23 February 2014

Trade fairs: Spring Fair

If you work as a buyer for a company, then I’m sure you know all about trade fairs and shows. But if not, then let me explain. Trade fairs are where buyers and companies are able to meet make contacts and discover new brands that they might be interested in working with. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go to Spring Fair and Pure London with DFNG, and it was incredible to see a whole different side to fashion and buying that I hadn’t been exposed to before. I have to say though my feet ached after all that walking and standing around, and my shoulders needed a while to recover after carrying all the bags we got given! But it was a lot of fun so I didn't mind so much. 

In this post, we'll have a look at what I got up to at Spring Fair. 

Spring Fair at the NEC Birmingham was more of a gifting and homeware show, with more than 3,000 suppliers launching over 300,000 products, so there was a lot to see!

Adorable designs at Travis

They literally had the biggest Yankee Candle stall ever...I actually nearly cried! Shame we couldn't buy any of it. Actually, that was probably a good thing; I would've done my bank account a lot of damage!

Aren't these contemporary clocks from London Clock Company stunning?! 

Thanks to Delia for taking these pictures of me :)

Fox Jumper- New Look (similar)
Cross shirt- Cameo Rose
Leather look jeans- French Connection
Biker Boots- New Look (similar)

And here’s my outfit! We had to get up at around 6am to travel up to Birmingham for the start of the show, so I just wanted something comfy that I knew would work together without too much fuss. I chose my new fox jumper from my recent sales haul as it’s really warm and great for layering (which you need if you’re at a big event like this if you’re walking around for ages). I layered my black cross shirt underneath and teamed them with my trusty leather look jeans (surprise, surprise). I actually thought my black biker boots would be comfy enough for doing a lot of walking, but it turns out I was wrong! My feet felt like they were on fire about two thirds of the way round, and I think it was because they were quite hard on my feet and didn’t have much cushioning on the insole.

Have any of you also been to a trade show?


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