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.

July 2017

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  • Holiday Spice: For holiday ’17, you can’t go wrong with the classics.
  • Fancy That: Fran and Julia Arazi—the mother-daughter duo behind Pastourelle, LLC., maker of namesake special occasion wear—share an optimistic forecast for the dress market, believing firmly that not every day must be a jeans day.
  • Going Seamless: The days of “if you build it, they will come” are no longer.
  • Thinking Inside the Box: Subscription services open up a world of opportunities.
  • Picture Perfect: Donning timeless silhouettes with contemporary charm, children capture the moment through an old-fashioned twist on the modern selfie.
  • Told By Design: Fiveloaves Twofish taps success from classic holiday to custom prints.

June 2017

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