Womenswear in Nevada (WWIN) and Las Vegas Apparel Unite to Cultivate a Distinctive Destination for Buying in Downtown Las Vegas
Co-Location Offers Expanded Opportunity to Exceed Customer Expectations and Needs
Las Vegas, NV (August 7, 2023) – Two Las Vegas Fashion Week events – Womenswear in Nevada (WWIN) operated by Clarion Events, Inc., and Las Vegas Apparel operated by ANDMORE (formerly International Market Centers) – will co-locate at The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas beginning in 2024. The collaboration creates an all-new, resource-filled destination and amenity-driven experience as part of Las Vegas Fashion Week each February and August.
Together, the two buying events assemble under one roof to present over 500 brands in a purpose-built Downtown Las Vegas tradeshow destination, designed to cater to the evolving needs of apparel and accessories buyers and sellers. The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas will offer market-goers an elevated overall experience: a broader depth and breadth of apparel and accessories styles, categories and price points with easier navigation, gift and lifestyle crossover brands, an elevated arrival experience, seamless check-in, enhanced customer service, expanded hospitality and amenities and more.
“Listening intently to the feedback of our valued customers, we recognize their need for a fresh, innovative venue for order writing in Las Vegas while staying true to the core values and amenities WWIN has maintained for over 20 years. We are proud to announce that the wait is over,” said Desiree Hanson, Executive Vice President, Fashion, Clarion Events, Inc.
This co-location shifts the home of WWIN to a new tradeshow destination – The Expo at World Market Center in Downtown Las Vegas, a state-of-the-art convention center boasting complimentary parking as well as multiple dining options, making it easy for buyers to shop and exhibitors to write orders. The surrounding Downtown area offers buyers and sellers new and affordable options for hotels, restaurants and entertainment in the renowned Las Vegas Arts District and its growing culinary and mixology scene. (NOTE: An Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas exterior image is available here.)
"This collaboration is a game-changer for the industry," added Dorothy Belshaw, ANDMORE Executive Vice President, Chief Growth Officer. "The fusion of WWIN's legacy and Las Vegas Apparel's aligned and customer-centric approach creates new efficiencies and greater value for buyers, by enabling them to see more and do more while at Las Vegas Fashion Week.”
The excitement is palpable as both tradeshow industry leaders unveil this transformative collaboration. With the fusion of WWIN and Las Vegas Apparel, exhibitors will have an unprecedented platform to showcase their latest collections, while buyers will find themselves immersed in an invigorating and refreshing space for order writing. The two markets will evenly divide the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, each maintaining its individual brand identity and allowing buyers seamlessly to shop between the two events. Both markets will continue to offer a resource-rich buying opportunity alongside an educational and amenity-filled experience during Las Vegas Fashion Week.
WWIN, a long-time Las Vegas Fashion Week destination, relocates from Caesars Palace to the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas to showcase a mix of all women’s apparel categories and price points -- modern updated, petite, tall, plus size, contemporary, traditional and endless accessories. The semi-annual market presents 1,500 lines from 400+ exhibitors and attracts buyers from across the United States and from 25 countries worldwide.
Las Vegas Apparel launched in August 2021 at the Expo at World Market Center, creating a curated and easily accessible Downtown Las Vegas destination for young contemporary lines, accessories and more. The semi-annual market, which presents 100+ exhibitors and 150+ lines as well as dozens of complementary gifts, fashion accessories and point of purchase products available int the World Market Center Las Vegas permanent showrooms, attracts buyers from across the United States and from nine countries.
The two markets will run concurrently, Tuesday, February 13 – Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, located at 435 Grand Central Parkway in Downtown Las Vegas. For more information about Las Vegas Apparel, visit www.lasvegas-apparel.com. For more information about WWIN, visit www.wwinshow.com.
About Women’s Wear in Nevada (WWIN)
WWIN is THE most comprehensive destination amid Las Vegas Fashion Week for retailers to source women's apparel and accessories. True to its strong reputation, WWIN offers attendees a unique experience through unparalleled hospitality, networking, workshop-style education, and appointment-setting programs, which carefully introduces compatible buyers and exhibitors to drive order writing. Connect with the entire industry in February and August during Las Vegas Fashion Week and discover what our all-inclusive brands have to offer including women’s contemporary apparel, missy-modern, plus, petite, tall, specialty fashion, accessories, footwear, and more. wwinshow.com
About Clarion Events, Inc.
Clarion's North American Headquarters, Clarion Events, Inc. produces 50 events across 12 sectors including trade and enthusiast events. Clarion Events North America which is the U.S. division of Clarion Events, UK, and backed by The Blackstone Group has become one of the fastest-growing event companies in the United States with aggressive growth through acquisition, launch, and innovation. Clarion Events, Inc. has offices in Shelton, CT; Tulsa, OK; and Rochelle Park, NJ. us.clarionevents.com
About Las Vegas Apparel
Las Vegas Apparel – Atlanta Apparel’s West Coast fashion sourcing market – adds a curated mix of young contemporary apparel and accessories to Las Vegas Fashion Week offerings each February and August at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. Las Vegas Apparel is owned and operated by ANDMORE, formerly International Market Centers. LasVegas-Apparel.com
ANDMORE, formerly International Market Centers, is an Omnichannel Wholesale Marketmaker that fuels opportunities for wholesale buyers and sellers to connect, grow and prosper through physical markets, design centers and digital channels. The company owns and operates more than 20 million square feet of premium event and showroom space, hosting live events in Atlanta, High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and New York City. By pairing face-to-face events with always-on digital tools, ANDMORE provides truly omnichannel business platforms for its global wholesale customer base. ANDMORE.com
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