April/May 2018

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  • Getting Personal: Personalization - the No.1 consumer trend this year.
  • “Theyby” Steps: Advice for selling to the new generation of gender-explorative children.
  • Mom & Me Boutique: Virginia Beach, VA: A chat with Brenda Cornwell, Mom & Me Boutique of Virginia Beach, VA
  • Picture This: In the age of “Instababies,” the perfect photo gone viral can boost your bottom line.
  • Three Cheers for 30 Years: 3 Marthas: an appliqués company you can trust.
  • Amanda Hsiao, Baby Gap: A chat with Amanda Hsiao, designer, Baby Gap.
  • Scene & Heard: April/May 2018: PBS and Zappos Launch Adaptive Apparel Line In honor of Autism Awareness Month, PBS Kids and Zappos Adaptive partnered for a line of gender-neutral, two-way reversible ...
  • Not Your Mother’s Pearls: The prim and proper pearl has come out of its shell!
  • Out of This World: Ground Control to buyers: space as a theme is as hot as a supernova. With the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing coming up, Elon ...
  • More Pleats, Please!: Pleats have returned to the fashion fold.
  • Wear the Wild Things: This fall, collections come alive with tails swinging from pants, ears perched atop hoods, pompoms filling ice cream cones and googly eyes staring down passersby.
  • Think Pink: This tickled-pink mama never thought twice when it came to what color to buy for her newborn: Millennial pink.
  • Quiet Time: Vancouver Kids Fashion Week designers pressed the mute button for Fall ’18.
  • Double Take: Modern or traditional, designers deliver choice in fall fashion for babies.
  • Rag Dolls to Riches: Toby Powell, owner of Powell Craft Ltd., shares how the English company continues to expand and evolve, becoming a one-stop resource for baby and home along the way.

March 2018

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  • The New Abnormal: Kevlar-lined bulletproof book bags for back-to-school? Girl empowerment messaging in support of anti-sexual assault and harassment movements?
  • Forward March: Mónica Algás, CEO of Boboli, achieves success by offering philanthropic values, kid-friendly designs and, most of all, always knowing her next move.
  • What’s Selling: Le Petit Kids – New York, NY: For American parents looking to discover luxurious childrenswear labels from across Europe, Rebecca Butman is here to help—no plane ticket required.
  • Designer Chat: Dinui: As childrenswear designers continue to hone in on the sophistication of adult styles, South Korean designer Minjee Lee credits her background in women’s wear as a key to her success.
  • Added Value: Accessories provide grand sales opportunities with today’s most coveted qualities—convenience and customization.
  • Hear Us Roar!: Designers are giving small voices a big platform with female empowerment messaging.
  • Lights, Camera, Fashion!: Pitti Bimbo show rolls out the red carpet for buyers.
  • Contemporary Classics: Old meets new this fall.
  • Mod Squad: Mini style gurus radiate confidence in European labels of contemporary cuts, bold colorways, mixed materials and dazzling embellishments.
  • Corduroy Couture: The retro fabric and once closet staple of nerds, old professors and The Brady Bunch has received a cool makeover.
  • Black, White and Rad All Over: Inspired by the high contrast, black-and-white designs of Fall ’17 labels like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Oscar de la Renta, children’s fashion has embraced the same monochromatic statement.

February 2018

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  • Family Ties: What’s a path to success in an era of epic consolidation?
  • Toy Box Predictions: Experts weigh in on the state of the toy industry and what will be hot this year.
  • All In The Family: Alan Steber, vice president of Sara’s Prints sleepwear and Widgeon outerwear, on building a business the old-fashioned way: through quality products, loyal partnerships and treating everyone like family.
  • Designer Chat: Lena Aboo – Sonatina: We talk with Designer Lena Aboo from Sonatina.
  • Sparks Fly: Amy Sparks, owner of Once Upon a Time, makes customers’ wishes come true through fairy tale-inspired merchandising and old-fashioned service.
  • Above & Beyond: Children’s designers go the limit to appease parents who demand style without restrictions.
  • Scene and Heard: February 2018: Noé & Zoë Jumps into Converse Noé & Zoë has tied the knot with Converse on a Fall ’18 collection. It takes the relationship to the ...
  • Home Alone: Playtime gets funky with quirky textures, bright colors and goofy prints.
  • The Wonder Years: From Grimm’s fables to Disney classics, designers have always been inspired by the fantasy, beauty, history and myths surrounding fairy tales.
  • Scandi Savvy: When it comes to children’s fashion for Fall ’18, hygge takes the form of sheepskin-lined booties, fur-pom beanies and butter-soft cardigans across muted palettes of blue, gray, cream and rose.

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.
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