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.
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.
Discounters, retailers and boutiques were looking for below-wholesale steals during Offprice, which ran Aug. 11–14 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
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 introduced new sections to the sprawling Aug. 13–15 show devoted to men’s styles at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
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, 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.
Loungewear and swimwear were front and center at Curve Las Vegas, a compact show held Aug. 13–15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 are packing up their bags and moving out of the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
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.