Moda 2016 feedback

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Another successful trade show. Thank you.

Continuing with our trade show season, this month we have just recently got back from Moda at the Birmingham NEC. It was a wonderful experience and we would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who were able to visit us over the three days.

Naturally with the Autumn/Winter season moments away, many of the customers who came to see us at Moda 2016 were preparing for the harshening weather conditions. We therefore saw trends in hats that would keep heads warm and dry when the temperatures dip. Our biggest seller at the show was our range of Harris Tweed caps EHT1. These remain a favourite year on year, featuring the famous Harris Tweed material that brings with it tradition and heritage. Our second biggest seller was our AK62, a more lightweight version of our Aussie style hat that is perfect for any outdoor junctures.

As with Home and Gift 2016 last month faux fur was very popular as a material, which is perhaps understandable since it keeps heads and ears cosy over the winter months. AW110 and AW141 in particular were very popular. As were faux fur fleece hats like A323 and A342. Style for next season was also catered for thanks to the purchases of our popular women’s beret A419.

We also had plenty of sales from our children’s collection. Novelty hats like C401, faux fur hoods like C310 plus babies’ hats like B228 were much favoured during the event. Finally we had sales on gloves like the traditional GL25/L and the tweed GL70.

Harrogate Home and Gift Invitation

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We hope to see you there!

As we mentioned in our previous newsletter, we are soon packing our bags and heading out on the road attending more trade shows. Our first port of call is Harrogate in North Yorkshire, once called the happiest place to live in the United Kingdom and the host of the exciting Home and Gift show 2015.

From the 19th to the 22nd of July, we will be waiting patiently for your presence at stand Q57, where we will be showcasing some of our new hats and accessories from the Autumn/winter range. We can’t give too much away this early, but these will definitely appeal to a broad range of customers. There’s truly something for everyone. As ever, this is also a great opportunity to get a look and hands-on feel for our great existing stock.

Normally it would cost around £20 pounds to attend this event but we are happy to announce that we can invite you to attend without even having to pay the entry fee. Entry for the event is free for all visitors who pre-register on the website before the show starts on the 19th of July.  This opportunity is open for anyone and can be found at www.homeandgift.co.uk/invite.

Once we have finished in Harrogate, we will be hitting the road again for MODA and Autumn Fair, both of which will be hosted in the excellent Birmingham NEC. Stay tuned for more news on what the most popular styles are and how well our new range was received.