There was a calm but positive mood at the autumn 16 edition of womenswear trade show Scoop, held on January 31 to February 2 at London’s Saatchi Gallery on the King’s Road.
Some of the attendees Drapers spoke to felt the show had lost a bit of its buzz this season, and visitors ebbed and flowed rather than flocking to stands in busy crowds. But buyers praised the show’s ever-evolving selection of brands – a mix of established and emerging international clothing, footwear, accessories and lifestyle product – as well as its “inspiring” light and airy gallery location, set against the backdrop of the Saatchi art collection. Exhibitors were equally positive, particularly about the opportunity to meet new and existing “quality” buyers, most of whom were UK independents.
As it happened
- Positive start to Scoop as it unveils new location
- ‘High calibre’ turnout on second day of Scoop
- Footfall slows on final day of Scoop
The hidden gems
What was the mood of the show?
Are trade shows still relevant?