After a one-year hiatus from the New York trade show calendar, UBM’s premier accessory event, Accessorie Circuit, is making a comeback during New York’s January and August women’s markets. The exhibition will have a new look and a more curated presence of elevated designer and fine jewelry, handbags, footwear, scarves, belts and gift items.
Peter Berta, director of sales at UBM Fashion, said, “After receiving overwhelming response from our accessory brands and retail attendees from our post-show surveys, it has been decided to bring Accessorie Circuit back to run concurrently with its sister show, Project Women’s NY [formerly Intermezzo Collections]. The industry spoke and we listened.” He said Accessorie Circuit will emphasize the unusual and artisanal end of the accessory spectrum. Brands such as Dean Davidson, Chan Luu, Evocateur, Laggo and Marlyn Schiff have signed on.
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