Los Angeles — Organizers of Los Angeles trade shows and markets aim to build buzz amid poor economic news.
Unlike the go-go days of the recent past, when fashion buffs carried seemingly bottomless shopping bags, slumping consumer confidence and tepid retail forecasts have vendors and buyers anxious about what's to come. But organizers are attempting to lighten the mood and keep business humming by jazzing up events with runway extravaganzas and building on the success of previous efforts such as those to internationalize and green local trade shows.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)