Off Price Specialist Show (August 23-26, Sands Expo
& Convention Center, Las Vegas) lived up to its billing
as the marketplace for the best deals in the
apparel retail industry. The weak retail market and the
anticipation of this show curbed buyers
of earlier purchasing. The 489 vendors displaying were
well-stocked to meet the needs of this motivated buyer
attendance, which increased almost 20% from last year's
lined up perfectly. Our exhibitors were ready and the
order-writing was fantastic from the start,
Ichiba, Executive Show Director.
Exhibitors in just
about every category had a very successful show.
know how important the first day (of Off Price) is.
Even the lower-volume customers made appointments on the
first day so they wouldn't lose out,
McQuade, owner of White Mountain Dry Goods Inc. from
Dover, New Hampshire.
The second day
of the show
Sunday, August 24th
supposed to end at 6:00 PM. At around 7:15 PM, show
management and security were finally able to politely
kick out motivated buyers hungry for a wide range of
quality products at the best price points.
non-stop, and I got a big order from a major retailer at
4:00 pm on the second day,
said Andy Shamsi of Cosmo
comes only twice a year, and we
re in the midst of it,
said Ira Eisenberg, President of Wise Buys, Inc.
had an awesome show!
apparel jobber greeted
a lot of new
at their booth who came to explore the Off Price
create more buzz in
Several of the show's exhibitors had the
same positive experience with both new and regular
here to buy,
said Harry Levinson of Off-Price Trading
out of Closter, New Jersey.
We did a lot of good
business with existing customers, and opened up quite a
few new accounts, including a new chain and exporters
from outside the country.
Puzzles Enterprises reported new business activity from
a lot of independent retailers who found
OffPriceShow.com and OffPriceShowrooms.com
through the search engines. This was complemented with
a lot of repeat and regular business and solid
Vendors in the
non-apparel categories of Off Price also had a
successful show as well. Mannequin supplier Display
Importer.com experienced more traffic and lots of new
business in only their third show. Jeff Ackerman of
Capico Accessories met a lot of buyers looking for
handbags, wallets and accessories.
It's been a very
good accessories show.
And gift/lifestyle/bed & bath
vendor Burwell Industries developed many large accounts
with mid to high range retailers, including a European
company who picked up 45,000 units each of Burwell's
entire product line.
by the volume of
buyers and buying activity. One sales representative
from New York-based Prime Garments
wrote big orders
with small chains that we didn't know existed. It was
an excellent show for us!
expressed their satisfaction with this Show. A buyer
from one of the larger discount retailers said
(the Off Price team) do a great job with the show. We
found that we needed more than our usual two days to
Chad Ellington, owner of Cartel Clothing in
Wellington, Florida found tremendous deals on sunglasses
and urban wear for his store.