August 2019

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  • Pool Party: Take the plunge on Spring/Summer ’20 swimwear—style-savvy silhouettes from retro ruffles to ’90s neons.
  • What’s Selling: Peaches – Savannah, GA: After three fruitful years as a one-stop online boutique, Peaches is opening its first brick-and-mortar store in Savannah, GA, this fall.
  • Bless His Heart: Eleven-year-old Jahkil Jackson’s nonprofit Project I Am lends a hand to people in need, whenever and wherever.
  • Deep Dive: Emily Cohen, co-founder of Sunuva, on the value of patience, persistence and unwavering confidence.
  • The Finer Things: Celine Hakoun, founder and CEO of 3-2-1 Framboise, on doing the research, loving the process and never settling.
  • Back-to-School Bodes Well for Brick-and-Mortar: In a recent survey, half the respondents said they plan to buy or have already bought most of their apparel and shoes in a store.
  • Ashley Hensley – Smocked Polka Dot: Straddling the border of classic and contemporary, Smocked Polka Dot designerAshley Hensley has the unique ability to please a genteel grandma and a metropolitan mom.
  • Hot Stuff: BlueQuail Clothing protects with sun-safe styles.
  • Making a Splash: Cosmo Crew Kids’ ethical and sustainable swimwear comes ashore.
  • The Cool Kids: No in-crowd is left out as designers deliver a range of seasonally appropriate styles.
  • To Dye For: From mellow yellow to purple haze, tie-dye is all the rage. The trippy pattern can be found on T-shirts, dresses, backpacks and even Frappuccinos.
  • Geox Kids’ Capsule Collection Supports World Wildlife Fund: Geox is launching a kids’ capsule collection for Spring ’20 in support of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

July 2019

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  • Through the Looking Glass: The magic of special occasion wear for holiday blooms forth in enchanting detail.
  • The Magic Touch: Heidi Maria Schwarck, founder and creative director of Luna Luna Collection, reveals how the special occasion brand’s enchanted aesthetic blends seamlessly with its socially responsible manufacturing model.
  • Practice Makes Purchase: Three Moms share what, when and how they shop for their kids.
  • The Kids are Alright: Unlike previous generations that followed the Greed is Good dogma, Generation Z are helping usher in a form of conscientious capitalism where doing good is as much a part of the equation as good business.   
  • Royal Treatment: Jing Gao, buyer for Los Angeles-based boutique Crown Forever, on appealing to buyers in a digital world.
  • Fowl Play: Goosewaddle hatches a variety of ultra-soft accessories.
  • Happily Ever After: Princess Daliana offers girls’ dresswear for every occasion.
  • Lauren Levy & Lawrence Scheer: Magnetic Me: Designer Chat with Lauren Levy & Lawrence Scheer of Magnetic Me: a collection of baby and children’s clothing featuring a patented system of magnets sewn securely into each garment for easy fastening and unfastening.
  • On the Ball: Eleven-year-old crochet prodigy Jonah Larson on making change—one stitch at a time.
  • Recipe for Success: Teri Larson, principal and vice president of design for Florence Eiseman Company, reflects on nearly five decades of persistence and passion.
  • Lanoosh Debuts New HQ: Ethically-made brand Lanoosh celebrated the opening of its redesigned headquarters and store front last month with a star-studded party.
  • Striking a Pose at Pitti: Kids attend the 89th edition of Pitti Immagine Bimbo in style.
  • What’s Selling: Best Dressed Child – Atlanta, GA: Best Dressed Child, where time-starved moms could discover unique gifts and quality clothing with ease.
  • Holiday Tradition: ‘Tis the season to spice up your selection with a cozy assortment of knits, furs and merry motifs. Plus, don’t forget to secure your spot on the nice list with free gift-wrapping.
  • You’ve Got a Trend: European Trend Report spring/summer ’20 - looks hot off the runways of Pitti Immagine Bimbo.

