7 inspiring UK trade shows to add to your new year buying schedule

It’s almost time for a brand new buying season to begin. Get ahead of the clock by planning your 2023 schedule (and travel arrangements) now. Here’s our pick of must-visit winter shows for finding your next retail winners…



WHEN: 19 – 20 January 2023 in Manchester and 8 – 9 February in London

WHERE: Manchester Convention Centre and The Truman Brewery’s second floor

CATEGORIES: womenswear, menswear, footwear, lifestyle, accessories and sustainable fashion

REASONS TO VISIT: Just Around the Corner (JATC) is the fastest growing fashion trade event in the UK with an exciting concept that’s disrupting the UK trade show calendar. With over 300 brands exhibiting within its established Womenswear, Menswear, Footwear, Accessories and Sustainable zones, buyers will be able to discover a curated line-up of brands across two separate events. Next season’s London edition will also include the launch of a new Beauty and Lifestyle zone covering Beauty, Wellness, Fragrance, Skincare and Jewellery. As well as the show’s eclectic locations and venues, visitors can expect street vendors and baristas providing complimentary coffees, pastries and delicious dishes from around the world. JATC has always promoted itself as an order-writing event – and this season a selection of participating brands will offer a 5 per cent discount on orders written at the show.

TICKETS: free – register here.


Scoop London

WHEN: 29 – 31 January 2023

WHERE: Saatchi Gallery, Kings Road, London

CATEGORIES: womenswear, accessories, home, lifestyle, jewellery, footwear, menswear 

KEY BRANDS: Pyrus, Quinton Chadwick, Eberjey Huit, Handro and Commando, Endless Love Affair, Lab My Brand, Candier Candles, Oats and Rice, Arkel and Wills

REASONS TO VISIT: Returning to the Saatchi Gallery for the first time since the start of the pandemic, Scoop offers an exclusive selection of designer and premium collections from around the globe. Buyers will be able to peruse its carefully selected edit of over 250 designer labels alongside works of contemporary art – offering a unique and inspiring buying environment.

TICKETS: free – register here.



WHEN: 1 – 2 February 2023

WHERE: Cranmore Park Conference and Exhibition Centre, Cranmore Avenue, Shirley, Solihull 

KEY BRANDS: Sahara, Sandwich, Fransa, Joe Browns, Brakeburn, Lunar Footwear, Nova, Golunski, Envy and Jewn

CATEGORIES: apparel, outerwear, occasion/formalwear, footwear, accessories/gifting, millinery

REASONS TO VISIT: Amalgamating INDX Womenswear and Footwear with INDX Accessories for the first time, the newly branded INDX Woman will showcase an expert edit of leading suppliers, must-have brands and emerging labels. Historically the show has focused on womenswear and footwear, however its upcoming edition will include an expanded edit encompassing fashion accessories too. This more inclusive product offer makes the two-day event even more of a must-visit for womenswear indies. Buyers can expect a friendly business-focused format and order-writing environment, free onsite parking and complimentary refreshments including barista coffee served throughout the day.

TICKETS: Free – register here.


Harrogate Fashion Week

WHEN: 5 – 6 February 2023

WHERE: Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate

KEY BRANDS: Pomodoro, Marble, Dolcezza, Orientique, Veromia, Smith and Soul, Tilley and Grace, John Charles, Gardeur, Rino and Pelle, Brodie, Oakwood, XTI

CATEGORIES: womenswear, occasionwear, footwear, accessories, lingerie   

REASONS TO VISIT: Located in one of the UK’s most picturesque towns, Harrogate Fashion Week is an industry favourite thanks to its indie-focused brand line-up, relaxed buying environment and destination-friendly setting. The show is now in its eighth season and has grown at a steady pace year on year, with an expanded show floor across three different halls already confirmed for AW23. New for this season includes a great selection of lingerie brands offering upselling opportunities for womenswear indies. There’s also a free drinks party at the end of the first day in the Fashion Café. Visitors can expect handy on-site parking and complimentary cloakroom facilities while organisers have also secured special rates with NuBreed Hotels and a 25 per cent rail discount (visit harrogatefashionweek.com/visit for more information).

