Clarion Events announces Top Drawer A/W21 edition is set for September return.
Top Drawer organisers, Clarion Events, has announced the show’s return to a live format for its A/W21 edition. The event is set to take place at Olympia London from September 12-14. The show, which is the largest buying event in the South, promises to reunite design-led brands, buyers and designers for unmissable trade opportunities for the first time in over a year.
To ensure the needs of its audience were best met, in planning for the show’s return to an in-person format, the team has extensively surveyed its community of leading retail buyers and interior designers – an astounding 82% of which said they intend to attend in September.
Zoë Bonser, Portfolio Director, said: “Over the past 12 months, we remained committed to providing our network of incredible buyers and brands with opportunities to connect, be inspired, and trade, which is what they have turned to Top Drawer for, for more than 30 years. We saw some amazing success stories through our digital iterations of the show, however, for the full experience, we know just how important it is for buyers to see, try and feel products in person too. In terms of sourcing, networking and discovery, there’s a lot of exciting work happening behind the scenes to revolutionise these experiences for our audience, and we can’t wait for our community to be reunited for this exhilarating new chapter for Top Drawer and retail.”
She continued: “We are delighted to be returning to Olympia London in September and will continue to work in partnership with the Association of Events Organisers (the AEO), who is liaising directly with the government, to ensure the safest and most successful event for our community.”
The A/W21 edition of Top Drawer will include the full range of show sectors, showcasing the very best names and products across gifting, interiors, greetings & stationery, fashion, children’s products, hand-made craft, and giftable food & drink.
Returning favourites include: Caroline Gardner, Ohh Deer, Present Time, St Eval, Clarity Brands, Formahouse, Little Concepts, Sevin and The Grown Up Marshmallow Company as well as many more. There will also be a host of debut exhibitors, such as: David Fussenegger, Deluxe Home Art, Ela Life, HAM, House of Disaster, Orla Kiely (Allied Imports Ltd), Oyoy Living Design, RJB Stone and Wondercandle.
To see when registration opens or find out how to apply for a stand, please visit www.topdrawer.co.uk