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.
IFJAG, the jewelry and accessories trade show, returned to Las Vegas one year after hosting its first show in Las Vegas in 2016.
This season, for its Feb. 21–23 run, Curve Las Vegas moved from the corner of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to a central location next to the athleisure exhibitors at Project Womens.
This season, Capsule and Agenda shared space in a ballroom at The Venetian in Las Vegas. The two companies are under the Reed Expositions umbrella, but show organizers made sure to keep each space distinctive and independent with a separate look and music.
The aisles were crowded, the booths were bustling and the exhibitors were upbeat at the Offprice show, held Feb. 19–22 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
Many of the familiar faces walking the aisles at the Los Angeles International Textile Show were missing this season when the longstanding textile show went head-to-head with an apparel trade show in New York.
Coverage of the February 2017 trade shows in Las Vegas
Attendees returning to the Las Vegas apparel and textile trade shows found the landscape changed again.
The Outdoor Retailer show is saying goodbye to Salt Lake City after exhibiting there for more than 20 years, the major trade show is shopping around for new venues in other cities.
London trade-show producer Upper Street Events will take new trade show Source British to the California Market Center showroom building for the LA Fashion Market. It is scheduled to run March 13–16.
Young contemporary and fashion accessories segments drew the biggest crowds during the Feb. 1–5 run of the Atlanta Apparel market.
The last time the contemporary trade show produced its San Francisco event, Nov. 8–9, it opened on the day of the hotly contested presidential election. News of Donald Trump’s win dominated the trade show, said Lauren Butler, a sales representative for the Focus Showroom.
The uncertainty of the U.S. economy was a common theme at the 11th edition of the fabric sourcing trade show Texworld USA Jan. 23–25 at New York’s Javits Center, taking place just three days after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
Buyers attending Fashion Market Northern California were lined up one hour before the doors opened at the San Mateo County Event Center on the first day of the show, exhibitors said.
Exhibitors were “stoked” and buyers were busy at the Jan. 26–28 run of Surf Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
The U.S. economy was a major point of discussion at thePremière Vision New York international textile show, which hosted its 34th edition Jan. 17–18 at Pier 94 in Manhattan, two days before the inauguration of President Donald Trump.