Exhibitors at the autumn 16 edition of Scoop London were optimistic on the first day of the trade show following “steady” footfall and the attendance of international buyers.
Scoop London, running from February 21 to 23 at Saatchi Gallery in London, coincides with the London Fashion Week schedule (February 19-23) and attracted buyers from China, Italy, Ireland and Cyprus on the opening day.
Lis Eriksson, founder of Sewn agency said: “It has been good today, I’ve had a few people on the stand from Ireland, China and Milan. There does seem to be a lot of international buyers here who are in town for London Fashion Week.”
“So far the first morning is going ok and we’ve seen a steady flow of people,” said Laura Geurney, senior product manager at womenswear brand Ruby & Ed. “Really it’s just good for us to be here to meet potential new accounts and speak to the press. It has a different feel to a show like Pure and is more laid-back.”
Bridget Laderer, owner of ‘Na Und boutique in Reutlingen, Germany said: “It’s our first time here and it has been good. We’re here to get some new inspiration and to buy new brands.”
Hugo Deane, director of agency Love Brands exhibiting Terry de Havilland said: “It is our first time at Scoop so it’s new territory for us but I like the layout and the concept, the product really stands out. It’s still early for us but so far so good.”
Deborah Krabben, category manager of womenswear brand Bella Dahl agreed: “It has been a bit slow, but we’ve seen some people so it’s been ok. We’re hoping to pick up new accounts and we’re also on the look-out for a new UK agent.”
Karen Keenan, director of womenswear boutique Magpie & Bear in Bath praised the venue and layout of the show: “Scoop is my favourite show, I love the venue, it is comfortable and not too cramped. I come here to pick up new brands, edgier stuff that makes my store that bit different.”
Karen Radley, founder of Scoop said: “We’ve got some incredible buyers in the building from China, Italy, Cyprus and Spain. We also have a lot of our regular buyers that come to Scoop. Everyone seems really happy. Having the show during London Fashion Week means that we can get big international retailers from the likes of Galleries Layfette here and we can also exhibit brands that didn’t have their collections ready for the first Scoop.”