Attendance was up at Man and its adjacent coed venue, but Tranoï Bourse was impacted by the French transport strike.
Large Paris trade shows impacted by strikes, but buyers pressed for time still showed.
Paris remains a favorite for buyers attending apparel trade shows, but Tranoï’s new director says the city can do more.
The French capital is benefiting from a growing reputation as the global epicenter of men’s fashion.
The recently wrapped salon received rave reviews from buyers as it heads into its 30th anniversary.
Buyers said there was a difference between the struggles of large chain retailers and niche boutiques offering originality.
Executive director Frédéric Maus is putting the focus on service over sales.
With luxury groups taking control of eyewear, buyers reported greater demand for quality craftsmanship.
The number of exhibitors fell this season at Premiere Classe and Bijorhca, organizers said.
Frédéric Maus, new co-general director of parent company WSN Developpement, wants to expand the event’s arsenal of services throughout the year.