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This season’s edition of INDX Kidswear, the UK’s largest childrenswear trade show for independent retailers, will present a sell-out event with over 200 brands across four showrooms.

Marking its biggest show to date, s/s 20 will see INDX Kidswear offer buyers more than 200 brands when it returns to Cranmore Park, Solihull on 30 June to 1 July 2019. To meet demand for space the event has opened a fourth showroom, a move that has enabled it to introduce a number of small, emerging brands. Labels included in the new space include Calatea, Floc Baby, Scootasoot, The Little Sock Company and TwinkleDust.

This season’s event will also play host to 50 first-time exhibitors, with those making their INDX Kidswear debut including A for Alice, Byblos, Dotty Dungarees, Jacob Matthews, One We like, The Bonnie Mob and The Middle Daughter.

Commenting on INDX Kidswear’s rapid expansion is show organiser, Varsha Chohan. “Last year saw the opening of a second showroom and the brand offering increasing to over 150. February 2019 bought further expansion into a third showroom and the brand line-up increased to 200. Due to the demand from brands, we are very excited for the opening of a fourth showroom for July 2019. This gives us capacity to offer over 200 brands to visiting independent buyers.”

Other areas of growth for the show are the categories of boyswear and footwear. Buyers will find strong boyswear offerings from brands such as Antony Morato, Bench, Compass Kids, Jack & Jones, Kids Only and Ruff & Huddle. In footwear, meanwhile, new names include Bobux @ The Bonnie Mob, Ipanema, Mayoral Shoes, Meduse, Old Soles, Tinyteo, Zaxy and Zoojoy. This is alongside returning footwear names such as Chipmunks, Inch Blue and Tinny Shoes, as well as numerous christening brands offering special occasion footwear.

As well as the host of new additions, INDX Kidswear will once again welcome back numerous returning brands. For s/s 20 these include Abel & Lula, Agatha Ruiz De La Prada, Balloon Chic, Frugi, Hatley, Kissy Kissy, Kite, Lilly and Sid, Little Lord & Lady, Milon, Nanai, Petit Bateau, Rachel Riley and Tutto Piccolo.