Trade Shows to Attend Summer 2017

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We’ve talked extensively about how great trade shows are for burgeoning brands and entrepreneurs. But for those of you that don’t know, trade shows offer manufacturers, designers, and brands a curated environment to display their products to current and prospective buyers. For emerging designers and small brands, trade markets are a major opportunity to display one’s collection, interact with customers, network with industry experts, and connect with manufacturers and fabric suppliers.

Here’s a curated list of tradeshows that you might want to attend this summer!

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Premiere Vision

→ April 18-19, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY — Summer ’18 season

→ July 18-19, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY — Fall/Winter ’18-19 season

Located in NYC, Premiere Vision offers an extensive selection of fabrics, trims, and materials. Premiere is a one of a kind fashion event providing a chance to introduce the new spring collection designs to the best mills. The leading players in the fashion industry come together to showcase their latest designs and styles to a large customer base. Detailed discussions provide a look into economic strategies and future plans of the textile industry. This event offers the very best in terms of creativity and quality from the stalwarts of the fashion and textile industry.

Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market

→ June 14-17, Dallas, TX

The Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market exhibits apparel and accessories in numerous categories from fashion accessories for children and infants, shoes, socks and hosiery for children, outwear, sleepwear, sportswear, swim wear for children, decorative pillows, pottery, sculptures, wall decor, tapestries, sunglasses, jewelry, watches, accessories for women, belts sand leather goods, scarves, gloves, hats, wraps, and dresses for men.

trade show fame


→ August 6-8, Jacob Javitz Center, New York, NY

→ September 17-19, Jacob Javitz Center, New York, NY

Fun, fresh and full of cool trends, Fame is a one-stop shopping destination where the retailers discover ready-to-wear young contemporary and trend-driven fashion for women.

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→ August 6-8, Jacob Javitz Center, New York, NY

→ September 17-19, Jacob Javitz Center, New York, NY

Moda is an upscale event providing a concise mix of modern contemporary ready-to-wear collections that showcase some of the most desired names in the industry. In a refined and elegant environment, Moda creates an inspiring place to conduct business and network, giving retailers the opportunity to discover everything from the latest trends to updated classics.

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→ May 10-11, Pier 26, New York, NY

Kingpins is an invitation-only trade show with a highly-edited selection of vendors that include denim and sportswear fabric mills from the U.S., as well as overseas suppliers. Designers will have the chance to connect with wash houses, full package manufacturers, and trim providers.

Designer and Agents

→ June 5-7, Los Angeles, CA — Fall/Holiday ’17

→ September 16-18, New York, NY — Spring ’18

→ October 9-11, Los Angeles, CA — Spring ’18

Designers & Agents is an independent, international trade fair for hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers who define the direction in fashion and lifestyle. Identifying emerging talent and creating an intimate, synergistic environment that fosters relationships between designers and buyers, each of D&A’s shows in New York and Los Angeles (which typically attract 3,000 retail and media visitors) are pre-edited, art-directed, and merchandised to create a sense of camaraderie and discovery. D&A features brands from the United States, Europe, Japan and around the World that are the influencers in the advanced contemporary market, the segment of the women’s market that continues to experience consistent growth.

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DG Expo

→ April 26-27, Dallas, TX

→ July 19-20, New York, NY

DG Expo is a great place to find resources who work with small growing companies. The expo features a two-day textile and trimmings exhibit for designers, small manufacturers (producing apparel, accessories, home furnishings, other sewn products), plus private label retailers and fabric stores. Exhibitors are wholesale suppliers who have low minimums, and in-stock fabric and trims. The expo also hosts seminars focused on business Growth and profitability as well as textile classes.

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→ July 13-15, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA — Agenda

→ August 14-16, Sands Expo at Venitian, Las Vegas, NV

Agenda is the most diverse and creative lifestyle fashion trade show in the world. Agenda is a level playing field. The exhibitors are diverse in scale, but they are all treated equally. The show serves as a conduit between brands and buyers, from core to corporate. Buyers, brands, investors, distributors, and media hail from around the globe, gathering at Agenda to build partnerships, participate in the community, and grow their businesses.

texworld usa trade show

TexWorld USA

→ July 17-19, Javitz Convention Center, New York, NY

Texworld USA is a dynamic industry event bringing together apparel textile suppliers and buyers. Designers can connect directly with fabric manufacturers in the US market offering a wide array of fabrics of high creativity and an excellent price/quality relationship. Designers can discover textiles of innovative structures, material mixes, and surprising colors.


→ July 17-18, New York, NY — Men’s A/W ’18

→ August 14-16, Las Vegas, NV — A/W ’18

→ September 16-18, New York, NY — Women’s Accessories A/W ’18

→ September 16-18, New York, NY — Women’s RTW A/W ’18 

Capsule is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers. The show is small and intimate while known for its global curation of the world’s most directional designers.

project tradeshow


→ July 16-18, Jacob Javitz Center, New York, NY
Held each January and July in NYC, PROJECT offers an intimate buying experience for the contemporary menswear market. PROJECT NY is the premier fashion event exhibiting men’s advanced contemporary, premium denim, and designer collections. This expertly merchandised men’s fashion experience allows retailers to merchandise and accessorize their menswear collections in one place, at one time.

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→ July 16-18, Jacob Javitz Center, New York, NY
MRket is the sophisticated fashion event for discerning menswear brands and the only show in the U.S. to spotlight such a diverse and large grouping of international sections, such as Made in Italy and Brits in New York. MRket offers an elevated experience to its brands and attendees, highlighting a mix of refined tailored sportswear and accessories collections.

AmericasMart Atlanta Apparel trade show

AmericasMart Atlanta Apparel

→ June 7-10, Atlanta, GA

Find stylish trends in fashion and accessories including top contemporary and ready-to-wear lines at Atlanta Apparel, the most comprehensive and convenient apparel Market on the East Coast.Coast


→ August 22-24, Chicago, IL

STYLEMAX is the leading women’s apparel and accessory trade show running 4 times per year at the Merchandise Mart, in Chicago. Each season the show hosts an extensive array of exhibitors from various categories such as: Holiday, Resort, Spring Preview and more.

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Sourcing at Magic

→ August 13-16, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

SOURCING at MAGIC is your link to the entire global supply chain. This incredible source of inspiration, education, innovation and resources is what keeps fashion moving. With over 40 countries represented, this must-see destination attracts designers, brands and retailers alike to discover what they need to move their business forward.

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