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TRADE SHOWS

June Apparel & Accessories Market: Largest Show Since 2004 Welcomed Buyers From Coast to Coast

| July 5, 2022

Held June 14–17, buyers from all 50 states, Canada, and Mexico attended the Apparel & Accessories trade event in Dallas, which featured expanded space to accommodate new brands.

As trade-show organizers and producers who have weathered the pandemic as well as ongoing financial challenges, what is the new normal for how you do business?

As trade-show organizers and producers who have weathered the pandemic as well as ongoing financial challenges, what is the new normal for how you do business?

California Apparel News rounded up leaders of the industry’s top trade shows and asked them to share their insights and innovations over the past two-and-a-half years and tell us what the new normal will look like going forward.

Lady Liberty: Making its return

Lady Liberty: Making its return

Welcome back, Lady Liberty, to L.A. Market Week, which ran Oct. 10–13 at this historic building in the heart of the Fashion District.

California Market Center: Everybody was talking ...

California Market Center: Everybody was talking ...

Everybody was talking about what people will be wearing in spring ’23 during L.A. Market at the California Market Center Oct. 8–12.

Designers and Agents, The New Mart: the language of fashion

Designers and Agents, The New Mart: the language of fashion

Brands expressed their stories beyond the clothes at The New Mart during L.A. Market. The fashion community had a lot to say about Spring ’23 Oct. 10–13 in both the showrooms as well as at the Designers and Agents trade show, where retailers discovered the inspiration that led to the season’s looks.

Brand Assembly, Cooper Design Space: Fashion’s resilience

Brand Assembly, Cooper Design Space: Fashion’s resilience

Historically, crisis fosters extraordinary creativity, and Spring ’23 brought an abundance of new ideas at the Cooper Design Space Oct. 10–13, with the season’s new optimism felt throughout.

IMC Takes Home Executive Gold 100 Awards

IMC Takes Home Executive Gold 100 Awards

Autumn is when the leaves turn gold, and it’s also when International Market Centers harvests medals. IMC has received eight Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards, recognizing Atlanta Apparel, Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market among the 100 largest trade shows of 2021.

Atlanta Apparel Delivers With Variety and Vibrance

Atlanta Apparel Delivers With Variety and Vibrance

Attendees from 41 states, three U.S. territories and six international countries traveled to Atlanta Apparel,held Oct. 11–15, at the AmericasMart. More than 27 percent of the buyers were new to the market, and a high percentage of visitors hailed from the Southeast.

L.A Market Welcomes Buyers With a Brand-New Passion for Fashion

L.A Market Welcomes Buyers With a Brand-New Passion for Fashion

The place to be for fashion creatives, L.A. has once again become the “it” city. California cool was on point at Los Angeles Market Week, held Oct. 8–13, bringing the excitement back that everyone was missing.

Evolve and Flourish Marks Positive Change at LA Textile

Evolve and Flourish Marks Positive Change at LA Textile

Over 2,500 attendees experienced the evolution of fabric, design, innovation and sourcing at the LA Textile show, held Sept. 28–30 at the California Market Center. Domestic buyers included Reformation, Revolve, Disney, Skechers, FIGS and Karen Kane.

Refreshed, Renewed and Refocused

Refreshed, Renewed and Refocused

Coterie New York returned to the Javits Center in New York Sept. 18–20 with a show expanded both in data numbers as well as vision.

Bold Colors, Vibrant Patterns and Trending Textures

Bold Colors, Vibrant Patterns and Trending Textures

MAGIC New York, which was held Sept. 18–20 at the Javits Center,proved it is still worthy of its name, conjuring up traffic increases of 23 percent over February and 38 percent over last September.

Surf’s Up With Record Attendance at the Latest Edition of Surf Expo

Surf’s Up With Record Attendance at the Latest Edition of Surf Expo

The aisles were filled with excitement at Surf Expo, held Sept. 8–10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The watersports and coastal-lifestyle trade show had an energetic, fun and upbeat vibe reminiscent of pre-pandemic times.

LAFW Returns With  New Owners and a  New Agenda

LAFW Returns With New Owners and a New Agenda

If you’ve been around long enough, you probably recall the early days of Los Angeles Fashion Week with either a fond smile or a roll of the eyes.

CALA Show Bursts With Nostalgia and Luxury

CALA Show Bursts With Nostalgia and Luxury

Enthusiastic buyers from California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Washington shared good vibes at the second CALA Men’s & Women’s Show, held at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., Aug. 28–29.

Agenda Takes Vegas by Storm

Agenda Takes Vegas by Storm

With its continued focus on the newest, hottest trends in the skate- and streetwear community, Agenda once again offered its unique blend of established favorites with new and emerging brands to buyers from around the world.

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