LAS VEGAS – August 14, 2023 – ANDMORE’s Las Vegas Apparel market connected buyers and sellers as part of August 2023 Las Vegas Fashion Week offerings, with reports of heavy order writing, quality buyer and brand connections and solid traffic, August 6 – 9, at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas.
“Las Vegas Apparel continues to earn high marks from exhibitors and attendees for its ease of sourcing, buyer amenities and hospitality and range of product offerings,” said Caron Stover, ANDMORE SVP, apparel. “ANDMORE has curated a sourcing event that not only is inviting, but also provides space to create meaningful connections and order-writing with brands our buyers know they can find here.”
Attendees visited Las Vegas Apparel from 44 states and Puerto Rico, as well as six international countries, with Western, Midwest and Southwest-based buyers making up 74% of total market attendees.
Las Vegas Apparel showcased its 100+ lines across apparel, accessories, gift and lifestyle items and more in a curated, easy-to-shop environment over four days, with rave reviews from buyers and sellers alike for ease and efficiency to discover products and write orders.
Returning Las Vegas Apparel buyer, Jennifer Markwell, owner of Kopers Boutique in Morehead, KY, attended the show for two days to make sure she discovered all the products Las Vegas Apparel had to offer.
“This was our second time sourcing at Las Vegas Apparel and it has been wonderful. We came on Sunday to see everything and came back Tuesday to make sure we had everything we wanted and write all of our orders,” said Markwell. “The show is super easy to shop, very organized and not intimidating; we really feel like we belong and we can’t wait to come back in February.”
The Downtown Las Vegas apparel venue also welcomed a wealth of new buyers, including Marlo Meredith, owner of Miss Cocky Boutique, with three locations across Columbia and Chapin, SC.
“We are sourcing for Game Day products and have already written so many orders. At Las Vegas Apparel, we had the opportunity to discover so many new brands, create great connections and secure so many new products that we can’t wait to get in stores. We will definitely be back.”
Brands exhibited the same enthusiasm regarding order sizes and quality of buyers coming to shop.
“We had a record-breaking first day here at Las Vegas Apparel” said Joe Song, owner of young contemporary brand, GLAM. “We always have great shows here because of the high quality buyers we connect with and the size of the orders they place. We’re looking forward to showcasing again in February.”
First time exhibitor, Meredith Jurica, CEO of Makeup Junkie Bags was elated with results after just one day of the market.
“This was our first time showcasing with Las Vegas Apparel and we outsold our last Vegas show on the first day here,” said Jurica. “We are so content with our sales that everything we did through the end of the show was just icing on the cake.”
Positive reaction to Las Vegas Apparel and WWIN co-location announcement
Brands and buyers across both Las Vegas Apparel and Womenswear in Nevada (WWIN), as well as the fashion industry at large, reacted positively to the announcement of the two markets’ co-location beginning in February 2024.
Las Vegas Apparel and WWIN buyer, Kelley Sherman, owner of Threads Boutique in Cincinnati, OH, added, “Las Vegas Apparel and WWIN are both so well-run and customer-centered. We look forward to WWIN joining Las Vegas Apparel in February to create an even stronger buyer-focused co-location to source from.”
The 6th semi-annual edition of Las Vegas Apparel, co located with WWIN, runs Tuesday, February 13 – Thursday, February 15, at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. Information on Las Vegas Apparel is available at https://www.lasvegas-apparel.com/, and interested attendees for WWIN can complete the following form to be notified when WWIN registration is open: https://www.wwinshow.com/pre-register?utm_source=website&utm_medium=form&utm_campaign=feb-2024-pre-register.
Las Vegas Apparel – ANDMORE’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. For more information, visit www.LasVegas-Apparel.com.
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 ANDMORE: 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. www.ANDMORE.com