TRADE SHOWS

Agenda, Liberty, Capsule launching Assembly Conference in Las Vegas

By Alison A. Nieder | November 9, 2017

Three apparel trade shows are teaming up in Las Vegas to launch a conference for retailers and brands that will feature keynote speakers and workshops as well as industry services and tools.

LA Textile Show’s Mix Includes Fiber, Fabric, Factories and More for Sourcing from Concept to Creation

Traffic ebbed and flowed during the Oct. 2–4 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show at the California Market Center, where exhibitors included just about every point along the apparel supply chain.

Majors Market Busy Despite Big Changes in Retail Industry

Department stores and big-box retailers are going through a time of incredible change, but salespeople working at the LA Majors Market, which is devoted to department stores and mass retailers, reported a busy pace during the Oct. 2–4 market at the California Market Center.

Coterie’s Wide-Ranging Mix of Apparel and Accessories

Coterie’s Wide-Ranging Mix of Apparel and Accessories

More than 1,000 apparel brands came to the Coterie trade show, which took place Sept. 17–19 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.

D&A NY: Focused on Specialty Brands and Independent Boutiques

D&A NY: Focused on Specialty Brands and Independent Boutiques

Though the news is rife with stories about internet retailers hammering bricks-and-mortar stores, at the Designers and Agents trade show, which took place Sept. 16–18, independent fashion boutiques—and the specialty brands they carry—were alive and well.

Shop.org Gages Power of Digital Commerce

Shop.org Gages Power of Digital Commerce

With the star power of Tyra Banks and Kobe Bryant making speeches, National Retail Federation’s Shop.org convention made the case that digital commerce was on a course to grow even more prominent with the help of burgeoning technologies such as voice technology, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

Surf Expo Dodges Hurricane to Showcase Summer 2018 Collections

Surf Expo Dodges Hurricane to Showcase Summer 2018 Collections

There were no registration lines at 9 a.m. on the opening day of Surf Expo and few vehicles in the massive parking lots at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center.

Serious Retailers Turn Out to Write Orders at Fashion Market Northern California

Serious Retailers Turn Out to Write Orders at Fashion Market Northern California

The August edition of the Fashion Market Northern California trade show is always the smallest of the event’s five annual shows because it is held just days after the humongous apparel trade shows wrap up in Las Vegas.

Pool Provides a Showcase for Up-and-Comers and Indies

UBM’s Pooltradeshow has always been a venue for independent and up-and-coming apparel and accessories brands. The Aug. 14–16 show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center returned to its prime location next to Project near the shuttle bus drop-off.

Sourcing at MAGIC: Focus on Vietnam

At the vast Sourcing at MAGIC show, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, it was around the world in more than 2,000 booths, not around the world in 80 days.

Offprice: Even Discount Retailers Feeling the Pinch

Bargain hunters should feel right at home at the Offprice show in Las Vegas, held Aug. 12–15 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

WWDMAGIC: A Trade Show with a Party Ambience

Attending WWDMAGIC, held Aug. 14–16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is much like going to a disco nightclub. The cacophonous vibes of various soundtracks emanate from booths displaying the latest in juniors and young-contemporary fashions.

WWIN: Retailers From Across the Country Crowd into the Show

Visitors at the Women’sWear In Nevada Show at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino were greeted by a long hallway lined with displays of women’s fashions being represented at the biannual show.

Project: Big Show Drives Biz Through Small “Neighborhoods”

During a time of great change for retail, Project continued to be a big show.

Liberty Expands Quest Section

Change was on the mind of Sam Ben-Avraham, founder of Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs.

Capsule; New Styles, New Floor Layout

High-end streetwear, fashion, denim and environmentally sustainable fashions for men and women were among the categories on display at the Aug. 14–16 run of Capsule at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.