Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - November/December 2022

67 TOP DRAWER SPRING PREVIEW Top of the pops Premium lifestyle trade show Top Drawer is returning to Olympia, London with a curated selection of giftware, networking opportunities and inspiration aplenty UK retail’s premium lifestyle trade show, Top Drawer, will be returning to Olympia London on the 15-17th January 2023 for the Spring / Summer edition. The fair will be carefully curated with the retail community’s needs in mind – offering visitors the first pick of the newest products hitting the market, along with valuable networking opportunities, boundless inspiration and much, much more. Hundreds of the world’s best brands will come together in one place to showcase fresh design-led ranges across the show’s 9 sectors: Craft, Fashion, Food Emporium, Gifts, Greetings & Stationery, Home, Launchpad, PLAY and Wellbeing. Top Drawer is well-known for being the place for the latest product launches and January’s line-up will not disappoint, with top suppliers showing including: Aery, ARTHOUSE Unlimited, Atlantic Folk, Belly Button Designs, Bookspeed, Caroline Gardner, Designed in Colour, Designworks Collective, Hot Tomato, Jellycat, Ohh Deer, Powder Design, Roka London, Rosendahl, Shepherd of Sweden, Suck UK, Talking Tables, The Art File, The Wild Botanist and Tilley & Grace. As the show continues to expand, over 20 percent of the exhibitors will be brand new to Top Drawer, including A Beautiful Story, ASPEN MATCHES, Atelier18, by Molly & Izzie, Charlotte’s Web Jewellery, Hippychick, Lilly Pilly, Risdon & Risdon, WE ARE PROPER GOOD and Wyle Blue World. Shops looking for something with an additional point of difference should be sure not to miss this season’s exciting line-up in the Launchpad sector, which specifically showcases smaller emerging brands such as Andhand, Àníké TLC, Arcana, Candlemeleon, Dinosuit, Dunked, FableWood, Lucky Ink, Mindful Champs and Studio Lowen amongst others. Top Drawer’s compelling Gift and Fashion offering make it the ideal place to source next season’s collections easily and in-person. The show’s handpicked nature and clear edit of exhibitors makes finding suitable high-quality products as easy as possible, and as such it attracts some of the country’s biggest retailers, including: Amara, Blue Diamond Group, Dobbies Garden Centres, Fenwick, Fortnum & Mason, Habitat, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Heals, John Lewis, Liberty, Marks & Spencer, National Trust, Oliver Bonas, Paperchase, Paul Smith, Sainsbury’s, SCP, Scribbler, Selfridges, The Conran Shop, TK Maxx, Urban Outfitters, Waterstones and Whole Foods. Following September’s edition, which saw Notonthehighstreet Founder Holly Tucker offer key advice to help retailers thrive over the Christmas period, Top Drawer will be hosting another powerful line-up of speakers at RetailFest this January; exhibitors and visitors alike will be able to learn everything they need to successfully navigate the changing retail landscape and get specialist advice from top industry experts across a variety of topics. With the line-up due to be released soon, keep an eye on the Top Drawer website to be the first to find out who will be taking to the stage. Retailers who wish to delve deeper and discover how our exhibitors create their products can also join the show’s special Meet The Maker sessions. Designer from across all sectors of Top Drawer will be talking through the story behind their brand as well as their product design and creation process, giving an unparalleled opportunity to peak ‘behind the curtain’ and learn more about the brands and products which are sure to be your next best-sellers. Show Manager David Westbrooke commented: “As our flagship show, Top Drawer Spring 2023 offers a hand-picked, hassle-free opportunity for retailers to find the right products for their shelves. We know that newness is crucial for our audience, and the show has expanded again this year, with 20% of the exhibitors showing for the first time. The team have worked tirelessly to attract the very best suppliers (both the ones you know and those you don’t) and our rigorous selection process in which every exhibitor has to apply to take part means we’ve already done the hard work for you. This, combined with the incredible additional content we put on over the 3 days of the show makes Top Drawer the place to be this January.” IN BRIEF: Who: Top Drawer, Where: Olympia, London When: 15-17 January, 2023