The Fashion Buyers Lounge

Selling to retail stockists can be the best way to build a brand and scale up a business, however with so much competition, getting noticed by buyers and having the opportunity to even show them your collection, can be a challenge.


4th December 2019

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Worklife Camden
13 Hawley Crescent

FREE Business Club Members*
£20 Non-members

*Silver & Gold levels

• All booking is online on a first come first serve basis – book early to avoid disappointment
• Tickets must be booked in advance or you will be refused entry
• Business Club members receive a 20% discount but must reserve their place through the Eventbrite system using the promo code provided
• Booking is made via the Eventbrite online bookings system. Once you have confirmed your order, you will be directed to a secure Paypal website to pay.
• You don’t require a Paypal account to pay (you can use a credit or debit card), but if you do have a Paypal account, this can be used.
• Please print out your ticket and bring with you to the event.
• Participants are advised to arrive promptly otherwise the organisers may not allow them to join the session late as is disruptive to other delegates.
• Fashion Angel reserves the right to change the event advertised whether through the website www. or any other promotional material
• Bookings are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the organiser
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Join us for insider tips, and some pre-Christmas cheer at this inspiring and informal Buyers Lounge talk, our last networking event for 2019.

We’ll be joined by a super experienced panel including brand & retail consultant Maggie Smart & ASOS womenswear buyer Bianca Peltier  – other special guests TBC.

Chaired by Fashion Angel founder Alison Lewy, we will be discussing:-

Building a brand story
How to get noticed and approach buyers
How to find an agent
Trade shows vs showrooms vs agents
Pre collections/mainline – do you need both?
How current disruptive industry changes may affect the buying cycles

As usual there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to network with the speakers, Business Club members, and the Fashion Angel team.

This talk is a must for fashion, jewellery, textile, homeware and accessory brands looking to develop the wholesale side of their business.

BOOK NOW – places strictly limited and must be booked in advance.


Maggie Smart spent 15 years running Macandi Showrooms, a multi-brand fashion distribution business that managed sales and
distribution for clients including Folk Clothing. Since selling Macandi in 2014 Maggie splits her time between Folk Clothing and consulting. Maggie specialises in distribution and operational strategy for fashion retail brands

Bianca Peltier has been a womenswear buyer for ASOS for the past 7 years working within various product categories including trend led & tall & petite. She is currently the buyer for going out womenswear. Prior to this she was a buyer for Selfridges for both contemporary and casualwear departments.

Our venue once again is the fabulous Camden, a co-working space for freelancers and entrepreneurs in the heart of Camden.
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Refreshments and mince pies will be served

The session was fantastic – I got so much out of it and feel a lot more certain about the route I need to take in getting my product manufactured. Thank you so much.
Lissa, Perkies Bras
Thank you so much. I really enjoyed the workshop and I’m now using the information you’ve provided to push me in the right direction to get the ball rolling.
Tenneka Richards
Very useful workshop, engaging presenter and great workshop. I feel more confident to approach buyers now. Thank you!
Alyse Webster
There is literally nothing that could have been improved upon.
Roshni Mahtani, Alighieri Jewellery