Trade show maddness…

We here at Picnic have spent the past few days at the New York childrenswear trade shows so that we can bring you the VERY best for Fall 2013.  We know it’s hard to think about back to school shopping when we’re still only 7 days away from spring, but humor us for just a moment…

Trends that are standing out in the kids market for Fall 2013 are as follows:

– 1970’s Retro – make it mustard and put a peter pan collar on it… yup, we said it… and it’s really stinkin’ cute too… just go with it…

–  Bollywood chic – harem pants, elephant prints and jewel tones.  Pink Chicken hit the nail on the head with this one.

–  Animals – ROAR – slap a tiger or a wolf on it and it’s completely on trend.  These are not subtle prints, though some of them may have that “faded, vintage” look… these are ferocious beasts…and they’re pretty awesome.

–  Homespun Chic – knit it, crochet it, embroider it… make it look like your granny had a hand in making it for you… even if she only shops on Madison Avenue.