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52nd IHGF Delhi Fair back to in-person format

The 52nd edition of IHGF Delhi Fair is returning back to the India Expo Centre & Mart in its physical form from 28-31 October, 2021.A sourcing show for home, lifestyle, fashion, textiles and furniture from India's leading manufacturers, pre-registrations have already begun.Spaced out displays and eased visitation offer a safe premium sourcing environment that will give buyers unprecedented visiting experience. A wide-ranging collection showcasing more than 2000 products and 300 trend specific design developments from 1500 exhibitors in 12 vibrant display segments, IHGF Delhi Fair brings you an entire spectrum in home, fashion & utility, collectibles, gifting, fashion accessories and more.

Posted: 28 September 2021

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Debut NAJ Summit proves successful; format to return for June 2022

The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) is celebrating the success of its inaugural NAJ Summit 2021, which closed its doors after a positive three days on 13th September, 2021. The recent event trialled a new format for the Association, whereby its annual networking opportunities and conferences were streamlined into a single event to provide greater cross-industry collaboration and conversation. Due to the positive outcome of this year's NAJ Summit, the concept will return in June 2022.

Posted: 22 September 2021

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Timex Group announces license agreement with Judith Leiber Couture

Timex Group, a global leader in watchmaking for over 165 years, has announced a strategic new license agreement with global luxury brand Judith Leiber Couture.The partnership began this month with the introduction of two limited-edition watch designs, the T80 digital and Q analog. With the fashion-forward touch of Judith Leiber, the styles will be limited to 200 units each and feature over 900 hundred Swarovski crystals on the watch cases, dials and bracelets in playful colour combinations.

Posted: 20 September 2021

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Junk Kouture sustainability fashion event launches in the UK

Following on from its success in Ireland, which has seen over 100,000 participants engaged to date, the acclaimed programme for youth creative expression and sustainability Junk Kouture has arrived in the UK.Empowering young creatives to be at the forefront of change, Junk Kouture challenges students aged 13-18 to create bespoke garments using only recycled materials. A year-round, free to enter programme for entrants in second level education, Junk Kouture challenges its participants to design, create and model their wearable haute couture styled from waste with the ultimate achievement of qualifying for a spot at the Junk Kouture World Final, taking place in September 2022.

Posted: 17 September 2021

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Autumn Fair & Moda deliver record orders

Millions of pounds worth of business was generated during the last four days at the UK's leading home, gift and fashion trade show, Autumn Fair co-located with Moda, reigniting, and refuelling the retail industry.Retailers from across the UK, including Harrods, Anthropologie, Dunelm, Walt Disney Company, Graham & Green, Tesco, Hobbycraft, La Redoute, Lakeland, Next, Paperchase, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury's, flocked in their thousands to attend the first major retail trade show since lockdown in March 2020.

Posted: 15 September 2021

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Kyme sunglasses launches new collection; Wild View

Italian sunglasses brand KYME has launched a new collection, named Wild View. The collection is said to mix ethereal elements with the contemporary, setting minimal and eccentric glasses in textures of natural abstractions.According to the company, "A wide palette of natural nuances such as moss, earth and sand stand out in monochromatic or turtle patterns, designing over-shape styles that stretch the hand to slightly angular and impacting lines made by bold acetate like Ida and Florette for her, or to subtle and elegant metal frames like Jordi and Shepard for him."

Posted: 13 September 2021

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Theo Paphitis discusses Hybrid Retailing at Autumn Fair

On day three of the UK's leading home, gift and fashion show, Autumn Fair co-located with Moda, visitors were treated to an insightful and honest conversation with retail entrepreneur and small business advocate Theo Paphitis in which he championed hybrid retail - the mix of physical and online retailing. As well as highlighting the growth in convenience and localised shopping, he urged would-be retailers to take the opportunity now to open physical stores and revealed that his businesses are looking to open more stores and have identified 200 sites to investigate.

Posted: 9 September 2021

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BCTF Online delivers for makers

BCTF Online 2021, which ran from 27 June – 1 July, welcomed close to a thousand verified retail trade buyers to the five-day digital event, plus hours of content from an expert line-up of speakers. Participants in the show, where categories ranged from jewellery and fashion accessories through to ceramics, glass, woodwork, fine art and paper products, were lavished with attention from exclusive retail buyers in search of the best British handmade products. The event attracted 888 buyers in total, who viewed thousands of catalogue pages and images, watched hundreds of videos and created hundreds of favourites during the show.

Posted: 3 September 2021

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TV Dragon Theo Paphitis to delve into the evolving shape of UK retail at Autumn Fair

The largest European Home & Gift buying event of the year, Autumn Fair, taking place on 5th – 8th September at NEC Birmingham, is pleased to announce that retail entrepreneur, TV Dragon, and founder of Small Business Sunday, Theo Paphitis will deliver a keynote conversation on Tuesday 7th September delving into the evolving shape of UK retail.For more information and to view the full programme please visit https://www.autumnfair.com/seminar-programme-2021 or pre-register and download the official Autumn Fair App https://www.autumnfair.com/show-app-visitor.

Posted: 2 September 2021

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UK shoppers to spend £120.5 billion online in 2021; increase of £10 billion from 2020

Following a surge in online sales in 2020 thanks to COVID-19, UK shoppers are predicted to further increase their spending as new data forecasts £120.48bn of online purchases in 2021.The VoucherCodes.co.uk Life after COVID: Prospects for online retailing, physical stores, and how we pay report, carried out by the Centre of Retail Research (CRR), examines the impact of the pandemic on both online and offline retailing. It also looks ahead to 2021 and 2022 to understand how online sales will be impacted as the UK recuperates from the pandemic.

Posted: 27 August 2021

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