KEY BUYERS AND SUBSTANTIAL ORDERS REFLECT
Los Angeles (August 10, 2011) – The California Market Center (CMC) welcomed key retailers ready to buy at the Holiday/Resort edition of Los Angeles Fashion Market, Monday-Thursday, August 8-11, 2011, also featuring SELECT Contemporary Tradeshow, FOCUS Apparel & Accessories Show, and TRANSIT LA Shoe Show. Showroom representatives and exhibitors shared a positive outlook, pleased by the quality of buyers and great orders left behind in light of the industry's impacted tradeshow calendar this month.
“Despite close proximity to the Vegas shows, we’ve had a lot of good orders and have made a lot of new customers this Market," said Dale Pike of New York-based Deepa Gurnani, an exhibitor at SELECT. "We will definitely be back in October.”
Likewise on our 5th floor, Melanie Forbis of the new Gloss Star Group showroom reported: “We're having a good show. We're celebrating our new showroom with the opening of many new accounts this Market and the buyers we are seeing are actually writing great orders.” The showroom represents Australian contemporary brands Seduce, Bluejuice, and Katherine.
Retailers spotted throughout the Market included Planet Blue, Fred Segal, LF Stores, Kitson, Nasty Gal, Arcade, JMR Chalk Garden Stores, Zappos, Madison, Diavolina, Belle Gray, Wynn Las Vegas, Plenty Stores, Pacific Trading Company, Wendy Foster Stores, Caesar's Palace Shops, Ai Wish Stores, The Red Balloon, Marshall Retail Group, Solestruck, Nordstrom, KSL Resorts, Jigsaw, Ambiance San Francisco, Ritz-Carlton, Polkadots & Moonbeams, Eden Boutique, Canal Jean Co Shops, Style Lab, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Tootsies, Brentwood General Store, Boulmiche, XTC On Melrose, Pacific Sunwear, and Harrah's, to name a few.
The refreshing presence "of a number of out-of-town boutiques this show," was also pointed out by Laura Zorner of LA-based brand Bella Luxx. "SELECT has been great for us. We've made a lot of good contacts and our brand has been getting a lot of exposure since our debut at this show last Market."
"Buyer traffic was as expected for the industry's busy August show calendar, but the quality of buyers and orders proved that the upswing for this Market continues," said Joanne Lee, Senior Vice President of the CMC. "We saw key retailers this Market who left behind great orders, even with the Vegas shows just a couple of weeks away, affirming that this August Market is still vital for both brands and buyers in LA.
Los Angeles Fashion Market Spring 2012 will take place Monday-Thursday, October 17-20, 2011, with showrooms open for Preview on Sunday, October 16.