BATA (Big & Tall Association): BATA holds 2 major buying shows per year in conjunction with the Chicago
Collective at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois. There, BATA members
can shop many manufacturers of menswear in all categories, from mom-and-pop
innovators to the largest corporate producers . All BATA vendors are scrutinized
by BATA's Board of Directors and Merchandise Committee before they are accepted
to show in the BATA area of the Collective in February and August each year.
Specialty Trade Shows Inc. Specialty Trade
Shows is a small boutique type company that specializes in trade shows for
unique segments of the apparel industry. For twenty years they have successfully
satisfied the needs of buyers and vendors who were really not welcomed,
or could not properly work specialty accounts and special sizes at mass
market events (B.A.T.M.A.N Big & Tall Men'swear, B.A.T Women).
The B.A.T.M.A.N. Show The Big and Tall
Men's Apparel Needs Shows are the largest gatherings of Big & Tall Men's
buyers and vendors held anywhere in the world!
Their shows are
the home of BATBAA, the association of independent Big & Tall stores.
Check out their website at
Buyers from the largest chains, biggest mail order houses and best
independents come from all over the US and Canada, as well as from Europe,
Asia and Latin America. They buy better and they buy budget. Everything
is available from shoes to hats and underwear to overcoats
Big & Tall Clothing