March 2016

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  • Adventure Time: Euro Trend Report - Expect an eclectic mix of circus pompoms, cheetah print and rock ‘n’ roll-inspired denim to journey stateside in coming seasons.
  • The Swede Spot: Should kids dress like kids or model more mature looks? The best brands let them do both.
  • Stay Mobile: As handheld devices become a top tool for shopping, experts reveal how retailers can make the most of the now-mandatory technology.
  • Smooth Sailing: After navigating the rough retail waters of 2015, Bearpaw President John Pierce reveals why the brand is headed for a successful year—thanks in part to a growing kids’ collection.
  • Hot Properties – March 2016: Magic Act Disney does diaper bags with Petunia Pickle Bottom. Petunia Pickle Bottom, a U.S. manufacturer of diaper bags and other women’s accessories, is borrowing a bit of ...
  • Family Matters: A talk with Christina Maurizi, owner, La Di Da Children’s Boutique in Columbia, MO.
  • The Best New Brands for March 2016: Looking for something special? Try luxe layette or trendy tees.
  • Model Behavior: Strike a Pose with Très Chic Fall Fashion.

February 2016

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  • JUMP: From classic black to bold-and-bright high-flying footwear score a perfect 10 this fall.
  • Virtual to Reality: Amanda Fink, co-owner of The Little Things, on their transition from online to brick-and-mortar retailers.
  • The Best New Brands for February 2016: Fall for this season’s balance of fun yet sophisticated styles.
  • Hot Properties – February 2016: Making a Splash Tommy Bahama dives into swimwear with Amerex. Island-inspired brand Tommy Bahama is taking a dip into the kids’ swimwear market with the help of ...
  • Undercover Sources: Childrenswear manufacturers increasingly rely on top-secret materials that make products more convenient, comfortable, safe—and fun.
  • Changing of the Guard: Marking Washington Shoe Company’s 125th anniversary, Karl and Rob Moehring, CEO and chairman respectively, reflect on four generations of family ownership and the exciting road ahead.
  • Tot to Tween: For Carol Adams, the owner of Torly Kid in New York City’s trendy Tribeca neighborhood, necessity truly is the mother of (re)invention.
  • The Long and Short of It: With so many kids wearing off-the-charts sizes, it’s time to offer a wider range of designs for each age bracket.

January 2016

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  • Tickled Pink: In an online era, Victoria’s Secret’s sister store is racking up record brick-and-mortar sales. So, what’s the secret?
  • Show Business: Lee Rosenbaum’s next big project: turning Playground into a West Coast destination for buyers and brands alike.
  • Inside Outerwear: As a dip in sales—and a rise in mercury—pose a flurry of challenges for winter wear, experts reveal how to weather the hot-and-cold category.
  • Southern Hospitality: “We want to change the idea of what a ‘mom and pop’ store can look like,” says Zhenya Kuhne of Sugar Snap Peas.
  • Pandamonium: It's a Zoo out there! Bold coats and free-for-all styling collide in Fall'16.
  • The Best New Brands for January 2016: Fall’s latest labels balance form and function.
  • Smoke and Mirrors: Children’s designers go back to the future for Fall ’16
  • Wild Side: Look for leopard and cheetah spots to pop up on everything from coats to high-tops in Fall ’16.

November/December 2015

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  • The Best New Brands for November 2015: Statement-making style takes center stage this spring.
  • On A Mission: When President Kathryn Wiley purchased Rockin’ Baby in 2012, she had no idea the baby sling brand would one day be the first to offer one-for-one children’s apparel, helping kids in need across the globe.
  • Sweet Dreams: What do today’s busy parents want - besides more sleep? Serene shopping.
  • 2015 Earnie Award Winners: Retailers are notriously tough customers, so what does it take for children’s companies to earn top marks?
  • Fly Girl: A colorful array of bold, beautiful butterflies are flitting their way across a range of kids’ products this spring
  • Glory Days: Designers play with an eclectic mix of quirky patterns and prints for spring.
  • French Dressing: A chat with Dominique Simonneaux, owner of Les Petits Chapelais in New York City.

October 2015

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  • Crash Course: Five weeks in Parenthood 101 provides an illuminating take on what’s truly a newborn necessity.
  • Balancing Act: How Coccoli’s approach has paved the road to success for another 20 years.
  • The Best New Brands for October 2015: The latest styles for spring offer charm and utility.
  • Bold Move: Spring/Summer ’16 accessories preview.
  • Spanish Accent: Intricate Embroideries, Voluminous Silhouettes and Saturated Jewel Tones take Summer Styles South of the Border.
  • Shining Star: "I had absolutely no idea what I was doing,” quips Pam DiCapo, owner of Lauren Alexandra in Kansas City
  • Lite Brite: This fall, a few brave brands ventured toward the fluorescent-filled ’80s.
  • Island Fever: Childrenswear designers are bringing a taste for the exotic closer to home.
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