FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ATLANTA – November 15, 2022 – International Market Centers (IMC) has announced 2023 dates for its apparel markets running at AmericasMart Atlanta and The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. With the addition of new buying events in both Atlanta and Las Vegas, IMC now offers 11 apparel and social occasion markets from January through October.

“The apparel industry continues to grow, and IMC’s apparel market calendar has expanded with it,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “In 2023, we will offer 11 different opportunities for the industry to source apparel and social occasion, coast-to-coast.”

For 2023, IMC is introducing updates to its Atlanta market dates and hours to optimize buying opportunities.  The first floor, which opened just over one year ago to expanded Young Contemporary temporary exhibits as well as Cash & Carry, now will open a full day earlier than other floors with temporary exhibits, and begin receiving buyers on Tuesdays. All additional temporary floors – 2, 3, 4  and 5 – will run on their normal Wednesday through Friday schedule. Also new for 2023, Atlanta markets will adjust their hours (previously 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) to open earlier each day at 8:30 a.m., and temporary exhibits will close at 3:00 p.m. on their last day. Additionally, temporary exhibits will close at 3:00 on their last day as opposed to the previous 6:00 closing time.  For markets with its final day on Saturday, only select showrooms will be open and appointments are encouraged.

Beyond exhibits, IMC’s apparel markets and sourcing events feature hallmark hospitality and daily at-market amenities and educational trend programming. The April and October markets also include the popular semi-annual season break fashion shows.

IMC’s apparel market calendar is:

January 31 – February 3, 2023: Atlanta Apparel at AmericasMart Atlanta (temporary exhibits February 1-3, select showrooms open February 4 by appointment). Atlanta-Apparel.com

February 12-15, 2023: Las Vegas Apparel at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. LasVegas-Apparel.com

March 28 – April 1, 2023: Atlanta Apparel at AmericasMart Atlanta (temporary exhibits March 29-31). Atlanta-Apparel.com

March 28-30, 2023: VOW Bridal & Formal Atlanta at AmericasMart Atlanta. Atlanta-Apparel.com

June 6-9, 2023: Atlanta Apparel at AmericasMart Atlanta (temporary exhibits June 7-9). Atlanta-Apparel.com

July 31 – August 4, 2023: World of Prom & Social Occasion and VOW Bridal & Formal Atlanta at AmericasMart Atlanta (temporary exhibits August 1-4). Atlanta-Apparel.com

August 1-5, 2023: Atlanta Apparel (temporary exhibits August 1-3 and children’s temporaries August 2-4) at AmericasMart Atlanta. Atlanta-Apparel.com

August 6-9, 2023: Las Vegas Apparel at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. LasVegas-Apparel.com

August 14-16, 2023: VOW Bridal & Formal Las Vegas at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. atlanta-apparel.com/Markets/VOW-Bridal-and-Formal/August-LV

September 18 – 20, 2023: Encore Social Occasion Buying Event at AmericasMart Atlanta.

October 10-14, 2023: Atlanta Apparel at AmericasMart Atlanta (temporary exhibits October 11-13). Atlanta-Apparel.com

The five Atlanta Apparel markets feature the latest looks in contemporary, young contemporary, ready-to-wear, fashion accessories and more, plus specialty categories such as children’s and plus-size. Las Vegas Apparel is Atlanta Apparel’s semiannual West Coast fashion sourcing market.

VOW Bridal & Formal presents categories including bridal, mother of the bride, wedding party, special occasion, homecoming, quinceañera, men’s formalwear, accessories and more, twice per year in Atlanta and once per year in Las Vegas. The annual World of Prom & Social Occasion is the nation’s largest prom, pageant and social occasion fashion market.

Market information for Atlanta Apparel, VOW Bridal & Formal Atlanta and Las Vegas and World of Prom & Social Occasion is available at Atlanta-Apparel.com. Las Vegas Apparel information is at LasVegas-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. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.

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