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.

October 2016

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  • Oh, Baby!: Children’s fashion shows are quite different from their adult counterparts.
  • Maternity Mindset: Pregnant women seek style and versatility.
  • Carry On: Balboa Baby Founder Noel Pepys on baby gear, baby safety and giving back.
  • Gear Up: Stock your shelves with the stylish and innovative baby gear of 2017.
  • New Resources: Spring ’17: Spring ’17 brings head-to-toe coordination in pint-sized posh.
  • Hidden Agenda: Things may not seem as they appear in Spring ’17.

September 2016

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  • Stacking the Odds: Howard Kahn, executive chairman of the 127-year-old childrenswear-maker Kahn Lucas, on being nimble and predicting what will sell.
  • Fun in the Sun: Future demand for sun-protective clothing and accessories looks bright.
  • Great Expectations: When asked to forecast the Spring ’17 accessory market in three words, Jamara Ghalayini replied without skipping a beat: “Super. Easy. Money.” Ghalayini, the owner ...
  • Delicate Decadence: Tutu du Monde’s old-world feel is a nod to times past in an era fueled by modernity.
  • Born with It: Global hit Aden + Anais makes a case for practical, simple designs that refuse to skimp on style.
  • New Resources – September 2016: By appreciating other cultures, the world becomes smaller and designs become grander.
  • Looking Sharp: Kids’ fashions are hot, with designers taking inspiration from the Southwest—specifically from the cactus.
  • Jungle Boogie: Spring style is taking a safari, donning African-inspired prints to exotic beast graphics.
  • An American in Paris: Les Enfants au Printemps.

August 2016

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  • Days of Summer: A Peek at Next Year’s hottest trends.
  • Fashion Forecast: Little Italy Kids is a story in celebrating roots.
  • Out of this World: Andy & Evan founders left the corporate world for a realm of fun, whimsy and iconic styling, creating a beloved brand along the way.
  • Balancing Act: Retailers heading to trade shows around the country weigh in on challenges, trends and today’s moms.
  • Gender Bender: “Gender neutral”, “unisex” and “gender inclusive” are the hottest terms in childrenswear lately, and some want to eliminate labels all together.
  • True Grit: Albert Pardo, president of Five Star Apparel, on why there’s no substitute for hard work.
  • Power Play: Statement shoes are creating a groundswell in children’s fashion.
  • Shark Attack: Move over Fashion Week, Shark Week has some trendsetting appeal of its own.
  • Fruit Salad: With vibrant colors and varying shapes, the perennial fruit trend continues to dominate childrenswear.
  • European Trend Report: Spring/Summer ’17: Enter the Era of Sophistication.
  • American Summer: Blissful nostalgia takes shape in the form of fruity florals and pops of patriotism.