TRADE SHOWS

Swimwear Companies Dive Into New Business at SwimShow

By Andrew Asch | July 23, 2015

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—SwimShow, the biggest North American trade show devoted mostly to women’s swimwear, made a splash in the fashion world when it ran at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

MRket Rolls Out The Hub for New Events, Activities at New York Show

MRket, the menswear show organized by Business Journals Inc., will kick off a video series, a photo studio, a book signing and a Beam pop-up shop at The Hub, the trade show’s new interactive area set to bow during the July 19–21 show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York.

Sold Out CALA San Francisco Show

Sold Out CALA San Francisco Show

When CALA San Francisco returned to Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion in San Francisco for its second run June 16–17, it also was the second time for the show’s new open-booth format.

Coast Trade Show Adds Nashville to the Lineup, Changes 2016 Schedule to Coincide with Miami Swim

Coast, the men’s and women’s contemporary trade show based in Miami, has added a new venue to its roster of shows: Nashville, Tenn.

LA Market Draws Low Foot Traffic But Committed Buyers

LA Market Draws Low Foot Traffic But Committed Buyers

It looked like a typically lightly trafficked June market, but exhibitors reported seeing committed buyers from across the state and across the country—as well as a few from Japan—during the June 8–11 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market.

Parking Lot Thefts Prompt New Security Measures at the CMC

A car was broken into and later stolen from the California Market Center in Los Angeles shortly after business hours on May 27.

Former Agenda Head to Run Karmaloop

Seth Haber, a former partner with Agenda trade show, headquartered in Los Angeles, is heading to the retail side of the streetwear business.

Apparel Production Inches Up in Central America Due to Quick Turnaround


Apparel Production Inches Up in Central America Due to Quick Turnaround


This year’s Apparel Sourcing Show in Guatemala opened with more foreign flavors to its vendors and a political scandal swirling on the national front.

Bigger Brands, Bigger Venue

Bigger Brands, Bigger Venue

Venue, a trade show that started as a platform for emerging streetwear brands, went on a growth spurt for its May 19–20 run.

Salon Allure to Expand and Rename Itself Hammock, Runway Shows Planned for Miami

After five years producing the boutique swim trade event Salon Allure, Rick Fatzinger, the event’s managing partner, announced that his team will double the size of the event and rename it Hammock.

Salon Allure Trade Show to Expand and Rename Itself Hammock

After five years producing the boutique swim trade event Salon Allure, Rick Fatzinger, the event’s managing partner, announced that his team will double the size of the event and rename it Hammock.

Rules of Attraction: Tips and Advice for Getting Attendees to Visit Your Trade Show Booth

California Apparel News recently caught up with several trade-show organizers to ask for tips and advice for exhibitors looking to generate excitement and attract more buyers at the trade show.

Shop & Dine

Shop & Dine

Here are a few suggestions on the new restaurants and up-and-coming boutiques found in some of the major cities on the trade-show circuit.

Miami’s SwimWeek Fashion Shows in July on Hiatus, but Trade Shows Will Continue

IMG, which used to organize the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim runway shows, puts the Miami Beach event on hold.

3D-Printed Fabric and Washable LED Screens Among the Innovation Awards Winners at Techtextil

New developments in technical textiles and machinery were high- lighted and honored during the recent Techtextil and Texprocess shows in Frankfurt, Germany.

Moda 360 Bows Alternative Trade Show

Moda 360 Bows Alternative Trade Show

Moda 360 took a bow at The New Mart showroom building in downtown Los Angeles on April 25.