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Independent’s Day: INDX Kidswear is a show designed and curated for independent fashion retailers.

Organised by experts with a wealth of experience in the independent sector, the quality of brands on show is just one of the reasons why INDX Kidswear is regarded by many retailers as a key indie buying event. High on the INDX teams’ priority list is to make visiting the show a stress-free experience. Open exclusively to independent retailers, buyers can find the time and space to discuss ranges and plan their buying strategy.

Bringing together an exciting, meaningful and commercial mix of brands, this exciting show has been designed specifically and exclusively for independents, from department stores to boutiques, and it is this considered brand selection that creates a unique buyer-focussed show. Show organiser, Varsha Chohan explains: “We consistently receive feedback from visitors saying that the brand offer at the show is particularly appealing to quality indies and that the professional and relaxed atmosphere creates a friendly buying environment that is more conducive to making buying and ranging decisions. This philosophy is clearly paying dividends, with buyer attendance increasing each season and the last event in February attracting the highest number of buyers to date. The demand from new brands has continued to grow resulting in the expansion of the event into a second showroom.”

The show’s support for buyers doesn’t stop there. There is also an opportunity for buyers and suppliers to network whilst enjoying complimentary drinks on the first day of the show, Sunday 1st July at 17:30 in the Platinum Suite. In addition, the organisers regularly follow up with brands and buyers for feedback to constantly improve the event.

Charles Robins from Babybol commented, “INDX has become a great show, well organised, great atmosphere, very well attended and very satisfied exhibitors, it’s the best Children’s Exhibition in the UK.”
Returning exhibitor Liz James from Little Green Radicals says, “Visitor numbers for us were certainly well up on previous AW shows and I think conversion to orders will be very high too.”

Visitors will find a broad range of products and a mixture of established UK and European labels and exciting new brands, many of which are exclusive to INDX Kids. The SS19 line up will include returning brands BabyGi, Coccode Firenze, Everything Must Change, Daga and Steiff Clothing – all back after successful debuts in February. Expect to see exciting collections from established brands including Lilly & Sid, Hatley, Kite, Frugi and Losan. Names such as Mayoral, Sevva and Powell Craft will line up alongside the likes of Best Years, Blade & Rose, Blue Seven and Toby Tiger and over 20 new exhibitors will include Alice Pi, Beppy, Bling2o, and Totes, to name just a few.

Opening its doors to buyers on Sunday 1st – Monday 2nd July 2018, INDX Kids will be held at Cranmore Park which is centrally located in Solihull and only minutes from the NEC. Online registration and parking are free and open to all independent buyers. Attendees to the show will be treated to a warm welcome from the INDX team, as well as an excellent free lunch and refreshments available throughout the day.

Bonnets and Booties attended the February show and said, “We really enjoyed the show. Lots of exhibitors and we were really looked after while there with refreshments and food.”

This is a view echoed by other buyers such as Abacus Children’s Store – “I have been to many exhibitions in the UK and abroad. INDX, although smaller, was far better organised and relaxed with free hot drinks and a hot lunch too. Thanks INDX!”

Visiting INDX Kidswear SS19
Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Solihull, B90 4LF Sunday 1st July 2018 09:00 – 18:00
Monday 2nd July 2018 08:30 - 16:30

To prevent delays and to help with catering and parking numbers, visitors are requested to pre-register for the show by completing the simple online process:

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