July 2023 | INDX Kids welcomes influx of new retailers
Considered the UK childrenswear industry’s national trade show, INDX Kids covers apparel, footwear, and accessories, and the exhibitor selection at the recent show included an extensive representation of European labels – from countries including Turkey, Poland, Spain, and Portugal.
Organised by Associated Independent Stores (AIS), the UK’s leading buying and services group for fashion, home, and leisure, INDX Kids is curated by a team of buying and retail experts whose knowledge and experience combine to ensure visitors enjoy a commercial, trend-driven product presentation, and the July edition did not disappoint.
Alongside a strong core of must-have returning exhibitors, visitors were also excited to discover ranges from over 20 debut brands including:
Pip & Henry - responsibly produced shoes for children.
Fable & Bear - environmentally conscious, organic cotton babywear.
Peggy Green - experts in traditional children's clothes, from hand smocked dresses to perfectly piped trims.
ALIAP - a Polish label covering knitted baby/toddler hats and blankets
Ativo - a Portuguese 0-16 range, specialising in fashion-led, bright, colourful, and practical designs.
Lelli Kelly - showcasing their latest footwear.
ROCKIT Kids - whose signature style is ‘a slice of Brighton with a sprinkle of Stockholm’, playful prints, Scandi styles, and rainbow shades – with a focus on quality, sustainability, and affordability.
GWD - quality clothing for adventurous kids who demand style - with embellishment, fun prints and colour.
Harris Kids - luxury children’s loungewear.
Shoesme - baby shoes and children’s footwear
Eve - holding the official licensees for a portfolio of brands including PAW Patrol, Pokémon, My Little Pony, Disney Frozen, and Star Wars.
James Crabtree, Head of Fashion at AIS:
“The kidswear community is a very friendly bunch of people, and over the years we’ve amassed a loyal visitor footfall so it’s always great to catch-up with so many familiar faces. What’s also been nice to see this year, is the number of retailers attending the show for the first time – retail is tough, but it’s encouraging for the industry to witness an increase in the number of new kidswear shops opening.
“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the suppliers and retailers who continue to support the INDX Kids show. Planning is already in place for our next dates, and we look forward to seeing everyone again in January 2024.”
INDX Kids will return 28-29 January 2024 and visitor registration is now open
With a business-driven focus, INDX Kids offers retailers a friendly, informal, and professional buying environment and unique to the market, the show remains the must-visit calendar event for all pre-school and childrenswear stockists.
INDX Kids is free to attend and open to all retailers. Onsite parking is free, and visitors also enjoy complimentary barista coffee and refreshments, plus free breakfast pastries.
The event’s West Midlands venue, Cranmore Park conference and exhibition centre is conveniently located in Solihull, West Midlands, close to rail and road links and just minutes from J4, M42.
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Free admission | Free onsite parking | Complimentary refreshments
Sunday 28 January
09:00 – 18:00
Monday 29 January
09:00 – 16:00
INDX website: www.indxshows.co.uk
INDX Kids show information and registration: www.indxshows.co.uk/indx-fashion/kidswear/kidswear
AIS website: www.aistores.co.uk
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