Discount exhibition the Off-Price Show saw a surge in attendees at its two-day edition, with visitor numbers up 42%.
Organisers hailed the event, which took place at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London on March 13 and 14, as the “best ever”.
Buzz Carter, managing director of show organiser IDEX Exhibitions, said: “The explosion in visitor numbers and the amount of business being done suggests that confidence is returning to buyers. On Sunday you could hardly move through the aisles, and the turnout of larger buyers on Monday was excellent.”
He added: “The show itself was larger and more varied with many new types of fashion product presented. Looking forward, we are already over 70% sold out for our next event, so are looking to take a larger space at Olympia.”
The next show will take place at London Olympia on September 11 and 12.