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Attire Bridal magazine is a bridal trade magazine from the publishers of County Wedding Magazines, KD Media Publishing.

With its ABC certification, Attire Bridal gives wedding and bridal shops and retailers access to more professional buyers in the UK wedding trade than any other publication...read more

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Attire Bridal magazine - Issue 74 - November/December 2019

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In this issue:

  • Industry news
  • Retailer interview
  • ACID
  • Social media
  • Editor's blog
  • The Harrogate Bridal Show Review
  • Trade show round up 2020
  • Harrogate Fashion Week preview
RSA House hosts Sassi Holford event

RSA House hosts Sassi Holford event

London-based venue RSA House was the recent setting for the unveiling of Sassi Holford's new 2020 Enamour Dress...

North East art gallery shines spotlight on ethical jewellery

North East art gallery shines spotlight on ethical jewellery

Newcastle-located art gallery The Biscuit Factory is presenting ETHICAL – a collection...

Victoria Kay goes for gold

Victoria Kay goes for gold

Recently launched at The Harrogate Bridal Show, Victoria Kay's 2020 Gold collection incorporates lots of glitter and...

Joan Lee sees sales soar of 'plus-size' wraps

Joan Lee sees sales soar of 'plus-size' wraps

Joan Lee has reported strong sales in her larger sizes of stunning feather boleros and wraps.

Victoria Kay
DHJ Weisters Ltd

From the editor

Demelza Rayner, Editor

Taking charge

Bridal is a fast-paced and competitive business, with independent retailers offering the ultimate in personal service. But whether you’ve been trading for two or 20 years, small tweaks can make all the difference. That’s why we’ve asked Helena Cotter to come up with some simple and easy-to-implement ideas that could result in additional sales, greater brand awareness and a more buoyant business. Turn to page 32 to nd out more.

Also in this issue we take a look at the changing shape of the plus-size bridal market, which has seen rapid growth in recent years. As it continues to evolve, a number of manufacturers are choosing to offer their gowns in a wider size range rather than releasing a separate ‘plus size’ line. We speak to some of the leading designers and manufacturers to see which direction the market’s heading.

Finally, turn to page 26 for an invaluable guide to next year’s UK and European trade shows – the dates are also on our 2020 year planner enclosed so pop it up in your office and block out those key buying dates in your diary!

Enjoy reading!

Demelza Rayner, Editor

PS. If you have any news you would like to submit to this site or Attire Bridal magazine, please email editor@attirebridal.com

Editor loves...

Demelza Rayner, Editor of Attire Bridal magazine
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Halo & Co is definitely a brand to watch. With 27 years in business, its stylish accessories are perfect for any bride's big day.
www.haloandco.com

 

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Previous Poll Results

Here's the results of our previous poll where we asked...How would you describe plus-size bridal wear?

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