We always visit Gallery in Copenhagen because we stock mainly Scandinavian brands. We frequently pick up new brands there. We’re also planning to go to Who’s Next in Paris (pictured) to have a look for new jewellery and accessories.
We’ll visit Pure London because it’s so comprehensive and great to see lots of short-order brands. Jacket Required (pictured) attracts us each season - it’s a good show to meet up with everyone, again with most brands writing orders on site. Stitch London is changing this season to include womenswear and streetwear, so we’ll check it out.
The three main shows I visit are Pure London, Moda and Spring Fair. As a clothing boutique, Moda and Pure (pictured) are good for my main clothing ranges as they give me a chance to see labels that show in the North and South of the UK because they attract a mix of wholesalers. Spring Fair is perfect for gifts and accessories.
I go to trade shows to see my usual suppliers and place orders as it’s great to touch base in person rather than email. [London gift fair] Pulse is good, it’s easy to navigate and it brings in new suppliers to keep it interesting. Bubble (pictured) is a very sweet trade show for kids’ clothes. Scoop is great, but as it only carries edited collections it’s sometimes tricky. It’s good to see new designers though.