Playtime Paris!

I was a bit sad to miss the action in Europe : all the exciting Trade Shows in Copenhagen (CIFFKIDS), Amsterdam (Kleine Fabriek), London (Bubble), Florence (Pitti Bimbo), Paris (Playtime). Luckily, I will be in the US in March, just in time for Playtime New York, a show that I…

Playtime New York, 3rd edition

From comments I gathered visiting Playtime New York on its last day, the show was rather successful : very busy Saturday, quiet on Sunday (all buyers at ENK, or at the beach?) and busy again Monday morning. In general, exhibitors reported that taking into account the…

Jumina at Bubble London

  Norvegian brand Jumina is back at Bubble London with a new collection and another remarkable photo story by  Jens Haugen.  Key items in Jumina's S/S 2012 are the "ballerina" dresses as well as gorgeous jumpsuits and embroidered pieces. All in organic fairtrade…

Sunglasses, clean and cool

Cool sunglasses by zoobug - Bubble London, Sunday June 19/Monday June 20 - stand D12

It's soon Trade Shows season again! – Kleine Fabriek

  Deuz, Sid Larsen & Les Coqs, Bellerose, Koeka, Troizenfant, Esthex, Fournier, smafolk, Ferm Living, C de C, American Outfitters, Finger in the nose, Pakhuis Oost, Salty Dog, Molo Kids, Ej Sikke Lej, 120% Lino...the list of beautiful and successful brands that showcase…

Boots, sneakers & sandals…

  Yellow boots (Mini A Ture) to step into puddles, retro-modern sneakers (Pippo) for a long walk in the forest, deep sea blue sandals (Theluto)  for beach time...that would make the perfect trio to pack for the summer holidays. All brands available at Bubble London (S/S 2012…

Visiting Italy for Easter? Don't miss Salone del Mobile

...............................Pete Oyler, Rip Tatter Kid's Chair and Jeanne Susplugas, Belladonna, wallpaper series Apriti Sesamo for unduetrestella If you happen to be in Italy during the Easter break, I highly recommend…

Inside Children’s Wear

    Caletha Crawford is an expert in the children’s apparel. Former editor in chief of Earnshaw’s magazine—the leading US children’s trade publication, Caletha is a consultant for children's wear brands as well as a part-time faculty at Parsons The New School for Design. There,…

Trade Show report : Playtime New York

    This second edition of Playtime New York featured about  60 children's brands and some maternity wear. A fair amount of excellent US brands : Dagmar Daley, Atsuyo et Akiko, Jess Brown, Kicokids, Lucky Fish, Lucky Wang, Makie, Nico Nico, Winter Water Factory, Wovenplay, as…

Bubble London, UK – Trade Show Report

    Another Bubble London, another consistent message from the exhibitors : they are very happy with their show. Is it because Bubble London is small? Because the UK buyers don't travel much? According to a survey published by CWB, only 20% of them do their buying at overseas…

Pitti Bimbo, Italy – Trade Show Report

    Over 8,300 buyers came to Pitti Bimbo this season (10,000 visitors). International buyer attendance rose 4.5% bringing the total of foreign buyers to 2,816. Among the “best performers” are Russia (+42%) putting the country into first place in terms of attendance; China  +…

Kidswear – Volume 32 around the world

  Busy busy start of the year for Kid's wear magazine who's team will attend all the main children's show around the world : kleine fabriek (Amsterdam), Bread&Butter (Berlin), Pitti Bimbo (Florence), FIMI/ SEE ME (Valencia), Playtime (Paris), Bubble (London), CPH kids…