Buying for SS18

Fashion never stops!  Seem to be thinking about three seasons all at once. Our summer sale is on and the new arrivals for autumn are already arriving into store.  However we've just been away in London buying for SS18.  

We headed down by train on Saturday evening, checked into our hotel and had a fairly early night ready for the busy days ahead.


On Sunday we set off for Pure, a trade show held at Olympia.  We have placed a number of orders at the show.  First was some coffee to wake us up and then on to FRNCH for our first buy of the day.


Next we visited Nomads (I had already actually placed my order but couldn't resist adding in a couple more styles to my it) their stand looking amazing - in fact they were nominated for an award for it at Pure.


In the afternoon we checked out the gallery level accessories and ordered jewellery from Big Metal and Sence Copenhagen and picked up some display ideas from them too (watch this space!)



Afterwards we headed to the main catwalk stage to listen to keynote speaker Dr Pam Hogg i found her talk really inspirational and it was interesting to hear her creative process.  


Finally we caught up with B Young before heading off back to the hotel (with very tired feet) for a pizza and drinks to end our day.


On Monday, our appointment was with Selected Femme at Bestseller's HQ situated on the very aptly named Fashion Street.  The collection for SS18 is looking so strong and ended up buying quite a lot!  


Still mulling over which style to go for in their footwear.


After that we made our way back to Kings Cross to catch our train home to Edinburgh.