In February, the AW19 edition of INDX Womenswear & Footwear achieved a 17% increase in attendance, with over 70% of visiting buyers placing orders and exhibitors writing cumulative orders in excess of £2m. The independent trade show was visited by key industry buyers from across the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands.
Buyer footfall has grown season on season and a high buyer return rate is testament to the popularity of the show with buyers and exhibitors alike, something which Fay Derricott, the show’s organiser is keen to maintain: “We are focussed on providing a professional and inspiring show, offering an abundance of exciting brands and networking opportunities, keeping buyers returning every season. We’re delighted that the show results reaffirm that our format is working.”
After a hugely successful 2018, which saw record numbers of buyers visiting INDX Womenswear & Footwear, the SS20 edition will expand into additional showroom space at Cranmore Park this summer.
Show organiser Fay Derricott is delighted to announce the latest growth plan for the summer 19 show: “Buyer attendance has increased season on season and we feel that the time is right to bolster our brand offer to reflect the diverse and growing number of buyers visiting INDX. Exciting new product offers reflecting the latest consumer trends are key for independent buyers looking for a unique and commercial offer to inspire their customers. Our buyers represent all types of retailers from boutiques to department stores to garden centres so it’s imperative that we present a strong and varied product mix.”
“I attend INDX Womenswear & Footwear every season and it continues to provide an inspiring selection of brands. The show is very useful and time effective and allows for better range planning as I’m able to see so many relevant brands at one show. In addition to selecting the ranges we make contact with brand managers and discuss ways to develop business.”
Denise Green, Womenswear Buyer, Jarrolds
The INDX team are well underway with preparations for the upcoming show taking place from 30 July- 1 August 2019. In addition to the unrivalled facilities that Cranmore Park has to offer including air conditioned showrooms, free on-site parking and complimentary lunch and refreshments, buyers can enjoy complimentary Italian ice cream and network with buyers and exhibitors at the post-show drinks on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“INDX Womenswear & Footwear offers a relaxed but professional buying environment. Every season I am able to find new enticing, commercial and relevant brands which appeal to a wide-ranging customer base, ideal for the diverse group of independent stores that I buy for – it’s the key buying event of the season!”
Belinda Stuart, Senior Womenswear Buyer, Independent Group Buyer
With over 80 exciting and commercial brands already confirmed and more new brands in the pipe line, INDX Womenswear & Footwear looks set to break buyer attendance records yet again this summer and authorise its position as the must-visit show of the season.
INDX Womenswear & Footwear SS20
Cranmore Park Conference & Event Centre
- Tuesday 30 July 8:30am – 5:30pm
- Wednesday 31 July 8:30am – 5:30pm * Drinks & Canapés from 5:30pm
- Thursday 01 August 8:30am – 4:00pm
T: 0121 713 4505
Buyers are required to pre-register by following the simple online process: