Welcome to the Top Drawer Press Office
Welcome to the Top Drawer Press Office
Held in the heart of London, Top Drawer is the UK's leading design-led trade show, carefully curated with buyers in mind, complimented by Top Drawer On Demand - the digital platform connecting brands with buyers.
Each year we welcome our community of creative buyers ready to source for the season ahead. If you are a design-led brand you can join us to present your latest collection to the very best independent boutiques, department stores, concept stores, and galleries across the UK and abroad.
Top Drawer significantly expands floorplan to keep up with demand
Clarion Retail today announced that due to unprecedented demand at its flagship Spring edition of Top Drawer, they are expanding the Greetings & Stationery and Wellbeing sections for 2024. Top Drawer will be returning to Olympia London from the 14-16th January with over 600 hand-picked contemporary brands presenting their new collections to over 10,000 retailers.
Following a record-breaking onsite rebook at the start of 2023, coupled with a host of new and lapsed brands returning this season including the likes of Eleanor Bowmer, Littlemore Candle Company, Oast & Rye, Objectables, Oh Squirrel, Oir Soap, Panier Des Sens, Paper Rose, Papier, and U Studio, both the Greetings & Stationery and Wellbeing sections are on course to see over 50% growth for the coming show.
Show Manager David Westbrooke said: “Seeing such a huge increase in both sectors is testament to our campaign to deliver the best possible customer experience. Clarion Retail has long been known for its customer-first approach, and this has especially borne fruit over the last 12 months – not only are we expanding Top Drawer to keep up with demand, but Home & Gift 2024 is also already 75% sold after just 3 months! It’s certainly shaping up to be an exciting year!”
Visitors to Top Drawer Spring 2024 will be treated to its most diverse product offering yet, with over 25% of the floorplan playing host to brand new exhibitors making their show debut. In addition, January will also see the introduction of the Spotlight Awards, highlighting the best in class across the event, as well as the brand new Top Drawer Product Pitch, which sees brands pitch their products one-on-one to retailers.
For retailers looking for inspiration and practical advice in January, the newest and hottest trends will be on display at Top Drawer courtesy of show partner The Better Trends Company, allowing buyers to discover what’s set to influence consumer habits and provide their next best-sellers for the coming months. RetailFest will once again hold a range of sessions covering the most pressing and important factors shopkeepers are set to face next year, and after its successful introduction in September, the Business Hub is also set to return across all 3 days of the Spring edition with an expanded line up of industry experts on hand to give tailored guidance to retailers to ensure they’re ready to hit the ground running this Spring.
Suppliers interested in exhibiting at Top Drawer in January can enquire about space by clicking here.
Click here to register to attend now.
Top Drawer Unveils Exciting New Spotlight Awards for Spring/Summer 2024 Show
Top Drawer, UK retail’s premier destination for design-led products, is thrilled to announce the launch of the inaugural Spotlight Awards at the Spring/Summer 2024 edition of the show. Top Drawer will be returning to Olympia London from the 14-16th January with 600 hand-picked contemporary brands presenting their new collections to over 10,000 retailers, and the new Spotlight Awards will recognise best in class products from across all sections of the event.
The Spotlight Awards Categories are:
Best New Product - Gift
Best New Product - Home
Best New Product - Fashion
Best New Product - Wellbeing
Best New Product - Launchpad
Best New Product - PLAY
Best New Product - Food
Best New Product - Craft
Best New Product - Greetings & Stationery
Innovation in Design
A distinguished judging panel made up of industry experts including retailers, designers, and members of the Top Drawer team will select the winners for each category, with the results being announced at the show on Sunday 14th January.
Show Manager David Westbrooke said: “Having run since 1982, Top Drawer has always been seen throughout the industry as the place to find the freshest contemporary products; as we strive to remain at the forefront of creativity and design, we wanted to celebrate the amazing talent we have exhibiting with us each year, and I’m delighted to launch these awards to highlight all the unique and wonderful products that have caught the judge’s eye this season.”
Exhibitors from all sectors of Top Drawer Spring 2024 can enter and just need to complete the application form on the show website by the deadline of 27th November 2023.
To find out more and download the application form head to the website.
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