The preliminary reporting on the Magic and related shows held this week says attendance was down but orders were up. I haven’t heard from kindred either way. Anybody know how the kids shows went? I’m wondering what the CPSIA fall out is. California Apparel News says American Apparel had a booth at Pool. How crazy is that? Let’s hope other exhibitors derived some benefit from it.
And then I wonder how many people are numbly staring at their desks, shell shocked. I always feel that way after a show. With too much stimulation, it’s hard to settle back into a routine. I didn’t go to the shows but I commiserate, truly I do. I’ve been out for the past two days dealing with family matters. A revered aunt -the matriarch of the family- died. With all the coming and going of activities and tasks, I’m out of sorts myself.
As usual, here’s this week’s entries from this period in F-I history. If you -like me- aren’t going out of town or are busier than usual this holiday weekend, you can kill some time in the archives. Have a great week end.
August 28 through September 3, 2007
Pop quiz #467
Obesity and prognosticating scarcity
Just couldn’t resist…
Pop quiz #467 pt.2
How to become a sales rep?
#1 mistake of new designers
Made in L.A.
Open letter to POOL Tradeshow
News from you 8/31/2007
Sourcing at Magic
It all starts here 7
August 28 through September 3, 2008
Freelance Fabric Design Question pt.2
The accidental freelance fashion designer
A retailer’s question on order cancellation dates
Are you a victim of a hanger fix?
Trade show review: Lingerie Americas Magic 8/2008