If you are wondering how to buy wholesale or how to sell wholesale, you must attend trade shows and apparel markets!
Trade Shows are a major source of inspiration and empower you to stay abreast of emerging fashion trends and emerging brands in the fashion industry. As a former Corporate Retail Buyer for several Fortune 500 Retailers, attending trade shows was, and still is, truly an inspirational high for me, and my absolute favorite part about being in the retail industry!
Hi there! I’m DeAnna McIntosh.
I help Retailers increase and diversify their revenue, without spending a penny on ads, and in just one day.
I’m the first person Retail Entrepreneurs hire when they’re in the process of scaling their stores and need the structure, strategy, and systems to scale profitably. Or if they are ready to grow their revenue beyond what’s currently in their reach, diversify their revenue streams, and serve their customers in unexpected ways.
I strongly encourage retailers and boutiques to attend to discover new products and ways to refresh their assortment, and for brands to attend as exhibitors to connect with new buyers, boutiques, and industry mavens, and to stay competitive in their market.
Before you jump on the next trip to China to find manufacturers, you must make sure you have first attended national trade shows – I promise you will thank me.
It makes searching for wholesale clothing for boutique owners drastically easier and more cost-effective.
If you have been thinking about attending a trade show to find wholesalers for boutiques, but are unsure where to start, we discuss this and dig deeper into buying strategy and what it takes to run a successful store during my intensives and VIP Days.
Click here to book a call with me so I can to get to know you, what your current challenges are, and learn about your vision for growth.
Making sure you are making strategic merchandise buying and inventory management decisions is crucial as you scale your brick-and-mortar or e-commerce store!
Attending trade shows allows you to not only see, touch, and feel the products in person, but also allows you to meet the vendors behind the products, and create relationships.
A part of being a successful Buyer is about how strong of relationships you make with your suppliers!
When you have strong supplier relationships, you can negotiate better payment terms, get early access to new products and industry insights, and can have an overall more seamless and efficient buying process.
If you would like to attend a fashion trade show with a retail industry expert, I attend trade shows with my Clients to help them navigate and maximize their time at the show, while simultaneously assisting them in executing the merchandising and buying strategy we created together.
I also often speak and host seminars at trade shows so make sure you pop in and say hi if you see me!
Oh, one more thing! I beg you – DO NOT buy merchandise vendor lists.
There are millions of products and vendors worldwide available to do business with.
A vendor list means you are purchasing the same vendors that hundreds or even thousands of other boutiques are – hence competing with one another and not creating your own brand identity – which is not a sustainable business model.
If you’ve had thoughts about purchasing a vendor list, I would recommend you ask yourself what your passion is – is it to just make money, or is it to serve unique and curated pieces to your customers?
The most exciting part of owning a boutique is the hunt for merchandise and the highs of the finds.
If trade shows seem intimidating to you, that’s what I’m here for!
Here is a list of Major U.S. Home & Fashion Trade Shows and International Home & Fashion Trade Shows you should attend in 2023.
I’ve listed both physical and digital trade shows for you!
Click the name of the trade show for boutique owners to be taken to the show website.
Note: when you see multiple shows in the same city and dates, it typically means that they are all near one another / in the same buildings so you can attend multiple shows at once.
January 2023 Fashion Trade Shows and Events
Dallas, TX | 1/4 – 1/10: Dallas Total Home + Gift Market
Dallas, TX | 1/10 – 1/13: Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show
DIGITAL + Los Angeles, CA | 1/15 – 1/19: CMC LA Fashion Market
DIGITAL + Los Angeles, CA | 1/15 – 1/19: CMC LA Kid’s Market
Florence, Italy | 1/10 – 1/13: Pitti Immagine Uomo
Atlanta, GA | 1/10 – 1/16: Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market
New York, NY | TBA: NRF Retail’s Big Show
Frankfurt, Germany | 1/17 – 1/29: Seek Exhibitions
