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Moda at Autumn Fair grows fashion accessories sector


Moda, located at the heart of Autumn Fair and the trusted destination for fashion, has announced exponential growth in the Fashion Accessories destination and will present hundreds of new collections at the next show from 1-4 September at the NEC Birmingham.


Ever-changing consumer trends have helped to grow the global fashion accessories market, making it one of the fastest growing segments. As stated by Statista, the demand for these products is thriving in countries such as the United Kingdom, France and the United States. The contemporary consumer is not just looking for accessories; they’re seeking on-trend, unique pieces that define their style and elevate their outfits.


According to WGSN, the modern consumer is in search of accessories that not only elevate style but also offer practicality and enduring value. Due to the cost-of-living crisis, the trend of gifting accessories has also gained prominence. More and more retailers are using fashion accessories to add depth to their stores – from garden centres to tattoo parlours and hairdressers. Brands are also pivoting away from holiday-specific items, focusing instead on designing durable products suitable for a wide range of occasions throughout the year. Versatility is emerging as a key criterion, with consumers looking for designs that can be worn for seasons to come. Addressing the growing demand for sustainability, forward-thinking companies are incorporating responsible materials such as ethical leather, plant-based alternatives, repurposed denim, and recycled metals into their seasonless accessory designs.


Soraya Gadelrab, Event Director of Autumn Fair says, “In this dynamic era of fashion, the global accessories market stands out as a beacon of rapid evolution, mirroring ever-changing consumer preferences. This flourishing market has become one of the fastest-growing segments in the past year.  Beyond the large demand for accessories, today's consumers seek on-trend, distinctive pieces that not only complement their style but also redefine their entire outfits. In this fast-paced environment it remains vital for fashion accessories brands to stay innovative and continuously keep up with the newest fashion trends to succeed within the sector.


“Steal the show with iconic accessories pieces and curated collections from Moda’s Fashion Accessories sector. It provides the perfect place to discover newness and elevate your ranges with the latest handbags, hats, scarves, hair accessories, socks, belts, luggage and costume jewellery.”


The growing sector at Moda offers the latest trends and styles from the most creative brands and designers including Soruka, Berber Leather, Black Yak, Reevo, Earth Squared, Fat Giraffe, Gemjar, Miku Jewellery, Mala Leather, Icon Watches, Das Impex, House of Tweed, Superbia Italy, Long & Son, Lua, Miss Milly, Miss Shorthair, Miss Sparrow, Eton Watches, Nova Leathers, Passion Accessories, MSH, Redbrick, Strathurie, Suzie Blue, Tempest Designs, That Leaf Company, The Bali Collection, Wholesale Alba, Zelly, JLY Luggage, and many more.


Discover a collection of handbags that caters to both classic and contemporary styles with esteemed brands like Berber Leather, Earth Squared and international brands such as Soruka. Explore collections of playfully designed classic and fine wool socks from Jess & Lou and Soctopus. Check out chic and on-trend hair accessories including headbands, scrunchies and hair clips; and buckle up with a quality selection of fine leather, cool canvas and stylish belts. Elevate your range with stylish fedoras, cosy beanies, wool scarves, cashmere and silk, fine leather and knitted gloves, from SSP Hats and Pure Fashions, and add the finishing touch with leather coin purses, chic card holders and sleek wallets from the likes of Ashwood Leather, Long & Son, and Mala Leather.


Luggage is another growth area for the show, and buyers will find both practical and stylish options with a range of trend-led suitcases, sporty backpacks, formal rucksacks and artfully designed tote bags. Exciting new brands such as Miku, Wholesale Alba, LuggAway, and The Bali Collection also make their debut, promising an engaging and innovative showcase that mirrors the dynamic shifts in consumer preferences and industry trends.


Mark your calendar to visit Moda at Autumn Fair 2024 to get an injection of seasonal newness during retail’s peak period. As retailers and buyers anticipate the year’s upcoming shopping seasons, Autumn Fair 2024 looks to make buying more seamless and successful than ever. From the latest trends in womenswear, gifts, fashion accessories, jewellery, greetings and interior decor, this is the show to shop if you’re looking to stay on trend and ready for the Christmas rush. As well as hundreds of the leading brands returning to Autumn Fair, over 25% of the exhibitor line-up is new and over 30% are exclusive to the show, making it the most exciting and biggest stocked trade show for the third quarter.


Traditional events such as trade shows are providing valuable platforms to new businesses looking to put their brands and products on the map - Autumn Fair has played a big part in helping to launch and support many businesses during its 30+ year history. Visit to find out more about showing.


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