Harrogate Fashion Week is gearing up for its third outing on 28th and 29th July, and is continuing its ethos of offering a curated showing of quality brands in the unrivalled setting of this beautiful spa town.
"Yes, it's shaping up nicely" says show director Sarah Moody. "We have many returning exhibitors, John Charles, Pomodoro, Sahara, Orientique, Helen Moore, Lily & Me, Goose Island, Ella Boo, to name just a few, and we have also some exciting new brands confirmed including Captain Corsaire, Mistral and Lotus Shoes One of the more notable developments is that we are getting much interest from footwear brands who are looking to target the independent boutique market, and these brands want to be right in amongst the womenswear exhibitors, not lost in a hall full of footwear, where womenswear buyers may not even go."
The exhibition has also announced a new collaboration with MICE, a hotel bookings agency which has negotiated special rates with many of the Harrogate hotels. Director Wendy Adams says; "We want to make the buyers' experience in Harrogate as pleasant and cost-effective as possible, and a large part of that is making sure that they're getting good value for money with their hotel accommodation. Harrogate is such a wonderful part of the world, and we've found that a number of buyers are staying on for an extra day and so they have the time to pop out to Betty's or Gino D'Acampo's for lunch, then come back into the exhibition for the afternoon, or perhaps spend a day in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, which are on Harrogate's doorstep".
Details of all special hotel offers can be found on www.harrogatefashionweek.com