Scoop closes doors on “exceptional season” as buyers praise Moroccan-themed wonderland

Olympia West has been bustling with buyers this week as indies travelled far and wide for the latest edition of Scoop. Founder Karen Radley invited retailers to ‘Uncover the Exceptional’ as this season’s underpinning theme, unveiling a showcase of over 250 contemporary womenswear, menswear, lifestyle and accessory brands.

Buyers were transported to a “Moroccan paradise” with patterned wallpaper, boho-themed relaxation areas, stunning floral displays and giant potted plants decorating the space. There was also live music playing throughout the event and a bar serving mocktails and Prosecco.

This season’s exclusive brand showcase included a range of premium labels such as Marches Rosa, Sfizio, Saint Armont, Agua Bendita, Huit8, Siamese Dreams, HIGH, Mes Demoiselles, Transit, Lola Casademunt by Maite, D.A.T.E, Louise Misha, Yerse, Mos Mosh, Pom Amsterdam and Summery Copenhagen.

Organisers say feedback was positive as exhibitors commented on the “incredible atmosphere, styling of the event and strength of the retailers attending.”

“From the moment the show opened the energy and buzz in the gallery has been incredible,” says creator Karen Radley. “Since I started Scoop, I have always promoted emerging designers and exciting talent and I am thrilled to be showcasing new designers this season.

“We are closing doors on what has been a truly ‘exceptional’ season! I have loved seeing buyers’ reactions to our Moroccan wonderland and the collections and also hearing from our designers how successful the event has been for them.”

Indies from around the country visited the show, with buying teams from The Dressing Room, Jules B, Anne Furbank, McElhinneys, Anna, 32 The Guild, Cordelia James, Sister and Moda Rosa all flocking to Olympia West.

Cecile Massabie and Catherine Gomez from Galeries Lafayette in Paris comment: “The curation of the show was lovely! We loved how the collections were styled and mixed, it was a beautiful environment. We especially liked Siamese Dreams, Agua Bendita and Scarlett Poppies. Louise Misha was a really interesting collection.”

Julie Dennis, owner of Jules Boutique in Oxted, adds: “This is the best show yet! We found some great new designers and I’m happy to say that I placed orders with three new collections as well as the designers that I always do. The show had a great atmosphere and we actually preferred it to the Saatchi Gallery. It felt really airy and spacious and easier to see new brands.”

The dates and location for the next edition of Scoop are to be confirmed; find further information here.