TRADE SHOWS

L.A. Men’s Market at 1: New Brands, Wide Range of Styles

By Andrew Asch | September 25, 2014

The LA Men’s Market trade show forecasts growth and filling a unique niche when it rolls out its first-anniversary show at the Area 4 section of the California Market Center Oct. 13–14.

Immediates, Fall and New Resources Key at Fashion Market Northern California

Immediates, Fall and New Resources Key at Fashion Market Northern California

The San Mateo Event Center was bustling with activity during the June 22–24 run of Fashion Market Northern California, where exhibitors were showing fashion and accessories lines and buyers were placing last-minute Summer through late-Fall orders.

Immediates and Final Fall Orders at LA Fashion Market

Immediates and Final Fall Orders at LA Fashion Market

Los Angeles Fashion Market was busier than expected for many showing at the California Market Center, The New Mart, the Cooper Design Space, the Gerry Building and the Lady Liberty Building, as well as exhibitors showing at Designers and Agents, Brand Assembly and Select.

Making Architecture at the Trade Show

Making Architecture at the Trade Show

For Giorgio Borruso, a structure does not have to be made of marble to make an architectural statement. A structure can be bold, elegant and have the shelf life of a few days or weeks—perfect for a trade show.

Trade Show Booth Design; Making the Big Statement in a Small Space

Trade Show Booth Design; Making the Big Statement in a Small Space

To draw buyers’ attention at noisy, sprawling trade shows, exhibitors employ merchandising schemes from the baroque to elegant simplicity.

Shop & Dine

Now that the economy is moving forward, the number of new restaurants and clothing stores is starting to pop again. Here’s our take on some fun and interesting boutiques and restaurants to explore when you are out and about attending your favorite trade show.

Buyers Market: What’s New for Trade Shows in 2014

California Apparel News caught up with several trade-show organizers—from the giant companies with a huge portfolio of shows to the boutique shows merchandised with a highly curated mix. Here’s what they had to say about buyer tools, perks and resources in the coming year.

Swim Collective Moves Back to Huntington Beach in August

Swim Collective, the 5-year-old West Coast swimwear show, will return to the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, Calif., for its Aug. 12–13 run, then move to the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif., in January.

 Footwear Show Lazr Bows at The New Mart

Footwear Show Lazr Bows at The New Mart

The Lazr footwear show kicked off in its new home on the third floor of The New Mart in Los Angeles for its April 23–25 run with a small group of higher-end shoe brands and an eye on the next edition of the show in August.

Lazr Trade Show Opens Pop-Up Shop and HQ in Downtown L.A.

Lazr Trade Show Opens Pop-Up Shop and HQ in Downtown L.A.

Footwear trade show Lazr has a new home and a permanent pop-up shop in the Los Angeles Fashion District.

Buyer Focus at Fashion Market Northern California

Buyer Focus at Fashion Market Northern California

Now in its 50th year, Fashion Market Northern California showcased Fall 2014 styles from international brands and domestic labels during its April 11–13 run at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, Calif.

Retailers Bring More Competitive Business to Majors Market

Retailers Bring More Competitive Business to Majors Market

From technology to real estate, the way that major retailers do business is changing, and some of those changes were reflected in the Los Angeles Majors Market, a department store–focused event that ran April 7–9 at the California Market Center.

Local-Focused LA Apparel Show Returns for Second Season

Local-Focused LA Apparel Show Returns for Second Season

A tightly curated collection of Los Angeles–designed and Los Angeles–made collections exhibited in the second edition of the LA Apparel Show, held April 7–9 on the 13th floor of the California Market Center.

Advanstar Promotes Sampson to New Post

Advanstar Fashion Group named Mike Sampson senior vice president of strategic sales for the company’s trade shows, including Project, The Tents at Project, Coterie, ENKVegas, TMRW, MAGIC Men’s, Sole Commerce, Intermezzo, Accessories Circuit and Children’s Club.

LA Market Continues With Split Start Dates in June, August

The California Market Center is moving the start dates of its Select contemporary trade show and its Transit footwear show.

Key Retailers Turn Out at Los Angeles Fashion Market

Key Retailers Turn Out at Los Angeles Fashion Market

Buyers from Nordstrom, Nasty Gal, Piperlime, Amazon.com, ShopBop, Elyse Walker, Madison, Ron Herman, Tilly’s, Revolve and American Rag turned out for the Fall 2014 Los Angeles Fashion Market.