As anticipation mounts for the upcoming trade show season, the kid’s fashion industry is buzzing with excitement, and the Playtime trade shows in Paris and New York take center stage. Twice a year, Playtime meticulously curates a selection of nearly 400 brands in Paris and over 270 brands in New York, establishing a dynamic platform that showcases both established giants and emerging talents in the kids’ fashion and lifestyle industry. This carefully crafted selection is a testament to the vibrancy and diversity inherent in the sector, offering a unique blend of creativity and innovation that captivates professionals from around the world. The Playtime shows have become an unmissable rendezvous for industry experts and professionals, serving as a compass for the latest trends in children’s fashion, ensuring that attendees are at the forefront of what’s next in kid’s fashion.
The Playtime events are not just trade shows; they are immersive experiences that go beyond the transactional aspects of business. They are a place where professionals can explore the latest trends, discover new talents, and engage in a global conversation about the future of children’s fashion. With sustainability, creativity, and inclusion at its core, Playtime continues to be the world reference for the kid’s market, setting the stage for the industry’s evolution and redefining the standards of excellence in children’s fashion and lifestyle.
PLAYTIME PARIS will open its doors on January 27-29 in the heart of Paris at Parc Floral.
With nearly 400 brands exhibiting, a blend of new and old friends gather each season to form the most creative and inspiring trade show that is unmissable for kids’ fashion and lifestyle professionals. With a selection that includes products from fashion for newborns through teens for every occasion to a wide variety of lifestyle products, and parenthood labels that complete this comprehensive offer for the whole family, the selection at Playtime Paris stands out to buyers and professionals from around the world. With its unique scenography featuring well-known artists and creative minds, trend spaces installed by partner Fashion Snoops, and a rich program of events that includes trend presentations, awards by MilK Magazine and “Coups de Coeur” by Design Hunger, workshops, and new surprises each season!
They will exhibit at Playtime Paris this winter: Bobo Choses, American Vintage, Mini Rodini, 1 + In The Family, Converse, Wolf & Rita, The New Society, True Artist, Izipizi, Caramel…
Supporting up-and-coming talents!
With two dedicated spaces that each have their own unique booth structures, Playtime Paris points the spotlight to emerging brands and newcomers in the New Now and Singular spaces.
NEW NOW is a space that presents 12 brands participating in the show for the first time. The selection is made by a different expert each season. This season, the Playtime Team will play the role and has selected 12 new brands.
Launched in winter 2022 to offer a space for the increasing number of unique brands emerging in the kid’s market, SINGULAR displays 10 new labels with mono-products or capsule collections. Designed like a popup store, the distinct booths invite buyers to step into this area of the show dedicated to innovation and new ideas. A blend of fashion and lifestyle products, these up-and-coming labels range from wellness to maternity, upcycled fashion to original new toys, inventive accessories, and all the other wonders innovators in the industry are bringing to the market.
Playtime & Kid’s Hub New York will open its doors in the center of New York City on February 11-13, for three unmissable days of business, new discoveries, and interactions between today’s top brands and buyers in the kids’ fashion and lifestyle industry.
From pioneer to global reference and leader in the kids’ fashion and lifestyle industry, Playtime & Kid’s Hub New York has become the unmissable trade show in the Western Hemisphere. Offering a blend of today’s top international brands, must-have American labels, and independent designers, it is the most complete trade show for buyers in search of brands that will meet the needs of the entire modern family. Sold out each season, over 270 brands will have their collections on display over four floors of the Metropolitan Pavilion and two floors of the attached Altman Building. Coming from more than 20 different countries, these brands represent two complementary sectors of the children’s and family universe, enabling buyers to find every product they want in their store for Autumn-Winter 2024-2025.
Meet these brands at Playtime & Kid’s Hub New York: Konges Sløjd, Donsje Amsterdam, Molo, Zadig & Voltaire, Steve Madden, Rylee + Cru, Appaman, Hatley, Reima, Mia New York…
Spanning the breadth and depth of the children’s market, buyers and fellow professionals will find fashion and lifestyle collections, toys and decor, shoes and accessories, special occasion and swimwear, baby through teen, and so much more. In addition to the expert selection, the incomparable insights to be found at the seminars each season add inspiration to the show’s business-focused atmosphere. On Monday, buyers can save their seat at an exclusive Trend Presentation and Buyer Briefing hosted by Fashion Snoops. Then, Tuesday morning the doors will open an hour early to welcome registered attendees to the Earnshaw’s Seminar that will explore key shifts in the kid’s industry that will impact both brands and buyers.
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