Three IMC Apparel Events Combine to Make August Atlanta Sourcing Event Largest of the Year
Atlanta Apparel, VOW Bridal & Formal and World of Prom & Social Occasion August 1 - 6, 2022 at AmericasMart Atlanta
ATLANTA – June 29, 2022 – International Market Centers (IMC) is set to engage the entirety of AmericasMart Atlanta Building 3 this August with the overlap of three apparel sourcing markets — Atlanta Apparel, World of Prom & Social Occasion and VOW Bridal & Formal Atlanta — offering access to 850+ permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits, August 1 – 6.
“August is the time for our buyers to source a bit of everything: Holiday, Immediates, Resort, Children’s, Prom, Bridal and more,” said Caron Stover, IMC senior vice president, apparel. “All 14 floors of AmericasMart Atlanta Building 3 will be open for business and both buyers and exhibitors are ready for Atlanta’s largest apparel sourcing event of the year.”
August Atlanta Apparel: Exhibitors Events & Amenities
For its August edition, Atlanta Apparel will present over 1,500 brands in over 400 temporary exhibits and 450 permanent showrooms across general apparel and accessories with a seasonal focus on Holiday, Resort and Children’s categories. Beyond exhibits, the August edition will feature education, parties and buyer amenities to complement the market experience.
A number of notable exhibitors across key August categories — Holiday, Resort and Mommy & Me — will showcase their lines at Atlanta Apparel. Atlanta Apparel’s curated category lounges on floors 3, 4 and 5 will correspond with these key categories. Holiday exhibitors this August include: Crave Candle Company; Beauty Stash LLC; Headbands of Hope; TRVL Design by ID Accessories INC.; Taylor Shaye Designs LLC; TELETIES and Hustle + Heart. Exhibitors showing Resort include: Gretchen Scott Designs; Michelle McDowell; Smith & Quinn; America & Beyond LLC and Charleston Shoe Co. Children’s exhibitors include: Johnnie-O; PAZ Rodriguez; Lullabuy Set; Mayoral; Appaman; Magnetic Me; and Little English.
Hallmark Atlanta Apparel events and amenities also are among highlights this August. Education includes speaker Paula Ersly, head of social strategy at Acadia, discussing social media in a session titled, “Hacking the Algorithm,” on August 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Events include a market kickoff party featuring a Live Model Presentation showcasing 10 trends on August 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the Atrium of Building 3. Attendees also can take part in Mid-Day Soirée events to take a break, network and learn.
Market amenities this August include complimentary breakfast and coffee daily, market giveaways and more. For a full schedule, visit https://www.atlanta-apparel.com/events.
Atlanta Apparel’s 450+ general apparel showrooms are located on 6 floors in AmericasMart Building 3: Floor 6 (fine jewelry), Floor 7 (immediate resources), Floor 8 (accessories and shoes), Floor 9 (women’s apparel), Floor 11 (women’s apparel), and Floor 13 (children’s apparel, accessories and shoes).
Over 400 temporary exhibits also occupy floors 1-5 of AmericasMart Building 3: Floor 1 (young contemporary), Floor 2 (premier contemporary and shoes), Floor 3 (women’s apparel, accessories and shoes), 4 (young contemporary) and 5 (young contemporary). The full list of temporary exhibits and permanent showrooms is at www.Atlanta-Apparel.com/exhibitor/exhibitor-directory.
Atlanta Apparel runs Tuesday, August 2 – Saturday, August 6, at AmericasMart Atlanta. Permanent showrooms are open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Friday; and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday. Temporary exhibits are open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Thursday. Registration is available at www.atlanta-apparel.com/Attend/Registration.
World of Prom & Social Occasion, VOW Bridal & Formal: Exhibitors, Events and Amenities
AmericasMart Atlanta’s bridal, formal and social occasion floors showcasing World of Prom & Social Occasion and VOW Bridal & Formal will offer over 150 individual collections as well as market-enhancing events, education and experiences.
Notable brands showing with World of Prom & Social Occasion this August include: MNM Couture; Andrea & Leo Couture; Sherri Hill; Jovani; ASHLEYlauren; Ellie Wilde; Primavera; Portia & Scarlett; Faviana; La Femme; Johnathan Kayne; and Jessica Angel. World of Prom & Social Occasion will also showcase Quinceañera this August, with notable brands: Princesa by Ariana Vara; Ragazza and Mary’s Bridal. Notable brands at VOW Bridal & Formal include: Mon Cheri; House of Wu; Allure Bridals; Casablanca; JH Bridal; Justin Alexander; Lotus Threads; and Morilee by Madeline Gardner.
Beyond exhibits, education and events include Bites & Insights sessions offering the newest social occasion industry information Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at noon in the Floor 15 Fashion Theatre. Buyers and brands also can enjoy the opening day party and runway show, showcasing 80+ looks across bridal, formal and social occasion, August 2 at 6:00 p.m., in the Fashion Theatre.
To add to the bridal and social occasion sourcing experience, attendees can visit the Style Studio, sponsored by Pageant Planet, on Floor 14 for a happy hour and a visit by Miss Georgia 2022, Holly Haynes, on Wednesday, August 3 at 3:00 p.m.. A trend installation featuring the latest in social occasion also will be on display in the registration lobby of Building 3.
World of Prom & Social Occasion and VOW Bridal & Formal Atlanta run Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, August 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (temporary exhibits August 2 – 5) at AmericasMart Atlanta. For more information, visit https://www.atlanta-apparel.com/Markets/VOW-Bridal-and-Formal/August.
Atlanta Apparel’s eight yearly markets feature the latest looks in contemporary, young contemporary, fashion accessories and more, plus specialty categories such as children's, plus-size, bridal and social occasion. Market information is available online at Atlanta-Apparel.com.
About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.