The Big Small Show is all about creating a space for professionals in the kids’ fashion and lifestyle industry to make connections. We love seeing stories from brands, buyers, photographers, press, and everyone in between who have met at our shows. To spread the love from Winter 2024, we’re speaking with two top buyers we worked with this season to see what brands they fell in love with!

First up, we spoke with Dalia Seltzer to meet Maisonette’s crushes from Playtime Paris! Dalia is a subject matter expert in merchandising and product development. She works as the Vice President of Merchandising, Private Label and Planning at Maisonette, and has years of experience before having joined the team. We already learned about Maisonette earlier this season, and could hardly wait to see what brands they would discover. As Dalia explored the aisles of the show to meet old friends and new, these are the brands that stood out to her at The Big Small Show.

Let’s meet Maisonette’s crushes from Winter 2024!


Konges Sløjd

“We at Maisonette (and our customers) LOVE the elevated style and design of Danish brands. Konges Sløjd is no exception! When I say this brand has it all, it REALLY has it all. Dresses with sequins for your glam girl, pointelle sets for baby, silicone lunch boxes for your snacking toddler, and the cutest creative play for littles of all ages.”



Fliink is the brand that you wish came in adult sizes. Trust me… I asked again and again. Another Scandinavian stunner, Fliink creates the perfect mix and match outfits with cozy knits, pants, tops and dresses. The best part? It’s all at an amazing price point.”


Bandits à la Crème

Bandits à la Crème has the most chic new Mommy & Me matching! They use bright, retro inspired colors and prints, feminine silhouettes and all 100% cotton. What’s not to love?”


Manuela de Juan

“Everyone knows that footwear made in Spain is the most amazing quality. Manuela de Juan has gorgeous collections that range from classic Mary Janes and ballet flats to sneakers and boots. The sizes go all the way from baby to big kid.”



“We’re obsessed with both the function and fashion of this outerwear brand from Stockholm. Kuling  has rain gear, snow suits, fleece jackets, waterproof sneakers – all the outdoor gear your kiddos need to explore the great outdoors.”



“With our growing boys business, we are always looking for great brands to outfit both boys and girls for every day play. We love the playful, stylish vibe of Gingersnaps and their large selections for all kids.”


Mini Rodini

“We love the fun, casual and cool vibe of Mini Rodini! They offer clothes that kids can truly play in, and look adorable at the same time – and that are also sustainable!”


We don’t know about you, but we couldn’t agree more with her selection of brands! Thank you to Dalia for sharing Maisonette’s crushes with us, we can’t wait to see them go live on the site!

Applications open next week for brands to apply for a spot at Playtime Paris June 29 – July 1 and Playtime & Kid’s Hub New York July 28-30. Don’t miss the chance to meet amazing retailers like Maisonette at The Big Small Show!


Header image from Konges Slojd at Playtime Paris, photo by Marie Trassaert
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Madeline Blankenship
Madeline Blankenship