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TRADE SHOWS

Quiet August Market in LA Yields Immediate Orders, Out-of-Town Business

By Alison A. Nieder, Andrew Asch, Deborah Belgum | August 3, 2017

August market in Los Angeles is typically a quiet affair, with exhibitors and buyers navigating a crowded trade-show schedule that includes the massive Las Vegas trade shows later in the month.

Upscale Offprice Show Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale Planning to Expand to Women’s for Second Run

The inaugural run of Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale, the upscale off-price trade show, showcased a tightly curated mix of 70 upscale menswear brands and drew buyers from Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Century 21, Tiger Trading, Harry Rosen, Steinmart, TJX Co., Burlington, Ross Stores and Nordstrom Rack.

LA Majors Drives Biz Despite Market Doldrums

LA Majors Drives Biz Despite Market Doldrums

Meetings were held and orders placed during the April 3–5 run of LA Majors Market at the California Market Center showroom building in downtown Los Angeles, but a steady drumbeat of tough retail headlines underscored many conversations during the market.

Retailers, Brands Sign Up for MAGIC’s First Stop in Japan

Trade-show giant UBM Americas is preparing for the launch of MAGIC Japan, a joint venture between the MAGIC trade show and JFW-International Fashion Fair, the biannual apparel trade show organized by publisher Senken Shimbun.

LAMM Brings In The New

LAMM Brings In The New

LA Men’s Market has been producing trade shows since 2013, but the recent March 28–29 run of the show at the California Market Center looked to freshen up the show and bring in the new.

Co-Working Creative Space to Open This Summer in the California Market Center

Construction workers are just starting to put up the walls for a new co-working area by IgnitedSpaces, which will take up an entire floor in one of the California Market Center buildings.

Sprawling LA Market Draws Wide Range of Buyers

Sprawling LA Market Draws Wide Range of Buyers

For many buyers and exhibitors, the March 13–16 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market was the last stop in a long trade-show season that included shows three weeks ago in Las Vegas and New York.

Shahid to Lead LAMM Trade Show

Longtime assistant show director Sannia Shahid was recently named show director for the Los Angeles Men’s Market. She will run the upcoming LAMM, which is scheduled for March 28–29 in the California Market Center showroom building in downtown Los Angeles.

Sourcing at MAGIC Shines a Light on Africa

The 56 booths in the African pavilion were filled with bright bursts of color where countries such as Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia displayed their various products.

Stitch Levels Out to Blend With Other Shows

Stitch, the show for women’s ready-to-wear fashions, found its groove.

Attendance Climbs at WWIN

The several ballrooms that make up the Women’s Wear In Nevada show at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas were packed to the gills with booths that sold everything from large colorful hats for church to slip-on sleeves to be worn under sleeveless dresses.

Positive Vibe Floats Through WWDMAGIC

The energy was high at WWDMAGIC, a vast young contemporary and trend-driven show held Feb. 21–23 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Celebs, Buzzing Business at Project

It was a time for celebrity endorsements at the Feb. 21–23 run of Project Womens at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Pooltradeshow Remains an Alternative

Pooltradeshow, which ran Feb. 21–23 at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Convention Center, kept its status as a trade show for fashion alternatives.

Agenda Introduces Enclave to Vegas

The Agenda trade show moved to a bigger hall for its Feb. 20–22 run in Las Vegas, but the spirit of the streetwear-and action sports–focused event remained similar to its past Vegas shows.

Post NY Fashion Week, Good Liberty Show for Krammer & Stoudt

Print media is still a powerful medium. Just ask the cofounders of the Krammer & Stoudt label.