Feb 21, 2022
Las Vegas Apparel posts gains for semi-annual edition

Las Vegas Apparel more than doubled both exhibitor and buyer numbers at its second semi-annual edition, Feb. 12-14, at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, surpassing expectations and continuing the upward trajectory of International Market Centers (IMC’s) western-based apparel buying event.

“We were thrilled to welcome so many new buyers and exhibitors to the market to continue spring sourcing,” said Caron Stover, senior vice president, apparel for IMC. “The growth of Las Vegas Apparel is not slowing down and we will continue to add more to Las Vegas Fashion Week again in August.”

Attendance for Las Vegas Apparel more than quadrupled in size since the market debuted in August 2021. IMC reported attendees from 45 states and Puerto Rico, with retailers hailing high percentages coming from the West and Midwest. The market’s international attendance also grew considerably with visitors from nine countries.

Growth

Las Vegas Apparel’s second semi-annual edition offered more than 85 brands – nearly tripling in size from the first market in August 2021. Exhibitors and buyers reported opportunities to further establish business relationships as well as larger order sizes.

Las Vegas Apparel’s growth is expected to continue for the August market, with particular expansion in women’s apparel, accessories, shoes and curated cash and carry. Las Vegas Apparel’s staging at the Expo at World Market Center allows for additional overlap with gift and accessory showrooms in World Market Center, offering an opportunity for buyers to shop a wider variety of categories outside of apparel.

Las Vegas Apparel’s Atmosphere

The positive energy and momentum at the market were reminiscent of IMC’s hallmark Atlanta Apparel amenities and events. Las Vegas Apparel featured well-received buyer events such as the at-capacity Las Vegas Apparel party for the “Big Game” and the Jonesy Wood Permanent Jewelry Station, along with daily happy hours, complimentary breakfast and lunch.

The next Las Vegas Apparel is Aug. 7-9 at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information on market events, exhibitors and August registration, visit https://www.lasvegas-apparel.com/.

Las Vegas Apparel is Atlanta Apparel’s West Coast fashion sourcing market. Atlanta Apparel’s nine yearly markets feature the latest looks in contemporary, young contemporary, fashion accessories and more, plus specialty categories such as children’s, plus-size, bridal and social occasion.




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