Three Trade Shows Worth Seeing

Womenswear – MAGIC Trade Show

MAGIC is the largest trade show in the United States and is held twice a year at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas Nevada. The first show of the year is held during the first week of February, and the final show of the year is held mid-August. While womenswear is the most popular category and has the largest selection, MAGIC also showcases menswear, children’s apparel, footwear, and accessories. 

MAGIC is a great opportunity for retailers to come and explore the newest trends in fashion with over 5,000 exhibitors. Some of the most well-known brands that have booths at MAGIC are 7 For All Mankind, ASTR, Crocs, Free People, Frye, and Eileen Fisher

MAGIC is a great place for buyers and retailers, but can also be beneficial for other industry professionals including manufactures, journalists, and merchandisers. Even students can even benefit from MAGIC as it is a great place to make connections, network with others, and be exposed to the reality of retailing. 

Textile – The London Textile Fair

The London Textile Fair the largest textile fair in London with more than 470 exhibitors. The show is held once a year during the middle of July and is a great opportunity for buyers and designers to see a unique offering of various fabrics and textiles. Exhibitors come from across Europe and have selections from Italy, France, Spain, Turkey, and Portugal ensuring that the selection is pristine. 

Products offered include textiles, trims, and accessories, but the London Textile Fair also has a print studio where shoppers can buy one of a kind textiles that have been hand-drawn or digitally printed. A specific selection of vintage clothing is also a unique offering that the London Textile Fair provides where buyers can source international vintage clothing. 

Children’s Fashion – Playtime Trade Show

The Playtime Trade Show is a children’s fashion trade show that is held three times yearly in three different locations including shows in New York, Paris, and Shanghai. While all of Playtimes trade shows have been canceled for this year due to the pandemic, in 2021 Playtime will be in holding their tradeshows during the months of January and February. 

Playtime brings in over 330 exhibitors with a unique offering of different children wear brands. The product selection varies from children’s fashion to women’s maternity wear and everything in between including baby gear and home decor. Brands like Wildkind Kids and Sproet & Sprout are some of the most popular for Playtime but with such a large list of exhibitors buyers and retailers are bound to find what they are looking for. 

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