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elifante
« on: February 28, 2006 12:10:56 PM »

this last week, I went to three different clothing trade shows at the convention centers. I had never been to any in my life, so I took up the opportunity.

1. Off Price Market Trade show - at the Sands, it was actually really disappointing. Most of the clothes there were pretty unoriginal and for people over 40. Lots of whatever clothes. Looked like where the indoor swapmeet gets its clothes.

2. Project Trade Show - also at the Sands, upper level. This was the show to be at, there were mostly up and coming brands and a few designer/more recognizable brands here. Everyone was edgy, and modern, and fun to look at. I got tons of free stuff - from bags, shirts, watches, scarves, and tons of magazines. We even saw Usher, hahah. It was really nice actually, just to see lots of people making their dreams of having their own stores, come true (its one of my dreams).

3. Magic Convention - at the Hilton convention. I guess this was the Big show, but in all honesty, I was  underwhelmed. It was like a mixture of the two above mentioned trade shows. It was weird, like extremes. Really expensive brands showcasing, along with a bunch of generic clothing labels. The only difference being, was that it was huge, the mens and womens area had whole different sections. I dont see what the hoopla was about, it wasnt that great.

next year, you guys should go to the Project show, or the Pool Trade show (I missed out on that one, but heard it was really good too). and that was my run down of the shows. Probably some of the advantages of living in las vegas, is getting into these things for free Smiley
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