June 2019

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  • Electric Avenue: Layered looks with an athleisure attitude lead the way in tween style.
  • Designer Chat: Julia Arledge – ML Fashions: Harkening back to her childhood when she would sketch designs using materials from her mom’s needlepoint company, Arledge started ML Fashions.
  • Believe in Yourself Project Helps Underprivileged Girls: With prom, end of school dances and graduation season upon us, we’re reminded of how powerful putting on a pretty new dress can be for a young girl’s self-esteem.
  • It Takes Two: Twin actors Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti share what it’s like to be fifth graders, competitive gymnasts and stars of HBO’s series Big Little Lies.
  • Risk Taker: Jasmine Punzalan, owner of Kodomo in Boston, on growing her business by pushing boundaries with her buys.
  • Just Go with Knit: Knitwear company 525 America launches its first children’s line.
  • Spirit Guide: MaRen undergarments promote body positivity and health education for young girls.
  • Sensing a Pattern: Inspired by the ’90s redux hitting fall runways, rad plaids, preppy houndstooth and trendy tartans pack a powerful punch for back-to-school.
  • Class Clown: The goofy graphics, bold colors and punchy patterns of this lightweight, eco-friendly backpack pair well with this scamp’s love of fun and funny fashion statements head to toe.
  • Talking Shop with Tommy Hilfiger’s Lisa Di Napoli: We caught up with Lisa Di Napoli, vice president of children’s design for Tommy Hilfiger, recently at the annual the Fashion Institute of Technology’s awards for fashion design graduates.
  • All Clear : The trendy transparent backpack by Iscream holds everything a tween gal on the go needs.
  • Mothers of Invention: Behind many great childrenswear designs and breakthrough juvenile products stands a parent.
  • What’s Selling: C’est Chou by Sienna – Miami, FL: What's Selling at Vivien Kozlovski's C’est Chou by Sienna, in Miami, FL.
  • Good Ideas: The Circle Collective rolls out chic, ethically sourced collection.
  • The Kids are All Right: Stephen Kayne, president of Chaser, on how the rock-infused label keeps cranking out the hits in the face of epic market turbulence.

April/May 2019

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March 2019

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  • European Union: Bold colors, mixed materials & a plethora of prints sail across the pond for fall.
  • Lucky Charms: Chatons de Bonbons introduces sweet, sophisticated accessories. 
  • Going Back to Bali: Briana Hetzel, founder and designer of Haven Children, makers of Havengirl, Wyldson and Joyous & Free, on going the extra mile to protect what matters most: her company’s treasured island roots.
  • Remembering Kourageous Kids Co-founder Kim Spellman: Kim Spellman, co-founder of Kourageous Kids showroom and tween line Flowers by Zoe, passed away last month, after a recurring battle with cancer.
  • Dream Big: Melody Nabati, co-founder of Mini Dreamers, on rocketing from online startup to international success through the art of buying and curation.
  • Double Play: Four-year-old twins and social media sweethearts Mila and Emma Stauffer add fashion designer to their resumes—before pre-k!
  • It’s the Little Things: Gemma Broekhuis, founder of Milestone, the gift and card company, on the value of slowing down to appreciate small moments that make up life’s grand journey.
  • What’s Selling: Just Hatched – Guilford, CT: Owner Karen Helburn shares how she got creative from product to promotion.
  • Windows to the Soles: Fields Footwear introduces a clear construction for a healthy fit.
  • The Pitti Things: Forecasting what’s hot for the coming cold season from the runways of Pitti Immagine Bimbo in Florence, Italy.
  • Class Act: Bolster back-to-school sales with A+ add-ons.
  • Vroom, Vroom! : Motorsport-inspired accents race into childrenswear for Fall ’19. Get in gear with sporty stripes, black-and-white checks and hot race car motifs.
  • Exhibitor Spotlight: See these shining stars at next month’s JPMA Show.
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