An Influx of New Buyers, International and Traditional
Retailers are Seeking Off Price Treasures to Breathe New Life into
Specialist Show is pleased to report early July Pre-Registration
numbers for their August offering that have already exceeded the
2007 August Show's
from four weeks out. Significant
increases in new buyers, international and traditional retailers
coupled with a rise in buyer participation in special hotel rates
and other Off Price programs are strong indicators of an August
marketplace that will be very active.
We are very
energized by the interest level from our buyers, in particular their
requests for more details on the show,
said David Lapidos, Group
Vice President for Off Price.
The specific questions they are
asking now (as opposed to previous shows) strongly suggest that they
intend to write a lot of business and spend more time at our show.
They do not want any missed opportunities.
accommodate this motivated delegation, the Off Price Show is pleased
to announce the following developments:
NEW! Deals on the Floor Now!
Now buyers can get a list of specials deals from Off Price Show
exhibitors on the last two days of the show. Buyers can
subscribe (for free) to get the
hot sheet emailed to
them by contacting Don Browne at 262.754.6910 or
New Interactive Floor Plan helps
buyers and exhibitors connect before the show.
tour the new plan and map out your show using the MyShow Agenda
is a promotional program that highlights fashion-forward
opportunities from the show floor. Trendy outfits sourced by
fashion students from the International Academy of Design &
Technology (IADT) are displayed in mannequins located next
to the Registration Center in the Sands Lobby, enabling
Off-Price buyers and Fashion Week visitors a birdseye view of
what's hot at Off-Price. Since the program, has been launched
in August 2007, T.O.P.$ has been a critical to educating Fashion
Week visitors on the trendy products that are available at below
Not just for New
Led by David Abbate, Senior Buyer for Lady Rose/Masters
in New York, who has been attending Off-Price since its
inception in 1995, the tours show retailers how to shop the
Off-Price market, how to negotiate with Off-Price Specialists,
and how to find the buys that will make your season.
Buyer tours are scheduled for 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on
Saturday, Sunday and Monday (August 23, 24 & 25)
meet at the
TOP$ Pavilion located next to the Show Registration Center.
Buyers are encouraged to sign up by contacting Don Browne at
or 262.754.6910. Note: Several seasoned buyers have signed
up for the tours in order to maximize their buying opportunities
at the Off Price Show.
Virtual Tours of
This new online platform will
enable buyers to source from the Off-Price markets leading
suppliers 24/7 year-round.
To further help
Fashion Week buyers prior to the show, the Off-Price Specialist
Center is adding a new page to its website called
The Art of
Based on an article written by veteran buyer
David Sacks from the 1st quarter 2007 issue of
Off-Price Apparel magazine, this
guide helps apparel
retailers new to Off-Price
Buy Right to Sell Right.
Specialist Show also invites buyers and industry professionals to a
Cocktail Reception on Saturday, August 23rd at 6:00 pm at
the Show Information Center located in the front of the Exhibit
The Off Price Apparel Association will be honoring their
Man of the
for Peter Hayes, COO & CMO of Variety Wholesalers at a
special gala taking place on Sunday, August 24th at 6:00
PM at the Treasure Island Grand Ballroom. Cocktails will be
followed by dinner and entertainment. For tickets and more
information, contact Steven Forman at 702.364.2637. Net proceeds
from the event benefit the
St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Building Fund for Wake
County Hospice and the Brain Center of
New Seabury, Massachussetts.
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Off-Price Specialist Show Boasts a Strong Pre-Registration from
Motivated Buyers Seeking Game-Changing Deals
You are welcome to
further discuss these fashion events at the
Fashion Industry Network.