October 2018

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  • To Tie For : While the dainty femininity of spaghetti straps has always been appealing, why not take it up a notch and put a bow on it? Be ...
  • In Retailers We Trust: This just in: Motherhood is tough!
  • What’s Selling: Runnin’ Wild Kids Shoes Brooklyn, NY: Customers keep coming back for Fauci’s strong selection and traditional sit-and-fit approach. Brooklyn native Stacey Fauci always wanted to own her own business, be it a ...
  • Designer Chat: Anne Klein – Fish Kiss: A chat with Fish Kiss Designer, Anne Klein.
  • Go Slow: The sloth has entered the fast lane with designers. Thanks in part to actress Kristen Bell’s appearance on Ellen, where she recounted her endearing meltdown over a sloth ...
  • The Age of Innocence: Smocking, fluting and hand-embroidered details festoon spring styles steeped in tradition.
  • Great Expectations: Why the maternity market is an ideal way for brick-and-mortar stores to bump up sales.
  • Class Act: Brimming with passion, 13-year-old model, dancer and actress Amalina Ace hits the streets to discover all New York has to offer.
  • Scene & Heard: October 2018: Kid Made Modern Goes Digital Known for its bright colors and bold designs in apparel and crafts, Kid Made Modern (KMM) is transitioning into the digital ...
  • Queen Bee: Maria Nyline-Asker, president of Ayablu, maker of Burt’s Bees Baby, proves that organic fashion can be authentic, affordable and adorable.
  • What’s Selling: The Bird’s Nest Baby Boutique – Warsaw, NC: The Bird’s Nest stocks books, plush, accessories and clothing from newborn to 5T. Rhonda Cooke didn’t set out to open a baby boutique, but once her ...

September 2018

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  • The Naturals: Beneath the asure skies of Ibiza, girls don lightweight linens and milky cottons that complement the tranquil scenery.
  • DSW Goes Big on Kids: The new and improved kids’ department expands to all doors as the chain ups its one-stop shopping game.
  • Miscellaneous Magic: Jump ropes, paper airplanes, water glasses...
  • It’s a Cinch!: Brands explore wide-leg looks that play up form and function.
  • Fine Feathers: Flamingos are flocking to Spring ’19.
  • All Ears: John T. King, vice president of Disney Consumables and Disney Baby, showcases the brains behind the magic by detailing the wants, needs and insecurities of Millennial parents.
  • Scene & Heard: September 2018: United Legwear & Apparel Co.’s Got Game It’s been a busy year for United Legwear & Apparel Co. The “feel-good” lifestyle brand Fun Company, maker of ...
  • Retail Rodeo: A tip of the hat to our latest roundup of noteworthy retailers.
  • What’s Selling: Pitter Patter – Louisville, CO: A look at What's Selling at Louisville, Colorado's Pitter Patter.
  • Show Time!: A look inside the aisles of Children's Club's August edition.
  • Making a Splash: Caitlin Quirk, owner of Bowfish Kids in Ocean City, NJ, provides a mythical makeover experience that lures customers from near and far.
  • Designer Chat: Mark Jeynes – Me & Henry: Mark Jeynes doesn’t consider himself a designer in the technical sense of the word.

August 2018

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  • Vitamin Sea: Tropical prints, crocheted cover-ups and bead-adorned denim make for easy, breezy fun.
  • In The Swim: Modest silhouettes in soft pastels and playful prints suit this classic Greek island backdrop swimmingly.
  • Designer Chat: Piccoli Principi – Lidia Colombo: Inspired by family memories and travel experiences through the Caribbean with her husband , Colombo launched Piccoli Principi, a children’s swimwear line in May 2017.
  • Hibiscus Beach Kids – Palm Beach Gardens, FL: Stephanie Barimo and Amy Abbott teamed up in 2013 to open Hibiscus Beach Kids—a one-stop shop for young beachgoers and adventurers.
  • The Right Stuff: Denise Coloma, owner of Boy Meets Girl in Coral Gables, FL, celebrates a quarter-century of success.
  • Tune In: Why Instagram TV could be the next big thing for your business.
  • Center Stage: Meet Naomi Wadler, the 11-year-old activist whose passion and determination earned her a national spotlight.
  • Eclectic Essentials: Designers cater to kids’ wide-ranging tastes in the form of whimsical animal motifs, glitter galore, empowering messages and mini-me sophistication.
  • Scene & Heard: August 2018: Dsquared2 Goes to Prom Twin designers Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared2 are celebrating the fifth anniversary of their children’s takedown with a ’50s-inspired “5th grade ...
  • Good & Plenty: European Trend Report: Pitti immagine Bimbo

July 2018

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  • Sunsational Style: What’s hot for Spring/Summer ’19 swimwear.
  • Earth Angels: Whimsical dresswear exudes ethereal beauty in shimmery metallics to soft pastels.
  • Let It Sell: Looking to sleigh holiday sales?
  • Above and Beyond: How some boutique owners are enticing customers with add-on experiences and special sales to boost traffic and bottom lines.
  • Breaking Point: Child safety is an issue that transcends national borders, party lines and, of course, retail tiers.
  • Who’s That Girl?: Meet this Manhattan 10-year-old whose mix of moxie, maturity and simple style makes her a trendsetter.
  • Sizing Up: As American children grow larger, so does the sales potential of the plus-size market.
  • What’s Selling: Lauren Alexandra – Kansas City, MO: Fusing her curiosity for retail with a passion for parenthood, Pamela DiCapo opened the doors of Lauren Alexandra in 1994.
  • Counting Sheep: Winter collections are coming in all sheeps and sizes.

June 2018

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  • Scene & Heard: July 2018: Sapling Child Teams with Kristin Cavallari, Little Belle Nightlights’ Bright Idea, LÍLLÉbaby Introduces Minnie Mouse.
  • Grab a Bite: Meet the new viral trend: Cable Bites.
  • Urban Landscape: Tweens hit the streets, layering uptown fabrics with downtown cool.
  • What’s Selling: Gypsy Girl Boutique: Determined to offer stylish yet sophisticated silhouettes in sizes 8 to 16, the ambitious momtreprenuer finally made the leap when Gypsy Girl Boutique went live at the beginning of 2016.  
  • The Licensing Experience: As consumer fatigue continues to rise, licensors rely on experiential partnerships to stay relevant.
  • Designer Chat: Kristina Hastings, Mod Girl: A chat with designer Kristina Hastings of Mod Girl.
  • Scene & Heard: June 2018: Watchitude Releases Apple Watch Bands, Ooh La La, a Kids’ Spa!, Pitti Bimbo Visualizes Vibrant June Edition
  • Tween Queen: Sherie Judah, co-owner of American Jewel, on the value of accessories and the even greater importance of staying loyal to retail partners.
  • Knocking it Out of the Park: Lisa Burik, owner of Frankie’s on the Park, inspires tweens with age-appropriate fashion and the value of giving back.
  • Are You Experiential?: Overwhelmed and overstimulated, consumers are becoming experts at skimming through life for what matters.