Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Bubble London Report
Bubble London, the Kids Trade Show, scored another record attendance at this weekend’s show, with a rise of 15% in visitors on the January 2009 event. The 150 collections from fifteen countries cemented the event’s position as one of the most exciting shows on the international kids’ calendar.
Michael Berry, childrenswear buyer for Selfridges commented, “There was a really diverse mix of brands at Bubble this season, and as well as the more commercial names there were a lot of brands at the show that I haven’t heard of before. Bubble London has managed to keep its edge and is clearly going from strength to strength.”
Exhibitors were equally impressed with this season’s show. "Bubble London is a breath of fresh air in the childrenswear industry,” says Michael Schlaeppi of Skyline Agencies, representing Noppies and Sterntaler. “London, and specifically Islington, is a very good location for the show and the venue is fantastic, providing a very relaxed atmosphere for our customers. Bubble London has the opportunity to bring the ‘buzz’ back to the industry with fresh ideas and become the key point of reference for every childrenswear buyer. We'll be back!”
Daniel Stockley from Huckelbones adds “This is our third show and the new venue is great. There is a great mix of brands and exciting products this season. The show is really creative and the atmosphere is very relaxed.”
The fifth edition of Bubble London will be held at the Business Design Centre on JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 1, 2010 and will present autumn/winter Collections for 2010.