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TRADE SHOWS

A Successful Holiday Season Reaps Benefits in Las Vegas

By Andrew Asch, Deborah Belgum, Dorothy Crouch | February 15, 2018

An air of optimism blew through the various trade shows held Feb. 10–14 in Las Vegas as many retailers were encountering empty shelves in their warehouses from a robust holiday season, which set up a willingness to place orders and stock up for the upcoming seasons.

Project: Big Show Drives Biz Through Small “Neighborhoods”

During a time of great change for retail, Project continued to be a big show.

Liberty Expands Quest Section

Change was on the mind of Sam Ben-Avraham, founder of Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs.

Capsule; New Styles, New Floor Layout

High-end streetwear, fashion, denim and environmentally sustainable fashions for men and women were among the categories on display at the Aug. 14–16 run of Capsule at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Agenda: Show Floor Debuts & With Look To Future

The Aug. 14–16 run of Agenda at the Sands Expo and Convention Center featured debuts and some new fashion styles. There also was a promise of change, said Aaron Levant, the show founder.

Bustling at Stitch

For the second season, Stitch, UBM Fashion’s show for upscale women’s apparel and accessories, was located next to Project Womens at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The location proved to be ideal for many of the exhibitors at Stitch, who were steadily busy throughout the Aug. 14–16 show.

Curve Las Vegas Showcasing Swim, Lingerie

The Manhattan Beachwear booth at Curve Las Vegas, held Aug. 14–16 within Project Womens at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, was a flurry of activity with appointments and drop-by traffic for the company’s swim, activewear and resortwear collections.

Coeur x Project Debuts in Las Vegas

This season introduced a new section at Project Womens, Coeur x Project, a partnership between Project owner UBM Fashion and Coeur, the 6-year-old trade show focused on lifestyle lines, accessories and gifts.

Spring Orders at Project Womens

Buyers placing orders for Spring merchandise turned out at a steady pace at the Gentle Fawn booth at the Project Womens show, held Aug. 14–16 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Signs of Spring in Las Vegas

Signs of Spring in Las Vegas

The recent run of apparel and sourcing trade shows in Las Vegas offered a glimpse into an industry in transition. Many exhibitors at the nearly 20 trade shows running concurrently noted a lighter-than-usual buyer turnout.

Orders Despite Uncertainty at Las Vegas Trade Shows

Orders Despite Uncertainty at Las Vegas Trade Shows

The apparel industry headed to Las Vegas on the hunt for new trends and new business at the many apparel and sourcing trade shows spread across the city.

Agenda Festival to Return

Agenda Festival, the consumer day of the streetwear-focused Agenda trade show, made an inaugural run last month.

Hollywood in Focus at WWDMAGIC’s Event Lineup in Las Vegas

WWDMAGIC, the trade show for women’s apparel and accessories, has a big lineup of activities for its Aug. 14–16 event at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Quiet August Market in LA Yields Immediate Orders, Out-of-Town Business

Quiet August Market in LA Yields Immediate Orders, Out-of-Town Business

August market in Los Angeles is typically a quiet affair, with exhibitors and buyers navigating a crowded trade-show schedule that includes the massive Las Vegas trade shows later in the month.

Outdoor Retailer Hosts Last Show in Salt Lake City, Prepares for Move to Denver

Outdoor Retailer Hosts Last Show in Salt Lake City, Prepares for Move to Denver

There were mixed emotions at the July 26–29 run of Outdoor Retailer. For the past 20 years, Salt Lake City has been home to the biannual show, but in January 2018 Outdoor Retailer will move to Denver. Some were sad to be leaving Salt Lake City, while others were excited to head to Colorado next year to start a new chapter.

Spanning the Supply Chain from Fiber to Fabric and Print to Production

Spanning the Supply Chain from Fiber to Fabric and Print to Production

Uncertainty about international trade was a major concern at Texworld USA, the textile sourcing trade show, which took place July 17–19 at the Javits Center in New York.