October 2018 Atlanta Apparel Market Showcases Spring/Summer 2019 Trends

Market is October 16-20, 2018

Spring / Summer 2019 style is in full-force at the October 2018 Atlanta Apparel Market. Trendsetting looks in apparel, accessories and shoes debut at the October 16 – 20, 2018 Market.

The permanent showroom experience is highlighted by new brands joining the collection and established Atlanta exhibitors expanding their AmericasMart spaces. New additions to the permanent collection include Lauren Spencer (Floor 8), Simply Southern (Floor 8), James Paul Apparel (Floor 9), JOIE (Floor 11), Cynically Optimistic (Floor 11) and Southern Marsh (Floor 11). Reeves & Co (Floor 11) expands while Shoo Stress (Floor 8), Stich Showroom (Floor 9), Cary Lowe (Floor 11) and Hatley (Floor 13) relocate their showrooms.

Atlanta Apparel’s celebrated temporary collection is again its largest to-date with strong collections across its curated categories. Buyers will find trend-driven brands like Levi’s, Joseph Ribkoff, Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide, Linda Richards and Grace & Gala, who shows high-end European lines, in the AmericasMart Premiere collection on Floor 2. Styles for younger customers by Mainstrip, Mittoshop, ENTRO, UMGEE, POL Clothing and more are featured in the NOW! Young Contemporary collection on Floors 4 and 5.  Jewelry and Fashion Accessories are showcased in the AmericasMart Premiere collection on Floor 2 and the J.F.A collection on Floor 3 with brands including Teleties, Hammitt, Latico Leather, Raw & Rebellious, ABLE and Karli Buxton. T-shirts, missy and resort looks are in the Ready-to-Wear collection on Floor 4 highlighted by Match Point & La Fixsun, Southern Grace, Yelete, Straight Up Southern and American Paper & Plastic. Capping off any great apparel collection is the Shoe Studio on Floor 4 with The Frye Company, Jeffery Campbell, Lucky Footwear, Johnston & Murphy, Miz Mooz and more. Clothing, gifts and accessories for babies and children are in the Children’s World temporary collection on Floor 13.

“We love Atlanta, it has always been a great show and the buyers are great buyers,” says Eirmish co-founder Misha Wilson. “We see lots of boutique and resort buyers both big and small. The Atlanta show will always be a go-to show for us.”

In addition to being the source for must-have fashion, the Atlanta Apparel Market experience cannot be beat. Attendees celebrate all things Spring and Summer with tasty treats, giveaways, live tunes and a signature cocktail at the Kickoff Party on Wednesday, October 17. Featured influencer Julia Engel of “Gal Meets Glam” gives a firsthand account of the behind-the-scenes life of a top fashion and lifestyle blogger and showcases her Gal Meets Glam collection in conversation with Dana Spinola, CEO of fab'rik on Thursday, October 18.

Atlanta Apparel showcases its love for its hometown at its Spring/Summer 2019 fashion show on Thursday, October 18. The mesmerizing event showcases trendsetting fashion like no one else.

Buyers will learn about the latest and greatest trends via live Sip & Snaps photoshoots throughout the Market. Models strike a post in pieces from Premiere exhibitors on Wednesday, October 17, new exhibitors on Thursday, October 18 and Ready-to-Wear exhibitors on Friday, October 19.

Also launching at the October Market is the new Atlanta Apparel App. Focusing only on AmericasMart’s Apparel collection, the App allows buyers to search exhibitors, categories, and lines; navigate with ease using turn‐by‐turn directions; explore events, amenities, and dining options; stay connected with push notifications; use the Market Plan feature to organize their trips and stay in the know with the latest social posts and see what’s trending before, during, and after Market. The Atlanta Apparel app is available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

For more information about the October 2018 Atlanta Apparel Market, visit AmericasMart.com/October. 

ABOUT AMERICASMART

AmericasMart Atlanta is a leading wholesale marketplace housing the nation’s largest gift product mix complemented by a broad selection of home accents, décor, tabletop, gourmet, area rug and fashion apparel merchandise.  Its 16 annual markets and shows serve specialty retailers, designers and major buying groups from every U.S. state and more than 70 countries.  For complete information, visit AmericasMart.com.

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