There are just days to go till Top Drawer opens for its Autumn/Winter edition at Olympia London from 10-12 September 2023. Renowned as the UK’s premium design-led retail event, Top Drawer is THE show of the season for those retailers looking for the best in lifestyle products. The Grand Hall and Gallery of Olympia London will be transformed into a destination for product discovery, sourcing, networking, and learning, as the show is set to inspire visitors across the lifestyle spectrum with its 9 curated sectors and presentation of expert-led content.
Tips for those planning on attending this coming Top Drawer:
Map Out Must-See Brands
Top Drawer has made sourcing for the new season easy by expertly curating a collection of the best design-led brands on the market, bringing them all together under one roof. With 9 sectors to explore, visitors will encounter endless products across the full lifestyle spectrum. Visitors can also maximise their time at the show by browsing the brands online first to discover new products and brands they don’t want to miss.
All about Newness!
With over 150 new brands joining the show this season, Top Drawer is all about newness. Across the 9 sectors, visitors will be able to discover 1000s of product launches from the freshest new and emerging brands as they hit the market. The Launchpad sector is the best place to meet emerging designers ready to make their mark on the industry with products ranging from jewellery to homewares, beauty products to candles – visitors will be spoilt for choice.
Learn From The Experts
Being more than just a trade show, Top Drawer offers an insightful schedule of talks and discussions at the RetailFest stage. Over the show’s 3 days industry experts will be taking to the stage to discuss a variety of topics that are currently challenging the industry such as the metaverse, tips on seasonal PR strategies, increasing social media coverage and more! The fantastic line-up of speakers will include Fashion Designer and Podcast Host Amanda Wakeley OBE, social media expert Alice Loveday, internet giants Google, Blogger Emily Jane Johnston plus many more!
Spark trend inspiration
Visitors will be able to look ahead to the new season and beyond with the help of The Better Trends Company. Returning to Top Drawer once again, with their much-loved Trend installation located on the Gallery level. Better Trends has identified 3 key trends coming through for the Autumn/Winter season; Understated Luxe, No-ccasion and Dreamwave. Buyers will be able to shape new collections around these trends.
Gain advice at the Brand New Business Hub
Retailers can gain practical tips and advice with the help of Top Drawer’s new Business Hub. This season, for one day only, visitors will be able to make 1:1 appointments with industry experts; Ami Rabheru Founder of the Retail Huddle, Karolina Barnes the Founder of online design magazine ESTILA and Press Loft founder, Nikki Snell. Each expert will be sharing game-changing tips and advice for business owners to use in order to help their businesses thrive! Spaces are limited by bookings and can be made via – [email protected]
Celebrate the Gift of The Year Winners
The Giftware Association have always been a loyal show partner for Top Drawer and this season they will be showcasing the winners from their Gift of The Year awards. Up on the Gallery level near the Trends Feature, visitors will be able to explore the winner’s fantastic products and help Top Drawer celebrate their innovatively designed products.
With plenty to do over the 3 days, we highly recommend retailers make a trip down to Olympia London, it will certainly be worth your while! It’s not too late to register, click here or head to the website to find out more.