The California Market Center (CMC) will be presenting thousands of Fall 2013 collections to buyers, Monday-Thursday, March 11 – 14, 2013, for Los Angeles Fashion Market, also open on March 10 for Preview. Additionally, CMC Gift & Home Market will run concurrently, Sunday- Thursday, March 10 – 14, 2013, offering an unmatched array of resources, and buyers a last chance to place holiday 2013 product orders. Resources will be featured throughout hundreds of the CMC's showrooms, in addition to special exhibit areas SELECT Contemporary Tradeshow, and TRANSIT Footwear & Accessories Show, and the expanding resources in Area 4. To complete the Market experience, buyers and industry guests are invited to attend various special events, including an Opening Night Reception, and a variety of hospitality perks throughout each day.
“We are looking forward to a busy March Market! Fall is always our strongest season, so we are certainly expecting a lot of traffic this Market,” said Mikelle Batchelder of Tulle, Suite B405.
The CMC will be introducing numerous new resources debuting this Market, including Pink Cosmo Showroom, The M Showroom, SWYT Culture, JB Original Vintage, Morgan and Milo, Reborn Collection, Brinla, Angels Never Die, Super Fancy Accessories, Nostalgia, Pink Champagne, Olivia Batchelder, Testimony, Eva Knits, On The Rocks, Tallulah, Sonia Pena, Oscar Odelia, COTE Table, Feizy Rugs, Lynn Haney Collection, Italmond, Jack Thomas, Love Charm, Sovereign of Australia, Heather Feather, 2 Red Hens, Tortle Hats, Little More Charming, Margery Ellen Baby, Les Pipeletles, Az Books, and Masala Baby, plus many more.
Furthermore, Area 4, located on the fourth floor, B wing in the CMC, is gaining momentum, and steadily expanding, offering contemporary men’s and premium resources under the same roof. New to Area 4 this Market are Ben Sherman, Derelicte Inc., Kinetix Men and Women, Hang Ten Gold, Farah Vintage, Farah 1920, Gram Shoes, Cuipo, and Ziggy Denim. Other noteworthy brands that reside in Area 4 include Market Showroom, The NTWRK Agency, Agenda, Zanerobe, Tulle, Herschel Supply Co., Iron and Resin, Primitive, Members Only Mens and Womens, Buffalo by David Bitton, Colorfast Mens and Womens, Sportiqe, Dex, Buckaroo Jeans, Toku, Bellatrix, Robin K, Sony, to name a few.
“We’re celebrating our 15th year anniversary at Liza Stewart, Inc. this Market with three new incredible product lines, and we’re more excited than ever to share this occasion with our buyers and manufacturers,” said Liza Stewart, Suite B535. “We’re proud to now be representing Los Angeles’ own major talent, Eva Franco, to be introducing Yoana Baraschi’s new cocktail dress division, Yoana Baraschi Blue, and to re-join in now global representation of Maria Bianca Nero. Looking forward to very happy buyers and toasting the past, present, and future!”
As a part of LA Fashion Market, SELECT Contemporary Tradeshow will be taking place in the Fashion Theater, Main Lobby on Monday-Wednesday, March 11-13. This edition of SELECT, new exhibitors include Christina Miller Designs, Flynn Handbags, Kari-C, Kunzli, Tiffany Alana, Winston White, Will & Fame, Style New York, and Christina K Pierce Showroom, representing Lily and Migs, The Third Piece, Sefani, G Kim, Launch, Ruch, and Selahdor. Noteworthy returning contemporary brands include Magaschoni, Deepa Gurnani, Theia Jewelry, Azaara, Pour la Victoire, Kelsi Dagger Handbags, Beagle House NY, Boutique 9, Enzo Angiolini, Gillian Julius, Marcia Moran, Minnie Rose, Sogoli, Monserat de Lucca, Mystique, Jolie Altman, Remi & Reid, Streets Ahead, Adina Reyter, Ally Rose Toppers, and G-Lish, to name a few.
Also featured Monday - Wednesday is TRANSIT Footwear & Accessories Show, presented in the CMC's Penthouse, 13th floor. TRANSIT will be boasting new exhibitors Palladium Boots, Tsubo, and Tretorn, as an expansion into the Men’s and Premium categories. Furthermore, notable returning exhibitors include Jeffrey Campbell, ABS Allen Schwartz, Charles David, Betsey Johnson, Report Signature, Steve Madden, Splendid, The Frye Company, Modern Vice, Obsession Rules, Blowfish Malibu, CC Corso Como, Carolinna Espinosa, Penny Sue, Sendra Boots, Madeline, Report Footwear, Vince Camuto, VC Signature, BCBG Max Azria, Lucky Brand Footwear, YRU, Ella Moss, Jessica Simpson, Matiko, DV by Dolce Vita, Michael Antonio, Alli Marie, Andrew Stevens Shoes, Gentle Souls, Yellow Box, Naughty Monkey, Chinese Laundry, Dirty Laundry, and Rocket Dog, plus many more.
Complimenting the thousands of fashion, accessories, lifestyle, and kids lines throughout the CMC, buyers will discover endless creative merchandising opportunities from the CMC Gift & Home Market, on floors 13C, 12B & C, and 9C, Sunday – Thursday, March 10 – 14, 2013. This Market will also give buyers a last chance to place orders for Holiday 2013 product from prominent lines such as RAZ Imports, Melrose International, Katherine's Collection, TJ's Christmas, Vickerman Trees & Lights, Joy to the World Collectibles Inc, and Lynn Haney Collection, to name a few. Other resources at the CMC Gift & Home Market will include Bridgeport Gallery, Bethany Lowe Designs, Tainoki Fine Furniture, Artistique 5 Design, Drexler Collection / Ars Antigua, World Buyers, Packaging Services Corp, California Marketing Associates, Aspen Bay Candles, Creative Co-Op, Fiesta Toy, Franz Jewelry, TAG, Tyler Candles, Shindo Ribbon, Godinger Silver, Moksha Imports, Workman Publishing, 2 Lumps of Sugar, and hundreds more.
“Combining CMC Gift & Home Market dates to coincide with LA Fashion Market will allow stores to easily discover the wealth of resources available in the fashion industry, while taking advantage of CMC’s rich selection of top gift, stationery, home and garden accessories, furniture, and seasonal products for their customers,” states Gerry Seibel, Vice President of New Business Development for the California Market Center.
“Since moving to the CMC, our walk-in business is up significantly- triple digit percentages, with ninety percent of the new business coming from the fashion sectors at the CMC” said Robin Seidel, President of Rosalie & Friends Inc., Suite C1298. “We are anticipating a good March Market, with the symbiotic relationship in the building of merging fashion and gift… it has been profitable and rewarding all around.”
Monday evening, buyers and industry guests are invited to the LA Fashion Market Opening Night Reception from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in the CMC Main Lobby. The reception will feature complimentary Dry Soda and Honest Tea cocktails, an organic wine bar from Frey Vineyards, hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Amante Resturant, and DJ Lead One spinning.
Additionally, buyers and attendees can expect numerous perks and giveaways, including Snack and Sip stations on the SELECT and TRANSIT floors, offering Luna Bars, Honest Tea, and Vita Coco Coconut Water.
Fall 2013 Los Angeles Fashion Market takes place Monday-Thursday, March 11 - 14, 2013 at the California Market Center. Market hours are 9:00am- 6:00pm daily, with Sunday open for Preview. The next LA Fashion Market, which will be featuring Fall II/Holiday 2013, is scheduled to take place Monday – Thursday, June 10 – 13, 2013.