We packed our bags and headed for the 'Old Smoke' to show our wares at Top Drawer. This is a huge trade fair in Olympia and a chance for us to show our range to lots of boutiques, big and small as well as some department stores.
We showed our entire range of belts and a selection of handbags suitable for Spring and we 'launched' our new 'Viola' bag. Other than showing the Viola to our parents, off-spring and some good friends (who are far too lovely to be negative in any way), it was the first time we had put it out for some genuine feedback. We did have to pinch ourselves as we couldn't believe how many lovely comments we got including "Oh look there's that bag, oh I noticed you wearing it while we were in the coat queue this morning, oh it's meant to be! When will it be available? Can I take a card..."
By the way, the answer is mid March and we will give our newsletter subscribers first warning as we may not have a huge number for sale on the website to begin with.
Rachel and I were REALLY thrilled to meet some of our lovely new stockists and really look forward to working with them. We hope to put some information about them on the blog as we go along! A few pictures from the show...