Apparel Sourcing Week, 20 - 22 February 2020 - Bengaluru, India
18 - 20 February 2021
Bengaluru, India

Press Release 27 February 2020

7 Big Retailers & Brands in India Register for Visitation to ASW2020

With a promising portfolio of over 70 garment manufacturers from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Indonesia as well as 25 innovative fabric and accessory producers to its credit, the upcoming Apparel Sourcing Week 2020, touted to be India’s premier sourcing show, has grabbed eyeballs from all corners of the industry from across the world!
Today, we present to you some of the most illustrious retailers and brands operating in the Indian subcontinent, all geared up to connect with manufacturers from the Asian region.
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BESTSELLER – JACK & JONES, VERO MODA & ONLY
BESTSELLER India currently has 195 exclusive brand outlets and is present in over 812 shop-in-shops in external multi-brand stores throughout India. It markets and sells 6 BESTSELLER brands – SELECTED, JUNAROSE, ONLY & SONS, JACK & JONES, VERO MODA and ONLY – out of which, latter 3 have already registered to be at ASW 2020.
A leading producer of menswear in Europe, JACK & JONES – jeans being the lifeblood of the brand – prides itself in offering a carefully curated selection of fashion forward apparels, accessories and footwear for the modern man.
VERO MODA, launched in 1987 to accomplish a need for good quality, on-trend clothing at affordable prices, is today one of Europe’s largest clothing brands for young women. It entered India in 2010, and as of 2017, it has 67 exclusive brand outlets and 163 shop-in-shops and counting.
ONLY started operations in 1995 in Denmark, and forayed into India in 2010 in Mumbai. Its collections of high fashion westernwear – denims being brand’s USP – feature an inimitable, modern identity coupled with attractive styles and international class.
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BLACKBERRYS
It has been 25 years since the brand’s humble beginnings in the bylanes of Chandni Chowk, New Delhi. Ever since, Blackberrys has grown by leaps and bounds to redefine occasionwear. From starting out as a garment manufacturer, the company has evolved from a wholesaler to a retailer, and is today a leading fashion brand. Since the time of its inception, the brand has always served as a catalyst for success. From trousers, suits, jackets and blazers for formal occasions to bringing in khakis, shirts, denims, T-shirts and innerwear, shoes and accessories, Blackberrys has turned out to be a one-stop shop for men’s growing fashion needs.
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CELIO
Founded in 1985, Celio has become the leading men’s ready-to-wear brand in France and in other parts of globe. In constant expansion, it is present in over 50 countries with more than 1,100 stores. The brand offers fashionable and stylish urban fashion through its integrated style, responding to every desire and every moment of life. In 2008, Celio took an important international step by setting up in India – a country that now has more than 170 points of sale in the colours of the brand.
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DECATHLON
With an aim to make the pleasure and benefit of sports accessible to everyone across the globe, Decathlon Sports provides world-class products both for enthusiastic beginners and for passionate professionals at extremely affordable prices. In India, the company strives to give its best to help Indians play more by paying less for their sports equipment. Decathlon is committed to attract and nurture talent to create growth opportunities in-sync with its progress in India.
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MARKS & SPENCER
One of UK’s leading retailers, Marks & Spencer (M&S) offers stylish, high quality, great value clothing and home products, as well as outstanding quality foods, responsibly sourced from around 2,000 suppliers globally. It forayed into India in 2001, and in April 2008, the company formed a joint venture with Reliance Retail to form Marks & Spencer Reliance India with 51 per cent stake towards the parent brand Marks & Spencer. Since the brand’s first store in India in 2001, it has successfully opened 47 stores across various cities in the country, and is now present in metros and select Tier-2 markets.
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TRENT LTD. – WESTSIDE
Trent Ltd.’s vision is to design and deliver fashion and lifestyle brands, while always keeping it fresh. With over 200 outlets across Westside, Zudio, Landmark and Star Bazaar, bringing a modern retail experience to India is the brand’s beat. Established in 1998 as a part of the Tata Group, Trent operates Westside, one of India’s largest and fastest growing chains of retail stores. Westside is the Group’s lead fashion brand with over 22 labels all designed in-house, across womenswear, menswear, kidswear, footwear, lingerie, cosmetics, perfumes, accessories and home furniture.
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UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON
Benetton Group is one of the best-known fashion companies in the world, which is present in the most of the important markets with a network of about 5,000 stores. A responsible group that plans for the future and lives in the present – with a watchful eye to the environment, to human dignity and to a society in transformation – the Group has a consolidated identity comprising colour, authentic fashion, quality at democratic prices and passion for its work. These values are reflected in the strong, dynamic personalities of the United Colors of Benetton brands.
There is a lot to look forward to at ASW 2020 that will also host 9 seminars, 6 workshops and 8 open house discussions with industry experts, as well as 4 vendor sessions – 2 each from global as well as Indian retailers. Promising to be much more extensive and interactive in its second round, the event will take place at Bengaluru’s Sheraton Grand, Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center, from 18 to 20 June 2020.

About Apparel Sourcing Week 2020

Apparel Sourcing Week 2020, a three-day Sourcing Show not only provides the Asian manufacturers a platform to showcase their products & manufacturing capabilities to the Brands & Retailers from all over the world including India, but also extends them a chance to attend the multiple seminars (headed by industry experts), workshops, open-house discussions and networking opportunities organised during these three days, which would help the manufacturers get a better understanding of Indian and International Retail and evolving dynamics of sourcing in various markets and retail formats.

About the Organiser

Apparel Resources is well known for its benchmark publications – Apparel Online, StitchWorld and Resource Guide published from India, Bangladesh & Vietnam. These publications have been around in the industry for over 35 years, supporting, guiding and standing by garment exporters and the retail industry globally, providing them a platform to source better.