Design @ Playtime Paris

The first edition of PlayWithDesign will take place at the end of this month, in a 400 sq meter space adjacent to the children's trade show Playtime Paris. Artistic directors of the event, Marine Peyre and Marie Czapska give us details about this exciting new event.

It’s Trade Show Season Soon : CIFF KIDS Copenhagen

This January I will finally visit CIFF KIDS, the trade show that all my friends rave about. The show counts approximately 300 brands such as Caramel Baby&Child, No Added Sugar, Pom d'Api and this year's new comers include Petit by Sofie Schnoor, Noa Noa minature, Esencia,…

Morley, Must-See Belgium Brand at Playtime NY

Showing for the first time at this edition of Playtime New York, Morley a must-see brand. Still relatively new in Europe, it is becoming a sought after collection. If you like Simple Kids, if you regret Essentiel Girls this line is for you...don't miss

Beyond expectations at Pitti Bimbo for Pale Cloud

Well done Pale Cloud, who launched their Spring Summer 2013 at the 75th edition of Pitti Bimbo. The brand managed to secure a room a few steps only from the entrance of the Apartment, one of the must-see pavilions, featuring young independent brands. 

Focus on American Brands Showing at Playtime Paris – July 2012

About ten American brands were showing at Playtime Paris this season. I've asked them some comments on the show, the visitors that came to their booths and the economic climate in the US. Here there are, in alpha order...

Playtime Paris in images

This was a good edition of Playtime. I heard quite a few people complaining that children's fashion is a bit stagnant and repetitive, but I got personally quite enthusiastic about the brands on display.

My long list of “To See” collections at Playtime Paris

I am getting ready for Playtime Paris, to discover a good part of the 400 collections on show... a marathon! I am delighted to see again my absolutely beloved brands and to discover new lines. Very exciting!

Little Barcelona

The second edition of Little Barcelona will open its door in a month, and it will be my first visit to this new show. What will I see there?  Chipsum, Little Zadig et Voltaire, Mon Marcel, Picnik, Shampoodle, and about 35 more brands that I haven't yet heard about.

Pale Cloud in Florence

Pale Cloud will be showing its collection at Pitti this season (28-30 June). A little bird told me that the Scandinavian brand managed to get a spot in the sought after "Apartment" section, one of the best

Playtime New York – Part II

I have to say that my favourite children's trade show is Playtime New York. Well, two (main) good reasons

Playtime New York – Part I

Here's a selection of the the brands that caught my eye at the show.