Kingpins New York to Shift to November/May Schedule

Kingpins, the boutique premium-denim trade show, is moving its New York show schedule beginning in November, when it will host a Nov. 3–4 show at Pier 36 NYC (Basketball City) in Manhattan.

The upcoming July 21–22 Kingpins show at Skylight Clarkson Sq in Manhattan will be the last July show in New York for Kingpins, which has hosted shows in January and July since it began in 2004. Going forward, Kingpins will hold its shows in November and May.

The move comes at the request of attendees and allows the trade show to move to a larger venue.

“We have been hearing from our attendees in New York for some time that our dates have been too late to best serve their buying needs,” said Andrew Olah, founder of Kingpins, in a statement. “Our focus has always been to meet the needs of the jeans market—whatever they may be. We feel the need to be first in industry timing, and, in this case, we are evolving as the denim industry evolves.”

Kingpins’ shows in Hong Kong and Amsterdam will continue with their existing schedule.

With the larger venue in New York, Kingpins organizers will also be able to expand its exhibitor roster and its events.

“We want to bring to New York some of what we’ve been able to create at our Kingpins Amsterdam show, where we have had the room to not only showcase best-of denim mills and resources but also to partner with fantastic vintage dealers, artisans and brands to more fully represent the denim industry and create a greater sense of community,” Olah said. “We are excited for this next chapter of Kingpins New York.”

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