As you'd expect the fashion industry is dominated by female consumers. However men are becoming more involved in this category.
Most of the visitors to London events are in the UK. However there is a healthy interest from countries closely connected to the UK like America and Europe, and even further afield from people in countries like Japan and China, who research fashion events before they travel to the city.
London's fashionistas tend to check in mid-week at work to plan their weekend, while they're more likely to be out and about on Saturday and Sunday rather than online
People often check early in the day to catch the newest listings and plan their day - or in the evening to browse and discover new interesting events and brands.
In the industry the focus of events is still shifting stock - and the hottest way for brands to engage face to face with consumers is to host sample sales and in-store events. However there is a diverse fashion scene in London and there are more other types of events in this city than anywhere else, particularly with the rise of branded fashion exhibitions.
Fashion events in London are often focussed around Mayfair and Oxford Street for high-end events, and in Hackney and Shoreditch for indie and emerging events. Fashion exhibitions are regularly hosted by the Fashion & Textile Museum in Southwark or the V&A.
The fashion industry in London has events all year round, but it's often quieter in January and August, and peaks towards Christmas. The Christmas peak is less pronounced in the UK than in US cities, with a stronger Spring/Summer event calendar.
Surprisingly Thursday is the most popular day for fashion event organisers to open their event in London, leading up to a strong weekend. Events rarely open in London towards the beginning of the week. Weekends in London are really important, unlike in New York where a lot of shopping happens on lunch breaks or after work.
The sample sale scene in London is distinctly focussed in two key regions - around Mayfair and particularly The Music Room on South Molton Lane for high end sample sales - and around Shoreditch, Hackney and particularly the Old Truman Brewery for emerging and independent designers.
Sample sales happen in London all year round but are mostly focussed on two key seasons - Spring and Winter. The Spring scene is long and spread out - starting from March and running through to July - but the Winter season is distinctly focussed on November and December Christmas shopping.
These London sample sales were the most popular on Chicmi in 2019.
|1||Mansur Gavriel Sample Sale (Feb 2019)|
|2||Diesel Warehouse Sale (Feb 2019)|
|3||Diesel Warehouse Sale (Apr 2019)|
|4||Diesel & GANT Warehouse & Sample Sale (Mar 2019)|
|5||Diesel Warehouse Sale (Jun 2019)|
|6||Diesel Warehouse Sale (May 2019)|
|7||Garrard Sample Sale (Mar 2019)|
|8||Diesel Warehouse Sale (Jul 2019)|
|9||Hackett Sample Sale (May 2019)|
|10||OAMC Sample Sale (Jul 2019)|
|11||EDWIN Sample Sale (Apr 2019)|
|12||True Religion Sample Sale (May 2019 - Jun 2019)|
|13||Sandqvist Sample Sale (May 2019)|
|14||Oscar de la Renta Sample Sale (Jul 2019)|
|15||Temperley London Sample Sale (Feb 2019 - Mar 2019)|
|16||Coast Warehouse Clearance Sale (Jul 2019)|
|17||Ally Capellino Sample Sale (Apr 2019)|
|18||Pretty Green Menswear Sample Sale (Jun 2019)|
|19||Uniform Wares Sample Sale (Jan 2019 - Feb 2019)|
|20||MATCHESFASHION.COM Clearance Sale (Jun 2019)|
These brands were the most popular in 2019, based on the popularity of London sample sales they were involved in.
|12||Oscar de la Renta|
|16||Aspinal of London||15|
These brands were involved in the most fashion sample sales in London in 2019.
|8||Lucy Choi London||19|
|9||Wild & Gorgeous||32|
These London venues were the most popular in 2019, based on the popularity of sample sales that they hosted.
|1||Chiswick Town Hall (Heathfield Terrace)||-|
|2||The Music Room (26 South Molton Lane)||1|
|3||Swiss Cottage Library (88 Avenue Road)|
|4||Showcase (12 Regent Street)||5|
|5||The BOX (4-6 Ram Place)||1|
|6||Protein Studios (31 New Inn Yard)||-|
|7||Hampstead Town Hall (213 Haverstock Hill)||5|
|8||WAC Arts (Hampstead Town Hall)||5|
|9||52 Brewer St (52 Brewer St)|
|10||Temperley (27 Bruton Street)||4|
|11||Uniform Wares (83-85 Paul Street)||38|
|12||The Hellenic Centre (16-18 Paddington Street)||3|
|13||Old Truman Brewery (Old Truman Brewery)||3|
|14||The BOX (4-6 Ram Place)|
|15||Imber Court (Ember Lane)||7|
|16||55 Baker Street (55 Baker Street)|
|17||Lucy Choi London Boutique (18 Connaught Street)||146|
|18||East Wintergarden (East Wintergarden)||6|
|19||Ash Showroom (91 Great Titchfield Street)||19|
|20||Carousel Next Door (35 Baker Street)||15|
These venues hosted the most fashion sample sales in London in 2019.
