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An Exciting NYFW for John Elliott Includes Unveiling of Lexus Partnership

FASHION

During New York Fashion Week, Los Angeles designer John Elliott had an exciting Fall/Winter 2019 show, which included the unveiling of the Lexus X John Elliott partnership.

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Doing the Las Vegas Shuffle Proves Challenging

Las Vegas Wrap

An earlier date and some location switches kept buyers hopping at the recent array of apparel, textile, accessories and footwear trade shows held Feb. 2–7 in Las Vegas.

Liberty Exhibitors Remain Steady But Buyers Down

Trade Shows

Despite a move to downtown Las Vegas, Liberty Fairs did not see a decline in the number of vendors exhibiting at its recent show, held Feb. 5–7 at the World Market Center, said Sharifa Murdock, Liberty’s co-owner and partner. But she estimated that there was a slight decline in buyer attendance from a year ago.

Holiday Sales Miss Earlier Forecast

Retail

Holiday sales in 2018 were a bit of a disappointment.

Curve Las Vegas Launches New Section for Emerging Lingerie Brands

Trade Shows

At Curve Las Vegas, held Feb. 5–7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, organizers wanted to bring sexy back. With the addition of the Kinky Korner—an area devoted to showcasing luxurious, provocative lingerie from international and emerging brands—organizers introduced collections that did not have a booth at the show.

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Xabi Jeans Helps Factory Focus on Rebuilding Local Denim Industry

Delivering L.A. Denim

After leaving Mexico for the United States in 1987, Javier Marquez spent 19 years learning about Los Angeles’ local denim industry.

Stitch Offers Eclectic Mix to Buyers, But Exhibitors Want More Traffic in 2019

Trade Shows

During this February’s Stitch @ Project Womens, held Feb. 5–7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, buyers encountered an array of ready-to-wear offerings.

Conscious Fashion and Emerging Brands Reign at Project Womens

Trade Shows

While Project Womens was held much earlier than previous February editions of the show, buyers didn’t seem to mind the Feb. 5–7 dates for the event, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Show organizers said registration was up 2 percent over last year.

Camaraderie Among IFJAG Members Brings In Buyers to Las Vegas

Trade Shows

Exhibitors at the International Fashion Jewelry & Accessory Group (IFJAG) show, held Feb. 2–5 at the Embassy Suites in Las Vegas, were able to meet with buyers on a more intimate and personal level.

Pool Promotes Independent Brands with an Array of Unique Offerings

Trade Shows

The eclectic mix of goods available during Pooltradeshow, held Feb. 5–7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, excited buyers who were looking for unique items and artisan-crafted goods.

Beyond Yoga Hires Lynsey Cole to Lead Sales Strategy

Manufacturing

Athleisure brand Beyond Yoga announced the hire of Lynsey Cole as the director of key accounts and sales strategy.

Magic Mens Appeals to a Diversity of Styles

Trade Shows

Along the fringes of the MAGIC Mens show, held Feb. 5–7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Dean De Costa of Cotton Heritage exhibited his brand’s blank T-shirts.

Business Good for Many at Agenda Despite the Move

Trade Shows

When Agenda moved off of the Las Vegas Strip for its Feb. 5–7 show, it stepped into uncharted territory.

Project Tries On New Looks

Trade Shows

The sprawling Project, devoted to men’s contemporary styles and premium denim, introduced a new section called N:OW that focuses on new and emerging brands with a streetwear edge.

The Tents Attracts Major Buyers to the Boutique-Style Show

Trade Shows

Veterans and new vendors exhibited at The Tents, which is devoted to designer and contemporary men’s styles, cultivating a boutique environment with white-walled booths.

L.A. Becomes the Largest U.S. City to Ban Fur

Retail

The fur has been flying with the news that fur products cannot be sold in Los Angeles after 2020.

WWDMAGIC Puts the Fun Into the Trade-Show Scene

Trade Shows

Walking into WWDMAGIC is like walking into a warehouse of elaborately decorated stores with a huge party scene going on.

Sourcing at MAGIC Celebrates Chinese New York With a Dragon Parade on the Show Floor

Trade Shows

Sourcing at MAGIC has always been like a mini version of the United Nations. Countries from all over the world exhibit a wide-ranging collection of clothing, shoes, accessories, textiles and machinery.

OffPrice Adds New Section to Discount-Merchandise Trade Show

Trade Shows

New to the longstanding OffPrice show this year in Las Vegas was a section called Boutique Buyer.

Womenswear In Nevada Filled With Buyers Who Gathered for A Surprise Announcement

Trade Shows

Inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, the various ballrooms with exotic names such as Amazon, Brasilia and Tropical were packed with clothing and accessories that painted a vivid portrait of the vast apparel offerings sold in the United States.

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