As London premium womenswear trade show Scoop draws to a close, Drapers looks back on a successful autumn 17 edition.
Buyers and brands alike hailed this season’s Scoop, praising the healthy footfall and upbeat mood. It was a successful homecoming for the show, which returned to Chelsea’s the Saatchi Gallery after a season away at Old Billingsgate, its temporary home while the gallery hosted last year’s Rolling Stones exhibition.
Despite the plummeting temperatures on the Kings Road, inside the gallery the mood was warm. Independent boutiques from around the country were out in force and were happily writing orders.
Department store buyers from the likes of Galeries Lafayette and Fenwick of Bond Street also made an appearance at the show on Monday.
Most of the exhibitors agreed the show seemed busier than it has in previous years, evidenced by the busy aisles on the lower floors and long queue for coffee. Those away from the busy ground floor were slightly less pleased, as at times the strong turnout on the lower floors of the gallery failed to make its way up to the top tiers.
Some felt the overlap with rival womenswear show Pure, which took place over the same dates, and the start of the half-term holidays, had kept some buyers away on the later days of the show. But it was a decent turnout and buyers seemed determined to shake off what for many was a difficult 2016 by prioritising new, quirky brands above all else.
As the show drew to close, visitors left satisfied and looking forward to the autumn season.
Scoop ran from 12-14 February.
Drapers’ coverage of Scoop autumn 17