The eighth edition of Playtime Paris, which took place July 3-5 at the Parc Floral de Paris, showcased 250 international brands across the children's, junior and maternity markets and a vast array of apparel, footwear, accessories, layette and decor. According to show management, the show drew 3,834 visitors, a large increase over the July 2009 edition. The show saw more exhibitors selling maternity gear, childcare items, home decor and design products, and gifts than in the past.
Playtime will enter the American market with its first-ever New York show at the end of the month. Taking place July 31-Aug. 2, the show will take place at 82 Mercer in Soho. For details, visit www.playtimenewyork.com.