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July 2nd, 2010

Athletic brands explore various ways to create product buzz.

Back to Basics

June 3rd, 2010

Streamlined and refocused, the summer trade show circuit gets back to business.

Evolution Revolution

April 22nd, 2010

Designers travel down memory lane recalling a world of influential styles and the modernization of manufacturing.

Just Say No

March 2nd, 2010

Retailers provide creative strategies for bypassing sales.

Nation of Niches

February 1st, 2010

Through localization efforts, major retailers look to win back a diversifying consumer base.

Crazy for Boots

January 12th, 2010

Maximum coverage proved last year’s hottest ticket. Will this footwear’s popularity endure?

Timing, traffic and turmoil spark debate over which trade show will emerge as the national leader.

December 18th, 2009

Where will you be, come February 2? With both WSA and FFANY now scheduled to take place Feb. 2-4, 2010 (and overlapping again Aug. 3-5), both fashion footwear vendors and buyers will have to make the choice between Las Vegas and New York or split their resources among the two. The general sentiment? This isn’t a good thing—especially if you are of the belief that a national trade show is the ideal forum for the industry to exchange ideas, make deals, and discover new trends, brands and partners in an atmosphere that generates excitement for the upcoming season.

The Main Event?

October 21st, 2009

Timing, traffic and turmoil spark debate over which trade show will emerge as the national leader.

A Year to Forget?

October 1st, 2009

The industry takes stock of an undeniably tough ’09.