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TRADE SHOWS

Business Makes a Big Splash

By Andrew Asch | July 24, 2014

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

Swim Collective Heading to New Home in August

Swim Collective, the 4-year-old West Coast swimwear trade show, will have a new home in August at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif.

Off-Price Demand Fuels Growth for Retailers

This year is shaping up to be a banner year for off-price retailers, the market segment best known for selling clothes at 20 percent to 70 percent off full price.

Swim Collective Heading to New Home in August

Swim Collective, the 4-year-old West Coast swimwear trade show, will have a new home in August at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif.

Agenda Plans Expansion on All Fronts

Agenda Plans Expansion on All Fronts

Last August, the Agenda trade show expanded to include a Las Vegas edition. In 2014, plans are even more ambitious for the event, which focuses on the action-sports, surf, streetwear and contemporary fashion markets.

New California Swim Trade Show Riviera by CurvExpo to Launch in 2014

California is getting a new swimwear trade show next year when Eurovet, the European trade show organizer and owner of CurvExpo, launches Riviera by CurvExpo in August.

It’s Not Just a Bag: Brand Building at Trade Shows Is All in the Bag

It’s Not Just a Bag: Brand Building at Trade Shows Is All in the Bag

Trade show bags are becoming more important.

Trade Show Resources

2014 Trade Show Resources

Shop & Dine: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Dallas, Las Vegas

Shop & Dine: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Dallas, Las Vegas

Restaurant and boutique suggestions for your next trip through the trade-show circuit.

Service Minded: Trade Shows Gear Up to Draw Attendees to the 2014 Shows

Service Minded: Trade Shows Gear Up to Draw Attendees to the 2014 Shows

With a recovering economy underway, trade shows are poised to see increased attendance in 2014. California Apparel News checked in with several trade show organizers to see what new programs they have in place to attract new and returning attendees. Some are expanding their buyer amenities and incentive programs. Others are offering retailers more opportunities to research the market before the show. And some are highlighting their seminar programs and entertainment offerings, or remerchandising the show floor and adjusting the schedule.

New California Swim Trade Show Riviera by CurvExpo to Launch in 2014

California is getting a new swimwear trade show next year when Eurovet, the European trade show organizer and owner of CurvExpo, launches Riviera by CurvExpo in August.

Lazr Footwear Show Returns to Cooper for Third Run

Lazr Footwear Show Returns to Cooper for Third Run

The Lazr trade show ran at the Cooper Design Space in Los Angeles.

Fire Damages Showroom in the California Market Center

Fire Damages Showroom in the California Market Center

Approximately 40 firefighters and 12 fire trucks responded to a California Market Center showroom fire that occurred Thursday morning on the second floor of the building, authorities said.

Fashion Market Northern California Going Gangbusters

Fashion Market Northern California Going Gangbusters

SAN MATEO, Calif.—The ever-growing Fashion Market Northern California just got bigger.

LA Market Buzzing  With New Shows, Staggered Dates

LA Market Buzzing With New Shows, Staggered Dates

Retailers had a lot of ground to cover during the recent run of Los Angeles Fashion Market

Profile: Brand Assembly

Profile: Brand Assembly

In less than two years, Brand Assembly has grown from a showroom in the Cooper Design Space to a trade show featuring 60 upscale contemporary brands held on the building’s 11th floor.