Women's and Children's Fall-Holiday Apparel and Accessories Atlanta Apparel Mart

June 23 to June 26 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

Friday, June 24

8:30 - 9 a.m. -- Buyer Orienta-tion. Pointers on how to shop the Mart from Milt Crane, executive director of Mart relations. Press Room 2E327.

6 p.m. -- Design Avenue Fashion Show. Better, bridge and designer trends presented by Mart fashion director Kaye Davis. Wine and cheese reception. Penthouse Fashion Theatre.

Saturday, June 25

8:30 - 10 a.m. -- The Cash Crunch: Everything you need to know about financing a successful retail store from start-up costs, establishing credit and working with manufacturers. $10 per person includes continental breakfast. Seminar Suite 3W377.

8:30 - 9 a.m. -- Buyer Orientation. Press Room 2E237.

6:30 p.m. -- Style! fashion show. The Grand Atrium.

Sunday, June 26

8:30 a.m. -- Accessory expo and fashion show. Preview accessory looks in a runway show and more than 20 visual displays from floors 6, 7 and 8. Includes continental breakfast. The Grand Atrium.

6 p.m. -- Entertainment: Summer Beach Bash. Free to all buyers. Co-sponsored by Southeastern Travelers Exhibitors and the Mart. The Grand Atrium.

Monday, April 18

8:30 - 10 a.m. -- Retail roundtable breakfast and discussion hosted by Mart general manager Peg Canter. Free to all buyers. Seminar Suite 3W377.


The Atlanta alumnae association of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity recently hosted its 32nd annual "Fashion and Diamonds" fashion show and luncheon at the JW Marriott Lenox Hotel. The event drew 380 people and raised $10,000 for the Georgia Council on Child Abuse. The show featured fashions from participating retailers at Lenox Square and was produced by Marilyn Sparks productions.

The American Apparel Contractors Association (AACA) announced the availability of free, nationwide information for manufacturers and retailers using contractors. The "Fax on Demand Sourcing Hotline" provides up-to-the minute information on contractor members and their current production capabilities and status. Member contractors are listed by type of apparel produced. The system is accessed by dialing 404-239-8878 from a fax machine.Pets Are Loving Support Inc. (P.A.L.S.), an organization dedicated to providing support to people with HIV/AIDS and their pets, presented "Rubbing Noses," a pets-and-people fashion show May 5 at Piedmont Grove. Participating local designers included J. Reynolds and Rene Rene.

Richard Tyler presented the first showing of his fall collection outside of New York at Neiman Marcus's Bal Harbour store on May 5. The luncheon and fashion show benefited the United Foundation for AIDS, a Miami-based organization for in-patient, out-patient and residential care of AIDS patients. The event, which drew 550 people, was followed by a two-day weekend trunk show, which sold $275,000. Bestsellers included an orange cotton velvet jacket, pink brocade vest, orange chiffon shirt and green tweed A-line skirt, priced at $4,065, which sold three units, and a platinum satin fur-trimmed jacket, priced at $2,200, which sold two units.

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