Thursday 31 May 2012

Street Style Party

Looking for something beautiful for your little princesses to wear to celebrate the Jubilee ? Ilovegorgeous has produced a fabulous Union Jack dress exclusive to Selfridges.

The British brand will launch its Spring/Summer 13 collection at Bubble London on 17 & 18 June.

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Knit One, Purl One

Each season, Bubble London collaborates with furniture companies and designers to create a plaza area - the perfect place for you to take a break from your buying during the show.

This June is no exception, as knitwear designer Melanie Porter teams up with us, showcasing her one-off contemporary furniture designs within the area.

After graduating from the renowned Central Saint Martin’s College, before spending 10 years working as a knitwear designer for famous fashion houses, Burberry and N.Peal, Melanie set out on her own in 2008 to create exquisite, bespoke furniture.

With the launch of Bubble Homegrown this June, in celebration of design and manufacture in the UK, Porter's furniture compliments our truly British affair, with most vintage pieces sourced from Sunbury antique fair at Kempton Park racecourse.

Take a seat on one of Melanie's creations at Bubble London - 17 & 18 June, BDC, Islington.

Friday 25 May 2012

Scoop it!

Whenever the sun shines, the sound of the ice cream van brings big joy to any kid.

Our guilty pleasure is called Paul A Young on Islington’s Camden Passage.
Chocolatier Paul Young and his team make all their creations in the downstairs kitchen, in small batches and using fresh ingredients.
Go on and try a sea-salted caramel ice cream topped with melted dark chocolate!

Thursday 24 May 2012

Let The Sunshine In

As Britain gears up for one of its most momentous summer seasons, Bubble London is set to hold its greatest June show yet, with over 220 brands presenting some of the most original collections available in the UK.
Pictured: 1. Mon Marcel 2. Molo 3. Homegrown 4. Kidscase 5. Corby Tindersticks 6. Ilovegorgeous 7. Immink 8. Tutto Piccolo 9. Hucklebones 10. Little Mashers 11. Martin P

Ensure the party spirit continues in 2013, and pick up some of the most exciting labels to hit your stores.

With exclusive labels and well-known ‘must see’ brands, seminars, live photo-shoots and the launch of Bubble Homegrown, June’s show will give you the collections, the inspiration and the know-how to help you increase sales and keep customers coming back for more.
 If you visit one trade show this summer, make sure it’s Bubble London, 17 & 18 June 2012.

Register now for free entry to the June show and seminar programme.

Stick it!

If you’re anything like us, yellow post-it notes are one of the most practical tools on your desk.

With this mind, we give you these Silly Notes by Suck UK. A collection of playful page markers shaped like the most unrelated items you could think of!

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Put your shades on!

When the sun is shining and temperatures are expected to soar, it's very important that children's eyes are protected.
With 100% UVA and UVB protection, Babiators’ lenses have become a firm favourite at Bubble & Speak.

Fun colours, cool designs and incredibly durable, we're sold!

Don't miss Babiators at Bubble London on 17 & 18 June 2012.

Monday 21 May 2012

Designer for your derierre!

At this year's Milan Furniture Fair, Italian fashion label Marni made a move into furniture design, creating a range of handmade chairs and tables, as part of a charity project, in collaboration with Columbian ex-prisioner craftsmen.

That, together with the proceeds going to the institute ICAM of Milan - a project which allows children of imprisoned mothers to spend their youth in a family environment, means Marni have created some beautifully philanthropic furniture!

The limited edition series of 80 chairs, 10 deckchairs and 10 tables carries Marni's signature aesthetic of 'European-inflected bohemianism'. With bright, colour blocking paired with the use of salvaged items, the team reinvent materials to make structures and seating for the furniture, with concrete bars and recycled plastic pipes.

Friday 18 May 2012

Sweet Marmalade

Following its successful launch at Bubble London last January, Marmalade & Mash is returning to the show this June.

By using bright and bold colours to compliment pastels and delicate neutrals, the spring/summer collection evokes an antique nostalgia through its strong but fresh appearance.
Be sure not to miss Marmalade & Mash at Bubble London on 17 & 18 June.

Thursday 17 May 2012

Bubble's Bonnie Babies

British brand Bonnie Baby return to Bubble London for June's spring/summer 2013 edition, during an exciting time for the expanding label.

Recently nominated for Scottish Retailer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards, the brand sets its sights on Asia for the opening of a new store. This August, Bonnie Baby will be opening within Hong Kong's renound retail spaces, The Peninsula Hotel.

The interior design of the stores promise to wow, as Tracey from Bonnie Baby collaborates with her furniture designer husband Gareth Griffiths to develop a quirky British concept for Hong Kong and future planned outlets in Taiwan and China.

