It’s show season again, a marathon for exhibitors and buyers who will travel from London to Copenhagen via Florence, Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona. And that’s for Europe only. Other trade shows will also take place in New York and Tokyo. Here’s a quick overview.

Bubble London


Date of the coming 8th edition : 17-18 June 2012

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Number of exhibitors : 250 – Number of visitors: We do not publish visitor numbers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, – PR contact : Louise Adu,

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 featuring key retail issues, a stylist created trend area will show visitors the coolest looks for S/S 13 and look out for a special live photoshoot for leading children’s trade title CWB magazine.

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Pitti Bimbo


Date of the coming 75th edition : 28-30 June 2012 

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

Kleine Fabriek

Date of the coming 15th edition : 8 & 9 July 2012 

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

Playtime Paris


Date of the coming 12th edition : 7-9 July, 2012

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 : Chantal Danguillaume, – PR contact : Agence Kidding, Charlotte Ecolan,

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

Playtime also organizes  Playtime New York  (August 4-6 2012 – 5th edition – 100 exhibitors – 1326 visitors)

and Playtime Tokyo  (August, 28-30 2012 – 7th edition – 150 visitors – 1654 visitors)

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Little Barcelona

Date of the coming 2nd edition: 15th  and 16th  July 2012 

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, Javier Royo) – Sales contact : Ana Castán   – PR contact: Tal Cual Comunicacion

Show Description/Specificities: Little Barcelona is born to become a meeting point between designers, brands and professional market looking for different and original offerings. Little will be the place where already stablished brands will coexist with new designers, not only from the fashion world.

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


Date of the coming 12th edition : 9 – 12 August 2012

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 : Jeanette Petersen,, + 45 27288271

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

Special events :  CIFF KIDS and Cover Kids – a unique partnership – CIFF KIDS is always interested in giving the exhibitors, buyers and press an unique experience and service when they come to the fair. CIFF KIDS and Cover Kids ( the leading childrens wear magazine in Denmark) have launched a strategic partnership, which means that buyers, exhibitors and the press will see a new universe with, a children’s trend show each day, and a lot of inspiration at the fair. The danish brand Noa Noa Miniature will also host a fashion show at CIFF KIDS

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