Recognised by designers, fashion buyers and industry experts as the UK’s leading fashion trade show, Scoop is an exclusive edit of sought-after fashion collections and emerging international designers, many of whom select Scoop as their only trade platform.
With an impressive line-up of the finest premium collections, Scoop is famed for its unique aesthetic. Carefully curating over 250 designer labels around outstanding works of contemporary art, Scoop offers visitors an unique and bespoke buying environment to discover a host of the new season collections.
Welcoming premium independents and department stores from across the globe, visitors to Scoop have included Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Bergdorf Goodman, Galeries Lafayette, Fenwick, Harvey Nichols, La Rinascente, Selfridges, Neiman Marcus, Beymen, Penelope, Printemps and Le Bon Marche to name only a few.
Karen Radley, Founder and Managing Director of Scoop, has had an extensive and multi-faceted career in the fashion industry spanning the manufacturing, retail and design sectors.
She first joined her father’s clothing and accessories business, Radley. After working for several years on the brand’s international sales Karen side-stepped to the manufacturing and design side using her years of trade experience to inform and support the role.
Having gained an all-round experience of the industry, Karen went on to manage the designer company Quorum, whose designers included Celia Birtwell, Betty Jackson and Ossie Clark. Karen was also instrumental in staging an exhibition of the work of Ossie Clark at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
In 2004 Karen founded her own fashion agency representing collections from DKNY, Fendi, Pringle, Missoni and Matthew Williamson which was then followed by the launch of Scoop in February 2011.