Pitti kid 89 closes over 5,100 buyers
More than 5,100 buyers attended the 89th edition of Pitti kid, which closed its doors on Saturday 22 June. About 10 thousand visitors.
A year ago retailers were 5,350, with foreign countries at 2,450 (this time 2,400, from 80 countries).
“The recorded data tell us of a lower turnout of Italian buyers, widely anticipated – comments the general director of Pitti Immage, Agostino Poletto – in the order of -5-6%, more than acceptable in light of the internal economic situation and the transformation of the distribution sector, and they tell us of a substantial and significant stability of foreign data, with a slight and physiological decline of a couple of percentage points “.
“But as always – adds Poletto – numbers alone do not speak, or at least do not say everything. For example, they do not say that decisive markets for children’s clothing have increased in the Fortress (see the United Kingdom, the USA and France), from which the most important top buyers arrived, such as Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Childrensalon , Childsplay, Fenwick, Galeries Lafayette, Harrods, Kurt Geiger, Le Bon Marché, Neiman Marcus, Printemps, Selfridges and Smallable, just to name a few. Or that buyers of large malls have flown from Kuwait and Qatar to Florence, real commercial hubs for the Middle East and Western Asia. Positive markets such as Turkey, South Korea and Ukraine recorded positive performances. Or, again, that the best Italian and European names responded compactly to the call “.
As already happened at Pitti man, Germany has shown a marked slowdown, while remaining in the upper parts of the ranking of the top 20 markets at the fair in absolute terms. As for Russia, although it can count on 158 buyers and continuing to lead the chart, “for now it fails to give stability to its recovery in purchasing capacity. We will have to work on it all together, “concludes the d.g. of Pitti Immage.
With 150 buyers, Spain ranked second. Then United Kingdom (128), Germany (108), Turkey (98), Belgium (80), France (73), China (72), Holland (61), Ukraine (59), Greece (57), United States (46), South Korea (42), Portugal (36), Poland (35), Kuwait (35), Japan (33), Austria (32), Saudi Arabia (30) and the United Arab Emirates (30).