How to plan the perfect visit to this season’s Harrogate Fashion Week

Located in one of the UK’s most popular (and prettiest) tourist hotspots, the tenth edition of Harrogate Fashion Week opens its doors on Sunday showcasing the latest collections from more than 180 womenswear and accessories brands.

The three-day show takes place from 4 – 6 February inside the Yorkshire spa town’s Convention Centre – located just a stone’s throw away from its boutique hotels, bustling centre and warm hospitality.

Presenting one of the largest collections of classic and contemporary womenswear brands at any UK, some pre-show planning will ensure retail teams have the most inspiring and worthwhile buying experience. Here’s how to make the most of this season’s show…

Getting there  

Whether travelling by road, rail or air, Harrogate is easily accessible from across the UK. Leeds Bradford airport is only a short 20-minute taxi ride away with regular flights arriving from Heathrow, Dublin and Belfast. Direct trains run from London King’s Cross to Harrogate on LNER throughout the day or there are easy connection options from Leeds or York (get a 25 per cent discount on all LNER routes here). Alternatively, if you’re driving to the venue, underground car parking is available from £5 for up to three hours (enter postcode HG1 5LA on Sat Nav or Google Maps).

Where to stay

The perfect buying trip to HFW starts with the perfect place to stay – and there’s no shortage of accommodation options for all budgets in this popular Victorian spa town. Organisers have teamed up with Reservation Highway to offer buyers a complimentary service of finding and confirming hotel rooms. The show has also negotiated special rates at various leading hotels (more information here).

Leading brands

Over 45 new brands have signed up for HFW this season including Accessories by Park Lane, Able Conde, Brax, Mon Cheri Occasions, Bari Jay, Closet London, Enrico, Eve of Paradise, Grenouille, Holbrook, Lazy Dogz, Lysse, Maloka, Marie Mero, Max and Ellie, Noble Wilde, Pont Neuf, RedGreen, Richard Designs, Scusi, See Saw and Wear Colour.

Meanwhile, lots of the show’s regular exhibitors are set to return including Carol C Collections, the Godske Group, Dolcezza, Villagallo, Tinta, Carla Ruiz, Pomodoro, Smith and Soul, Rino and Pelle, Lizabella, Alice Collins, Elisa Cavaletti, Deck by Decollage, Dressed up by Veromia, Envy Jewellery, The Niche Collection and Fee G.

Buyer can view the full list here and click through to register for free fast track entry.

SHOW INFO

Opening hours

Sunday 4 February and Monday 5 February 9.30am – 6.30pm 

Tuesday 6 February 9.30am – 3.30pm

Venue

Entrance 4 – Hall M

Harrogate Convention Centre, Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA

harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk