The Menswear trade show delivering major exhibitors under one roof, INDX returns to Cranmore Park in Solihull in July. Having just announced its newly extended three-day event which includes Sunday opening and quite possibly the best lunch in the business, there are plenty of reasons for retailers looking for Spring Summer 18 Menswear to make the trip.
Created specifically for independent retail sector, the show will offer buyers a refined selection of SS18 Menswear who’s exiting collections are proven to work for independents, all within a stress free and buyer focused environment.
Not only has the event extended to three days, on 23rd, 24th and 25th July, the organisers have expanded the show over two ground floor showrooms to add more stands to accommodate for the demand from both exhibitors and visitors.
A buyer focused approach
The INDX shows are different in that they are designed specifically and exclusively for all independent retailers. INDX shows are organised by buyers with experience in the independent sector and this perspective creates a unique buyer focused approach.
Richard Ireland the organiser of INDX Menswear has been a buyer within the independent sector for many years:
“When we started thinking about how we wanted the INDX shows to be it was natural to approach it from a buyer’s perspective. We have been visiting trade shows as buyers for years so it was easy to identify our likes and dislikes.
High on our priority list was making visiting the shows a stress-free experience and creating an informal, relaxed yet professional environment.
We knew that our purpose built exhibition facility Cranmore Park was already easy to find and years of shuttle bus experience taught us it was also important that visitors could park right outside the front doors.
Next we looked at how we could lessen the expense of visiting a show and the most obvious solution was to make everything free – so parking, admission and even lunch and refreshments are free for everyone – something which our existing visitors rate very highly!”
A meaningful exhibitor selection
The INDX shows bring together exciting, meaningful and commercial brands which are relevant to the business of all independents from department stores to menswear shops and gentleman’s outfitters.
Visitors will find a broad range of products and a mixture of established UK exclusive labels and exciting new brands. The SS18 line up will include returning brands Atelier Torino, Casamoda, Jack & Jones, Joules, Olymp, Tresanti and Venti – all back after successful debuts last year.
Expect to see collections from established brands including Crew Clothing, Double Two, Gurteen, Peter Gribby, Peter Werth, Skopes, Weird Fish and Wrangler. Names such as Baileys & Giordano, Ben Sherman, will line up alongside the likes of Meyer, Scott by The Label and Herbie Frogg.
New exhibitors will include the likes of Original Penguin, Hatico, Gibson, Montechiaro, Maddox Street, Gabicci Vintage, Oakman and Classic Gabicci to name just a few.
INDX will also be showcasing key leading European names including Bruhl, camel active, Digel, Fynch Hatton, hattric, Jack Wolfskin, Meyer, Redpoint and Seidensticker and accessories from Fulton, HJ Hall, Jockey, MM&S and Totes plus many more.
SS18: An extended and expanded show
The SS18 edition of INDX Menswear will present an extended and expanded format, including a new Sunday opening and many additional brands.
Richard explains “The SS18 show will be our most inclusive to date. Our existing visitors have been asking for a 3-day format and an extended Sunday opening for a while so we are pleased to be able to oblige. Cranmore park has increased its exhibition space over the past couple of years by over 500m2, meaning the show will now cover 3000m2. We will be expanding the exhibition over 2 ground floor showrooms and are anticipating that over 90 brands will be attending the July edition, making it our biggest show to date.
Regular visitors love INDX’s friendly environment and find it a less hectic event than other shows. They feel less pressured, allowing them to spend more time on planning their buying strategy.
Very many thanks for an excellent Show…..as always!! You are all so helpful. It is the nicest show we go to and always look forward to it. The hospitality is outstanding with the lovely food and drinks all day. The choice of exhibitors gets better every year!! If only all shows were the same! Damien Evans and Katie Mole, Symonds of Hereford.
We managed to book all our stock for all of our 3 shops in one day. Started at 10am and finished last supplier 5pm. Phew... Every brand we supply attended this show helped us to select stock. Mike Willis, Owner, Wiseguys Formal Menswear
Admission to the show is FREE but reserved for independent retailers only. Onsite parking, exhibition guides, lunch and refreshments are all also complimentary to all independent buyer sand exhibitors.
Cranmore Park can be found just off the M42 within a few minutes of Birmingham International rail and air links.
Register online via the INDX website www.indxshow.co.uk.
INDX Menswear SS18
Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Solihull B90 4LF
- 23 July 2017: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- 24 July 2017: 8:30am - 6:00pm
- 25 July 2017: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Tel: 0121 683 1417
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Contact: Alyson Lyndon