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…

Boucle D’or Brussels, 10 years already!

Lots going on in Brussels this week around kids fashion! Celebrating its 10th anniversary, boutique Boucle d'Or  is throwing a party this Saturday (May 24) with Parisian artist By Virgo.  

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,…

Oh, that Belgian Fashion!

With a passion for Belgium designers, I had a blast visiting stores in Brussels last week end : Boucle D'Or, Mercredi, Cat en Muis, Claude Hontoir. They all stock pretty much the same brands, but they all have a different way to

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!

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…

The magic rainbow by Paul&Paula

This is a very lucky day as Peggy from Paul&Paula sent us this wonderful RAINBOW product selection. Thanks a lot Peggy!     "I am very excited to be here today and took some time to think about something nice I wanted to share on Pirouette. I am living in Amsterdam,…

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  +…

Interview with Marlene Pellicci, founder of Calesta, Paris

In 2004 Marlene Pellicci opened Calesta, a wonderful kids concept store in Paris, featuring the coolest brands of the moment. The store closed in 2008, but Marlene continues Calesta as a culture and fashion blog (www.calesta.net). Mother of Cala (7 and half) and Lestat (9),…

From Belgium, full color mode

  It is really a delight to enter a world of tonic and uplifting colors. The Belgium are genius on playing with flashy tones, mixing them with subtle shades and prints. They simply do it to perfection, as if they had spent their lives in a Pantone nuancier. If you are craving…

Hannah Gunzig, 8 years old – Brussels, Belgium

8 years old Hannah Gunzig and mother Sabrina Palmisano from Belgium are our guest for a short interview today. Hannah speaks both French and Italian, and Sabrina, former jurist, is a stylist and the owner of a beautiful children's store called Boucle d'or, in Brussels.

Brussel, in Antwerp

  Founders of the brand Maan, Vicky Vinck and Evelyne De Brock opened a children's store in Antwerp named Brussel at the beginning of this year. The 60 sq meter boutique is filled with very absolutely gorgeous kids brands : Anne Kurris, Finger in the nose, Kidscase, Maan,…