See Bonnie Baby at Bubble London - 17 & 18 June, BDC Islington

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Look who's talking ... again!

Why spend your hard-earned money on training courses to improve your business when you could receive expert advice whilst visiting Bubble London?

The ‘Look Who’s Talking’ seminar programme continues to go from strength-to-strength and this season is no exception. The programme for June 2012 is jam-packed with sessions covering the hottest retail topics such as stock and cash handling, customer service, social media, trend forecasting and PR & marketing.

Click here for a full schedule.

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Playing with the playground!

Danish designers Monstrum, are the driving force behind some of the most creative play areas in the world.
Thanks to their experience in building theatrical set-design at numerous theaters in Copenhagen, their imagination is infinite …

Friday 11 May 2012

Going Red for a Great Cause

The sun is out, the sky is blue and this Caramel Baby & Child's dress in collaboration with Natalia Vodianova's Naked Heart Foundation has never been more appropriate. 

Hand crocheted in the softest 100% cashmere yarn in a vibrant red, each dress is handmade by artisans and takes five days to compete. 

Not only for 4 to 12 years old, the Natalia dress is also available as a delicate crocheted halter neck for women.

Thursday 10 May 2012

Bring Me Sunshine

Prepare for summer with Bubble London and a host of brands to make you smile. Brighten your store with over 250 of the most coveted collections for kids making their sunny s/s 2013 appearance at Bubble London this June.


1. Ilovegorgeous  2. Dot Delicate Baby & Mummy Clothes  3. Girl And A Mouse  4. Minidunadu  5. Grubbies  6. Kidscase  7. Marmalade & Mash  8. Sunuva

To ensure your brand is part of this season’s show, visit and complete the online application.

Register now to preview all the collections you need to see this season.

Build Big Ben!

There's a lot to be patriotic about this year. Between hosting the Olympics and Queen Elizabeth II celebrating her Diamond Jubilee, 2012 is sure to showcase the best of British.

So, it's fitting that on 1 June 2012, one of our countries most renowned and popular London landmarks, Big Ben will be the latest set to join the LEGO® Architecture series.

The Clock Tower, which stands at the north-eastern corner of the Palace of Westminster was designed by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin, after winning a competition to design the new parliament building after the old palace was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.

Neither designer lived to see their completed work, which took 16 years to complete! Hopefully, this generation's budding architects, designers and engineers won't take so long to bring their  LEGO® Big Ben to life!

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Tea with the Queen

The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year, with 2012 marking 60 years on the throne.

We hope that the streets of Great Britain and all countries within the Commonwealth will be bringing out the bunting and her 'loyal subjects' will be waving plenty of Union Jacks in celebration.

We love these special edition Jubilee banners from Twisted Twee, which transform into tea towels to dry your teacups and saucers once the festivities are over. Made in London with organic ink and 100% cotton. Just keep them away from the corgis!

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Lost Soles

After category four hurricane Ivan hit the Cayman Islands in 2004, causing $18 billion worth of damage in total, the amount of shoes washed up upon the shore of the islands increased dramatically.

Having met and fallen in love on Grand Cayman, a 'crazy about recycling' couple Wolfgang Brocklebank and his fiance, Giovanna Inselmini made it their mission to draw people's attention to the need for a solution for ocean debris.

One day, on one of their favourite beaches near Mortiz on the East End of the island, the couple collected a staggering 333 shoes - in just four hours on a small 200-meter stretch of beach.

No two shoes were a perfect pair.

The couple selected a dead tree on the South Sound road,  just south of Seven Mile Beach to ensure as many tourists and locals as possible would see it. They began tacking shoes to the tree, in order to make their statement.

Soon, other people began leaving more and more odd, discarded shoes by the tree. Wolfgang and Giovanna decided to place a metal box at the base of the tree, with nails and a hammer, letting people carry on the new tradition. And so the Cayman Shoe Tree was born.

Thursday 3 May 2012

Darling Buds

Bursting forth at Bubble London this June are some of the newest emerging labels for little ones. Don’t miss your opportunity to pick the best from the brightest bunch for spring/summer 2013, with over 40 collections making their Bubble London debut.

5. Loud Apparel 6. Wild Honey 7. Derhy Kids 8. Elfie

To ensure your brand is part of this season’s show, visit and complete the online application.
 Register now to preview all the collections you need to see this season.

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Shining Star

If you haven’t already visited Etoile, jump on a tube to Islington … NOW!

Located a few minutes' walk from our beloved Business Design Centre, the newly-opened store already carries some strong brands such as Bobo Choses, Bonton and April Showers.

And let's not forget Tamar Mogendorff's creations!

41 Cross Street
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