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.

July 2016

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  • Holiday Planning: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW
  • Jingle Bells: Despite the hard hits retail has taken this year, childrenswear execs are ready to tackle Holiday ’16 sales, and their outlook has never seemed quite so merry. Here’s what you might be glimpsing through the windows this year.
  • Gift Guide 2016: Everything from stocking stuffers to lavish luxuries.
  • Eco-Chic: Red and white aren’t the only shades to stock this Holiday season—childrenswear execs are using increasingly inspired ways to deck the halls with boughs of green.
  • How Do You Get to Sesame Street Street?: Sesame Workshop’s Vice President of Licensing, Gabriela Arenas, on kiddos, fashion collabs and Cookie Monster.
  • In The Mix: Ready to swatch things up?
  • Design for the Cool Kid: The Mini Classy went from a Milwaukee dining room to 50 boutiques and Barneys New York.

June 2016

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  • Malls Malaise: Many malls are outdated and in steep decline. Are they the new white elephants of retail?
  • Going Native: Scott Hawthorn, Native Shoes, discusses the company’s unique take on kids’ footwear and its inclusive brand philosophy.
  • Looking Ahead: Awards, the Centennial issue and things to come at Earnshaw’s.
  • New Resources – June 2016: Fall ’16 keeps kids humble with motivating missions and down-to-earth designs.
  • Fowl Play: From cuckoo couture to fledgling frocks, bird motifs have undeniably ruffled fashion’s feathers.
  • Full Bloom: Everyone will be viewing the children’s market through rose-colored glasses with dusty rose as this fall’s prominent hue.
  • Lizards & Lace: What's Selling - with Shannon Dunn, owner of Lizards & Lace in Goodlettsville, TN
  • Rad Attitude: From edgy graphics to killer kicks, Fall ’16 is ready to grind with skater-chic styles that flatter every move.

April/May 2016

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  • Then and Now: Von Maur’s infant buyers—one from 1917 and one from 2016—reveal the secret to the century-old company’s astounding longevity.
  • Staying Power: As Feltman Bros. celebrates 100 years of providing moms with timeless, high-quality frocks for their beloved babies, President Ben Friedman shares the secret to the brand’s astounding longevity.
  • Dream Job: A diehard fashionista from an early age, my work is a joy, helping an industry answer the call of everyone enamored with children’s fashion.
  • Forward March: A century of children’s wear coverage proves that our industry has survived several revolutions, with fortune favoring the boldest and most tenacious of fighters.
  • Frill Seeker: Shop Talk with Diann Newell, co-owner of Hansel & Gretel children’s boutique in Cape Girardeau, MO.
  • Party On: From enjoying a sweet treat with friends to rocking out like a true party animal, celebration doesn’t come with a rulebook.
  • Forever Young: Earnshaw’s celebrates 100 years with a little help from our (smallest) friends.
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