The Middle East
One aspect of our community that we absolutely love is how international it truly is! With highly qualified brands and buyers coming to our trade shows or meeting year round on the Playtime & Kid’s Hub Marketplace, we love to see all the different regions they come from.
Our community is only as strong as its members, which is why we’ve created a new section of the Magazine to introduce you to some of the amazing boutiques and concept stores from around the world that are part of it! Let’s begin with buyers from the emerging market in the Middle East, where we have seen growing interest from those who have entered our universe either physically at the shows or by ordering on the Marketplace.
A Lebanese concept store founded by two mothers, meet Smol! Based around the idea that things really can be as simple as kids see them to be, Smol thoughtfully selects kids’ fashion, decor, furniture, and baby essentials to include in its in-store and online offer.
Ivy Babies is an artfully curated online concept store based out of Kuwait that offers everything from clothing to accessories, wellness to decor, toys to bedding. With a strong aesthetic and a large community on Instagram, Ivy Babies is a key retailer in the Middle East!
Launched in 2015, MILK has continued to offer clothing, nursery decor, and furniture from international brands that are both cutting edge and affordable. Carefully selecting each piece they feature in their concept store, MILK opts for brands with bold colors and strong prints.
Born of a simple idea on a family vacation, Ten Little Toes has blossomed into an award-winning, one-stop-shop for parents! In order to cater to a wide audience, they offer well-known fashion brands, strollers, car seats, educational toys, and so much more. By highlighting brands on their social media, Ten Little Toes is continuously growing their community!
Uniquely available online, the concept store Little Pinwheels was founded in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to make an adorable range of products available for parents everywhere! Featuring everything for little ones from their early stages of nursing all the way to their first steps, Little Pinwheels carefully selects brands that meet their high standards of style, quality, and sustainability to offer to their followers.
Cookie Dough boutique is a concept store that celebrates the sweetness of childhood, hence its tasty name! Their buyers travel the world in person and online to find the best baby gear, clothing, furniture, and more to offer their customers products for their newborn to 12-year-olds. With informative assistants, monthly seminars and workshops, and a blog accessible year-round, Cookie Dough provides not only childcare essentials, but also education and expertise to help parents raise little ones!
Lil Bunnies is a concept store created for moms, by moms! Based in Kuwait, they handpick their product catalogue to offer Lil Bunnies customers nothing but the best of unique luxury items for babies, children, and their lovely mothers. With a strong passion for sustainability, Lil Bunnies puts “Green Labels” in the spotlight on their site and uses packaging exclusively made from recycled and reusable materials.
With a selection that covers all baby and kids’ necessities – furniture, toys, books, shoes, and fashion – meet the lovely store, Tipity Toes! With a brick and mortar store based in Saudi Arabia and a growing presence online, Tipity Toes is a boutique not to miss!
The Playtime & Kid’s Hub Community is only as strong as the members it’s made up of, which is why we love seeing such exciting, qualified retailers shopping at our trade shows and on our Marketplace! We love the brands that make up our artful universe, and are happy international buyers do, too!
Stay tuned for more buyer spotlights, and brands: there’s still some time to save your spot at the upcoming winter shows to meet with them in person!