From comments I gathered visiting Playtime New York on its last day, the show was rather successful : very busy Saturday, quiet on Sunday (all buyers at ENK, or at the beach?) and busy again Monday morning. In general, exhibitors reported that taking into account the economical climate, their results were above expectations

Beloved brands included Atsuyo et Akiko, Bobo choses, Caramel baby & child, flora and henri, jess brown, kicokids, Lucky fish, Wowenplay, Shirin nyc, nico nico, A for apple, Pale cloud, Bensimon.

I discovered three new interesting brands : Son + daughters (eyewear company from Canada), Little by Lilit (Germany) and Oxanna by happy green bee (California). Not totally new, but I thought moving in the right direction with beautiful collections were Zolima (Hong Kong) and Little Lief (NY). I’ll write more about these five brands in the coming weeks.

Bobo choses did a wonderful “Thanks for trusting us” wall, listing all the store and media who helped them grow and get visibility. I found it very generous and moving. Bravo!

I hope to be back in March, as New York always has so much to offer…