TICKETS: Register online for free entry here.


Pure London

WHEN: 12 – 14 February 2023

WHERE: Olympia Exhibition Centre, London

CATEGORIES: womenswear, premium womenswear, sustainable fashion, jewellery, footwear, fashion accessories, lingerie, hosiery, nightwear, sportswear, new designers, diverse brands, sourcing and manufacturing 

KEY BRANDS: Yerse, La Fee Maraboutee, Eleanoren, NOEMA, Karai Yoga, Onjenu, Jayley, Bulaggi, Landa Bags, Junk Jewels

REASONS TO VISIT: Long-established fashion trade show Pure London returns to Olympia this February to present the season’s leading fashion collections, latest trends and exclusive business insight. Aiming to showcase the UK’s most comprehensive fashion line-up, its next edition includes five new destinations: Premium Womenswear, Purely Sustainable, Pure Edge, Pure Body and Gen Z. These join the show’s existing sectors Ready-to-Wear, Pure Jewel, Shoes and Accessories. As well as its exhibitors, Pure London is also renowned for its free inspiring educational content. This season’s speaker line-up includes former Liberty London boss Ed Burstell, The Industry co-founder Lauretta Roberts, sustainability ambassador Olivia Pinnock and Immaculate Vegan founder Josefin Wanner. There will also be daily trend-led catwalk shows and presentations from fashion forecaster Promostyl.   

TICKETS: free – register here.


Spring Fair

WHEN: 5 – 8 February 2023

WHERE: NEC Birmingham

KEY EXHIBITORS: Chalk, Hot Tomato, Jellycat, Stone Glow Candles, Bronte by Moon, Billie Faiers Collection by Hunter Price, Coach House, Lesser and Pavey, Fantasia, Gingko, The Highland Soap Co, The Art File, The Seed Card Company, Jayley, Saloos, Goose Island

CATEGORIES: homewares, gifts, decorations, décor, fashion and footwear (via Moda at Spring Fair), sustainable accessories

REASONS TO VISIT: As one of the UK’s largest ‘shop for shops,’ Spring Fair is a one-stop marketplace for new products for 2023. The show offers an inspiring line-up of sought-after products, bright new brands and industry-leading insight all under one easy-to-navigate roof. Organisers say its new and improved layout offers “unparalleled opportunities for cross-buying,” encompassing 14 sectors within four destinations across eight halls. Buyers can expect to find a plethora of inspiring home and giftware brands alongside womenswear, footwear and accessories. There’s also three live stages, a new sourcing platform and – at the show for the first time – the Small Business Sunday Village by Theo Paphitis.

TICKETS: free – register here.


Moda at Spring Fair

WHEN: 5 – 8 February 2023

WHERE: NEC Birmingham

KEY EXHIBITORS: Jayley, One Hundred Stars, Saloos, Robell, Tia, Noen, Fransen, Lighthouse Clothing, Soyaconcept, Fly London, XTI, Refresh, Lazy Dogz, My Doris, Scream Pretty, Big Metal

CATEGORIES: womenswear, watches, jewellery, footwear, fashion accessories

REASONS TO VISIT: With an expanded show floor space set across two halls, Moda at Spring Fair will showcase over 300 brands this season via a refreshed layout. The exhibition, now an integral part of Spring/ Autumn Fair, is carefully curated to help retailers source new season collections. Buyers can browse products in four clearly defined sectors including Womenswear, Footwear, Fashion Accessories and Jewellery and Watch. This season’s line-up also includes a presentation of degree show collections in collaboration with De Montford University. Meanwhile, its live stages – the Moda Catwalk and the Inspiring Retail Stage – offer a full schedule of keynote talks, exclusive insights, new trend reports and free workshops from leading industry experts.

TICKETS: Pre-register your interest for free entry here.