The highly anticipated Moda Jewellery & Watch Edit at Spring Fair launched with resounding success this week, with exhibitors and visitors expressing their positivity and delight for the show. Joining Moda at Spring Fair for the first time, the dedicated edit for Jewellery & Watch gave fashion and jewellery buyers the opportunity to see the widest collection of new season pieces across a variety of price points and explore crossover buying opportunities, all in the one location.
Visitors from stores including John Lewis, Next, Morleys, Oliver Bonas, Fortnum & Mason, Fenwick, The National Trust, and Victoria & Albert Museum, Anne Furbank, Argos, Bijouled, Cavendish Jewellers, David Christopher Jewellers, Deans Fine Jewellery, F. Hinds, Felt London, Harkers, Hoppers Jewellers, Shaws Department Stores, William Morrison Jewellers, Wongs Jewellers, Argenteus, Barrington Jewellers, Biba & Rose, Heritage Gift Collection, Isobel Jackson, Micallef Jewellers, Simon Milne, Steffans Jewellers, and Whites Jewellers, were delighted to discover a varied and vibrant collection of jewellery brands and designers including Alexander Thurlow, Amber Hall Jewellery, Annie Oak, Big Metal, Buvy Jewellery, Cavendish French, Chris Lewis Silver, Clementine Jewellery, Georgia Wang, Goodman Bros, Herbert Marx, Kali Ma Designs, Kingsley Ryan, Lakshya Gems, LBJ Jewellery, Leslie Donn, London Pearl, Midhaven, Lido Pearls, MG Diamonds, RE Morrish, The Old Farmhouse Jewellery, Paradise Jewellery, Perfection Jewellery, Sea Gems, Reeves & Reeves, Rodney Holman, Ronin Jewellery, Scream Pretty, Silver Arcade, Silver Del Sol, Silver Gallery, Silver Jewellery Cavern, Siren Silver, Spoke 925, Studex UK, Town Talk Polish, Victorian 925 Silver, Zeina Hariri Jewelry, and many more.
Julie Driscoll, Divisional Managing Director, Spring Fair & Moda said; “The feedback from our wonderful exhibitors and visitors has been phenomenal. They love the alignment with Moda and Spring Fair. We know we can offer the best experience, the best platform for buying, and the best return on investment, as well as the support and care that comes with our heritage and experience in delivering the best home, gift, fashion and jewellery shows. To ensure the greatest possible experience for visitors and exhibitors means a diverse product offering so everyone across the supply chain has a home at Spring Fair during the key buying period. Many traditional high street jewellers are diversifying and the treasure trove of product at Spring Fair is compelling. We will continue to build on our jewellery and watch offer and look forward to welcoming everyone back for Autumn Fair in September 22.”
With many exhibitors reporting their best show ever, the mood has been upbeat and positive throughout the 4-day show. Here’s what a selection of Jewellery & Watch Edit exhibitors have said…
Lorraine Thomas, Lido Pearl; “It has been an excellent show, we have met some wonderful new customers and are really pleased with the quality of buyers who have been upbeat and enthusiastic, have been looking for new products and buying at higher price points. Spring Fair has had a great buzz to it and there is an air of confidence. I came not sure what to expect, however it has been refreshing to get back and meet with retailers. We have booked to come back for Autumn Fair later this year, and Spring Fair 23.”
Emma Perkins, Kali Ma Designs; “It has been fantastic, the best Spring Fair we have done in years. We have seen a great cross sections on accounts, new, existing and some returning. Retailers have been positive and optimistic that this will be a good year for them, we look forward to doing it all again at Autumn Fair.”
Anne Morrish, RE Morrish; “Having exhibited at every Spring Fair, we were not sure what to expect this year, however we have been very impressed with there being more visitors than we thought there would be. More Jewellers should exhibit and build on this following two lost years and make this is the show we all deserve.”
Tribal Steel, Alison Hargreaves; “It has been a buoyant show, where we have seen upbeat customers, it has been one of the nicest experiences and best shows we have done in years. Our average order value is up and we have written double the business we expected. Our menswear collections in particular have gone really well, we are coming back to both Autumn and Spring Fair.”
Gary Bryant, Goodman Bros; “It has been so good to see people again, meet up with old friends and be back to normality. We have picked up some nice new customers including some from further afield. Overall, it has been much better than we expected and have signed up for the next show.”
Simon Clarke, Clarke Manufacturing; “We have had a great show, we have been pleasantly surprised at the footfall, we are grateful to all those who visited. We are looking forward to the next show and it going from strength to strength.”
Lindsey Straughton, Head of Communication and Industry Liaison, National Association of Jewellers said: “It’s been very busy on the NAJ stand, we’ve signed up new members, people have been very interested in the educational courses, the NAJ summit and our awards. The new move, new halls, leads to new opportunities.”
For further Spring Fair information please visit www.springfair.com.
Autumn Fair takes place from 4th – 7th September 2022 at NEC Birmingham. Visit www.autumnfair.com for more details.