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New Lines and Established Collections

By By Christina Aanestad Contributing Writer | October 23, 2014

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.

Scouting the Denim Market

Scouting the Denim Market

The July 30–31 run of boutique denim trade show Kingpins at the Cooper Design Space in Los Angeles drew designers and representatives of brands and retailers from Levi Strauss & Co., Nordstrom, Nasty Gal, Uniqlo, Lee, Lucky Brand, Volcom, Alexander Wang, Paige and Current/Elliot

Highlighting Apparel Production and Fashion in Colombia

Highlighting Apparel Production and Fashion in Colombia

Colombia is a powerhouse of apparel production in South America, right after Brazil. And the country is fighting to keep its apparel and textile industry vibrant. Every year, Colombiamoda gets bigger with more pavilions and elements to it.

Business Makes a Big Splash

Business Makes a Big Splash

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

Surging Retail Traffic & New Lines Debuts

Surging Retail Traffic & New Lines Debuts

Agenda has always staked a claim to being the go-to place for streetwear and action-sports clothing, and it defended that position this year by attracting a host of big-name retailers and a wide array of apparel outposts.

Venue Makes Its Third Appearance

Venue Makes Its Third Appearance

For the owners of the Casablank streetwear label, business can be a transcontinental road trip.

Menswear Trade Show Has an Alternative Vibe

Menswear Trade Show Has an Alternative Vibe

A new menswear show called Fi3 took flight at Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, but it had a different twist.

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.