Fashion trade show Just Around the Corner (JATC) is expanding again for SS23 with a move to larger venues for its upcoming events. Its next edition will take place at Manchester’s Freight Island (2-3 August) followed by a show at East London’s T1 and T2 spaces inside The Truman Brewery complex (7-9 August). Both events will now offer over 60,000sq ft of exhibition space, with 400 brands exhibiting across both venues.
Originally an up-and-coming menswear show, JATC hosted its first womenswear edition in London last summer. This January and February saw it merging both categories under one roof with two dedicated events in Manchester and the capital.
Last season’s show was visited by over 2,000 buyers this season across both cities, prompting its relocation to bigger premises to meet demand. New zones are also in the pipeline as part of the expansion, encompassing elevated womenswear brands, sustainable labels, footwear and accessories as well as must-have lifestyle brands.
JATC has been welcomed by buyers and brands alike thanks to its low pricing structure, accessible venue locations and relaxed ordering environment. It also offers complimentary refreshments for visitors including coffee and pasties as well as catering from local restaurants.
Managing director Juls Dawson says footfall at its most recent shows “exceeded all expectations.” He adds: “JATC has already grown exponentially over the last two seasons and is fast becoming a must-attend trade event on the fashion buying calendar. We’ll back again in August and both shows will be bigger and better than ever.”