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TRADE SHOWS

Business Makes a Big Splash

By Andrew Asch | July 24, 2014

The trend for women’s swimwear is getting skimpier, but the market for bikinis, one-pieces and coverups is becoming a much bigger business.

ENKVegas: New Business for Vendors

ENKVegas: New Business for Vendors

For Greg Garrett of the Black Swan fashion label, ENKVegas was a great show. The women’s show exhibited at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, and his label’s sales increased 35 percent compared with last February.

Project: A Giant at MAGIC

Project is one of the giants of MAGIC Market Week. It took up more than half the space of the gargantuan Mandalay Bay’s South Convention Center, which hosted 1,500 brands.

Sourcing at MAGIC Focuses on USA Products

Approximately 1,500 booths with 1,100 companies stretched out under the bright lights of the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

WWDMAGIC draws returning, new and international retailers

WWDMAGIC draws returning, new and international retailers

Exhibitors at the Feb. 18–20 run of WWDMAGIC at the Las Vegas Convention Center reported upbeat retailers from across the country and the world turning out to place orders for Immediate, Summer and Fall deliveries.

Pooltradeshow: New Location Divides Vendors

Pooltradeshow: New Location Divides Vendors

Freddie Rojas said retail traffic was slow, and he estimated that his sales might decline compared with the Pooltradeshow last February.

Offprice: Vendor Space Sold Out

Vendor space for the Offprice show was sold out for the Feb. 16–19 show, held on the lower level of the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Busy Start to Las Vegas Shows

Busy Start to Las Vegas Shows

Domestic and international retailers navigated the more than 20 events held across the city at this week's Las Vegas apparel, accessories and sourcing shows.

Première Vision Acquires Leather and Fur Show Cuir à Paris

Première Vision S.A. is growing its portfolio of upscale textile and trim trade shows, which includes Première Vision, Indigo, Expofil, Modamont, Tissu Premier and Fatex, with the addition of leather and fur trade show the Cuir à Paris.

Heading to MAGIC? What to Know Before You Go. A Q&A With Hal Rubenstein

At the center is the massive MAGIC Market Week, the multi-show lineup taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

MAGIC Promotes Griffin and Gallin

Advanstar Global, the company that produces the MAGIC Market Week trade shows, announced a pair of executive promotions.

Kingpins Puts LA Show on Hiatus Until July

Kingpins—the boutique denim trade show with editions in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong—is putting its Los Angeles show on hiatus while it concentrates on launching its newest show in Amsterdam.

Venue Finds New Home at the Cooper Design Space

Venue Finds New Home at the Cooper Design Space

There was a new venue and high energy for the second edition of the Venue trade show, which ran Jan. 29–30 on the 11th floor of the Cooper Design Space in downtown Los Angeles.

D&A to Open L.A. Show on Sunday Beginning in March

For the upcoming Los Angeles Fashion Week Fall ’14 season, Designers and Agents will open its show on Sunday, March 16.

Retailers, Brands Brave Snow to Scout Denim Trends at Kingpins

Retailers, Brands Brave Snow to Scout Denim Trends at Kingpins

Despite inclement weather, the boutique denim trade show was held at The Tunnel in New York’s Chelsea district.

Texworld USA Draws a Crowd Amid Snowy Weather

Texworld USA Draws a Crowd Amid Snowy Weather

New York saw more than a foot of snowfall on opening day of the Jan. 20–23 run of Texworld USA.