February 2024 | Menswear retailers arrive ready to do business

INDX Man gets ahead with unrivalled business-focused format

As the menswear industry's premier order-writing trade show, the recent edition of INDX Man did not disappoint, and the show welcomed a business-minded crowd of retailers when it returned to Cranmore Park in early February 2024.

Attendance for the 3 day show topped 800 buyers, representing menswear indies, department stores, category specialists, garden centres and lifestyle stores. Attendees also included such key AIS Members as Jarrold, Austins of Newton Abbot, Smith Bradbeers, Bakers & Larners of Holt, Ulster Stores, S D Kells, and Burgess of Athlone.

Organised by Associated Independent Stores (AIS), the UK’s leading buying group for Fashion, Home, and Leisure, James Crabtree, Head of Fashion at AIS reflects on a positive yet cautious industry state of mind:

"Overall attendance was up compared with 12 months ago, but footfall this season was definitely more irregular than usual.  Buyers were on the hunt for something new, and there was still a real buzz about the place, however there was an underlying sense of caution and a feeling that the industry is waiting for the economy to shift for the better.

"Our job at INDX Man is to remain focused on providing the industry with a professional business environment, we want buyers and suppliers to be able to meet, have meaningful discussion, and develop business relationships with longevity in mind, and this is an approach that continues to work for us."

Feedback received from both visitors and exhibitors certainly suggests this approach is applauded by the industry too:

I’m here to look for products that have the 'wow' effect. It’s really good to have a dedicated menswear show.” - Toyin Oke, Fashion Clicks

"We’ve been coming to the show since 2018, and its now the only show I go to - I do most of my buying here". - Andrew Millar, A P Taylor

"INDX is my go to menswear show” – Alan Mc Alonan, Ivor Boyd Menswear

"We went into the show thinking that it would be busy but it still exceeded our expectation. It’s an order-taking show". - Joules (exhibiting)

"INDX was a great show as always for us, we love to connect with our customers." - H J Hall (exhibiting)

Save the date: Next show: 14 - 16 July 2024

INDX Man will return to Cranmore Park from Sunday 14 to Tuesday 16 July 2024 and visitor registration is now open

The must-visit industry show, INDX Man provides a professional and friendly format, which allows visiting retailers to make key buying decisions in a business focused setting, attendees also enjoy free onsite parking, free barista coffee and refreshments, plus complimentary breakfast pastries.

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INDX MAN 14 - 16 July 2024

Show Information:

Free admission | Free onsite parking | Complimentary barista coffee and refreshments | Free breakfast pastries

Opening Times:

Sunday 14 July: 09:00 – 17:00

Monday 15 July: 08:30 – 18:00

Tuesday 16 July: 08:30 - 16:00

Useful Links:

INDX website: www.indxshows.co.uk

INDX MAN show information and registration: www.indxshows.co.uk/indx-fashion/menswear/menswear

AIS website: www.aistores.co.uk

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