INDX promises “bigger and better” buying experience following trade show update

INDX Womenswear and Footwear will now be known as INDX Woman, organiser Associated Independent Stores (AIS) has announced. The popular Solihull-based trade show, curated especially for independent retailers, will also be amalgamated with INDX’s standalone accessories event – providing a “bigger and better” experience for wholesale buyers.  

Organisers say they have continued to remain realistic, agile and responsive post-covid and are listening to exhibitor and buyer feedback to redevelop the show’s offer.

As well as dedicated accessories and footwear areas, INDX Woman will also include the recently introduced Retail Insights segment, which allows visitors to network and learn from retail trailblazers. This includes industry leaders as well as lateral experts who promise to bring an outside perspective on what shoppers want.

Its new structure is based on popular sister show INDX Man, which is one of the UK’s most successful menswear shows.

INDX Woman

With 2023 setting the scene for INDX’s 10-year anniversary, organisers at AIS say they will be revealing more new and improved features over the coming months as they look to make it their most successful year yet. 

Fay Derricott, AIS buyer and selector for INDX Woman, says: “It’s inevitable that in a time of economic uncertainty, many retailers are being challenged to do more with less. The natural pace of change in our industry also means we have seen a shift in how our visitors want to buy, and when they want to buy. We’ve observed, listened and regrouped to assess how best to deliver our shows so everyone gets maximum value from them. 

“We want to assure our community that INDX Accessories is not going anywhere, it is simply evolving to be supported by its peers in womenswear and footwear. This bigger and better show means buyers will have access to a broader networking group and exhibitors will continue to get quality order books – two foundational elements of INDX that we know people come back for year after year.

“This decision has been based on our decade of expertise in delivering shows, our understanding of the needs of the independent retailer, and above all our desire to make the very best and profitable experience for everyone.”

The next edition of INDX Woman takes place on 1-2 February 2023; to register visit indxshows.co.uk