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April/May 2017

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  • Egg & Friends: Boca Raton, Florida: Hatched nearly 15 years ago out of a small New York apartment, children’s affordable-luxury label Egg by Susan Lazar is now sold in 250 boutiques nationwide...
  • Growth Spurt: New President Marc Simhon expands Bon Bébé.
  • Spinning Le Top: Cutie Pie Baby heightens offering at better prices with latest acquisition.
  • Mission Control: Katherine Gold, CEO of Goldbug, shares details on two new proprietary brands to simplify parents’ lives—continuing the company’s mission for nearly 50 years.
  • Little Treasures: In an uncertain retail climate, the baby market remains vibrant.
  • Designer Chat: Tina Huber: Tina Huber flanked by her children and models. “People who know me know that I’m this mad scientist lunatic,” laughs Tina Huber, owner and founder of ...
  • The Human Touch: Growth is sometimes painful
  • Gentle Men: As gender roles turn gray, Black-and-White clothing remains timeless.
  • Fur Fusion: With fur jackets being a staple item in girlswear for years, designers are always looking to reinvent the cozy-chic craze.
  • Gray Area: Retailers are easing off of the classic pink-and-blue buys for baby to fill the racks with more all-inclusive options.

March 2017

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  • School of Thought: Back-to-school is an opportunity to connect with customers, introduce inventory and bump up bottom lines.
  • Viva Vida: Footwear company vida KIDS has a clear strategy when first meeting with a prospective licensee: “Both sides need to be humble.”
  • Groove: Westport, Connecticut: Meet Groove: a one-stop shop of apparel and gifts for teens, kids and even babies.
  • Foot Notes: Chief Operating Officer Michael M. Langfitt plots Trimfoot’s growth.
  • Loud & Clear: European Trend Report Fall ’17: You won’t find a dull moment in next season’s fall fashion repertoire
  • Back-to-School Buys: The ultimate guide to the cool kid’s mind.
  • Star Crossed: Seeing stars? It’s not just you.
  • Back to Class: Looking back on my childhood, as much as I adored the summer months, I loved the back-to-school season even more.

February 2017

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  • Step by Step: “Just do the next right thing”
  • The Short View: Children’s specialty stores share their short-term strategies.
  • Color Story: Tara Suarez, designer at Iscream, shares her rainbow of expertise.
  • Five Little Monkeys: San Francisco Bay Area: A chat with Stephanie Sala, owner of Five Little Monkeys, a San Francisco Bay Area toy retailer.
  • Kindred Spirits: Joy Cha and William Banti, owners of Lemon Loves Lime, share the foundation for their strong business is their even stronger relationship.
  • Proven Winners: Designers focus on versatile and dependable styles to meet the demands of increasingly cost-conscious parents.
  • Flight Club: There’s no question the pilot-inspired look is jetting into children’s with an explosion of color and textural appeal.
  • Foot Loose: Kick up your heels this fall with an array of funky designs and a pumped-up spectrum of color.

January 2017

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  • Child’s Play: Eccentric fashion designer Betsey Johnson discovers the fountain of youth.
  • Free Spirit: How a movie inspired our January 2017 fashion photo shoot.
  • Inside Out: Outerwear Retailers and wholesalers navigated another warm year, a presidential election and a jittery consumer.
  • My Little Sunshine: New York, New York: My Little Sunshine: New York, New York After growing up watching her father run a men’s retail business for more than 40 years in New York ...
  • New Year, New Goals: We ask the question: What does the rest of the industry hope to accomplish in 2017?
  • It’s a Girls’!: Boys’ brand Kapital K unveils its first wide-ranging collection for girls.
  • Happy Birthday, Baby!: Chief Executive Officer Yates Hooper illuminates Elegant Baby’s half century of gifting expertise.
  • Go Green: It’s not easy being green—well, until now.
  • Evergreen: Fresh takes on classic outerwear add a contemporary flair.

November/December 2016

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  • Earnie Award Winners 2016: The A-List - We’d like to congratulate this year’s honorees for their standout performance, and we encourage you to read on for the key to their success.
  • On the Bright Side: Platypus Australia celebrates 20 years of swimwear.
  • Election Reflection: We take the temperature of our peers on how Trump’s ideas on trade, taxes, immigration and infrastructure might affect our industry.
  • A Toast to the Winners!: Congratulations to all the 2016 Earnie Award winners.
  • Strokes of Genius : Splashes and Splodges douse Spring ’17 collections in painterly prints.
  • Creative Force: How Biscotti and Kate Mack Founder and Designer Bernadette Reiss caters to fashionable girls.