MARKET CALENDAR

Women’s and Children’s Apparel, Accessories, Bridal and Special Occasion Market, April 4-8, 2002, The Dallas International International Apparel Mart.

SHOWROOM HOURS
Thursday, April 4-Monday, April 8, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Select showrooms open until 8 p.m. on April 4)

DAILY EVENTS

Buyer’s Lounge
Open daily: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Apparel Mart 4C56, Fourth Floor, Front Lobby Balcony

International Hospitality Suite
Friday-Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Back Lobby Balcony

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
Select showrooms open by appointment only.
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4

New Buyer Orientation
10 a.m.
Fourth Floor, Front Lobby

Dine Around
5-7 p.m.: Treat yourself to samplings from Dallas’s finest restaurants. Locations to be announced.

Shop Late ‘Til 8
6-8 p.m.: Take advantage of the showrooms that are open until 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

Early Bird Hospitality
8:30 a.m.: First Floor, Front Lobby. Complimentary breakfast.

Fall 2002 Trend Overview
8:30 a.m.: Fourth Floor, Front Lobby. Presented by Leon Hall.

New Buyer Orientation
10 a.m.: Fourth Floor, Front Lobby.

Contemporary Fall Forecast
12 p.m.: The contemporary area is one of the most volatile, exciting and fun places to shop. Trends are emerging at a lightning pace, reflecting all the facets of the fashion spectrum. This seminar will focus on these trends, how to keep up with them and how the specialty store merchant interprets them. Presented by Mary Weston of the Gregor Simmons Group. Third Floor, West Atrium.

Leon’s Trend Show
6:15 p.m., Great Hall.
Presented by Leon Hall.

Night of Networking
6:15 p.m.: Presented by T.J. Reid. Independence Room, Menswear Mart. Cost: $15, includes dinner.

Celebration of Fall Fashions
Children’s wear Fall 2002
Fashion Show.
6 p.m.: Reception, 3B94
6:30 p.m.: Dinner, Fashion Theatre
7 p.m.: Fashion Show
Sponsored by USCO.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

Early Bird Hospitality
8:30 a.m.: First Floor, Front Lobby. Complimentary breakfast.

Cowboy Corral Breakfast
8:30 a.m.: Fifth Floor, West Atrium. Complimentary breakfast.

Designer Trend Overview
8:30 a.m.: Join other retailers for a focused presentation of designers and their trends as seen through the eyes of Gregor Simmons, owner of Gregor Simmons Ltd. The slides will reflect designer through gold range resources that have been effective for Gregor’s clients. First Floor, West Atrium, Independence Room.

Customer Service: Confessions of a Personal Shopper
8:30 a.m.: Marketing and image consultant Cherie Brown offers advice on how to provide great customer service while sharing anecdotes about her years as a personal shopper for Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Fourth Floor, Front Lobby.

New Buyer Orientation
10 a.m.: Fourth Floor, Front Lobby

Contemporary Fall Forecast
12 p.m.: See description above. Fourth Floor, Front Lobby.

The Look Fashion Show
6:15 p.m.: Discover great resources for the ultimate in contemporary styles. Great Hall.

Fall ’02 Fashion Frontier
6:15 p.m.: Celebrate the western industry with an evening of fashion, food and fun. First Floor, West Atrium.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

Cowboy Corral Breakfast
8:30 a.m.: Fifth Floor, West Atrium. Complimentary breakfast.

Occasions
8:30 a.m.: Preview of prom, bridal and special occasion fashions. Complimentary continental breakfast. Great Hall.

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