Independent sales agent Philippa Goodchild has been appointed to represent the labels from award-winning British bridal brand GAIA.
Philippa’s career in the bridal industry has spanned both retail and wholesale, having been a bridal consultant prior to joining Madi Lane where she was instrumental in the brand becoming firmly established in the UK market. Philippa subsequently founded The Bridal Crush, a sales agency dedicated to working with British designers which has worked with the likes of Kate Fearnley and Love and Liberty.
As an extension of the team at GAIA, Philippa will be supporting the brand’s retail partners in the UK and Ireland, providing in-store and video-based product training, inventory reviews, buying advice, and merchandising and marketing support in order to help them maximise their return on investment, as well as working to expand the brand’s labels in regions where they are currently under-represented.
Commenting on her new role, Philippa says: “I am extremely excited to have teamed up with GAIA. While their collections are stunning, beautifully made and offer a compelling proposition for retailers and brides alike, I also love that we share the same ethos and believe in building strong partnerships with our stores to deliver mutually beneficial results.”
“Philippa’s experience of working with both brides and brands, combined with a positive mindset and a passion for seeing the UK bridal industry grow and flourish, makes her a great fit for GAIA,” says GAIA Designer and Co-Founder, Maria Ryan. “We’re delighted to work with her to strengthen our partnerships with our existing stores and build relationships with new ones to grow the GAIA labels.”
To view the latest collections from GAIA and The One by GAIA, contact Philippa on +44 (0)7305 712773