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36 Hail Mary

Retail guru, high-street champion

and Spring Fair keynote speaker Mary

Portas talks to

Attire Accessories


footfall, the importance of social media

and standing out

50 Aisle style

Bridal footwear designer Freya Rose

talks about starting her eponymous label,

offering personalised products in a niche

market and the brand’s signature mother-

of-pearl heels

61 The lasting impression

Chelsea Noir’s founder Meena Bhambra

reveals how a passion for UK design,

exquisite leather craft and an elegant city

style have defined her vision for the capital

city-based luxury handbag label

72 Jewel power

Fashion jewellery label Gaby’s Brand

Director Lorraine Watts reveals all about

the brand’s acquisition by Dents, wedding

season pearls and the Brexit effect

78 My way

Jewellery designer Monica Milton talks


Attire Accessories

about rebranding,

handmaking her pieces in Scotland and

being inspired by nature

82 It takes two

Purnell & Powell’s Vicky Purnell welcomes

us into a shop premises of two halves

98 Immortal goals

Jewellery label Black & Sigi’s

co-founder Clio Sigismondi speaks to

Attire Accessories

about Greek mythology,

summer sunsets and going global



9 Editor’s letter

What to look out for this issue

10 Industry news

Get the lowdown on the latest

happenings in accessories retail

14 On with the show

All of the latest trade show news,

dates and developments

16 BTAA News

All the latest from the BTAA

19 Competition

Win products worth £500 RRP

courtesy of reisenthel

20 Brand spanking new

The hottest new products to

hit the market