“Closed Out The Year On A High Note!” Atlanta Apparel’s October Market Was Major In So Many Ways

by The Daily Front Row

Another Atlanta Apparel Market down! And the October installment was certainly a success. From October 11-15, buyers flocked to AmericasMart to place their Spring Summer ’23 buys and enjoy all that the event has to offer. Let’s recap the highlights!

Thanks to 350+ permanent showrooms and 300+ temporary exhibits, the team at Atlanta Apparel were delighted to report strong order writing across contemporary, resort, footwear, and gift categories both for Spring Summer ’23 and for late Winter/Holiday ’22 immediates. This was a notable pat on the back in recognition of the first year of the temporary exhibit expansion to five floors.

Impressively, buyers came from 41 states and three US territories, as well as from six international countries. Of those, some 27% were new to the market too. Beyond the brands, attendees were thrilled to mingle over interactive cocktail stations and light bites at the Kickoff Party on Wednesday, take part in giveaways, and watch informative industry presentations, including a Spring Summer ’23 trend forecasting seminar delivered by the Daily’s executive fashion director Freya Drohan.

And, of course, ever the highlight was the Fashion Show, this time following a safari theme. Guests gathered with popcorn, treats, and cocktails on John Portman Blvd. to enjoy an impressive parade of 74 looks featuring labels and lines from within the market, styled in collaboration with Mireille Beckwith.

“Atlanta Apparel exhibitors brought the Spring/Summer heat to Atlanta this October, and popular lines across contemporary, footwear, and resort categories were in high demand all week long,” said Caron Stover, International Market Centers (IMC) SVP, apparel. “Between the heavily attended fashion show and our successful first-time collaboration with The Atlanta Fabric Show, we closed out the year on a high note and look forward to another great year in 2023.”

Until next time!

Images: Sarah Vitel with Acadia

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