Buyers Laud Creative Offer at Première Classe and Bijorhca

PARIS — An eclectic combination of craft designs, color and natural motifs and materials were some key trends at the recent accessories trade shows here, perhaps synonymous with the more vibrant mood that was evident on stands and among buyers.
Visitor numbers at Première Classe and sister apparel show Who’s Next, held at the Porte de Versailles from Sept. 8 to 11, grew 10.1 percent year-over-year to 42,122. Concurrent jewelry event Bijorhca, also at the sprawling exhibition center at the south end of Paris, saw an equally sharp uptick in attendance with its repositioned offer, with foot traffic up 10 percent to 13,070.
“Both Première Classe and Who’s Next were more qualitative and better organized,” observed Stéphanie Clairet, in charge of accessories collections for Printemps. “There was an extensive offer in creative jewelry and interesting new [propositions] in hats and textiles. There were few new brands, but among those there were, we had some pleasant surprises that we will be following,” she said, adding that the retailer would not, however, be adding new accessories brands for its spring lineup.
While many buyers were still choosing to play it safe, citing stable budgets and a cautious outlook due to a lack of visibility on

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Source: Women’s Wear Daily
Buyers Laud Creative Offer at Première Classe and Bijorhca

Buyers Laud Creative Offer at Première Classe and Bijorhca

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