MANUFACTURING

California Market Center Makes Big Push to Add More Exhibition Space

By Deborah Belgum | February 4, 2016

The California Market Center—the biggest apparel showroom complex in the Los Angeles Fashion District—is undergoing a metamorphosis by adding more mammoth exhibition space and consolidating showrooms onto fewer floors.

British Company Acquires Majority of Urban Expositions

Urban Expositions, the trade-show organizer that recently acquired the WomensWear in Nevada event, revealed that a majority share of its venture was acquired by Clarion Events, a nearly 70-year-old enterprise based in London.

Bridal Trade Show Makes Second Appearance in Los Angeles

Bridal Trade Show Makes Second Appearance in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has had a scarcity of big bridal shows for store owners until last year when New York–based The Knot launched its Couture: Los Angeles Bridal Market with scores of exhibitors showing everything frilly and lacy.

Mélange Fashion Tech Trade Show Takes a Bow at The New Mart

With e-commerce, m-commerce and a new trend in wearable technology, fashion has embraced business models invested in the digital world.

Agenda Moves East Coast Show to Miami in January

Agenda trade show announced Sept. 1 that it will move the location for its Winter East Coast show from New York to Miami, Fl.

New Lines and New Business at WWDMAGIC

New Lines and New Business at WWDMAGIC

Waves of buyers traversed the Las Vegas Convention Center for the Aug. 17–19 run of WWDMAGIC in Las Vegas, where young contemporary, juniors and accessories brands showcased their current collections.

CurveNV@MAGIC Debuts ‘Relaunched Show’ in New Location

CurveNV@MAGIC Debuts ‘Relaunched Show’ in New Location

Upscale lingerie and swimwear show CurveNV has been part of the Las Vegas landscape since 2007, but in a partnership with MAGIC parent UBM Advanstar, the show moved from its prior home at The Venetian to a new space in theLas Vegas Convention Center.

Pooltradeshow Moves Upstairs

This season, the Pooltradeshow moved back upstairs to run alongside Project for the show’s Aug. 17–19 run at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

New Categories, Configuration at Project, Project Women’s and Tents at Project

New Categories, Configuration at Project, Project Women’s and Tents at Project

Retailers visiting the trade shows at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center found the scene buzzing with activity—and new exhibitors—during the shows’ Aug. 17–19 run.

Post-Vegas Rush at FMNC

Post-Vegas Rush at FMNC

For exhibitors—and some buyers—there wasn’t much time between the close of the trade shows in Las Vegas and the opening of Fashion Market Northern California on Aug. 22 at the San Mateo Event Center.

Offprice Growing

This was a year of growth for the off-price market, and it was a time when more retailers wanted a piece of the market in which apparel is sold for 20 percent to 70 percent below wholesale prices.

Agenda: Wrapping Up the Season

The summer season for the Agenda trade show seems like a fast-paced sprint.

Liberty:  Freedom of Point of View

Liberty: Freedom of Point of View

Attendee traffic increased 7 percent over last year at the Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs during the show’s Aug 17–19 run at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Capsule’s New America

It was a time for new sections at Capsule, one of the Modern Assembly shows, which ran in the Sands Expo & Convention Center and The Venetian Aug. 17–19.

Curated Looks at Stitch, Accessories the Show and MRket VG

Curated Looks at Stitch, Accessories the Show and MRket VG

Food trucks and a large teepee in the middle of the exhibition floor gave the trio of shows organized by Business Journals Inc. a more contemporary and avant-garde feeling this year.

Business Stays Consistent at WWIN

A sea of clothing filled the six ballrooms of the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino for the semiannual WomensWear In Nevada (WWIN) show in Las Vegas.