California Market Center Makes Big Push to Add More Exhibition Space

By Deborah Belgum | February 4, 2016

The California Market Center—the biggest apparel showroom complex in the Los Angeles Fashion District—is undergoing a metamorphosis by adding more mammoth exhibition space and consolidating showrooms onto fewer floors.

CMC Rebrands and Expands Shape Show to Become ALT

Shape, the activewear and athleisure show launched last year by the California Market Center, is changing its name and expanding its focus in 2016.

Show Draws Shoe Manufacturers Eager to See New Products

Show Draws Shoe Manufacturers Eager to See New Products

For the third season, the SoCal Materials Show has united suppliers from around the world in a two-day trade exhibit in Los Angeles.

2015 In Review: The Year in Trade Shows

This was a big year of change for apparel and textile trade shows as new players entered the market, new partnerships were formed and new categories opened.

MRket Partners With Equinox for New Activewear Section

MRket is diving into the activewear market with Move, a new section at the upscale menswear trade show.

High-End Accessories Show Coeur Moves to CMC

Coeur, the high-end accessories and lifestyle show, is moving to the 13th-floor Penthouse of the California Market Center for its March 14–16 edition during the Fall 2016 Los Angeles Fashion Market.

Newsmakers 2015

Newsmakers 2015

The people and events that made the news in 2015.

Newsmakers 2015: Swim Collective Launches Active Collective, Garners Competition from Cabana

This was a big year for Swim Collective, the 4-year-old Southern California trade show. In January, the trade show launched a companion event, Active Collective, which featured activewear and athleisure lines showing alongside Swim Collective’s swimwear brands.

Venue' s Canares Announces New Trade Show

Venue Trade Show founder Miles Canares announced Silk Show, a new event that will take a bow at the sprawling Asian American Expo, which is scheduled to run Jan. 16–17 at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

Mode City Shifting to Lyon in 2016

After eight years in Paris, French lingerie and swimwear trade shows Mode City and Interfilière will temporarily return to Lyon, France, for their July 9–11, 2016, run.

Shop & Dine

Hitting the trade-show circuit is a bit of an adventure. If you’re a buyer, it’s all about discovering that new clothing line that will sell through the roof. If you’re a vendor, it’s hoping that retailers love your collection and can’t get enough of it.

MAGIC Marketplace Owner Reshuffles Top Executives in Fashion Group

Nearly one year after UBM PLC acquired California-based Advanstar Communications, the organizer of MAGIC and several other apparel trade shows, UBM is making some significant adjustments to its executive lineup within the fashion group division.

Advice for busy trade show attendees

Trade shows offer attendees a wealth of opportunities, from business-to-business seminars and networking functions to the main event—walking trade shows looking for new products and trends. With so much for trade show visitors to do and see, we asked several show organizers how they recommend attendees budget their time at their trade shows.

Kingpins Amsterdam Encompasses the Denim Industry From Fiber and Fabric to Design Development and Finishing

Kingpins Amsterdam Encompasses the Denim Industry From Fiber and Fabric to Design Development and Finishing

Now in its second year in Amsterdam, Kingpins organizers have determined a few keys to success in running the boutique denim-sourcing trade show.

Indian Summer Tempers Buyers at Fashion Market Northern California

SAN MATEO, Calif.—Buyers were literally taking the temperature outside to see how much merchandise they needed as they visited the three-day Fashion Market Northern California show to browse Spring 2016 fashions.

Runway Show Producer, Style Fashion Week, Expands Into Trade Show Biz

After five runs as a solo event, Venue Trade Show’s streetwear grit set up shop with the gowns and sequins of Style Fashion Week.