In 1998 there wasn’t much to get excited about in the retail world and certainly not in accessories. The stores were awash with head to toe black and the accessories offer was equally bleak and minimal. On frequent trips to the USA, Angie saw first hand how a new generation of emerging talent were creating what THEY wanted to see and wear. Innovators like Tarina Tarantino, Me & Ro, Gurhan, Smashing Grandpa and Ficcare pioneered looks that launched a generation of designer entrepreneurs, most of whom are now familiar names in retail. Sensing this sea change, Angie started her agency to introduce these designers into the UK and international markets.
ANGIE has consistently scouted and launched NEW talent and their brands internationally. With over 25 years of experience, Angie is Ideally located in central London to interface with markets in the EU, Middle and Far East.
Angela Leslie Agency services provide support at every level for designer brands pursuing international growth. Bespoke services for representation include:
- communication strategies
- sales analysis
- product development and
- brand consultancy
Personally overseeing every aspect of brand launch from direct wholesale to accounts and A&R, Angie takes each designer in hand and advises strategic planning for growth, visibility and profit. Retail and market planning are invaluable tools to help educate and equip designers when preparing to enter foreign markets. Key relationships with bold name retailers include :
HARVEY NICHOLS ( UK and international locations)
FORTNUM AND MASON
FENWICK NEW BOND STREET
LE BON MARCHE
as well as independent retailers throughout the EEC and Far East