TRADE SHOWS

Consumer-Focused ComplexCon Expands to Chicago

By Andrew Asch | December 13, 2018

Reed Exhibitions gave a vote of confidence to its consumer-focused event ComplexCon, recently saying it would expand the show to Chicago after producing the pop-up retail market and hip-hop concert event in Long Beach, Calif., for a few years.

More Moves Toward U.S. Resources During Sourcing at MAGIC

At the Aug. 12–15 edition of Sourcing at MAGIC, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the aisles that led through international suppliers seemed quiet this year.

Bargain-Basement Prices Bring Orders to Offprice

Discounters, retailers and boutiques were looking for below-wholesale steals during Offprice, which ran Aug. 11–14 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

WWDMAGIC Creates Experiences for Bricks-and-Mortar to Align With Online

As buyers and exhibitors grow increasingly interested in blending business with new experiences, organizers are expanding the reach of WWDMAGIC by offering more ways for buyers to learn and connect.

Project: Big Show and New Sections

Project introduced new sections to the sprawling Aug. 13–15 show devoted to men’s styles at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

The Collective Has Steady Business

Sequined tuxedo jackets, rock ’n’ roll T-shirts, leather belts and basics. The Collective gave space to a myriad of different men’s styles when it ran Aug. 13–15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

The Tents Makes a Show for Designer + Contemporary Menswear

The Tents, the Aug. 13–15 boutique event devoted to designer and contemporary menswear brands, gave vendors at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center a chance to catch up on deals they had started at other shows.

Curve Las Vegas Appeals to Retailers From Across the Country

Loungewear and swimwear were front and center at Curve Las Vegas, a compact show held Aug. 13–15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Pooltradeshow Attracts Creative Companies

Matt Fellows is an artist who takes his sketches and transfers them onto blank T-shirts, which wholesale for $16. He started his MNKR Brand label in Los Angeles 15 years ago and has been a regular at the Pooltradeshow ever since.

Project Womens Takes Off With Lots of Business and Buzz

It was pajama-game time at Project Womens for Ban.Do, a 10-year-old Los Angeles accessories label that has been branching out into lifestyle items, apparel and, now, pajamas.

New and Old Lines Exhibiting at Stitch

Priscilla De Leon didn’t decide to exhibit at Stitch, the womenswear show, until three days before the event opened at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

European Brands Are the Main Focus at FMNC

European Brands Are the Main Focus at FMNC

Even though the Fashion Market Northern California show was right after the big shows in Las Vegas, the three-day event in San Mateo, Calif., was a time to focus on European lines.

Wide-Ranging Shows in Las Vegas Keep Retailers Busy

Sustainability and combining e-commerce with bricks-and-mortar stores were topics that were front and center at the recent Las Vegas trade shows, which opened on Aug. 11 and closed on Aug. 16.

A Better Economy Means Better Orders at the Las Vegas Trade Shows

A Better Economy Means Better Orders at the Las Vegas Trade Shows

The conglomeration of apparel, footwear and accessories trade shows, which twice a year invade this city in the middle of the desert, filled the town with thousands of visitors from all over the world under a blistering sky where the temperatures reached up to 105 degrees during the day.

Agenda and Liberty Fairs Moving to Downtown Las Vegas

Agenda and Liberty Fairs are packing up their bags and moving out of the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

The Store and On:Line Launch to Enhance Buying Experience in Las Vegas

Visitors to the UBM-produced Las Vegas shows WWDMAGIC and Curve Las Vegas will find new shopping experiences for women’s apparel during the Aug. 13–15 run of the shows.