Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Massive turnout in Atlanta for August spring market
Massive turnout in Atlanta for August spring market
23
Aug '12
Even a brooding sky and mid-afternoon thunderstorms couldn’t keep attendees from the August 17-19, 2012 edition of the semi-annual Atlanta Shoe Market. For as long as anyone can remember, the Atlanta market has been growing “like crazy,” according to one retailer, and more growth was evident again this past weekend with more than 900 exhibitors and over 1,800 lines tucked into every nook and cranny throughout Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Centre, and another incredible increase of 20 percent in retailer pre-registration. 
 
“All the lines are here,” commented Ron Jacobson, owner of Shoe Visions of Amelia Island, Fla. Over his more than 40 years in the business, Jacobson has attended all the industry shows, and until recently, all the major shows each season. “I used to go to other shows to see what’s out there, but everything’s here now. This is the only show I need now; I don’t need to go anywhere else.”
 
“I love this place,” offered Bealls’ Divisional Vice President Phil Winefordner, who has been coming to Atlanta to purchase his inventories for the past 10 years. “Everything’s under one roof, and so easy to work. No wonder it’s grown like crazy.”
 
Known industry-wide as “the buying show,” where retailers and manufacturers get down to business, The Atlanta Shoe Market continues to attract increasing numbers of retailers and exhibitors because of such convenience and ease, but also because it is easy to get to and inexpensive. Sponsor Southeastern Shoe Travelers Association, under the direction of show manager and association Executive Director Laura Conwell-O’Brien, continues to find new ways to keep those attributes front and center. To make it even more convenient for attending retailers, the show, in addition to the main hall, now offers special sections for categories including children’s, high fashion, and new this year, the Work Zone featuring exclusively work boots and shoes. And to keep the cost of attending low, Conwell-O’Brien started a daily lunch program for show participants that features an extensive spread of hot food for just five dollars. 
 
The increased traffic had exhibitors as excited as the attending retailers. Kristi Paige Rockwell of Rockwell Tharp, based in Las Vegas and recently featured on NBC’s Today Show, was a first-time exhibitor, located in The Fashion Collection section. “We’ve added a lot of new accounts,” she said. “The flow of this place is perfect.”
 
The Atlanta Shoe Market is held twice a year in Atlanta, Ga., to feature fall and spring styles respectively. The show is sponsored by the Southeastern Shoe Travelers Association (SESTA), which was founded in 1942 and today counts more than 750 industry representatives as members.

Atlanta Shoe Market


Must ReadView All

Armtex Group gets incentives for textile unit in Armenia

Textiles | On 18th Mar 2019

Armtex Group gets incentives for textile unit in Armenia

Armenia recently granted textile manufacturer Armtex Group customs...

Pic: Gildan Activewear

Fashion | On 18th Mar 2019

Merger of athletic, leisure created new brands: Gildan

Merging of athletic and leisure categories in developed nations has...

Pic: Asteks

Textiles | On 18th Mar 2019

Asteks' AGV reduces workload in material transportation

AGV automatic guided vehicles developed by garment manufacturer...

Interviews View All

Amardeep Singh, Orient Craft

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Spokesperson, Hugo Boss

Spokesperson
Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Rashi Menda, Zapyle

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Milva Morani,

Milva Morani

Brighi Technologies began in 1970 with trading and repairing sewing...

Abhishek Pachauri,

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Pratik Agarwal,

Pratik Agarwal

Breya is a brand of Indo-Western clothes for women owned by ABP Apparels...

Prof Seokheun (Sean) Choi, Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY)

Prof Seokheun (Sean) Choi
Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY)

A team of researchers from the State University of New York (SUNY),...

Georg Reinhold, Trützschler  Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers

Georg Reinhold
Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers

Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers, a part of the Trützschler Group,...

Justin Chan & Shyam Gollakota, University of Washington

Justin Chan & Shyam Gollakota
University of Washington

A fabric that can store data without any electronics or batteries has been ...

Madhu Jain, Madhu Jain

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Wendell Rodricks, Wendell Rodricks

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Igor Chapurin, Chapurin

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


March 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search