Omicron wave forces Top Drawer organisers to postpone SS22 edition until February

Following the rapid rise in Omicron cases, the organisers of Top Drawer have announced that the show’s next edition will be postponed until 20 – 22 February. The trade event, which specialises in homeware and gifts, was originally scheduled to take place at London Olympia next weekend.

“This is really disappointing news for all of our community, however, the wellbeing of everyone involved in the event is paramount,” says show director Russell Rule. “We are committed to bringing you Top Drawer SS22 in a safe environment that you can feel comfortable attending for your yearly buying needs. With this in mind, we feel it’s the right decision to postpone to a later date in the same buying season. We will always work in the best interests of our exhibitors, visitors, contractors and staff and we believe a safe and successful event can be run in late February 2022. I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the industry for its patience, understanding and support in these challenging times.”

Top Drawer is a one-stop-shop for buying inspiration, new season sourcing and networking. Its organisers hand-select the best bands to create a diverse mix of new names and rising stars as well as well-known favourites. Buyers can browse new products from international and home-grown brands under one roof, plus be inspired by live seminar sessions at RetailFest. Its educational programme brings together key industry experts to discuss topics including social media, brand building and e-commerce.

Top Drawer SS22 still promises to be the best buying destination for creative retailers next season and is shaping up to be one of the most exciting editions yet, with over 600 brands exhibiting from across the world, coupled with un-rivalled content and unmissable speakers. The show’s new season theme ‘reinvent your edit’ aims to inspire retailers to look ahead to a more positive days in retail.

Pre-register for free entry here.