Comp Shops – Fashion Inspiration from New York

In April, Haddow Group will be browsing the array of recently bought samples from our global comp shops. From New York to Palma, Paris to Miami, our samples help showcase the most pioneering concepts and innovative designs. Haddow prides itself on continuously curating and sourcing new products. Customers have access to all our samples at events and design meetings, with many comp shop products informing their own ranges and fuelling more ambitious fashion design inspiration.

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Comp shops have also previously taken place in Barcelona, Antwerp, London and Ibiza. The most recent comp shop took place in New York. A city renowned for diverse and premium fashion products that are cutting-edge for a number of reasons. This location has provided us with nightwear, swimwear, loungewear, lingerie and activewear across our ladies’, children’s and men’s consumer departments. In short – it was an excellent trip with some very exciting outcomes!

New York has excellent children’s wear, with us finding incredible textures, trims, applique concepts, embellishments, striking 3-D details, ruffles and print designs. The premium childrenswear offering is extremely inspirational and a day was dedicated to selecting samples of this nature. Ladies’ samples showcase unique ribs, finishes and innovative shapes. Haddow Group also found ladies samples with amazing print ideas, stylish activewear in interesting fabrics, premium high-shine swimwear, original strap concepts and lingerie with beautiful lace details.

We have also taken huge inspiration from the New York men’s samples. They demonstrate interesting prints, more contemporary shapes and pockets, unusual drawcords and fabric finishes, with some swimming trunks showcasing embroidery. To see our samples in person and help inspire your own fashion products, please get in touch with a member of our team to arrange a meeting.

Within our initial design meetings, customers have the opportunity to look at new samples and help build a range or a design around a concept they may have otherwise been unaware of. Comp shops also provide an excellent understanding of the current market. The factories we use have specialised capabilities and Haddow Group can accurately match your product to a location that is expert at any specific or more complicated feature. These initial meetings are crucial for buyers in the fashion industry.

Haddow Group also attends trade shows and exhibitions, and are not just dedicated to finding the newest comp shop samples, but also excellent factories, mills and valuable contacts from across the world.

Opportunities with Haddow Group

If you want to touch, look and browse these samples in person, our team would be delighted to set up an initial design meeting. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch regarding swimwear, nightwear, lingerie, loungewear and activewear – across all cost requirements and quantities.

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Get in touch for more information or to arrange a call with one of our Account Managers.


Haddow Group l Lister Mills l Heaton Road l Bradford l BD9 4SH

(for sat nav, use BD9 4RY which brings you to Lister Food Stores opposite our main entrance on Heaton Road)



01274 360400

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