January 2018

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  • Designer Chat: Mark Badgley and James Mischka – Badgley Mischka: When iconic designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka launched their brand 30 years ago, kiddie couture was not on their radar.
  • Behind the Seams: July 2018: A look Behind the Seams: July 2018.
  • 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

September 2017

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  • Wish You Were Here: Upon the streets of San Francisco, preppy details and pastel hues help create picture-perfect memories that will transcend time.
  • Social Norms: Social media isn’t a fad. It’s the new media and must be a vital part of any retailer and wholesaler’s marketing strategy.
  • Scene & Heard: September 2017: Pink Chicken Hatches Layette Line Pink Chicken’s layette  line is hatching just in time for Spring ’18 delivery. In an expansion of the brand’s growing baby offerings, the ...
  • Monkey Business: Harald Husum, president and founderof Appaman, shares strategies behind the celebrity-approved global fashion label and its focus to provide kids with well-deserved “street cred.”
  • The Little Things Matter: Spring ’18 Accessories Preview: The accessories market provides big sales opportunities, and here’s why.
  • Wear Happy Thoughts: While childrenswear is no place for politics or controversial messaging, the social activism theme has trickled down in the form of confidence and positivity.
  • Tour de Japan: Designers are harvesting inspiration from the Far East, specifically taking cues from Japanese culture for Spring ’18.
  • Under The Influence: Learn the ins and outs of today’s biggest marketing phenomenon: influencers.

August 2017

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  • Designer Chat: Kate Zarboci – Escargot: The pressure to reign in her bright design aesthetic triggered her move to launch her own label in 2011
  • Design Inspiration: Behind every children’s collection that comes to market is a story that usually begins with a designer finding that often elusive spark of inspiration that sets an entire collection into becoming a reality.
  • Tea Time: Q&A with Emily Meyer and Leigh Rawdon, co-founders of the globally-inspired Tea Collection, discuss the brand’s design DNA, retail community building skills and their commitment to sustainability.
  • Beach Boys and Girls: Children revel in ocean spray, sporting sweet (yet salty) silhouettes in dynamic prints from stripes to sea turtles.
  • Growing Up: Brands embrace a mature aesthetic for spring, although kitschy details remain part of the mix for their too-cute factor.
  • Cool Tropics: The Spring '18 kids’ market has something a little different up its sleeve.
  • Trickle Down Theory: The mini me movement marches on into Spring ’18.