|1||Showcase (12 Regent Street)||7|
|2||Old Truman Brewery (Old Truman Brewery)||3|
|3||The Music Room (26 South Molton Lane)||2|
|4||The BOX (4-6 Ram Place)||2|
|5||Chiswick Town Hall (Heathfield Terrace)||2|
|6||Protein Studios (31 New Inn Yard)||-|
|7||55 Baker Street (55 Baker Street)|
|8||The BOX (4-6 Ram Place)|
|9||Hampstead Town Hall (213 Haverstock Hill)||2|
|11||Swiss Cottage Library (88 Avenue Road)|
|12||Grand Union Studios (332 Ladbroke Grove)||3|
|13||Old Street Station (Old Street Station)|
|14||AWAYTOMARS HQ (The Crypt at St Magnus the Martyr Church)|
|15||The Yard (89½ Worship Street)||5|
|16||St. Hilda's East (18 Club Row)||-|
|17||WAC Arts (Hampstead Town Hall)||129|
|18||Chelsea Old Town Hall (King's Road)||84|
|19||Koulla Constantinou (107 Oliphant Street)|
|20||Uniform Wares (83-85 Paul Street)||97|
How many bridal sales happened each month in London in 2019?
These London bridal sales were the most popular on Chicmi in 2019.
|1||Temperley Bridal Trunk Show (May 2019)|
|2||Betty Gets Hitched Bridal Sample Sale (Jan 2019)|
|3||Jenny Packham Bridal & Accessories Sale (Apr 2019)|
|4||Eliza Jane Howell Sample Sale (Jan 2019 - Feb 2019)|
|5||The Couture Gallery Bridal Sample Sale (Jun 2019)|
|6||Sabina Motasem Bridal Sample Sale (Jun 2019 - Aug 2019)|
|7||Sassi Holford Summer Bridal Sale (Jul 2019 - Aug 2019)|
|8||Grace Loves Lace Sample Sale (May 2019)|
|9||Phillipa Lepley Bridal Sample Sale (Jul 2019)|
|10||Sanyukta Shrestha Sample Sale (Jul 2019 - Aug 2019)|
|11||Charlotte Mills Pop Up (Mar 2019)|
|12||London Bride Sample Sale (May 2019)|
|13||Caroline Castigliano Spring Sample Sale (May 2019)|
|14||Blackburn Bridal Sample Sale (Mar 2019 - Apr 2019)|
|15||Caroline Castigliano Summer Sample Sale (Jul 2019 - Aug 2019)|
|16||The Wedding Dress Shop Sunday Sample Sale (May 2019)|
|17||The Mews Bridal Sample Sale (Jun 2019)|
|18||Pronovias Sample Sale (Jan 2019)|
|19||French Sole Bridal Collection Sample Sale (Jan 2019)|
|20||Condé Nast BRIDES x DryBy Nails (May 2019)|
These brands were the most popular in 2019, based on the popularity of London bridal sales that they were involved in.
|3||Eliza Jane Howell|
|7||The Couture Gallery|
|11||Grace Loves Lace||2|
|14||Blackburn Bridal Couture|
|17||The Pantry Underwear|
|20||TONI & GUY|
These London venues were the most popular in 2019, based on the popularity of bridal sales that they hosted.
|1||Temperley (27 Bruton Street)||-|
|3||Jenny Packham Boutique (3A Carlos Place)|
|4||Eliza Jane Howell (15 Connaught Street)|
|5||Caroline Castigliano (154 Brompton Road)||-|
|6||Behuli by Sanyukta Shrestha (59 Walham Grove)||3|
|7||Phillipa Lepley (48 Fulham Road)||20|
|8||Blackburn Bridal Couture (56 Tranquil Vale)||5|
|9||Sassi Holford London (82 Fulham Road)||7|
|10||The Mews of Notting Hill (18 Powis Mews)|
|11||230 Portobello Road (230 Portobello Road)|
|12||London Bride UK (203 Walworth Road)||2|
|13||Charlie Brear (35 Lonsdale Road)||16|
|14||The Wedding Dress Shop (173-175 Arthur Road)||21|
|15||KATYA KATYA (18 Park Walk)||7|
|16||Andrea Hawkes Bridal (65 Amwell Street)||7|
|17||Mirror Mirror Couture (56 Penton Street)||13|
|18||Fairytale Bridal (6 Fulham High Street)||19|
|19||The Couture Gallery (6 Campden Street )||1|
|20||Morgan Davies London (25 Agdon Street)||1|
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