PARIS — Buyers were happy to find unexpected, eye-catching surprises at recent accessories trade shows in Paris and believed their category would continue to expand despite slowing European economies.
Accessories aisles were bustling at the Who’s Next trade show held in Paris July 6 through 9, and though several buyers said the sales this year had been sluggish, they felt the outcome would ultimately be positive for accessories. Overall attendance at the show dropped 5 percent this year compared with 2012.
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