Attire Accessories - Sep/Oct 2018 (Issue 72)

CONTENTS 5 CONTENTS FEATURES 86 Walk this way Our roundup of the best boots 90 TH March Shirley Smalle from insurance broker TH March answers your show-related Q&As 111 Strategic planning Kay Tilbury, social media marketer from KD Media Publishing Ltd, tells us why social media is such a powerful tool for businesses 112 All wrapped up We showcase the brands offering the go-to hats, scarves and gloves for the colder months 115 Raindrops keep falling We check out some great wet weather accessories that are perfect for keeping the rain at bay 118 Research, research, research David Fairhurst looks at why ongoing keyphrase research is a must for SEO 122 ACID ACID CEO Dids Macdonald talks about how to protect your designs at trade shows REGULARS 9 Editor’s letter What to look out for in this issue 10 Industry news Get the lowdown on the latest happenings in accessories retail 16 On with the show Trade show news, dates and developments 20 BTAA News All the latest from the BTAA 23 Competition Win products worth more than £500 RRP, courtesy of Hargreaves Stockholm 25 Brand spanking new The hottest new products to hit the market 125 Web watch Attire Accessories is at the heart of the online accessories community. Here’s a quick update on what’s been happening… 130 Does business have to mean boring? In her new regular column, Attire Accessories editor Louise Prance discusses industry issues, with her inaugural offering looking at the evolution of the business world from boardroom boring to fun and fabulous 30 Top of the pops Top Drawer 2018 will be the latest trend-led offering from the team, offering a wealth of product perfect for fashion-led stores and boutiques 44 Glitterati International Jewellery London serves up a feast of jewellery inspiration for 2018 and beyond 56 The fash pack Stay ahead of the trends with our roundup of the London Fashion Week Festival 59 The golden quarter Birmingham’s Autumn Fair is the place to be when it comes to sourcing trend-led items for the seasons ahead 79 The cool kids INDX Accessories offers up a veritable feast of too-cool-for-school independent fashion accessory offerings SHOWS 79