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March 2018

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  • The New Abnormal: Kevlar-lined bulletproof book bags for back-to-school? Girl empowerment messaging in support of anti-sexual assault and harassment movements?
  • Forward March: Mónica Algás, CEO of Boboli, achieves success by offering philanthropic values, kid-friendly designs and, most of all, always knowing her next move.
  • What’s Selling: Le Petit Kids – New York, NY: For American parents looking to discover luxurious childrenswear labels from across Europe, Rebecca Butman is here to help—no plane ticket required.
  • Designer Chat: Dinui: As childrenswear designers continue to hone in on the sophistication of adult styles, South Korean designer Minjee Lee credits her background in women’s wear as a key to her success.
  • Added Value: Accessories provide grand sales opportunities with today’s most coveted qualities—convenience and customization.
  • Hear Us Roar!: Designers are giving small voices a big platform with female empowerment messaging.
  • Lights, Camera, Fashion!: Pitti Bimbo show rolls out the red carpet for buyers.
  • Contemporary Classics: Old meets new this fall.
  • Mod Squad: Mini style gurus radiate confidence in European labels of contemporary cuts, bold colorways, mixed materials and dazzling embellishments.
  • Corduroy Couture: The retro fabric and once closet staple of nerds, old professors and The Brady Bunch has received a cool makeover.
  • Black, White and Rad All Over: Inspired by the high contrast, black-and-white designs of Fall ’17 labels like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Oscar de la Renta, children’s fashion has embraced the same monochromatic statement.

February 2018

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  • Family Ties: What’s a path to success in an era of epic consolidation?
  • Toy Box Predictions: Experts weigh in on the state of the toy industry and what will be hot this year.
  • All In The Family: Alan Steber, vice president of Sara’s Prints sleepwear and Widgeon outerwear, on building a business the old-fashioned way: through quality products, loyal partnerships and treating everyone like family.
  • Designer Chat: Lena Aboo – Sonatina: We talk with Designer Lena Aboo from Sonatina.
  • Sparks Fly: Amy Sparks, owner of Once Upon a Time, makes customers’ wishes come true through fairy tale-inspired merchandising and old-fashioned service.
  • Above & Beyond: Children’s designers go the limit to appease parents who demand style without restrictions.
  • Scene and Heard: February 2018: Noé & Zoë Jumps into Converse Noé & Zoë has tied the knot with Converse on a Fall ’18 collection. It takes the relationship to the ...
  • Home Alone: Playtime gets funky with quirky textures, bright colors and goofy prints.
  • The Wonder Years: From Grimm’s fables to Disney classics, designers have always been inspired by the fantasy, beauty, history and myths surrounding fairy tales.
  • Scandi Savvy: When it comes to children’s fashion for Fall ’18, hygge takes the form of sheepskin-lined booties, fur-pom beanies and butter-soft cardigans across muted palettes of blue, gray, cream and rose.

January 2018

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  • The Elements of Style: Textured layering is on the radar for Fall ’18. The forecast calls for urban details like camo prints, dyed furs, a stormy palette and oversized knits.
  • The Perfect Gifts: Why personalized bundles, nostalgia-themed items and sustainable attributes are the leading gifting trends for 2018.
  • Tiny Ptarmigan: Anchorage, AK: Running a boutique on America’s last frontier demands more than just stylish duds: Function is key.
  • Good Nature: Lisa Huang, product line manager of Patagonia’s kids’ division, explains how the iconic outdoor company turns its eco-conscious, anti-corporate ideals into profit.
  • Anne Harper: OMG Accessories: Designer Chat: Chicago native Anne Harper.
  • Hot Properties – January 2018: Little Me to Make a Splash with Rashti & Rashti Little Me has signed a licensing agreement with Rashti & Rashti for a line of bedding ...
  • Scene and Heard: January 2018: Alexa, Connect to Customers Once only plausible in the world of science fiction, today Americans simply ask a question aloud and receive an answer via a ...
  • Begin Again: The dawn of a new year is like a fresh canvas, a period of reflection, planning and cleansing.

November/December 2017

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  • The 2017 Earnie Awards: Recognizing excellence in design and retail across the children’s fashion market for 2017.
  • Cheeky Chic Baby & Kids Boutique: Scottsdale, AZ: From the moment Geri Damone and her daughter Chrissy Cunningham opened Cheeky Chic Baby & Kids Boutique in the summer of 2014, they were focused on bringing a taste of New York to their new home in Scottsdale, AZ.
  • I Can’t Complain: But Sometimes I Still Do…
  • Grande Dame: Joan Calabrese, legendary children’s couture designer, entrepreneur and all-around Renaissance woman, left a legacy of beauty that goes well beyond her beautiful dresses.
  • Syreeta Johnson: Indikidual: Designer Chat: When Syreeta Johnson welcomed her daughter to the world in 2012, she knew it was time for a better work-life balance.
  • Scene and Heard: December 2017: Emu Australia Steps into Tween Emu Australia has bridged the gap between its women’s and children’s footwear lines with a tween collection (sizes 13 to 6). “The ...
  • Frill Seeker: Flounce, frills and undulating folds imbue feminine charm across girls’ collections, paralleling popular styles seen in womenswear labels.

October 2017

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  • Scary Good Opportunities: When autumn leaves begin to fall, sales often rise.
  • What’s Selling: Bringing Up Baby – Boston, MA: A chat with Sandy Sidoti, owner of Beantown’s award-winning children’s boutique Bringing Up Baby.
  • Trickle Up Theory: With takedowns already an established success, children’s brands are introducing adult sizes to capitalize on the crossover appeal.
  • Leading a Legacy: Gary Simmons, president and CEO of Gerber Childrenswear, shares his approach to upholding and expanding the reputation of one of the most iconic names in the infant industry.
  • Get in Gear: The baby gear market is booming as parents increasingly demand user-friendly, multi-functional, high-quality products that offer style, safety and sustainability.
  • Think Small: Happy Hues and Prints that Pop Enliven Infantswear for Spring '18