TRADE SHOWS

CALA Show Sees Upswing in Retailers in San Francisco

By Andrew Asch | September 8, 2016

For Kenny Gandalfo, the San Francisco Bay Area trade show CALA was busy. He saw 24 accounts in two days at the most recent Aug. 30–31 run of the event.

Curve Relocates to Mandalay Bay

This season, Curve at MAGIC became Curve at Project as the upscale lingerie and swimwear trade show moved to a new space alongside Project Womens at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center after two seasons at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Project Womens: Following the Flow of Traffic

Traffic reports at Project Womens were difficult to read. Some said opening day at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center was sluggish but added that they still worked with major retailers.

Scouting the Show Floor in Las Vegas

Scouting the Show Floor in Las Vegas

At the recent Las Vegas trade shows, it was clear that menswear continues to evolve for Spring 2017 with a more-relaxed, make-it-your-own aesthetic that continued through from sportswear to the more tailored collections.

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.

Trends are High at Swim Collective

Swim Collective returned to the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif., for an Aug. 8–10 run that drew a sizeable crowd and an expanded exhibitor base.

Active Collective Sees 25 Percent Increase in Attendance

Active Collective Sees 25 Percent Increase in Attendance

Active Collective had its “most successful show to date” with a 25 percent increase in buyer attendance and 20 percent more resources than ever before at the Aug. 11–12 edition at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif., according to Shannon Leggett, executive show director.

Buyers Navigate a Shuffled Trade Show Lineup in Las Vegas Shows

Buyers Navigate a Shuffled Trade Show Lineup in Las Vegas Shows

Buyers returned to Las Vegas to find a newly shuffled layout during the Aug. 15-18 run of the apparel, accessories and sourcing trade shows.

Messe Frankfurt Launching Upscale Off-Price Trade Show in New York in 2017

New off-price show in New York will keep up for shoppers' demands for cheaper items.

Emerald Expositions Buys Swim Collective, Active Collective Trade Shows

Swim Collective and its sister trade show, Active Collective, have a new owner. Emerald Expositions LLC, the San Juan Capistrano, Calif.–based owner of Surf Expo and Outdoor Retailer, has purchased the Santa Barbara, Calif.–based show for an undisclosed amount from Shannon Leggett, the founder of Swim Collective and Active Collective.

Color, Fabric Treatments and Paying it Forward at the West Coast Trend Show

Color, Fabric Treatments and Paying it Forward at the West Coast Trend Show

Menswear buyers were inspired by color, new fabric treatments and a sense of a “higher purpose” at the Spring ’17 West Coast Trend Show menswear market in Los Angeles.

Jeanologia Touts ‘One Glass, One Garment’ at Sourcing at MAGIC

At the Aug. 14–17 run of Sourcing at MAGIC, Spanish laser-finishing company Jeanologia discusses sustainable solutions for denim makers, including the “one glass, one garment” process.

Goldschmied to Discuss Denim Innovation at Project

Denim designer Adriano Goldschmied is discussing the “past, present and future of denim” at an event titled “Adriano Goldschmied Unthreaded” during the Aug. 15–17 run of the Project trade show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Making the Most of a Quiet LA Market

Making the Most of a Quiet LA Market

The recent Los Angeles Fashion Market for Holiday/Resort 2017 appeared to be dead on arrival, but signs of life existed.

Immediates Goods and Orders Placed at Coast Contemporary Show in Miami

This season, the Coast contemporary trade show shifted the timing of its show to coincide with Miami Swim Week.

Agenda Offers a Streetwear and Contemporary Alternative in Miami

Streetwear trade show Agenda this year opened a Miami edition of its biannual show, held in Long Beach, Calif., and Las Vegas.