Top Drawer is one of our favourite trade shows to exhibit at, and this time round it certainly did not disappoint. We had a fabulous show, we love seeing our existing customers, who have become our good colleagues as Life of Riley has grown.
We also met many new people including luxury hotel owners, interior designers, palace shop owners, TV and film companies looking for props, international retail consultants, boutiques, museum representatives, and stationary specialists. It was exciting to meet so many individuals from such different walks of life, all wanting to stock our leather collection. Keep your eyes peeled, you will be seeing our products in a variety of locations!
It was lovely to catch up with our international contacts, Erin from HardToFind Australia, and Melanie and Amy from a start up venture in Singapore. We made more plans for the Christmas period and ahead.
The feedback on our new lines is always very interesting to hear. The Leather Hip Flask was without doubt our most popular item, followed closely by the Leather Drinks Case which has gone from being a niche product to a value bestseller.
The other stands were also a source of inspiration – some of the stand designs were creative and unique. We even managed to find some wonderful quirky Christmas paper that we will be using to wrap our Christmas orders.
We are feeling fired up for the next show, and are already thinking about ideas for our next stand, which incidentally is now booked Stand M69 Top Drawer January from 17-19th January at London Olympia!