It’s Trade Show Season again, a busy January for many people in the industry, from brands, to buyers and journalists who will travel all over Europe. Some are probably already on their way to Maison&Objet in Paris, the giant Design show featuring many children’s brands. Safe travels everyone and see you on the way! 


Date of the coming 16th edition : 13 & 14 January 2013

Country : the Netherlands – Date of creation : summer of 2005 – Websitekleine fabriek

Name of the organizer : Modefabriek B.V. – Sales contact : Mylene Fluri ( – PR contact : Sabine Heideveld (

Number of exhibitors : 260/265 stands, around 400 brands – Number of visitors (past edition) : 5500


Date of the coming 76th edition : 17-19 January 2013

Country : Italy (Florence) – Date of creation : 1975  – Website: Pitti Bimbo

Number of exhibitors : 510 – Number of visitors  : 10 000

Name of the organizer : Pitti Immagine s.r.l.- Sales contact : Tiziana Bellandi ( –

Special events: Catwalk shows. Special projects include the presentation of “MyoTronic” by Foppapedretti, the innovative stroller with an electric motor, aluminum frame and highly technological design that won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award.

Show Description/Specificities : A complete overview of children’s fashions, an extraordinary platform for presenting the new lifestyle trends for kids


Date of the coming 13th edition : 26 – 27- 28 January 2013

Country : France (Paris) – Date of creation : February 2007 – Website  Playtime Paris    

Number of exhibitors : 400 brands – Number of visitors: 6 686 professional visitors

Name of the organizer : Picaflor sarl Sales contact : Charlotte Frantzén E-amil – PR contact : Agence Kidding, Communication: Charlotte Ecolan,

Show Description/Specificities : The international trade show dedicated to the universes of children, junior and maternity (fashion, shoes, accessories, deco/gifts etc.)

Special event : PlayWithDesign, a Design exhibit around children’s furniture over a 400sq meter space adjacent to the show.

Playtime also organizes  Playtime New York  (9 -10 – 11 March 2013) and Playtime Tokyo  (19 -20 – 21 February  2013)

Look here for Pirouette tips on Hotels and restaurants in Paris.


Date of the coming 11th edition : 27-28 January 2013 

Country : UK (London) – Date of creation : Acquired by ITE Moda Ltd in September 2008 – Website Bubble London  

Number of exhibitors : 250 – Number of visitors: We do not publish visitor numbers

Name of the organizer : ITE Moda Ltd – Sales contact : Lindsay Hoyes, or Tabara N’Diaye,  – PR contact :  Raquel Monroy

Show Description/Specificities : Bubble London is the UK’s only standalone children’s trade event featuring a carefully selected global gathering of the best fashion, footwear, accessories and interiors collections.

Special events :  ‘Look Who’s Talking’ seminar programme

New :  – The launch of Nest, a curated area dedicated to an original and eclectic mix of covetable products.

– Showcasing labels that design and manufacture in the UK, Bubble Homegrown’s second season features new collections as well as updates on the brands featured in June and feedback from retailers stocking British brands.

– An additional area for Bubble GUM, the show’s collection of glorious, unique and marvellous products.

– Introducing Bubble Hub, a dedicated resource to help buyers find collections best suited for their store.  New for January 2013, buyers can drop buy, meet the Bubble London team and receive more detailed information on how the show can make a difference to their autumn/winter season.

Look here for Pirouette tips on Hotels in London.


Date of the coming 13th edition : 31 January to 3 February

Country : Denmark – Date of creation : 2005, but since CIFF KIDS is part of CIFF, there has always been kids wear at CIFF, but then in 2005 CIFF KIDS was launched as an independent fair under Copenhagen International Fashion Fair.  Website:

Number of exhibitors : For the August 2012 fair we expect about 150 – 200 brands – Number of visitors : n/a

Name of the organizer : Bella Center – Sales contact : Bettina Randazzo, +45 2041 2206 – PR contact : Karin Rasmussen,, + 45 32 47 26 11

Show Description/Specificities : CIFF KIDS is Scandinavia’s premier destination for kidswear for babies, toddlers and tweens.

Special events :  CIFF KIDS is always interested in giving the exhibitors, buyers and press a unique experience and service when they come to the fair, and once again CIFF KIDS has partnered up with Cover Kids ( the leading childrens wear magazine in Denmark) for a children’s trend show from Thursday to Saturday. The Danish brands Noa Noa Miniature, New Generals and Petit by Sofie Schnoor will also host fashion shows at CIFF KIDS.

– CIFF KIDS New talent area

– CIFF KIDS Meet & Greet

– CIFF KIDS  – Bloggers meet Brands (NEW)

– CIFF KIDS Trend area by Papier Mache, childrens wear magazine (NEW)

– CIFF KIDS Trend area by Helle Høgsbro, designer and owner of the brand Crème de la Crème a la Edgar.

– CIFF KIDS Press lounge (NEW)


Date of the coming 2nd edition: 3 and 4  February 2013

Country : SPAIN – Date of creation: February 2012 – Website: LITTLE BARCELONA

Number of exhibitors : Not available yet – Number of visitors : 1.600 visitors

Name of the organizer: Los Tres Cerditos (Ana Castán, Silvia Tarrés)– Sales contact : Ana Castán   – PR contact: Tal Cual Comunicacion

Show Description/Specificities: “During our summer edition, the past 15th and 14th July, we organised a playful space outside the professional fair with a funny catwalk and different activities. This next edition we’ll celebrate our first birthday and we want that our fair were as a big nice party where all our guests, exhibitors as far as visitors, can enjoy of the best positive atmosphere. There will be special spaces for children and original decoration made by different design and furniture shops in Barcelona”.

Special events :  The first edition had a catwalk show and for the next we will have more events, but are still not defined.