Clarion Events has announced that Top Drawer, the industry’s most curated trade buying occasion, will return to a live format for its A/W21 edition.

Taking place at Olympia London from 12-14 September, the show, which is the largest buying event in the South, promises to reunite design-led brands, buyers and designers for unmissable trade opportunities for the first time in over a year.

“Over the past 12 months, we remained committed to providing our network of incredible buyers and brands with opportunities to connect, be inspired, and trade, which is what they have turned to Top Drawer for, for more than 30 years,” comments Zoë Bonser, Portfolio Director. “We saw some amazing success stories through our digital iterations of the show, however, for the full experience, we know just how important it is for buyers to see, try and feel products in person too.”

The A/W21 edition of Top Drawer will include the full range of show sectors, showcasing the very best names and products across gifting, interiors, greetings & stationery, fashion, children’s products, hand-made craft, and giftable food & drink.

Returning favourites include: 1973, Ace Tea, Aery Ltd, Also Home, Atlantic Folk, Bookspeed, Caroline Gardner, Chive, Clarity Brands, Costello & Hellerstein, Designed in Colour, Formahouse, Garden Trading, Grand Illusions, Hyggen Design Agency, Izipizi, Kikkerland, Little Concepts, Norse, Ohh Deer, PlayIn Choc, PR Home, Present Time, Raine & Humble, Selfie Clothing, Sevin, St Eval, Stone Marketing, T2, The Grown Up Marshmallow Company, and more.

The trade show will also welcome a host of debut exhibitors, such as David Fussenegger, Deluxe Home Art, Ela Life, HAM, House of Disaster, Orla Kiely (Allied Imports Ltd), Oyoy Living Design, RJB Stone and Wondercandle.

Bonser adds: “In terms of sourcing, networking and discovery, there’s a lot of exciting work happening behind the scenes to revolutionise these experiences for our audience, and we can’t wait for our community to be reunited for this exhilarating new chapter for Top Drawer and retail.”