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TRADE SHOWS

‘Optimistic’ Outlook at Fashion Market Northern California

By Alison A. Nieder | April 7, 2016

Booth space was sold out at the April 3–5 run of Fashion Market Northern California, which is held at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, Calif., and attendance was on par with last April, according to Suzanne de Groot, executive director of the show.

Wholesale Jewelry Show IFJAG Bows in Las Vegas

Long-running wholesale jewelry show IFJAG debuted its first Las Vegas show during its Feb. 15–19 run at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

Scene in Vegas

Scene in Vegas

Coverage of the Las Vegas trade shows

Big Growth at Materials Shows

Two big trade shows that display raw materials and components for footwear, fashion, high-tech and the automobile industries have grown by 25 percent over the last year.

Capsule: Forum for Emerging Style

Before the Capsule trade show started its run Feb. 15–17 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, two of the show’s vendors gained some fashion-industry buzz.

Offprice Busy

Activewear styles, plus sizes and medical scrubs were important categories at the 43rd Offprice show, which was held on the first level of the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Good Biz at Curated Liberty Show

The Diesel and Will Leather Goods brands made their debut at the recent run of the Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs trade show, which ran Feb. 15–17 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Curve@MAGIC Debuts New Format for Lingerie/Swim

This season, rather than show in an enclosed space next to WWDMAGIC at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Curve@MAGIC was held within WWDMAGIC in an area easy for buyers to spot with large signage, balloons and strings of pastel panties between the booths.

Agenda: Streetwear Rebound

Streetwear and art brand 7th Letter made a return to Agenda after a three-year hiatus. In 2013, the brand opened the 7th Letter Gallery on Los Angeles’ Fairfax Avenue, where it also exhibits art.

Pool Relocates Within Project

After several seasons moving around the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the Pooltradeshow has a new home within the Project show at Mandalay Bay.

Busy at Stitch, Accessories The Show, MRket

Exhibitors at the trio of shows organized by Business Journals Inc. were generally happy with the wide aisles, ample space and airy ambience at the event, but that great environment didn’t prevent retailers from riding a wave of caution.

With New Owners, WWIN Stays Consistent

Even though the Women’s Wear In Nevada show has a new owner, not much changed at the jam-packed event, where women’s clothing and accessories filled six ballrooms and two large meeting rooms at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino.

Bright Lights and Music at WWDMAGIC

The energy was high at the WWDMAGIC show held Feb. 16–18 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Show Floor Expands at Sourcing at MAGIC

More than 40 countries from around the world set up booths in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center for the Sourcing at MAGIC trade show, held Feb. 15–18.

Diverse Mix at Project, Project Womens, The Tents and The Collective

Buyers visiting the Mandalay Bay Convention Center had a lot to see during the Feb. 16–18 run of trade shows produced by MAGIC and Project parent UBM Advanstar.

D&A to Launch U.S.–Made Concept in Partnership With N.Y. Economic Development Group

At the September run of Designers and Agents in New York, a new concept will bow showcasing designs that are made in New York.