Atsuyo & Akiko – 10 years Anniversary

In April 20017, Atsuyo Yang & Akiko Mukae created their brand Atelier Atsuyo et Akiko. A brand that is dear to Pirouette. Their gorgeous cotton tees and tutus with vibrant glitter and sequins, their "so kawai" necklaces & accessories are iconic. 

Playtime Paris, 17th edition coming soon

Time to book the plane and train tickets for Playtime Paris, due on January 31 to February 2 at Parc Floral de Paris. The show will welcome 440  international brands around children's fashion/decor and maternity. Here's a quick preview of this 17th edition, the largest since the…

12 days before Playtime Paris

Children's trade shows Playtime Paris is preparing its 16th edition under the theme Luna Park.  The doors will open Saturday July 5, allowing professional visitors to discover 400 brands, 4 trend spaces, installations, animations and more. A major rendez-vous for buyers and…

Children’s store : Hop Like A Bunny

Hop Like A Bunny  is a premium e-tailer as well as an independent boutique based in West London, launched by Maria Torregrosa. Baby and children clothing, toys, accessories, furniture from the creme de la creme are on display : Finger in the nose, Simple Kids, Atsuyo et Akiko,…

What’s up Playtime?

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…

Playtime Paris : Business Report

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.

What’s new, New York ?

I am getting ready for a trip to New York : four days in the Big Apple to visit the kids Trade Show Playtime (work), the Armory Show (pleasure) and to see what's new in this vibrant city. I have asked around what's new, what I shouldn't

2011 – Year end review by insiders – Part III

2011 reviewed by insiders Nicole Yee, Associate Children’s Editor – Stylesight (USA), Molly Price, Founder of Molly Meg and children’s wear design manager (UK), Corina Papadopoulo, Founder of children’s store and online store Kidsen (UK), Shiva Shabani & Calvin Yu, founders…

Jonas Parker, 6 years old – New York, USA

Jonas is very outgoing.  “ If you don't know him, one day you will ! “ - Heloise Parker his mother is the owner of Lifestyle Website and Pop-Up store Ahmee  (524 Hudson Street, NY 10014), open until summer 2012.

Pop pop pop…pop-up!

  It's been a decade since the first Pop-up Stores opened in Paris, London and Berlin. The clever concept has spread all over the world and flourished over the years, giving brands the occasion to meet new customers without huge investments and giving customers a chance to…

Upper East Side's Pachute

    Sharone Komoroff opened Pachute on May 2nd 2010. It’s a small boutique , about 400 square feet/35 m2, with a beautiful assortment of carefully selected brands : Oeuf, Nico Nico, Lamantine, Egg, Atsuyo et Akiko, Tane’ and Jess Brown. Pachute carries jewelry and…

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…