The Mode Accessories Show

A couple of days ago, I attended the Mode Accessories Show, a biennial trade show for fashion and accessories. This is a strict wholesale show in that most of the booths just had samples of items for sale and took orders rather than doing Cash and Carry. The major accessories on display here were from manufacturers of accessories such as hats, handbags, belts, shawls, and most of all, jewellery. We’re talking about costume jewellery here, not the big-ticket diamonds and gold stuff. The buyers at this show are mostly the smaller boutique-type stores – you know the kind: the funky …