Children's fashion and lifestyle Christmas Pop up

Christmas Pop Up Shop by 5 independent labels, London

Children's fashion and lifestyle Christmas Pop up Hannah & Tiff, I Haven’t the Foggiest, Kokori Kids, Hello Pea & Me, and Rosie Girl Five fabulous independent female-led labels are getting together to provide some festive retail spirit with a collective Christmas Pop Up.…

The Wing is landing in London, a co-worker space designed specifically for women to feel safe, empowered to make connections and generate opportunities.

The Wing – women’s work space is expanding to London

A co-worker space designed for women Sitting in the beautiful 5th floor bar at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge after interviewing the lovely Jessie & George. I thought “wouldn’t it be nice if this was my office - all the lovely warm pink furnishings and touches of gold” ...…

Photo London Somerset House

Photo London at Somerset House.

Photo London – highlights - Tom Blachford, Richard Mosse and friends. A whistle stop lunchtime tour of Photo London at Somerset House revealed that Simplicity, Emptiness (see loneliness and sadness for more details), Americana and Forestry remain unshaken as the most consistent…

Velveteen opens new London Notting Hill Store

Last night Velveteen opened the doors to their new Notting Hill Store, welcoming press, buyers and friends to join in the celebration. The store is located on the very beautiful and fashionable Ledbury street.

Childrenswear Trade show Bubble London closes

Breaking News: Bubble London trade show closes…

UK based children fashion and lifestyle trade show Bubble London owned by ITE has decided to discontinue. The show which is still currently advertised as taking place on 15-16 July has been cancelled. Exhibitors were informed of the decision yesterday, whilst a representative…

Luna & Curious is an independent store in Shoreditch, East London

Store ​​Profile: Luna & Curious + the owners #CoupDeCoeur selection!

Luna & Curious is an independent store in Shoreditch, East London, owned and run by three creatives, Polly George, Kaoru Parry and Rheanna Lingham, who combine their talents to create an inspiring shopping experience. The store has been running for over 11 years, we find out…

Retailer: Bricks & Mortar Series, in conversation with Charlotte Day, Dandy Star

Moving into the world of bricks & mortar retailing can be a big step for an independent label. On-line retailing with direct to consumer sales is normally the preffered route of most independent labels. But opening a bricks & mortar store can bring awareness of your…

Talking terrorism with children

Talking terrorism with children

Last night the UK suffered it's third terrorist attack since March. It has only been two weeks since 22 year old Salman Abedi set off a bomb at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester killing 22 people and injuring more than 60, amongst them many young children. Fast forward to…

Parent and child interview - Pirouette blog Kate and Ruby

Ruby, 4 y old – London, UK

Ruby has a passion for dogs, so walking Rufus, her big sheep dog is the best thing in life.  She would even turn herself into a dog, if she had a magic wand! Her mother Kate Pietrasik is the owner & founder of Tootsa MacGinty.

How was Playtime Paris? Three retailers share their experience

Corinna from Kidsen (London),  Sabrina form Boucle d'or (Brussels), Barbara from Mezzanotte (Milan) comment their visit at Playtime and share their precious finds.

Happiness in the UK!

You can't avoid the Queen's Diamond Jubilee here in London, celebrating 60 years of her reign. Portraits of Her Royal Majesty, Union Jack flags and crowns everywhere. The city is absolutely radiant and elegant under blue+red+white colours.