Fashion Trade Shows

Here’s Your List of Fashion Trade Shows 2017

Fashion Trade Shows 2017

It’s about to be a new 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 2017.

Fashion Trade Shows- Sourcing

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 Expo: DG 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 Jan 18th and 19th, 2017.

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 in New York January 23rd-25th, 2017.

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 20th-23rd in Las Vegas.

Kingpins: 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 Miami on January 11th and 12th.

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 17th-18th.

L.A. Textile Show:  This show is the fashion industry’s premier West Coast destination for textile, design & production resources from around the globe. Showcasing hundreds of international fabric collections and design services, the caliber of resources and fashion direction is presented with West Coast’s Contemporary & Lifestyle designers in mind. They also have a sourcing pavilion for finding factories and other production-related services. This show takes place from February 27th-March 1st.

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Fashion Trade Shows- Selling

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 27th-March 1st.

UMB Fashion: UBM Fashion Group is the leading producer of world-renowned fashion tradeshows such as MAGIC, Coterie, PROJECT & FN PLATFORM. It hits New York January 8-10; January 23-25; Feb 27-March 1; March 5-March 7 and Las Vegas February 21-23, 2017.

Capsule: Capsule holds a women’s show in New York City from February 24th-26th.

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 16th-18th, March 13th-15th, June 5th-7th, October 9th-11th, and NYC from February 25th-27th, 2016.

COAST: COAST shows come to Miami March 9th and 10th, June 22nd and 23rd, with August and October dates TBA.  COAST comes to Nashville March 20th and 21st and October dates TBA. COAST offers the latest trends and bridges the gap between designers and retailers, while becoming a global trade show.

Agenda: With a portfolio of over 1,000 brands, Agenda is the most diverse and fashion trade show in the world. It comes to Long Beach from January 5th and 6th, and New York from January 24th and 25th, and Las Vegas February 20th-22nd.

POOL: 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 21st-23rd.

AccessoriesTheShow: NEW YORK AccessoriesTheShow creates the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplace for juried accessories each and every season. Comes to NYC January 8th-10th and Las Vegas February 21st-23rd.

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 January 8th-10th and TBD May and August 2017.

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 26th-28th.

COEUR: Fashion, accessories, gift, home, and lifestyle show. NYC dates TBD.

TRANOÏ: 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 16th-18th.

NY NOW LIFESTYLE: Will showcase a broad spectrum of merchandise categories, including giftware, personal care, stationery, fashion accessories and children’s products. Coming to NYC February 5th – February 8th.

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 February 4th – February 7th.

The Ethical Fashion & Beauty TradeshowThis unique initiative was formed to showcase brands and companies in the fashion and beauty world who put people and the environment at the center of their work.  It is about like-minded people coming together to celebrate and learn more about the growing ethical beauty and fashion industry.  A new and exciting event coming to London in 2017.

LAS (London Accessories Show) An ideal platform for a select group of new and emerging designers, keen to show their collections for the upcoming season. By providing the finest selection of juried accessory collections, LAS will be the go-to show for collections ranging from the high-end classic brands to new and emerging contemporary designers. Acclaimed for its exclusive selection, the trade show showcases brands and designers of jewelry, shoes, leather goods as well as other types of accessories.  Comes to London July 16, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Source British:
Source British is a new tradeshow dedicated exclusively to British brands set in Los Angeles over two days and will be staged during LA Fashion Market, the West Coast’s premier tradeshow at the California Market Center (CMC), from March 13th-14th. In the heart of LA’s Fashion District, CMC is an essential resource for buyers from the West Coast, mid-west of the US and Canada looking for brands in every price point & market niche. Exhibiting with us will bring you face-to-face with US retail buyers, agents and distributors who are looking to source heritage and contemporary import-ready British made or designed brands. For further press information on Source British or to inquire about exhibiting:  Contact Gennaro Pisapia, Source British,
+44 020 7688 6853, gennaro@sourcebritish.com

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Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online community and support system for independent designers around the world. She’s a traveler, a weaver, and a foodie. A deep love for the craft of fashion pared with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION were she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!

  • Karen


    just wondering if there is a trade-show anyone could recommend for sourcing a supplier for custom hair pins etc

  • Selena


    Well, good collection! Thanks for sharing!

