By Alison A. Nieder | February 17, 2015
UBM Advanstar, producer of the MAGIC, Project and ENKVegas shows, has formed a strategic alliance with Eurovet, producer of the Curvexpo lingerie and swimwear shows in Las Vegas and New York, to launch a jointly owned new swimwear and lingerie show in Las Vegas called CurveNV@MAGIC.
The first Los Angeles Fashion Market of 2015 proved to be surprisingly upbeat for many exhibitors, who reported seeing steady traffic from primarily West Coast retailers.
While much of the Eastern Seaboard suffered under a cold snap Jan. 8–10, weather in Orlando, Fla. was a good backdrop to Surf Expo, the veteran trade show for surfing and other water sports.
A cold winter helped produce a hot show at Agenda, the first trade show of the 2015 trade-show season, which ran Jan. 5–6 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.
Business Journals Inc.—the New York–based organizer of the Moda, Accessories The Show and Fame trade shows—announced plans to shift its May show dates and co-locate with ENK’s Intermezzo and Accessorie Circuit at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
The California Market Center will launch Shape, a new trade show focused on the “athleisure” trend, during the March 16–18 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market.
The 46th semiannual Hong Kong Fashion Week will be held Jan. 19–22 at the Hong Kong Convention Centre with a number of fashion shows, seminars, exhibitors and trend forecasts tailor-made for buyers and other attendees.
Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Convention Center hosts sprawling fashion trade shows Project, ENK Vegas,the eclectic Pooltradeshow and the higher-end Men’s trade show as well as The Tents.
Most trade show booths are plain 10-by-10 affairs, and they give a clear message: Trade shows are just about business.
Apparel manufacturers and retailers looking to scout factories will have a new venue when the Factory Direct trade show bows March 2–4 at The New Mart in downtown Los Angeles.
Trade shows can be fun, but they can zap your energy with endless hours on your feet or days bogged down at a booth. Here are a few suggestions on new restaurants and boutiques that might make life a little easier when traveling to those trade shows.
Whether attending a stand-alone trade show or heading into the multi-venue shows in Las Vegas, Los Angeles or New York, buyers and other trade-show attendees have a lot to see in a limited time. California Apparel News spoke to several trade-show organizers about the resources they have to help attendees navigate the shows.
Buyers at the Oct. 19–22 run of Fashion Market Northern California at the San Mateo Event Center shopped more than 250 exhibitors displaying everything from high-end formalwear to moderate styles and accessories.
Buyers ranging from major retailers such as Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom to key specialty stores and e-tailers such as ShopBop, Ron Herman, Fred Segal and Beckley turned out for the recent run of Los Angeles Fashion Market, which was spread across multiple showroom buildings and several returning and new trade shows.
New ownership usually means change for any company. Following the recent announcement that U.K. company UBM PLC will acquire Advanstar for $972 million, many in the industry wondered what changes were in store for the trade show giant, whose shows include MAGIC, Project and Coterie.
Business for the juniors and department store–focused LA Majors Market, which ran Oct. 6-8 at the California Market Center, was brisk, according to the market’s vendors.