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INDX Accessories SS18: Maintaining a buyer focus
The SS18 edition of the show confirms major names ...
INDX Accessories is part of the group of INDX Fashion Shows which launched early 2013. INDX shows are open to all independent retailers and are held at Cranmore Park exhibition Centre in Solihull (just 2 junctions away from the NEC) and INDX Accessories takes place twice a year (April and October).
A Buyer focused Approach
The INDX shows are different in that they are designed specifically and exclusively for independent retailers. INDX shows are organised by buyers with experience in the independent sector and this perspective creates a unique buyer focused approach.
Amanda Partridge the organiser of INDX Accessories has been a buyer within the independent sector for over 12 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!”
Location and Timing
The SS18 show will take place from 3- 5 October providing the perfect opportunity for buyers to see the new SS18 collections in addition to placing stock orders for immediate delivery, in time for the busy Christmas period.
A Meaningful Exhibitor Selection
INDX shows bring together exciting, meaningful and commercial brands which are relevant to the business of all independents from department stores to shops and boutiques.
“From the very start we knew it was imperative to present our visitors with the right brands and that meant attracting a strong mix of established names and newer labels.”
Some of the brands confirmed so far include Valentino Handbags, Fiorelli, Kipling, Mandarina Duck, Gianni Conti, O Bag, Tutti & Co, Emma Lomax, Ollie & Nic, Tamaris, Bulaggi, Earth Squared, Jewn, David Jones, Envy Bags, Davidts, Gionni, Solo, Hedgren, Bessie London, Ashwood, Kangol and Juno.
“INDX Accessories is a really good show with lots of inspirational stands and not forgetting the incentives of free parking, free lunch, and free refreshments too! A lovely atmosphere to buy in and altogether an extremely enjoyable day. Thank you to all the very hard working staff who contributed to the whole experience”. Tricia Hignett, Treasure Hall
“INDX Accessories is a very well organised show, its well laid out with a clear exhibition guide and exceptional refreshments”. Di Nicholas, D&D Design
“INDX Accessories is a great show, featuring great product, with great people and a great lunch! Altogether an enjoyable event”. Janice Grant, Limeblue
Tuesday 3 October 8:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 4 October 8:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday 5 October 8:30am – 4:00pm
Show Location: Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Solihull B90 4LF
INDX Accessories is open to ALL independent retailers and buyers. To ensure entrance badges are ready for collection from the INDX reception desk on arrival, we ask all visitors to pre-register – this also helps us with catering numbers.
Tel: 0121 713 4453