Spanish womenswear brand Almatrichi is one of the over 80 brands at Yourbrandspace.com
Spanish womenswear brand Almatrichi is one of the over 80 brands at Yourbrandspace.com
 

04 Apr. 2012

YOURBRANDSPACE.COM WITH SUCCESSFUL FIRST QUARTER

Online sourcing platform Yourbrandspace.com announced its brand portfolio following its first three months of trading. The site aimed at fashion retailers now has over 80 brands, making it the largest B2B wholesale e-sourcing platform.

Retailers can sign up for free to access collections from brands across womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, lingerie and swimwear. Brands on the site include: Affinitas, Almatrichi, Almost Famous, Atelierprive, Andy Richardson, Badgeley Mischka, Bebe, Bestform, Bolongaro Trevor, Bourne, Boni Caro, Curvy Kate, Custo Barcelona, DSUK, Eco Boutique, Energie, Fever, Fraas, Gaudi, Guide London, Ivy Oxford, Jolaby, Klaya, Kate Fearnley, Konplott, L.2.Mae, Lamb, LILIFI, Louise Ferdinand, Love From Australia, LYDC, Me&Thee, Moontide, Memento, Miss Sixty, Numph, Palace London, Playfiul Promises, Redskins, RedSoul, Ruckfield, Smith & Canova, Seal Kay, Souve, Trikki, Timezone, WeSC and many more.

Emerging talents as such premium label L.2.Mae can be found on the site.
Emerging talents as such premium label L.2.Mae can be found on the site.
As well as becoming a new marketing channel for many established brands, Yourbrandspace is able to help showcase and promote new emerging talent, an area that they feel passionately about. One such emerging talent, which can be found on the site, is premium label L.2.Mae. Debbie Huntley, Founder, L.2.Mae: "Yourbrandspace is a fantastic initiative which is a huge help to emerging labels like myself. It gives us the opportunity to showcase our collections to potential buyers of whom we may not have known about. The team is always hand to give out tips on marketing & pr from their vast experience and knowledge, and help out at every opportunity to push the brands awareness further. Resources like this are invaluable to a new brand and I am extremely pleased that L.2.Mae gets to be featured within their site and progress our buying relationships further."

All brands on the site have signed up for a minimum twelve months to showcase their collections and gain monthly reporting on their specific brand page, in order to help them make strategic marketing decisions and gain enquires from retailers directly through the site. Ethan Wang, Marketing Manager at Anna Smith is already delighted with the number of enquiries they have received. “We began showcasing Anna Smith on Yourbrandspace around two months ago and are already really pleased with our ROI. Yourbrandspace.com has really filled a gap in the market and is helping brands and retailers come together 365 days a year. It is helping everyone in this tough climate."

And it is not just brands that are jumping on board. Buyers from across the globe, such as Galeries Lafayette, The White Bicycle, New Look, Six Whiting Street, Sarah Coggles, Brand Alley and The Dressing Room, are signing on daily. “As a new independent retailer Yourbrandspace.com will allow me to source products all year round” says Verity Kirk, Owner of Anything Ordinary Boutique. “It will be great to see new, smaller designers who may not be able to afford to take part in trade shows."

Louisa Valvano, Director at Yourbrandpsace.com indicated how the first few months have been whirlwind. “Following the launch of Yourbrandspace.com in December, we had always believed that the demand existed in the market for an online wholesale platform to fill the buying gap between tradeshows. We didn’t however expect the demand to come so thick and fast from both retailers and brands. We are extremely pleased with how responsive the market has been to the service we offer and are delighted we can fulfil the demand with some strong brands as well as up and coming designers and brands – which is what many of our independent retailers want to see.”

Yourbrandspace.com was launched in December 2011 by Samantha Bleasby, Former Event Director of Pure London and Louisa Valvano, former Global Marketing Director of WGSN. The site allows retailers to easily search for product by brand, product type, season, price-range and country. Buyers can build collections and create wish lists of products they wish to stock and contact the different brands all in a click of a button. It will help them find new brands to stock ,also allow them to more readily view some of their existing suppliers’ products and will help with both forward order/short order and in-season/stock buying. This is a free service. Retailers can register for free on www.yourbrandspace.com to start viewing collections.

WeSC and Trikki are some of the men's denim brands present at the courcing site.
WeSC and Trikki are some of the men's denim brands present at the courcing site.

Mona Schmadl

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