LOS ANGELES — The Kingpins Show, a boutique denim sourcing trade expo held in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, has chosen The Netherlands to launch its first European edition in 2014 as a smaller, more exclusive rival to Première Vision’s denim fair.
Kingpins’ semiannual two-day show will premiere in Amsterdam on April 30, 2014, at Westergasfabriek Amsterdam with a target of 37 booths. The second event will be held later that year from Oct. 28 to 29. Emphasizing quality over quantity, Andrew Olah, Kingpins’ founder, said he has no plans to increase the size of the Amsterdam expo.
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