Off Price Specialist
Show Apparel Pre-registration Strong For
The Off-price Specialist Show is pleased to report early July Pre-registration numbers for their August offering that have already exceeded the 2007 August Show's pre-reg 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
To better accommodate this motivated delegation, the Off Price Show is pleased to announce the following developments:
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 Shopping Off-price. Based on an article written by veteran buyer David Sacks from the 1st quarter 2007 issue of Off-price Apparel magazine, this how to guide helps apparel retailers new to Off-price Buy Right to Sell Right.
The Off-price 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 Hall.
The Off Price Apparel Association will be honoring their Man of the Year 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.
You are welcome to further discuss these fashion events at the Fashion Industry Network.