Florence, Italy | 1/18 – 1/23: Pitti Immagine Bimbo
New York, NY | 1/17 – 1/18: Premiere Vision
Paris, France | 1/19 – 1/23: Maison Objet
Paris, France | 1/19 – 1/22: Tranoi Paris
Paris, France | 1/21 – 1/23: Interfiliere Paris
New York, NY | 1/23 – 1/24: MRKET
Munich, Germany | 1/24 – 1/26: Munich Fabric Start
Paris, France | 1/20 – 1/22: MAN/WOMAN
New York, NY | 1/24 – 1/26: MAN/WOMAN
Florence, Italy | 1/25 – 1/27: Pitti Immagine Filati
Los Angeles, CA | 1/29 – 1/30: Curve
New York, NY | 1/31 – 2/2: Texworld USA
Atlanta, GA | 1/31 – 2/4: Atlanta Apparel
Paris, France | Not Being Held: UNIQUE by Mode City
February 2023 Fashion Trade Shows and Events
Florence, Italy | 2/4 – 2/6: Pitti Immagine Taste
Milan, Italy | 2/4 – 2/6: MIDO
New York, NY | 2/5 – 2/7: Shoppe Object indie brands
New York, NY | 2/5 – 2/8: NY Now
Paris, France | 2/7- 2/9: Paris Haute Couture
OnlineVirtual| 2/6 – 2/10: Fashion Go
New York, NY | 2/10 – 2/15 : New York Fashion Week
Las Vegas, NV | 2/13 – 2/15: WWDMagic
Las Vegas, NV | 2/13 – 2/15: POOL TRADESHOW
Las Vegas, NV | 2/13 – 2/15: Sourcing at Magic
Las Vegas, NV | 2/13 – 2/15: Stitch at Project Womens
Las Vegas, NV | 2/13 – 2/15: Magic
Las Vegas, NV | 2/13 – 2/15: Magic Mens & Magic Women
Las Vegas, NV | 2/13 – 2/15: Magic Mens
Las Vegas, NV | 2/13 – 2/16: W.W.I.N. – Women’s Wear in Nevada
London, England | 2/17 – 2/21: London Fashion Week
New York, NY | 2/19 – 2/20: Novus Forum
New York, NY | 2/21 – 2/23: Moda
Las Vegas, NV | 2/21 – 2/23: Project Womens
New York, NY | 2/21 – 2/23: Fame
New York, NY | 2/21 – 2/23: Coterie
Paris, France | 2/27 – 3/7: Paris Women’s Fashion Week
Las Vegas, NV | Not Being Held: AGENDA
Los Angeles, CA | Not Being Held: Liberty Fairs
March 2023 Fashion Trade Shows and Events
Edmonton, Canada | 3/3 – 3/5: Trends Apparel Show
Paris, France | 3/3 – 3/6: Premiere Classe
Los Angeles, CA | 3/12 – 3/16: CMC LA Label Array
Los Angeles, CA | 3/13 – 3/15: Brand Assembly
Dubai | 3/13 – 3/15: Fashion Access
Tokyo, Japan | 3/15 – 3/16: Project Tokyo
Atlanta, GA | 3/28 – 4/1: VOW | New World of Bridal
Florence, Italy | TBA: Pitti Immagine Taste
Before you head to your next tradeshow, grab a notebook and pen + watch this free masterclass!
April 2023 Fashion Trade Shows and Events
Chicago, IL | 4/2 – 4/4: ILOE Show
Tokyo, Japan | 4/5 – 4/7: Fashion World Tokyo
Hong Kong | 4/19 – 4/22: Fashion InStyle (formerly Hong Kong Fashion Week)
High Point, NC | 4/22 – 4/26: High Point Market
Nashville, TN | 4/26 – 4/27: Magic Women’s
May 2023 Fashion Trade Shows and Events
Dubai, UAE | 5/1 – 5/3: International Apparel and Textile Fair
Los Angeles, CA | 5/6 – 5/7: UNIQUE MARKETS
Atlanta, GA | 5/8 – 5/10: Spring Cash & Carry
New York, NY | 5/30 – 5/31: FounderMade
Berlin, DE | 5/31 – 6/1: Denim Première Vision
June 2023 Fashion Trade Shows and Events
Atlanta, GA | 6/6 – 6/9: Atlanta Apparel
Los Angeles, CA | 6/11 – 6/14: CMC LA Kid’s Market
London, England | 6/10 – 6/12: London Fashion Week
Los Angeles, CA | 6/11 – 6/14: CMC LA Fashion Market
Milan, Italy | 6/16 – 6/20: Milan Fashion Week (Men’s)
Paris, France | 6/20 – 6/25: Paris Fashion Week (Menswear)
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July 2023 Fashion Trade Shows and Events
Paris, France | 7/3 – 7/6: Paris Fashion Week (Haute Couture)
Miami, FL | 7/8 – 7/10: SwimShow
Las Vegas, NV | 7/11 – 7/13: Cosmoprof
Atlanta, GA | 7/31 – 8/4: World of Prom
Paris, France | TBA: Première Vision
Miami, FL | TBA: NY Women’s
New York, NY | TBA: MAN/WOMAN
New York, NY| TBA: Première Vision
Milan, Italy | Not Being Held: SUPER
August 2023 Fashion Trade Shows and Events
September 2023 Fashion Trade Shows and Events
Shanghai, China | 9/11- 9/14: Maison Shanghai
Florence, Italy | 9/15 – 9/17: Fragranze
London, England | 9/15 – 9/17: London Fashion Week
Atlanta, GA | 9/18 – 9/20: Fall Design Week
Los Angeles, CA | 9/20 – 9/22: LA Textile
DIGITAL + Milan, Italy | 9/21 – 9/25: Milan Fashion Week (Women’s)
Paris, France | 9/25 – 10/3: Paris Fashion Week (Womenswear)
New York, NY | TBA: Novus Forum
New York, NY | TBA: NY Women’s
New York, NY | TBA: Magic Women’s
Milan, Italy | TBA: Milan Fashion Week (Men’s)
October 2023 Fashion Trade Shows and Events
Los Angeles, CA | 10/11 – 10/13: LA MAJORS MARKET
New York, NY | 10/11 – 10/14: New York Bridal Fashion Week
Los Angeles, CA | 10/18 – 10/19: BeautyMade
New York, NY | Not Being Held: National Stationery Show
High Point, NC | TBA: High Point Market
Paris, France | TBA: Paris Fashion Week
November 2023 Fashion Trade Shows and Events
Atlanta, GA | 11/6 – 11/8: Fall Cash & Carry
December 2023 Fashion Trade Shows and Events
No major shows or events