A roundup of market events for the second half of 2014.
June 14-17 Riva del Garda Exhibition Center, Riva del Garda, Italy
The Metropolitan New York Footwear, Apparel & Accessories Marketplace
June 16-17; Sept. 22-23 Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, N.J.
June 17-20 Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
June 17-20; Sept. 9-12 Crocus Expo, Moscow
June 26-28 Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
June 27-29 (men’s) Cité de la Mode, Paris; Sept. 26-28 (women’s) Tapis Rouge, Paris; July 8-9 Postbahnhof, Berlin; July 21-22 (men’s); Sept. 12-14 (women’s) Basketball City, N.Y.; Aug. 18-20 The Venetian, Las Vegas
Now under Reed Exhibitions, organizer of Agenda, Capsule stages six editions each season in Paris, Berlin, New York and Las Vegas.
June 29-July 1 Palais de la Bourse, Paris
Shoe Market of the Americas
June 29-July 1; Sept. 7-9 Miami Airport Convention Center & DoubleTree Airport Hotel, Miami
The Running & Fitness Event for Women
June 30-July 2 Navy Pier & W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel, Chicago
Formula4 Media, organizers of The Running Event, will stage a new business-to-business show dedicated to the women’s athletic market. Brands slated to exhibit include Saucony, Skechers, Newton, Brooks, Reebok, Avia and Altra.
India International Leather Fair
July 3-5 Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India
July 4-7 Porte de Versailles, Paris
Bread & Butter
July 8-10 Airport-Berlin Tempelhof, Berlin
Roughly 500 footwear and apparel brands will exhibit at the July edition, themed “Carnaval do Brasil.” The show has scrapped plans to open itself to the public, but to expand its reach, organizers are exploring the launch of a fair in Seoul, South Korea, next year.
July 10-11 Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, Calif.; July 21-22 Javits Convention Center, New York; Aug. 18-20 Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas
July 20-22 Javits Convention Center, New York; Aug. 18-20 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas
Project Sole New York
July 20-22 Javits Convention Center, New York
The third edition of Project Sole New York, newly relocated to the Javits Center, will feature a curated mix of 50 men’s shoe brands.
July 30-Aug. 1 Düsseldorf Exhibition Center, Düsseldorf, Germany
GDS will be segmented into three themes: Highstreet, housing mainstream fashion brands and the children’s and performance sections; Pop-up, focused on urban and streetwear collections; and Studio, for the high-end category. The July event also marks the launch of Tag It, a show for private-label shoes and accessories. In addition, industry members can connect with consumers through Out of the Box, a public festival taking place Aug. 1 in Düsseldorf’s city center.
Kentucky Shoe Buying Mart
Aug. 3-4 DoubleTree Suites, Lexington, Ky.
Aug. 3-5 Kensington Olympia, London
Aug. 3-5 Javits Convention Center, New York
Aug. 3-5 Pier 94, New York; Oct. 19-21 Javits Convention Center, New York
Aug. 4-6; Oct. 13-15 California Market Center, Los Angeles
Transit will showcase more than 100 shoe and accessories collections, including Chinese Laundry, Dolce Vita and Vince Camuto. The event also will feature more non-shoe items as well, such as handbags, belts, hosiery and jewelry.
Aug. 5-7; Dec. 3-5 Hilton New York Hotel & member showrooms, New York
After a soft launch in January, FFANY 365, an online wholesale marketplace connecting brands and buyers year-round, continues to expand. FFANY also is partnering with Milan-based Ars Sutoria Design School to offer two five-day shoemaking courses in New York. Session dates are July 14-18 and Oct. 20-24.
Aug. 6-9 Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City
OR’s upcoming Summer Market will host roughly 165 shoe brands, including first-time exhibitors Emu, Satorisan and SeaVees. The New Product Zone, introduced last season, will return, with new brands, products and trends in an interactive format. OR will partner with Ragnar Relay to host a nine-mile race on the show’s third day.
Aug. 10-11 Embassy Suites San Francisco Waterfront, Burlingame, Calif. Sept. 21-22 Embassy Suites Denver, Denver
KSA Los Angeles Kids’ Show
Aug. 12-13 DoubleTree Hotel Los Angeles Westside, Culver City, Calif.
Aug. 18-20 Bally’s Hotel, Las Vegas
WSA @ Magic
Aug. 18-20 Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Las Vegas
Now opening on the same day as FN Platform and WWDMagic, WSA @ Magic will focus on fast-fashion footwear exhibitors.
Magic Market Week
Aug. 18-20 Las Vegas & Mandalay Bay Convention Centers, Las Vegas
Advanstar’s Magic Market Week encompasses FN Platform, WWDMagic, Project, ENK Vegas Women’s, MVMNT, WSA @ Magic and Sourcing at Magic. The firm’s digital platform, Shopthefloor.com, will expand with a business-to-business marketplace.
Aug. 18-20 Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Las Vegas
To highlight new labels and trends, FN Platform will debut a product showcase curated by director Leslie Gallin and her team. Brands joining the exhibitor roster for the first time include Mini Melissa, Pretty Ballerinas, Campobello, Jinny Kim and Native. Musician Peter Monroy will perform at the opening-night party.
The Atlanta Shoe Market
Aug. 23-25 Cobb Galleria Centre & Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Atlanta
Michigan Shoe Market
Aug. 24-25 Embassy Suites Hotel, Livonia, Mich.
Toronto Shoe Show
Aug. 24-26 Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto
Aug. 27-30 Poliforum León Convention & Exhibition Center, León, Mexico
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Fiera Milano, Milano-Rho, Italy; Sept. 24-26 Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai
The Micam will unveil a streamlined layout with lifestyle sections: Luxury, Contemporary, Urban, Active, Cosmopolitan and Street. Micam Square, a central gathering place, will debut in Pavilion 10, offering seminars, trend presentations, media events and more. The show will feature roughly 1,500 exhibitors from 30 countries. To connect with consumers and create awareness, organizers will erect shoe-related sculptures and installations in downtown Milan.
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Fiera Milano, Milano-Rho, Italy
Chicago Shoe Market
Sept. 3-4 Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, Ill.
All China Leather Exhibition/China Int’l Footwear Fair/Moda Shanghai
Sept. 3-5 Shanghai New International Expo Center Pudong, Shanghai, China
Northwest Shoe Travelers
Sept. 5-7 Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, Minn.
Boston Shoe Travelers Association
Sept. 7-9 Radisson Hotel, Manchester, N.H.
Children’s Great Event Shoe Show
Sept. 8-9 Marriott-Teaneck Glenpointe, Teaneck, N.J.
Sept. 10-12 Fiera Milano, Milano-Rho, Italy
NE Materials Show
Sept. 11-12 DoubleTree Hotel, Danvers, Mass.
Sept. 12-14 Feria de Madrid, Madrid
Sept. 14-16 Javits Convention Center, New York
Due to space constraints, Sole Commerce’s upcoming September edition will feature a leaner, more strictly vetted exhibitor roster.
Première Vision/Indigo/Modamont/Cuir à Paris
Sept. 16-18 Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris
NW Materials Show
Sept. 17-18 Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Ore.
Sept. 25-27 Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Sept. 26-29 Jardin des Tuileries, Paris
Sept. 26-29 Palais de la Bourse, Carrousel du Louvre & Montaigne, Paris
National Bridal Market Chicago
Sept. 27-30 The Merchandise Mart, Chicago
New York International Bridal Week
Oct. 11-13 Pier 94, New York
Atlanta Fashion Shoe Market
Dec. 10-11 Embassy Suites Hotel, Atlanta