MARKET CALENDAR

Atlanta Apparel Mart Women’s & Children’s Market Thursday, April 6-Monday, April 10 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
Many permanent showrooms are open Tuesday, April 11, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, April 7
8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. — Buyer Orientation: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Shopping the Apparel Mart. Pointers on how to most effectively shop the mart. Press room 8E316.
6:30 p.m. — Grand Re-Opening Gala — Nicole Miller’s Party on Ice. Black-tie affair featuring a fashion show on ice by guest designer Nicole Miller. Dancing and skating after the show, skates provided. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Co-sponsored by the Atlanta Apparel Mart and the Southeastern Travelers Exhibitors. Grand Atrium.

Saturday, April 8
8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. — Buyer Orientation: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Shopping the Apparel Mart. Pointers on how to most effectively shop the mart. Press room 8E316.
8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. — T.J. Reid Seminar “Do It Yourself Direct Mail: Advertising for the Specialty Store Retailer.” Noted retailer T.J. Reid returns to inspire and educate retailers. Topics include learning how to develop a direct mail program and how to produce a newsletter. $10 per person, continental breakfast included. Penthouse Fashion Theatre.
6 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Accessory Trend Preview. Preview the best accessory looks for fall. Get trend direction from Atlanta Apparel Mart Fashion Director Kaye Davis. The Grand Atrium.
6 p.m. — The Southern Bridal Fashion Show and Wine & Cheese Reception. The best resources in the bridal mart, plus a trend segment highlighting the most salable silhouettes for fall ’95. Penthouse Fashion Theatre.
6:30 p.m. — The Best of the Mart Fashion Show. Review the hottest trends in the market, plus an overview of the mart’s best resources representing all product categories. The Grand Atrium.

Sunday, April 9
8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. — Bridal Seminar “A Reality Check: Why the Old Ways of Doing Business Don’t Work Anymore.” Free to all buyers. A comprehensive symposium on new ways of looking at your business. Topics include the pros and cons of discounting, how to appeal to the new bridal customer, understanding your market and how to implement new and creative promotions. Sponsored by The Atlanta Bridal & Formal Association. Seminar suite 8W358.
8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. — T.J. Reid Seminar “Super Sales Associates: Great Customer Service.” Bring your sales associates to the encore presentation of “Sales Associate Motivational Training.” T.J. Reid teaches customer service techniques that will increase your bottom line. $10 per person, includes continental breakfast. Penthouse Fashion Theatre.
6 p.m. — Atlanta’s Comedy Club. Relax and laugh with illusionist/comedian Bill Clary. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Co-sponsored by the Southeastern Travelers Exhibitors and the mart. Penthouse Fashion Theatre.