BREAD & BUTTER TRADE SHOW BERLIN
We are just back from an exciting few days in Berlin, checking out some of the hottest new brands and styles that will be making impact in 2014. Bread & Butter is one of the largest fashion trade shows in the world and is always intriguing to find out new brands to bring home to County Clare for you, are favourite customer! The trade show itself is magnificent, with all the top brands there spending a fortune on their stands and as a spectator, you become engulfed into a new fashion forward mini city for the few days. Each stand had some sort of unique wow factor, whether it be motor bikes, cut throat razor sharp barbers, design your own style walls, basketball or just an impressive display. Sneakers were making a big come back, whether it be New Balance, Reebok, Addidas, Diadora and more. They were all saying a straight cut jeans and a vintage pair of trainers. At the Gola stand, we designed our own pair of Gola shoes, inspired by the Clare hurlers. At the Carl Gross stand as pictured, they had some really sharp suits coming in 2014. Carl Gross would be one of the best made suits we have and they had some really nice grey and blue coloured suits coming in. It is great also to talk to other international and local Irish retailers who also make the trip out, about ideas going forward and how they got on over Christmas. So it wasn’t actually all fun and games! We got talking to some really great brands that we will be bringing home to Ennis and Kilrush. All international and well known brands. We have a few more that talks are still going on with and so we can’t reveal too much yet, but trust me, some top quality new products will be coming to Patrick Bourke Menswear in 2014. We are really excited about 2014 so watch this space! For more photos from the trade show, click on to our Facebook page!