February 2023 | Welcoming influx of new retailers and exhibitors
INDX Kids marked its 10th-anniversary edition with an upbeat January 2023 show that welcomed an influx of new childrenswear stockists and first-time exhibitors, with visitors attending from as far-a-field as Turkey, Guatemala and Japan.
Organised by Associated Independent Stores (AIS), the UK's leading buying and services group for Fashion, Home, and Leisure, the show presented the latest collections from over 130 brands, across apparel, accessories and an expanded footwear category.
“This was possibly our most diverse selection of exhibitors to date, with a strong choice of products, styles and price points to suit every buyer. The show featured a major contingent of independent exhibitors and start-ups, with many making their first foray into wholesale. This has helped inject a new breath of life into the industry, with a tangible sense that the market has bounced back from the pandemic.”
Katie Heptonstall, Founder, Eleanor Charles:
“I came to the show without any pressure to do business as a first-time exhibitor. Despite this, I can easily say that the show far surpassed my expectations, generating many more transactions than anticipated. The friendly environment made it easy to strike up new opportunities, and I was thrilled to be awarded best-dressed stand.”
Sally Dear, Founder, Ducky Zebra:
“I had a brilliant time at INDX Kids. It was great to be in a space with so many like-minded individuals, resulting in many positive conversations. As a first-time exhibitor, I was there to make connections and get a feel for the market, so the orders I took were a real bonus.”
Craig Sidlow, Sales Representative, William Lamb:
“Independents are an important revenue stream for us, so we’ve been coming to INDX Kids for many years now. Given ongoing market challenges, we weren’t sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised as the overall feel surrounding the show was definitely positive. It’s a more focused environment than other shows, with everyone being serious about doing business, which is always a plus.”
INDX Kids will return to its West Midlands event venue Cranmore Park on 2-3 July 2023 and over 85% of those exhibitors attending in January, have re-booked for the summer edition. Visitor registration is open: www.indxshows.co.uk/indx-fashion/kidswear/registration
Free admission | Free onsite parking | Complimentary refreshments
Sunday 2 July | 09:00 – 18:00
Monday 3 July | 09:00 – 16:00
INDX website: www.indxshows.co.uk
INDX Kids show information: www.indxshows.co.uk/indx-fashion/kidswear/kidswear
INDX Kids visitor registration: www.indxshows.co.uk/indx-fashion/kidswear/registration
AIS website: www.aistores.co.uk
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