  • Megan Bell


    Dear Nicole, thanks for sharing this. Trade shows are a great platform to form business relationships. But it’s important to carefully choose which ones to participate in or attend. Defining the objectives clearly and never losing sight of them can lead to fruitful discussions and gaining an insight into the fashion industry.

  • Imagecraft Exhibits


    Thanks Nikole for sharing the list of such great fashion trade shows.

  • Becky


    I am having a difficult time finding a cobbler (shoe maker) to make a small shoe line for me. I would greatly appreciate any help or suggestions you can give me. Thank you🥀



    Hello, We are looking for sales representative for our Athleisure Wear line in all the Markets? We would appreciate if anyone have any suggestions in Reps or Markets? Thank you!

    1. Bettina Bonn


      Hi, I have a friend that might be interested in carrying your line? He worked for quick silver for several years! Can you send me more info on your company? Thank you, Bettins

  • Andrea


    This website is socially conscious and bada**. For women and men, the quality is stellar and there is a take-charge vibe. Follow on Instagram. Check out special Holiday themed shirts especially Halloween.

    1. Andrea


      Site is GRMTAC.com

  • Noor


    Dear Nicole, I came across your website today. You have some great content. I was wondering whether you are only listing tradeshows in the US? The reason I ask is that we are intending to launch London's first Ethical Fashion & Beauty Tradeshow later this year. The show will be open to both trade on day one and consumers on day two in London, England. Just letting you know, if you wish to list our tradeshow also, but only if it falls within your remit. regards Noor Shahzad Co Founder/MD Ethical Fashion & Beauty Tradeshow Twitter: @ethical_trade

  • Ade


    Thanks for the write up. Please which fair can I attend in Europe or the US where I can meet with shirt and suits makers? I want to design and make my own kind of formal wears. Thanks

    1. Shiv


      Hi All, I am a retailer and wholesaler of both men's and women's ware. I can help you with any aspect of the business you'd like to get started in. To learn more, or just to chat, feel free to visit my website and contact me! I look forward to speaking with you soon! Best, Shiv

      1. Wayne


        I am looking for a distributor to help sell my safety gear or someone with retail and wholesale connections.

        1. Jodi


          Wayne, Did you find any answers to your question? I also have a new business in retail/wholesale of women's safety garments, we might be able to help each other. I am based out of Vancouver, BC. Let me know if you're interested. Jodi

      2. Tyson Montgomery


        Please contact me, I am new to the business and I would like to ask you some questions. Thank you for extending your knowledge and information with people that need it. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Tyson

  • nick mitchell


    it my granddaughter birthday on december 12 2017 and i ams tacking her to paris she will be 16 her dream to go to a fashion show in paris can i buy ticket to one or con you help me with info on that. i thank you so so mush

  • Orphelia St Rose


    I am in search of a supplier for fashion jewellery for my newly opened swimsuits and accessories store. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.

    1. samantha


      i am not sure if your store is a fit, but our jewelry is sold mostly in coastal boutiques and 5 star gift shops. check it out!

    2. Linda Dryer


      Please check out the web site for our new line of Beach Girl tee shirts and accessories. For wholesale pricing please contact us as we are looking for stores interested in selling our beach girl items and accessories. Thanks ! Hope to hear from you. Linda

  • Tina


    Hello I'm looking for supplier for my new bantique. By reading thru article,I'm still confused where should go look for it. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

    1. Jordanna


      Hi Tina I see you are looking for suppliers and I am a supplier of functional leisure wear. Take a look at my site and let's connect on linked in depending on the type of product you are looking for I may be able to give a few leads.

    2. Rati


      Hey Tina, I am a designer from India and I supply different kind of outfits to different counties. We can connect If you are interested and discuss the rest. Thanks

      1. Becky


        To Rati in India: Is it possible that you could help me find someone in India to make a line of women's shoes for me? They are a simple babouche. I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you!

    3. Wlicja


      Hello Tina, We are an emarging womanswear brand. Are you still looking for suppliers ? Regards

  • Nicole


    Thank you for this! I'm a newbie designer and it's hard to figure out this business if you don't know where to go and look. I'd love to connect with you to ask a few more questions about the technical aspects of the fashion industry. Thank you!

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