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REPORTS

Post-Vegas Rush at FMNC

By Alison A. Nieder | August 27, 2015

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.

Cabana: Busy Show Under Punishing Sun

In a couple of big tents by the Atlantic Ocean, the Cabana trade show provided a busy and easygoing forum for fashion swimwear brands during the Miami SwimShow.

Hammock Rolls Out New Format

Formerly known as Salon Allure, the swimwear-centric Hammock trade show introduced a rebranding campaign that included a new name and a new format for the 5-year-old show.

Swimwear Companies Dive Into New Business at SwimShow

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—SwimShow, the biggest North American trade show devoted mostly to women’s swimwear, made a splash in the fashion world when it ran at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Swim Collective Launching Beach Collective in August, Planning Swim Week in 2016

On the heels of its first standalone Active Collective trade show, Swim Collective will launch a new premium beachwear section during the upcoming Swim Collective—International Edition show Aug. 13–14 in Huntington Beach, Calif. The new section is part of a larger effort to build a week-long swimwear and activewear trade show series planned for 2016.

SoCal Materials Show Changes Location for Second LA Event

SoCal Materials Show Changes Location for Second LA Event

The newly minted SoCal Materials Show decided that for its second edition it would move its location from the California Market Center to a hotel near Los Angeles International Airport to make it more convenient for vendors flying in from around the world and the buyers who want to see them.

Buyer Traffic Revs Up at Agenda

Buyer Traffic Revs Up at Agenda

Aisles and booths were buzzing with buyers at the Agenda trade show, which ran July 8–9 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

Buyers Looking for Immediates and Fall Merchandise at Fashion Market Northern California

Buyers Looking for Immediates and Fall Merchandise at Fashion Market Northern California

SAN MATEO, Calif.—Fall fashions, Immediate Summer items and accessories filled the nearly 105,000-square-foot space at the San Mateo Events Center for the June 21–23 run of Fashion Market Northern California.

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.

Active Collective in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Active Collective in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Buyers from department stores, resorts, boutique stores and yoga studios turned out early for the June 23–24 run of Active Collective at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, Calif.

MRket Rolls Out The Hub for New Events, Activities at New York Show

MRket, the menswear show organized by Business Journals Inc., will kick off a video series, a photo studio, a book signing and a Beam pop-up shop at The Hub, the trade show’s new interactive area set to bow during the July 19–21 show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York.

Sold Out CALA San Francisco Show

Sold Out CALA San Francisco Show

When CALA San Francisco returned to Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion in San Francisco for its second run June 16–17, it also was the second time for the show’s new open-booth format.

Coast Trade Show Adds Nashville to the Lineup, Changes 2016 Schedule to Coincide with Miami Swim

Coast, the men’s and women’s contemporary trade show based in Miami, has added a new venue to its roster of shows: Nashville, Tenn.

LA Market Draws Low Foot Traffic But Committed Buyers

LA Market Draws Low Foot Traffic But Committed Buyers

It looked like a typically lightly trafficked June market, but exhibitors reported seeing committed buyers from across the state and across the country—as well as a few from Japan—during the June 8–11 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market.

Parking Lot Thefts Prompt New Security Measures at the CMC

A car was broken into and later stolen from the California Market Center in Los Angeles shortly after business hours on May 27.

Former Agenda Head to Run Karmaloop

Seth Haber, a former partner with Agenda trade show, headquartered in Los Angeles, is heading to the retail side of the streetwear business.