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Your List of Fashion Trade Shows 2015

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It’s a new year year and you might be thinking about fashion trade show participation. If that’s the case, here’ s a list of fashion trade shows for 2015.

Fashion Sourcing Trade Shows

Source fabrics and trims, attend business seminars, meet factories, sample makers, printers, and all kinds of production focused industry folks. These are shows you attend for free.

DG ExpoDG Expo offers a textile and trimmings exhibit for designers and retailers. The expo also offers seminars on business growth and textile classes. The expo hits New York January 12th and 13th, Miami on March 11th and 12th, and San Francisco TBA.

Texworld USA
: Texworld USA is North America’s largest sourcing event for designers, fabric buyers, and merchandisers consisting of products ranging across the entire spectrum of fabrics. The next Texworld USA is scheduled for January 19th-21st, 2015.

Sourcing at Magic
: Sourcing at Magic is a fashion-sourcing event where attendees have access to global resources, and receive insight into trends and information regarding inventive technology and the industry. It takes place from February 16th-19th in Las Vegas.

: Kingpins offers a tightly selected list of vendors that including denim and sportswear fabric from all over the world. The show happens at various cities, with the next show in New York on January 20th-21st.

Indigo/ Premiere Vision
This show brings 125 exhibitors including design studios, bookshops, and trend bureaus while showing designs for prints, embroideries, knits and more.
Indigo New York will be January 13th-14th.

Fashion Sales Trade Shows

Get new wholesale accounts, attend networking events, meet fellow designers, press, boutique owners, and all kinds of sales and marketing focused industry folks.  These are shows you participate in for a cost. For these shows you need to have your packet ready to share with buyers: look book, wholesale line sheet, etc.

EDIT: EDIT focuses on presenting established and emerging designers of premium womenswear for both buyers and brands. EDIT comes to NYC February 23rd-25th.

ENK (Coterie and TMRW)
: Run by ENK International, Coterie offers a marketplace to connect designers to international retailers. Coterie is a platform for generating revenue and inspiring trends. It hits New York February 23rd-25th in NYC.

: Capsule holds a women’s show from September 12th to 14th in New York and a show in New York City from February 22nd-24th.

Designers and Agents
: Designers & Agents identifies emerging talent and creates connections with designers and buyers. D&A features brands from around the world that are the influencers of the market. This show comes to Los Angeles from January 12th-14th and NYC at TBA.

: COAST shows come to Miami March 9th and 10th, June 1st and 2nd, and October 26th and 27th. COAST offers the latest trends and bridges the gap between designers and retailers, while becoming a global trade show.

: With a portfolio of over 1,000 brands, Agenda is the most diverse and fashion trade show in the world. It comes to New York January 19th and 20th, Las Vegas from February 16th to 18th and Long Beach from January 5th and 6th.

: The POOL tradeshow is where new items are found for the boutique market for all sorts of retailers. POOL comes to Las Vegas from February 17th-19th.

AccessoriesTheShow: NEW YORK AccessoriesTheShow creates the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplace for juried accessories each and every season. Comes to NYC April 27 to April 29 2015

Accessorie Circuit/ Fraiche Circuit:  Established in 1987, CIRCUIT is a comprehensive women’s accessory and footwear exhibition featuring designer and fine jewelry, handbags, footwear, scarves, belts and gift items. Held 3 times a year during the January, May and August NYC market weeks, this exhibition runs concurrently with ENK’s Intermezzo Collections. Comes to NYC April 27 to April 29 2015.

Atelier Designers:  International fashion collections of womenswear, jewelry and accessories to the wholesale trade only. Active in New York fashion trade shows for 16 years, Atelier represents over 100 studio designers. Comes to NYC February February 22 to February 24 2015.

COEUR: Fashion, accessories, gift, home, and lifestyle show. Comes to NYC February 21 to February 23 2015.

Tanoi: An artistic platform with a stern selection of international premium designers, created for them to meet the most influential fashion ambassadors. Organizing fashion tradeshows Tranoï also puts together artistic installations, designers exhibitions, catwalk shows, parties and all sorts of events which arouse the dreams and desires inherent to fashion. Comes to NYC February 21 to February 23 2015.

NY NOW LIFESTYLEWill showcase a broad spectrum of merchandise categories, including giftware, personal care, stationery, fashion accessories and children’s products. Coming to NYC January 31 to February 3 2015.

NY NOW HANDMADE:  Representing all home and lifestyle categories and crafted in all types of media – with distinct groupings of designer-makers and global import resources. Coming to NYC January 31 to February 3 2015.

Tips for sales-based Fashion Trade Shows:

Make the Most of Your Trade show Investment
The Scoop on Trade Show Participation
Tips and Tactics for Doing a Fashion Trade Show

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About Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder and CEO of StartUp FASHION and has been critical in the launch of hundreds of independent designers’ successful fashion businesses. Prior to StartUp FASHION, she founded a private label accessories brand, led operations for an international textile distributor, and assisted with the raw materials sourcing for labels including Jill Stuart, Prabal Gurung, and Isaac Mizrahi.


  1. Hi Nicole,

    I checked out the accessories trade shows, but some of the ones I know of don’t appear on the list. Is there a more comprehensive list for NY accessory trade shows, or should I just google it and hope that I get them all?

  2. Hello Nicole,

    I am bring my fashion merchandising students to NYC from May 15-18th and I have no idea what is going on that we could see. Do you have any suggestions for our group? Many thanks!

