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January 2019

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  • Color Theory: Outerwear trends for Fall ’19 span high-sheen puffers, faux fur and fleece across a spectrum of brights.
  • Designer Chat: Tabitha Osler – Faire Child: From getting her master's at Antwerp Royal Academy in Belgium to her time designing for couture labels in the UK, Osler’s collections focused on sustainable material innovation, including the use of natural and recycled fibers.
  • What’s Selling: Yellow Turtle – Stowe, VT: Every year the small town of Stowe, VT, is overrun with vacationers eager to get a taste of mountain air, and for nearly 50 years they’ve outfitted their children in style at Yellow Turtle.
  • Warm Regards: Suzanne Schwartz, CEO of SAM, applies decades of fashion experience to hot looks for cold weather.
  • Straight Talk: Jeannie Yoon, owner of Jeannie N Mini in Irvine, CA, uses forward-thinking buying strategies to drive business.
  • Reef Madness: Living Coral is the hue of 2019, according to the color forecasting experts at Pantone.
  • 2019 Gift Guide: A little extra fun for tots to tweens.
  • The Deep Retail State: Can you believe it’s 2019? Welcome to the future.

November/December 2018

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  • Dream a Little Dream: Storybooks and stuffed animals snuggle up with sleepwear styles of super-soft materials and sweet prints.
  • Labor of Love: Online retailer Justine Hoagland, founder of Cloth, reveals how to buy smart from the heart.
  • Attachment Issues: Scarlett+Michel’s detachable bibs save parents time and hassle.
  • Doing Good: Karen Bromley, principal of The Bromley Group and a founder of K.I.D.S., inspires the fashion industry with her whole-hearted approach to doing business.
  • Designer Chat: Casey Henson – Bedhead Pajamas: A chat with Casey Henson, designer at Bedhead Pajamas.
  • Rise of the Retailers: The past year has seen gallons of ink devoted to stories about the so-called Retail Apocalypse, a weekly tally of who’s downsizing, who’s dying and ...
  • Helping Hand: Ambitious sixth-grader Addisyn Goss gains national attention with her homeless outreach program Snuggle Sacks.
  • The 2018 Earnie Awards: Recognizing excellence in design and retail across the children’s fashion market for 2018.

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.
  • 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
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