The a/w 18 edition of boutique trade show Scoop, currently held at the Saatchi Gallery in London, once again attracted a host of high quality buyers from domestic and international independents and premium store groups, who praised the curated edit of brands and buzzing atmosphere at the show.
Scoop brings together around 250 niche and designer labels from across ready-to-wear, accessories, footwear and lifestyle products, and this season’s edition continued to deliver an exclusive and desirable mix of brands. In addition, partnerships with the likes of Villoid, the shopping platform co-founded by Alexa Chung, and independent retail portal Trouva, alongside a collaboration with Mercer 7 all added to the must-visit character of the show.
Exhibitors commented on the calibre of visitors, and in particular an array of new stores and contacts made at the show.
“We met many new retailers on the first day and have had a great response from all in attendance. There’s been a steady stream of interest from new independent boutiques, many of which have placed orders. Last year was very successful for us at Scoop and we are on track for this to be just as much of a success,” says Sabina Ebrahim, head of UK and European sales at Charli.
Vanessa Green, co-founder of fashion agency from Middleton Green, which exhibits eight brands at the show, mirrored the positive feedback: “Scoop is always a very strong show for us. The first day was good with a steady flow of visitors; we work with many retailers and stores anyway so are always busy at this event, but did see some new faces. It’s our 5th or 6th show and we are very happy with the results.”
This is mirrored by Julia Dobson, co-founder of Village England: “We had a really great day yesterday, very buzzy and vibrant. I thought it may be a little quieter due to economic climate but we’re pleasantly surprised with so many buyers being out in force and placing orders. People are buying and looking for something different,” she says.
Malin & Goetz’s Alistair Perman concurs: “We’ve met many interesting new buyers and wholesalers, especially regional independent retailers who may not be as familiar with Malin + Goetz – so it’s been productive for us to meet each other. It’s a new audience for us so has been a great success in terms of awareness for the brand as well as immediate business. Also, there’s a great vibe amongst exhibitors and many people have expressed an interest with working with us.”
Scoop runs until Tuesday 30 January at the Saatchi Gallery in London. For more information visit www.scoop-international.com.