Vegas is a One-Stop Shop—Spread Out Across Multiple Categories and Venues
The recent Las Vegas apparel, accessories and sourcing trade shows offered a comprehensive overview of the apparel market for buyers who zipped between the many shows and venues. At the massive Mandalay Bay Convention Center, UBM held its Project, Project Womens, Collective, Pooltradeshow and newly acquired MRket, Accessories The Show and Stitch shows. Curve at Project, run as a partnership between CurveExpo parent Eurovet and UBM, also was held at the Mandalay Bay this season. At the Las Vegas Convention Center, UBM’s WWDMAGIC and Sourcing at MAGIC, as well as footwear shows FN Platform and WSA at MAGIC, were held. Competing shows Liberty, Agenda and Capsule were held at The Venetian ballrooms, which are adjacent to the Sands Expo, where the Offprice show was held. And Womenswear in Nevada, known as WWIN, returned to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. WWIN also hosts a childrenswear show, called Kidshow, at Paris Las Vegas. And the PGA Expo also hosts its August show at the same time at The Venetian.
This season marked a lot of venue changes and adjustments to the show floors.