February 2023 | Upbeat positivity the order of the day
INDX Woman recently returned to Cranmore Park for its February 2023 edition, bringing together womenswear, footwear, and fashion accessories, and showcasing the latest trends from an expertly edited selection of over 100 brands.
Organised by Associated Independent Stores (AIS), the UK’s leading buying group for Fashion, Home, and Leisure, James Crabtree, Head of Fashion at AIS remarked that the show had been "buoyant and vibrant":
"Brands were very pleased with the number of Buyers and retailers through the doors, and when you walked through the aisles, people were heads down, writing orders."
In an interview with Drapers during the show, Claire Wright, from Gemini Boutique made the following observations:
Meanwhile, Jayne Begley, from Willow left the following feedback following her visit:
"We have attended this event a couple of times and it is perfect in all aspects. Parking is easy and convenient, and the complimentary beverages are a nice touch. This all adds up to an easy and enjoyable buying experience".
Exhibitors have also been quick to praise the organisition of the show and the positive mood displayed by attending retailers:
"Thanks to the AIS and INDX team - INDX Woman was a success. It’s a tricky landscape for trade events at the moment, and frankly it was a breath of fresh air to be in a nice buzzy environment again, with genuine optimism! - Priscilla from The Healthy Back Bag
The show also hosted a series of additional Buyer events and, selecting pieces from around the showroom, Iona Kleinen was on-hand both days, to offer the Retail Insights audience some expert advice on creating a capsule wardrobe. Professional personal stylist, trained at the London College of Style, Iona works with clients all over the world, and is an expert at understanding what a client needs from their wardrobe, and how to create their ultimate style.
Jane Kellock founder of Unique Style Platform, a world class forecasting service for the fashion and lifestyle industries, also led a future-focused presentation in which she provided Buyers with inspiration on upcoming product and consumer trends.
Alongside Retail Insights, and sponsored by DK Company, attending Buyers were also invited to the networking event on the first evening of the show, with drinks, canapés and catwalk show, plus live music from Groove Collective which provided a lively close to day one, enjoyed by all:
"It was really nice to have drinks and canapés after the show and to network" -Tracy-Anne Fraser, Kanya
INDX Woman will return to Cranmore Park from 23 - 25 July, which includes a much anticipated Sunday opening, and visitor registration is now open
Free admission | Free onsite parking | Complimentary barista coffee & refreshments | Free breakfast pastries
Sunday 23 July: 09.00 - 17.00
Monday 24 July: 08.30 - 18.00
Tuesday 25 July: 08:30 - 16:00
INDX website: www.indxshows.co.uk
INDX WOMAN show information: www.indxshows.co.uk/indx-fashion/womenswear/womenswear
INDX WOMAN registration: www.indxshows.co.uk/indx-fashion/womenswear/registration
AIS website: www.aistores.co.uk
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