AmericasMart Atlanta, a global wholesale marketplace for home, gift, area rugs and apparel, is holding its April Atlanta Apparel Market on Saturday, April 14 in Atlanta. The organization said that it will host a record number of new exhibitors at the upcoming show.
Focused on fall, exhibitors will debut the newest designs across women’s apparel, accessories and shoes, among other categories. Mary Sullivan, senior vice president of Leasing for AmericasMart Buildings 2 and 3, said that “Over and over again, top lines are finding their Southeastern homes at Atlanta Apparel. They see us as the ultimate gateway to style-driven retailers across our region and the nation.”
The new showrooms include CP Shades, Empower Design, Lizas, Mud Pie, Nakamol, Samuel Dong, and Vikolino, alongside “expansions” from Kendra Scott, Nanette Lepore, Nicasa/Dreamcatcher, Pomegranate and Pretty Persuasions, according to the firm. Atlanta Apparel’s Gallery 11 West, a curated collection of contemporary brands, welcomes new lines from A/C Collective (Lost in Lunar, Unreal Fur and Boyish jeans), EMG Denim, Mare Mare and Roberta Sher. Brands such as Black Halo, Brothers + Sisters, Chan Luu and Simpatico are returning exhibitors.
Highlights from the Market’s new exhibitors include Georgia Girl Designs in Jewelry and Fashion Accessories; Black Tape, Kancan, Lovposh, Inc. and Sweet Claire in its Now! Young Contemporary category; ban.do, Biana, LLC, Caitlin Elizabeth, Haley and the Hound, Hillhouse Marketplace, rosie + belle llc, and Siempre Viva Clothing in Premiere Contemporary/Resort; Johnston & Murphy in Premiere Shoes; Rokoko by Dazz in Premiere Young Contemporary and Nitex LTD in its Ready! Ready-to-Wear category.
And a selection of cherry-picked influencers will discuss the latest trends, featuring Mary Gui of “Layers of Chic;” Makayla McAfee of “Fashionably Kay;” Brittany Sjogren of “Loverly Grey; and Macy Stucke of “Stuck on Style.” The influencers will showcase looks and trends for fall via “style presentations” and a panel discussion moderated by Katie Jacobs, owner of Cheeky Peach, according to the firm.
Emily Waldron, regional sales manager for Johnny Was, said, “We love and continue to show at Atlanta Apparel for many reasons. Not only is it convenient and the best way for us to reach our customers other than being on the road, but it has proven to be successful year after year. With a large territory like the Southeast, having one place for our customers to come and see our extensive line is mandatory for our success. The Atlanta Apparel Market is easy to navigate, a one-stop shop for our current buyers and a great way to reach new accounts.”
And Caron Stover, vice president of Apparel Tradeshows, said, “Our team is constantly on the hunt to find the latest and greatest. Their expert eyes are finding the lines discerning retailers want to carry. It’s a mix buyers are not finding anywhere else.”
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