  3. Hello,

    My name is Darion Wilson and I am a new online boutique owner/operator of IamXclusyve Boutique. My website is still under construction due to the lack of inventory. It appears that I have missed the vast majority of the trade shows. I am having a really hard time finding quality mercahndise for my store. Do you have any referrals of vendors that I could purchase wholesale from directly? Thanks and I anticipate hearing from you soon.

  4. Hi Nicole,
    I’m Kapinga Bashala, Fashion Designer business owner and entreprenor. I have a online store, go to several expos and vendors, just had a Fashion show in Bethlehem, PA.
    I’m looking for buyers and investors.
    Can you help.

  5. Hi, I have opened a new boutique in the UK and I am looking for a supplier and I have missed the majority of the shows. Is there any advice somebody can give me? Thank you

    • Hi Becci, We manufacture and export Ladies woven’s garments based in Delhi NCR, India. We currently work for clients in Europe, North & South America. We have a production capacity of 100,000 units per month. Will you be interested ? Please feel free to revert for any queries.

    • Hello Becci,

      My answer might be a bit late, but a good thing to do is contacting these brands that are listed in the trade shows directly (The ones that you are interested in). You will get results out of this, but it might take a bit longer.

      Let me know if I can help out more in this and I will be happy to do so.

      Best Regards,

  6. This was an awesome and helpful article, thank you very much to everyone who contributed their advice and knowledge.

  7. Hi – I’d like to add a Fashion Show/Tradeshow Event! Santa Fe Fashion Week (SantaFeFashionWeek.com) is October 13th – 17th 2015 in Santa Fe, NM! America’s Next Top Model Winner Naima Mora – Author of Book “Model Behavior” will be hosting our Main Runway Event October 16th and 17th. We have three Project Runway Designers #GuesstheGuest and #SantaFeFashionWeek to Guess Which 3 are coming for a chance to win two FREE TICKETS to come see their runway showing (we will be announcing on all of our social media channels – all on our website)! Project Runway Designers will be appearing at our Santa Fe Fashion Week : Shop N’ Stroll event October 15th 2015 at world-renowned Art Destination Canyon Road. We will be hosting a Charity Benefit Luncheon on the 13th of October TBA, and our Kickoff Party is at Toni & Guy Academy. Our designers and sponsors get booths to set up appointments and use as a retail space at both our Shop N’ Stroll event AND two days at the convention center during our PopUp Boutique that is free and open to the public.

  8. Jaqueline Savoia

    Dear Nicole,

    We are a new small atelier and make high-end (luxury, if you permit) clutch bags. We want to chose a show to attend this year and exhibit our work, so to meet the most serious multi-brand boutique buyers in the world. Our resources are limited, so we wish to apply for the most prestigious trade show. What would be your valued reccomendation? Which one should we focus our energy and resources on? Your opinion would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance, Jacqueline

    • Hi Jacqueline,

      I’ve never participated in a trade show, as I don’t have a clothing or accessories brand. I would suggest doing some research on past participants and asking them their opinion on the show they attended. I also recommend attending a show before signing up for it.

  9. Adebukola Muyi-Oke

    Hi Nico,
    Pls, am a fashion designer and l will like to participate in fashion show for the first time. Am from Nigeria. How can you assist.

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  11. Hi
    I’m wondering if there are trade shows for designer brands ie chanel Prada Gucci etc? Would be great if you could point me in the right direction


  12. Good morning,

    Which of these trade shows have more affordable products for wholesale. I’m in the beginning stages of building my boutique and I want to know which shows would be ideal to attend for a new owner looking to stick their store with great items.


    • Hi D,
      You’ll have to research the shows- I don’t know what “affordable” is to you. You’ll have to put together a a detailed depiction of who your customer is and then research the shows to see which one has brands that might work for your customer.

  13. Hi,
    I am starting a new swimsuit line, any particular show I should attend? I should mention that I am in need of manufacturing. I have many samples made.

  14. Hi,
    I am in the beginning stages of starting my online boutique. I am looking for companies to buy from. I have connected with Naked Zebra and Peach Love CA. I am looking for brands similar to those. Pieces range from $11-$22 per piece with a 6 piece minimum. I love those two companies, but I am wanting to expand my purchasing. I tried to contact a trade show in Atlanta that is this weekend and they want people who make purchases like $1000 or more. That is not in my price range right now as I am just beginning. Do you have any suggestions for other brands to purchase from like these two or possibly any trade shows that I could attend with similar wholesalers? I have researched google till I’m blue in the face. I need some help. Thank you.

  15. Hi Nicole
    Im interested in buying clothing for kids and teens. Do you know of any shows coming up?

  16. Hi ,

    I’m starting a men swimwear line , I’m young designer from Brasil , looking to travel to the USA for some trade shows , would you recommend me the major ones i should attend ?

    Regards ,


    • Hi Daniel,

      What kind of trade shows do you want to attend? Are you talking about sourcing fabrics and production for your collections? Or are you talking about scoping out possible shows for you to have a booth and show your work to buyers?

  17. Hello.

    I will be attending the Magic show for the first time in February of 2016. any advice on the minimum a buyer should expect to spend?

  18. Hi Nicole,

    Our Brand is not from the US, so we cannot visit a show to decide which one to exhibit at. We are a very high end, luxury, exotic leather, handbag and accessories manufacturer from Africa. Please could you or anyone else guide us in the right direction as to which would be a good show to be at.


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