Harrogate Style Week closed its doorways yesterday at 5pm after a profitable 2 days. Manufacturers exhibiting reported nice gross sales with a big enhance on final yr. The present organisers reported a rise of over 35% extra patrons than final yr.
This present is now a significant participant within the style commerce calendar with the most important assortment of womenswear manufacturers beneath one roof, a considerable quantity of big day put on, nice footwear and new this season there have been a number of lingerie collections giving nice add-ons for the boutiques.
Consumers got here from all around the nation, as far North as Orkney Island and from Devon within the South. Irish retailers flocked into Leeds Airport solely a brief taxi journey from Harrogate and most got here for the two days to take advantage of their journey.
Organisers, Wendy Adams, and Sarah Moody have been thrilled with the feedback from each patrons and exhibitors and introduced on the present that for the S/S present this yr they’ve prolonged to three days attributable to demand. Sarah commented “Consumers can do an entire purchase at HFW with nice daywear, eveningwear, sneakers, and equipment all in a straightforward to navigate format so there isn’t any must go anyplace else.”
Pennita from Pennita, Helmsley commented “We might go elsewhere however why? It’s all at HFW beneath one roof. The additional day subsequent season will make the shopping for expertise extra relaxed and fulfilling. It would enable me to spend a little bit extra time with every model and never really feel rushed. I like the present.”
John McElhinney from McElhinneys, Donegal instructed us “We had a fantastic present and love coming right here. A number of the manufacturers we inventory are exhibiting, and three days could be useful and assist to unfold out the shopping for.”
Consumers have been thrilled to go to this stunning spa city and lots of commented that it was just like the “good outdated days when style took over the city.” They love the good mixture of enterprise and pleasure that Harrogate gives, along with quick access to the venue from all of the inns, bars and eating places.
Manufacturers who’re large supporters of HFW together with Isabella, Orientique, Marble, Pomodoro, Veromia, Rino & Pelle, Dolcezza, Lily & Me, John Charles, Bariloche, Tilley & Grace, NYDJ and Kevan Jon. Lots of them commented how they love the environment within the venue, the extra extras the organisers supply and the pleasant private service given. They really feel valued which is essential when investing money and time in a present.
Newcomers this season included Kate & Pippa, Wonderful Girl, Brenda Zaro, Vilagallo, Flufie, Sabbot Headwear, Patricia Eve, Sahara, Crimson & Royal, Ochre Knitwear, Mjus Footwear, Nila Rubia, and lots of extra. Wendy defined that the third corridor which was opened final season had an extra 1000sqm of stand area and that it was anticipated to be fully full for the summer season version, with a chance of going right into a 4th Corridor.
Chris from Wonderful Girl mentioned, “We had a incredible present, noticed a number of new patrons and returning prospects. We’ve already reserved our stand for the Summer time and brought on more room.”
Louise from Alice Collins expressed the identical, “We noticed prospects journey from so far as the Orkney Islands to see the present and had a continuous stream of consumers. We’ve reserved for subsequent season and added on more room.”
Tommy from Kate & Pippa who was displaying for the primary time continued the theme “Had a tremendous present and confirmed HFW could be their solely present within the UK. The stand is rebooked for subsequent season and extra area has been secured.”
Sarah commented “The expansion of the present is the principle purpose for extending to three days, as patrons would discover it too tough to cowl the present in 2 days. We’ve confirmed re-bookings of simply over 85%, and already obtained new enquiries from manufacturers wanting to hitch us.”