Las Vegas Apparel Momentum Continues at Summer 2022 Edition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AT SUMMER 2022 EDITION
Las Vegas – August 17, 2022 – International Market Centers’ (IMC) third installment of Las Vegas Apparel recorded its largest-ever edition, tripling in size to offer 150+ brands across apparel and accessories categories for both returning and first-time buyers to the Downtown Las Vegas Fashion Week destination, August 7 – 10, at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas.
“The growth trajectory of Las Vegas Apparel has been spectacular," said Caron Stover, IMC senior vice president, apparel. “Ever-increasing numbers of buyers and brands appreciate the opportunity for both networking and orderwriting in an intimate, easy-to-shop setting.”
Las Vegas Apparel August 2022 recap video demonstrates order writing and energy at market (click image to view video)
Las Vegas Apparel drew a diverse geographic audience, with retailers from 44 states and Puerto Rico, as well as 9 international countries. This third edition saw a high number of first-time visitors to the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, giving buyers access to a wealth of new business opportunities.
Michael Shin of Timing, who has exhibited at Las Vegas Apparel since its debut in August 2021, said, “Everybody that comes here is a serious customer. As more buyers find out about the show and how easy it is to shop, the show keeps growing. Every day has been getting better and better.”
First-time Las Vegas Apparel exhibitor, Emilee Berthiaume of My Girl in L.A., added, “We've been able to reach buyers here that we wouldn't have seen at other markets where we exhibit.”
Las Vegas Apparel retailers welcomed the opportunity to conduct necessary and intentional order writing for the season ahead in a relaxed, intimate and amenity-filled environment.
Retailer Millinean Lawrence of Boop De Doop Boutique in Nashville, TN, who has attended Las Vegas Apparel since its first edition, said, “There are great vendors at Las Vegas Apparel, the market is laid back which is unlike other shows where it's such a hustle and bustle. This one is the best apparel market there is.”
Beyond exhibits, Las Vegas Apparel offered buyers and brands a full slate of onsite amenities, including daily complimentary breakfast, coffee, lunch and cocktails. At-market events and activities included an opening day market party, photo ops in the registration lobby and branded Las Vegas Apparel giveaways upon arrival.
First-time attendee Kimmy’s Boutique in Waxahachie, TX, added to the market positivity on Instagram with a post about the first-time buyer experience: “We really enjoyed attending Las Vegas Apparel and appreciate how accommodating the show is to buyers. We will be back.”
The fourth semi-annual Las Vegas Apparel is Sunday, February 12 – Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. For registration and information, visit https://www.lasvegas-apparel.com/.
Las Vegas Apparel – Atlanta Apparel’s West Coast fashion sourcing market – adds a curated mix of young contemporary apparel, shoes and accessories to Las Vegas Fashion Week offerings each February and August. 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.
About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.
NOTE: For market images, visit Las Vegas Apparel’s Instagram account @apparelmarkets, or for higher resolution images, reach out directly to Amanda Merritt at email@example.com.