A lesson of Style, by Caramel Baby & Child

For Spring Summer 2016, Caramel baby&child takes a nostalgic wander through the archives for the latest collection. Referencing a 70s spirit of bohemia, the brand explores three strands from the decade that style has clearly not forgotten: fragile lilac and orchid prints,…

Christmas Shopping With Caramel Baby&Child

Clothing, toys, books, stationery are all part of Caramel Baby&Child's exclusive Christmas range. Their current website is dedicated to gifting. It is nicely organised in price categories, making things easy to pick up items and compose gift sets. Little products start at 9£…

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…

Delicious Caramel…

Vibrant colours and textures mixed with retro shapes in soft hues, exclusive Caramel prints paired with light summer tones and fine knits....Enjoy a first look at Caramel Baby & Child’s Spring Summer 2014 collection.

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…

Interview of a retailer : Kidding / Beirut, Lebanon

Name of the store : KIDDING Name of the owners : Katia Rabbath Chanet & Joanne Karkour Date of opening : May 21, 2010 Size : 40 sqm Brands : Caramel Baby & Child, Finger in the Nose, Soeur, Antik Batik, Mini Rodini, Little Marcel, Dandy Star, Maloup, Meresine, Ten,…

Japan still needs us

  After the tragedy that hit Japan over a month ago, the country still need support for its reconstruction. In a solidarity gesture, British brand Caramel Baby&child has designed a Japan Appeal t-shirt, available from their website and from their Tokyo store. All proceeds…

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…

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  +…

Bianca Dumais, 4 years old – Melbourne, Australia

Bianca is a real girly-girl who hasn't worn a pair of trousers since she was two. She’s unearthed her creativity this past year and a real love for painting, drawing, all sorts of craft and cooking. Her mother Natasha, creative director of Ubabub is secretly very happy about…

I Dream Elephants introduces Inge van den Broeck in the UK

        . I Dream Elephants is a newly opened online boutique for children aged 0 to 8 years. The two young London women who founded it spent a year screening suppliers to bring the best designers specialising in creating stylish, high quality kids’ clothes into British…