Playtime Paris

We have just come back from a busy, fun-filled weekend in Paris. We spent the first day doing a lot of walking and a bit of shopping, and spent the second day at the fabulous Playtime Paris children’s trade show. Now our suitcases are full, our minds are inspired and our feet are tired!

Some of our favourite new discoveries at the show were:

Cotton and Milk, a UK-based brand with the most exquisite knitwear and cool branding (see the animals wearing glasses below!).
Grey Area, the new maternity line from Ada Ada which can be worn before pregnancy, during and after.
Quenotte, a new French label. We really liked the jackets!
Noé & Zoë, with loads of bright neon colours (and we love their collaboration with Tannhäuser!).
Lilly Marthe Ebener, with their gorgeously soft hand-knitted pieces all in stunning colours.
Hase Weiss, with the cool modular doll houses and sweet music boxes situated right next to the wonderful Gabriela Pardo and her funky plush guitars.
Goatmilk, a cool underwear label from NYC.

And here are some other highlights:

-We LOVED meeting the girls from Elfie, seeing their gorgeous display, eating the impressively decorated cookies, and of course meeting little Elfie herself.
-Seeing the charming Charlotte from the wonderful brand Deuz. We love their playmats!
-La Cerise Sur Le Gâteau — such cool graphics and fabrics.
-As always, the Bobo Choses collection was cool, colourful, playful and super original. We loved the poncho from Peru!
Macarons — a brand on the brink of major stardom.
-Such a pleasure to meet Hana from Mole-Little Norway and see her gorgeous collection in full.
-The entire collection from Morley. Lovely!

-As always, we were won over by Wovenplay and were excited to see a glimpse of outerwear (such a cool bubble coat!).
-The always impressive and cosy collection at Waddler.
-We had such a fun chat with the trendy ladies from
My Little Day.
-The new bedding collection and flags from
Smiling Planet put a smile on our faces. We love their positivity and happy, peaceful messages.
-A really beautiful collection at
-Meeting the owner of
Nui Organics who flew all the way over from Austin Texas with a cosy new collection to show.
-Meeting Marie from
Miss Louise and her elegant mother who served the most delicious almond cookies ever!

-Justine from Une Sardine à Rio showed us how her clever pieces transfer from childhood to adulthood.
Popupshop – So simple, yet so stylish!
TeenyTini by JK Lange and her colourful crochet wonders.

Phew! And now a hot bath and a glass of red wine!

x Courtney & Esther

PS It was SUCH fun meeting and talking to you all!


Comments (5)

January 30, 2012

I had so much fun! Girls, come back soon!

Esther in Amsterdam
January 31, 2012

We will!! xxx

January 31, 2012

So great to have the chance to catch the 3 of you at the same time !!
Playtime was very intense and full of new encounters as well on our side.
See you soon girls (Emilie, anytime in Paris !).
Charlotte – DEUZ

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