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NEW EXPERIENCE, NEW LINES, NEW CUSTOMERS HEADLINE AUGUST 18 EDITION OF WWIN
Las Vegas (August 20, 2018) - From new experiences to new vendors, the August 2018 edition of Womenswear in Nevada (WWIN) was filled with fresh, fun features that delighted buyers and exhibitors alike. With attendance tracking evenly with the August 2017 edition, all the new features and new resources also drew new buyers, with more than 500 first-time attendees checking in during the August 2018 show’s four-day run.
“Our goal is to continually enhance the WWIN experience for all of our customers,” says Desiree Hanson, vice president of Fashion, Clarion UX. “Using direct feedback from our loyal buyers and exhibitors, we launched an array of new initiatives ranging from a Fashion Show and enhanced hospitality to expanded educational programming, a new appointment-setting program and new industry
alliances. Our customers spoke, we listened, and you can count on WWIN to keep raising the bar when it comes to our customer experience.”
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Headlining the August show’s new initiatives, a red-carpet Fashion Show & Social joined Monday night’s popular extended hours | wine and cheese reception. Adding another level of excitement and energy to the show floor, the high energy format provided apparel and accessories retailers the opportunity to sip champagne, unwind and get a first-hand look at WWIN’s hottest lines, new exhibitors and up-and-coming fashion leaders.
“I’ve never seen this many people here for the wine & cheese night. It was packed! Buyers came back to our booth immediately after the fashion show to place orders,” says exhibitor Minette Wolf, whose line, Bee Attitudes, was among the many looks featured on the runway.
“We love all the new things happening at WWIN, especially the VIP Buyers Club and Fashion Show,” added John and Susy Kopplin, Maya Palace, Tucson, AZ.
Adding another level of satisfaction to the show’s popular hospitality, WWIN’s new Catwalk Café provided retailers with a daily revamp of the show’s complimentary lunch menu, delivering more options and more seating, too.
Also new to the scene, an expanded line-up of standing-room-only educational WWIN Workshops were presented by industry leaders, including members of the Boutique Hub team; Rita Mitchell-Waldoff, the Waldoff Group; Penny Bolton, Penny’s Closet; and Mercedes Gonzalez, Global Purchasing Companies.
Other initiatives included “Terrific Tuesday” show specials, “Stay For the Last Day” giveaways, and money-saving features like free parking and LYFT ride discounts to the show. Together with a sold-out show floor that welcomed more than 70 first-time exhibitors, the August edition’s enhanced experience sent positivity streaming throughout –generating positive buzz from buyers and exhibitors alike.
“A WWIN exhibitor has been telling us to come for years and we couldn’t be happier that we did because we found exactly what we were looking for. It’s one of the easiest, friendliest and most convenient shows we’ve been to. The exhibitors are happy to be here and now so are we,” says new buyer, Michael Folkert, Native American World, Venice, CA.
“This is the best boutique show in the whole USA,” says long-time exhibitor Bill Fransioli, Corky’s Footwear. “This show has been fabulous – we brought in 8 new accounts on the second day of show. We’re here to do business, and we do a lot of business – this is where we get all of our catalog buyers.”
“The August show has had high traffic, good retailers looking and ready to buy,” says Juliana Campbell, Elietian.
In summary, says buyer Jeanette Laslovich, Artistic Beauty, Acton, CA, “WWIN is the place you want to be for all your clothing & fashion accessories needs.”
The next edition of WWIN is scheduled for February 4-7, 2019. For more information visit www.wwinshow.com.
ABOUT URBAN EXPOSITIONS | CLARION UX
Founded in 1995, Urban Expositions, now operating as Clarion UX and owned by Clarion Events, produces and manages a portfolio of 36 trade and consumer events, serving a range of industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Apparel, Foodservice, Specialty Retail, Gaming, Automotive and Enthusiast Lifestyle, with offices in Kennesaw, GA, Trumbull, CT, Portland, OR, and Boca Raton, FL. www.urban-expo.com | 800.318.2238.