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How important are footwear and accessories shows?

Industry insider’s share their thoughts.

Style Council

Pam Brady

Trade shows can be very useful for scouting new brands and to see what trends are emerging. In the past we’ve bought Laurence Dacade, hats by Inverni and sunglasses and other accessories from [Paris show] Première Classe (pictured). However, mostly we go to designers’ showrooms as we work very closely with them on exclusive styles and collaborations.

Deryane Tadd

I used to attend Micam [in Milan] but I now stick to clothing and accessories trade shows such as Scoop, Pure London and Who’s Next, as they suit my needs better by combining different categories under one roof. This season I’ll be looking at collections from current suppliers Ash, Melissa (pictured), Hudson, Sam Edelman and House of Harlow.

Rita Britton

I carry a selection of footwear brands I work with on a continual basis due to their fit, quality andaesthetic, such as Acne (pictured). I buy these brands at showrooms, therefore I don’t feel I need to attend the footwear shows. I may attend if I was researching new brands, but I’d make my selection within a more private environment.

Joanna Nicole

Footwear shows are great for finding new brands but we mostly do our footwear buying at showrooms, as we feel we can see the collection better. Giuseppe Zanotti shows out of a stunning showroom in Milan and we go to Coterie in New York to seek out new brands. Other brands such as Senso (pictured) and Jeffrey Campbell we also see in showrooms.

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