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2-5 Sept 2018. Volume Opens 1 Sept
NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK

Retailer Stories




Autumn Fair attracts over 24,000 visitors, but just who are our visitors and how does a visit to Autumn Fair help inspire their business and stock their shops?

To find out, the Autumn Fair team went on the road and visited a number of our visitors far and wide with shops on the high street both big and small, to take a glimpse at what makes these independents and multiples extra special and how Autumn Fair plays a part.

To adorn and adore: Autumn Fair meets Gracegentle

With dreams of recreating the wonderful memories shop owner Denise Starkey had as a child rummaging through her Grandmother's house, Newark-based, Gentlegrace is Denise's homage to her late grandmother and all the unique products she’d find in her house.

Watch the video now and discover what delights Denise had found at Autumn Fair to create a retail heaven on the high street for all things gift and homewares.



Broadening Horizons: Autumn Fair Meets Fenwick

Home buyer Sarah Horsnell is a firm believer in the home being a sanctuary. Bringing a bit of whimsy and unusual styling to the home offering at Fenwick Colchester, Sarah helps her customers to fall in love with products that wouldn't be on their usual list of must haves.

Watch the video to discover the unexpected bestsellers Sarah found at Autumn Fair to spice up the display at Fenwick.


Celebrating ethical and sustainable gifts: Autumn Fair meets Fair Trader

We sat down with Mark and Sarah from Fair Trader in Holmfirth to hear the story of how the Fair Trader’s cooperative started as a way to celebrate and spread the good word on buying sustainable and ethically-made products by launching a dedicated retail space of their own.

Discover how Sarah looks to Autumn Fair to help fill the shop with beautiful fashion accessories, textiles, cushions and homewares that both embody the shop’s ethos and sells well during their busy Golden Quarter.


Like what you’ve seen? Check out the exhibitors at the show



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