August’s Moda Fashion Exhibitions was a huge success for Gloucester-based footwear distributor, Gardiners, with orders and visitors to the stand up on previous years. This season is one of the most colourful in store for many years, with footwear brands offering vibrant hot earth colours for Spring 2015. The ability to attract a diverse variety of retailers makes Moda, held at the NEC in Birmingham twice yearly, the perfect platform to launch the group’s core ranges.
Riva Shoes (part of the group) offered a raft of colours reflecting key trends from mint green to burnt orange, a must for every women’s wardrobe. Whilst Italian inspired classic clean lines remain its signature, the brand’s ballerinas, court shoes, moccasins and sandals are awash with ethnic influences for SS15.
The Flexx displayed a very strong collection of casual shoes and sandals at key price points with its characteristically flexible Mr Softy proving the best seller over the three days.
Gardiners UK label, Cotswold, is becoming a very strong brand in its own right, offering a great sandal range with canvas being best at show, and a terrific range of men’s shoes costing around £16.00 for great margin opportunity.
Paul Wheeler, Gardiners Group Sales Director said he was delighted to see so many new and existing customers at the show with a very complimentary response to our key summer collection. The sales teams are very excited to be showing the ranges at various stockrooms around the UK in the coming weeks.
Ben Gardiner, Group Buying Director said that with the new warehouse coming on steam, he is confident to offer customers a real tip top stock service that retailers expect from the group.
The new showroom is on its way to completion and sales managers are already taking appointments from retailers eager to visit and place orders, with 2015 looking to be another record year for the group.
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