Now only five weeks away, Top Drawer has amassed over 800 brands – a 9% increase on 2012 – and the biggest collection of brands the January edition has hosted to date.
Retailers can expect to see further expansion within the show’s five buying zones of Gift, Fashion, Wellbeing, Stationery & Greetings and Children’s, but organiser Clarion Events says it has maintained its editing process, to ensure that exhibitors are of the best quality.
In addition to hosting a number of new features, Top Drawer will bring back curated designer showcases Spotted and Spotted Plus, featuring up to 20 designer-makers who have never been seen before at a UK trade event. Spotted exhibitors from past events are now stocked in top retail outlets such as the South Bank Centre and Selfridges.
And the show will once again be working with trend partner Trend Bible to give retailers insights into the hottest trends for the upcoming seasons, providing seminars within the show as well as take-away trend buying cards.
The new Home show – showcasing new homewares, housewares, interior accessories, furniture, lighting and textiles – will be running alongside Top Drawer again in 2013, both being held at London’s Earls Court from January 13 to 15.