With more than 1600 lines and a reputation as “the buying show” where retailers purchase their inventories for the coming season, The Atlanta Shoe Market has become the largest and most important shoe and accessory show in America and among the 10 largest shoe and accessory shows in the world. The Atlanta Shoe Market is the logical choice for shoe retailers looking to narrow their travels to the most essential industry shows.
The Atlanta Shoe Market is held twice annually at the Cobb Galleria Convention Centre and Renaissance Waverly Hotel. The meeting is timed to coincide with the debut of the coming season’s footwear styles as well as accessories and handbags. Here is where you will meet with the vendors and buy the lines that will make you successful in your market for the fall and spring buying seasons.
Independent industry publication surveys rank The Atlanta Shoe Market best among all U.S. fashion industry shows for convenience, cost, and organization, planning and promotion. With everything under one roof, The Atlanta Shoe Market is the most convenient place to compare styles, meet and talk with manufacturers, and do your buying. With negotiated airfares and special rates at the host hotel and others within walking distance of the convention center, and such amenities as complimentary parking, free daily continental breakfasts, a gala Saturday night party and Ellen Campuzano’s Colour & Trend Seminar, The Atlanta Shoe Market is also the industry’s most affordable and enjoyable show to attend.
The Atlanta Shoe Market is sponsored by the Southeastern Shoe Travelers Association (SEST), a non-profit industry association and producer of the show since 1942.
“As the industry’s only non-profit, association-sponsored show, we have always been focused on doing what’s best for our industry,” explains Laura Conwell-O’Brien, SEST show manager and executive director. “Over the years we have continued to refine the show and make changes with that goal in mind.”
Those changes include new sections of the show dedicated to specific product categories to make it easier for you to compare the styles you carry and meet with your suppliers: The Fashion Collection exclusive to Salon and Better Shoes; the Kids Shoe Box exclusive to children’s shoes; and most recently, The Shoe Court and The Work Zone categories.
We look forward to seeing you at our future markets!