Playtime New York 2012 – beautiful wares from the Big Apple and beyond

Tribe Bags

Le Merchand Détoiles

Ah, New York – the hub of all things stylish, sophisticated and cutting-edge. Playtime New York has just wrapped up, and we have your armchair ride to the Big Apple – so buckle up as we peruse the most enticing exhibitors.

Parlez-vous français? No? Neither do I, but thankfully this sublime French sleepwear translates to gorgeous in any language. Le Merchand Détoiles (The Merchant of Stars) has me hooked with its dreamy images of children in the land of nod.

Le Merchant Détoiles

Home Spun Vintage

Reworked vintage childrens’ clothing connoisseurs Home Spun Vintage unveiled their first original, vintage-inspired line at Playtime. Each garment has a charm that only comes with a backstory inspired by the vintage and recycled pieces used to make them. These charming boots certainly look as though they have a story to tell. A beautiful nod to nostalgia.

Home Spun Vintage

Holt and Lulu

Modern and cutting edge also had its place, how about this eye-catching feather skirt and playful layering from Holt And Lulu?



Decals with a difference made a splash from Chispum. Illustrators, artists and designers with a deft touch add an element of whimsy to these wall decorations, thanks to the child-like script. It makes them super suited to children’s spaces.


I love this Austrian label – Tannhaüser – for its muted pallet which is given a bolt of enlivenment through vibrant neons. Luxurious fabrics like cashmere and organic cotton are balanced with unique clogs and boots (with zips – practiciality and beauty!).

Tribe Bags

And finally, here’s a look at the fabulous stand from Babyology favourite Tribe Bags (thanks to T. Woods Photography), who had an overwhelming response to their gorgeous display at Playtime. Stay tuned for some exciting news from these baby bag mavens over the next few months.

Tribe Bags

Thus concludes our visits to the divine trio of Playtime trade shows from across the globe for the first quarter of the year. If you haven’t already – take a look at our coverage of Playtime Paris and Tokyo.


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