Here’s what you need to know about next month’s free Retaissance Live event

The organiser of next month’s free Retaissance Live event has reported a “massive surge in sign-ups” since only launching a couple of weeks ago. Buyers from more than 800 physical stores and e-commerce platforms in 35 countries worldwide have registered to attend the online event.

Retaissance has partnered with Enterprise Europe Network to launch its second Meet the Buyer event, which will take place on Tuesday 9 November with retailers selecting brands they’d like to meet before the end of October. For brands, there will also be a special half-day workshop session to prepare for the event on Wednesday 3 November 2021, with speakers from Retaissance and NuORDER.

The first Retaissance Live took place last year and was attended by a range of brands and designers from across Europe. Those already signed up for this year’s event include A  LINE, Fassbender, AMS Pure, Aldo Martins, Angelika Jozefczyk, Barrus London, J Label, Arena Martínez, Joyce and Girls, COSEL and David Koma.

Retailers already signed up to take part in the event include John Lewis and Partners, Atterley, Curated Crowd, Seezona, Wolf and Badger and two UK buying groups that represent more than 700 stores in the UK.

Registration for the event is now open and attendance is free of charge for both retail buyers and fashion brands.

Retaissance founder Cathie Osborne comments: “We’re very excited to see that so many people have already signed up for the event. Our priority has always been providing the very best opportunities and support for independents, so we can’t wait to see the amazing relationships start to develop.

“At last year’s event, our very own brand Coco and Kinney met the boutique online fashion marketplace Atterley, who hold the likes of Jimmy Choo and Burberry within their portfolio. Within 24 hours after the brand started on the site, they received their first order. Hearing about the success from last year, we can’t wait to do it all again!”

The agency is proud to have the support of Enterprise Europe Network, funded by the European Commission. Sharing the value of providing support for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises with international ambitions, the network is active in more than 60 countries worldwide. The EEN will play a pivotal role in sharing innovation with the brands at the event.

Visit the Retaissance Live event page to get the latest news and updates and to secure your free ticket –