TRADE SHOWS

CALA Show Sees Upswing in Retailers in San Francisco

By Andrew Asch | September 8, 2016

For Kenny Gandalfo, the San Francisco Bay Area trade show CALA was busy. He saw 24 accounts in two days at the most recent Aug. 30–31 run of the event.

Factory Direct Returns With Focus on Sourcing Opportunities for Small to Mid-sized Companies

Manufacturers looking for low-minimum sourcing and larger companies looking for domestic sourcing opportunities turned out at the Sept. 26–28 run of Factory Direct at The New Mart in Los Angeles.

LA Textile Show Draw Mix of LA Brands, NY Manufacturers and International Attendees

The Sept. 26–28 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show drew a diverse crowd.

New Off-Price Discount Show Debuts at the California Market Center

A new trade event that helps vendors get rid of old inventory or overstock got a small start at the same time buyers were flocking to downtown Los Angeles for the LA Majors Market.

Parking Lots Full, At Once Orders at LA Majors Market

Parking Lots Full, At Once Orders at LA Majors Market

The Sept. 26–28 Spring ’17 edition of the LA Majors Market ran at the same time as the LA Textile show, and it brought in a crowd to the California Market Center.

Between-Market format Works for Growing Region Trade Show The OC Mix

Providing a relaxed environment for regional contemporary brands and buyers, the OC.Mix Show saw a continued upswing in growth for its third edition, held Sept. 13–14 at the Irvine, Calif., headquarters of organizer Z Supply.

Milano Unica Bows in New Location, Eyes Possible Date Change in 2017

Milano Unica Bows in New Location, Eyes Possible Date Change in 2017

Exhibitors and attendees at the Sept. 6–8 run of Italian textile trade show Milano Unica were pleased with the show’s new location at Fiera Milano Rho, the massive convention-center complex located on the outskirts of Milan.

Attendance Up At Surf Expo

The surfing life has always been about the endless summer. However, the most recent run of the Surf Expo trade show, held Sept. 8–10 in Orlando, Fla., was the place to unveil Summer ’17 looks for action-sports and beach-lifestyle brands, such as Lira, headquartered in Anaheim, Calif.

Loyal Retailers Shop the FMNC Show in Northern California

The show floor at the Aug. 21–23 run of Fashion Market Northern California was not as full as the April and October events, but exhibitors said a faithful following of Northern California retailers shopped the floor and placed orders at the event, held at the San Mateo Event Center

Pooltradeshow: Show Floor Becomes Eclectic

More than a decade ago, Pooltradeshow started as a venue for new brands to gain a toehold in fashion, and during its most recent run at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Aug. 15–17 in Las Vegas it remained as a place for brands making their first run as well as those with eclectic style ideas.

WWIN Brings in Buyers From Across the Country


About 2,200 stores showed up for the Aug. 15–18 run of the Women’s Wear In Nevada show in Las Vegas, down some 5 percent from one year ago.

Offprice Sees Exhibitor Count Off

Booths at the Offprice Show in Las Vegas were selling merchandise at a bargain—designer sweaters for $7 and up and leggings for $2.50.

Sourcing at MAGIC Dominated by China


The vast Las Vegas Convention Center looked like the United Nations when the Sourcing at MAGIC show came to town Aug.

Los Angeles Manufacturers Pack WWDMAGIC


Boho chic was still a much sought-after look at the recent WWDMAGIC show, held Aug. 15–17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Project: Business Good: Traffic Even, Vendors Say

For Eric Martin, the most recent run of Project, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, was highly profitable.

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