These Are the Shoes

It’s Showtime! There was no shortage of shoes at the recent Atlanta Shoe Market, held Feb. 15–17, however, retailers agreed that there were few fashion surprises. Short boots and sneakers continued to take top billing, with buyers shopping for fresh takes on these...

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It’s Showtime

It’s Showtime! ARE YOU VEGAS or Atlanta Bound? Trade show season is upon us and those attending FN Platform and/or The Atlanta Shoe Market (TASM) can expect an array of new services and features to make their trips profitable and pleasant. First up is FN Platform...

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Twenty on ’20 Digital Takeover

What’s new: “With the increased interest in our show, we have added space to accommodate all the new exhibitors.” New brands to see: “We with Abicalçados to bring a number of Brazilian brands to the show, including Ipanema, Zaxy, Usafl ex, Moema, Petite Jolie,...

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Leading The Way

THE NONPROFITS, ORGANIZATIONS AND TRADE SHOWS THAT CONTINUE TO GUIDE THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY INTO 2020. The Atlanta Shoe Market continues to expand its national and international presence by working with various organizations and retailers. For 2020, the trade show is...

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Boots Will Dominate Fall ‘18

Once again, retailers are booting up for fall. Buyers shopping the Atlanta Shoe Market, Feb. 17 to Feb. 19, had boots topping their shopping lists. However, determining whether the ever-popular short or tall styles would be the favorite among consumers remains a...

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The Atlanta Shoe Market

Despite the shaky retail environment, The Atlanta Shoe Market remained a reliable source for retailers to shop the market this past weekend. Once again, the Cobb Galleria Centre was maxed out with more than 1,800 lines of footwear, accessories and handbags...

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Trade Show Planner

We will de­but the Fashionada Lounge, located in the Fashion Col­lection area of the show. It's a destination for retailers, giving them a platform to ex­change ideas, recharge and enjoy complimentary bever­ages and snacks daily." Five new brands to see: Katy Perry,...

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Footwear News Features TASM

LAURA CONWELL-O’BRIEN, executive director, The Atlanta Shoe Market Most excited for: “Each season, we try to implement something new for all our attendees. This season, we are in the process of rolling out several new interactive initiatives that will take place on...

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Standing Out In Atlanta!

It’s going to be a casual and comfortable spring ’17 season with major color stories, according to retailers shopping the Atlanta Shoe Market. The show, held from Aug. 20- 22 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, had stores such as Dale’s Shoes in Daytona Beach,...

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TASM is HOT on Social Media!

"Executive Director, Laura Conwell-Obrien, and other leading industry executives, recently discussed Social Media impact on our business, featured brands, business challenges, attendance forecast and business outlook for 2016 with the Footwear News' Nikara Johns. For...

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The Atlanta Shoe Market: Bigger is Better

THE ATLANTA SHOE Market (TASM) once again smashed attendance records during its Aug. 17-19 edition, boasting a roster of more than 900 exhibitors and 1,800 brands that cemented its reputation as the go-to show for retailers from the Southeast and beyond. “We have been...

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Strong Southern Biz Boosts Mood at Atlanta Show

The spring thaw has come early to footwear retailers in the Southeast, according to buyers and vendors at the Atlanta Shoe Market, held Feb. 18-20 at the Cobb Galleria Centre and Renaissance Hotel. After years of slow sales, retailers reported an improvement in...

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The Atlanta Shoe Show Business

By Erin E. Clack The outlook for spring ’13 is bright. As the trade show season kicks off this month, organizers of the industry’s biggest domestic events told Footwear News there is a general feeling the shoe business is bouncing back. Buoyed by strong spring sales...

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Atlanta Retailers Go Colorful

By Barbara Schneider-Levy It’s going to be a bright spring, according to buyers attending the Atlanta Shoe Market last month. Colorful, rich tones were among the top trends on retailers’ shopping lists, followed by performance-driven looks in the barefoot and...

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Southern Stores Adapting to Changing Economic Conditions

By Jennie Bell ATLANTA — Despite slow sales during the summer months, retailers at the Atlanta Shoe Market were maintaining a positive outlook for spring ’12. Most storeowners said their buying budgets remain the same from the previous year, though rising wholesale...

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What’s New at the Fall ’12 Markets

All signs point to an active and profitable fall ’12 season, according to the heads of the industry’s largest domestic trade shows. Event organizers told Footwear News they expect footwear’s momentum — and profitability — to continue through the fall. And while they...

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On the Road Again

The Atlanta Shoe Market: Bigger is Better The Atlanta Shoe Market (TASM) once again smashed attendance records during its Aug. 17-19 edition, boasting a roster of more than 900 exhibitors and 1,800 brands that cemented its reputation as the go-to show for retailers...

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Show Times

TASM: HOT-LANTA Buyers at TASM in Atlanta shopped the busiest show yet, reports Laura Conwell-O'Brien, show manager and executive director of Southeastern Shoe Travelers Association. "This isn't a regional show anymore; this is the new WSA," she proclaims. Compared to...

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Massive Turnout in Atlanta for the August Spring Market

August 20, 2012 – Atlanta, GA . . .Even a brooding sky and mid-afternoon thunderstorms couldn’t keep attendees from the August 17-19, 2012 edition of the semi-annual Atlanta Shoe Market. For as long as anyone can remember, the Atlanta market has been growing “like...

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Trade Show Planner: The Atlanta Shoe Market

AUG. 17-19 Cobb Galleria Centre & Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Atlanta Kicking off with a casino and cocktail party at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, The Atlanta Shoe Market will host a meeting of the Southeastern Independent Retailers organization. A color...

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