POOLTRADESHOW Moves to Mandalay Bay

Jun 07, 2010, 05:00 ET from POOLTRADESHOW

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- POOL is on the move! Continuing as the industry's incubator for emerging talent and lifestyle fashion, POOL will make the Mandalay Bay its new home for the upcoming August 2010 show. The decision was made as a direct response to feedback received from POOL's buyers and exhibitors.  

"We decided the best way to help facilitate the connection of buyers with our brands is to move closer to the other shows our buyers are shopping. Right now those shows are located in the Mandalay Bay," said show director Stephanie Seeley.

The new location will bring POOL into the mix at the Mandalay Bay, which also houses PROJECT, S.L.A.T.E, Street and Premium.  "The move gives buyers shopping the contemporary market direct access to a wide assortment of relevant brands across the shows in the Mandalay Bay," states Seeley.

Buyers and exhibitors alike are responding positively to the move:

  • "Great news on POOL's move; the more the shows think of how to make it easier for the vendors and retailers to work the lines, the better it is for the industry," said Lanita Layton, DMM Holt Renfrew.
  • Brian Houbek, owner of longtime POOL exhibitor Heavy Rotation states, "POOL has always been the creative wing of the Vegas shows.  The move to Mandalay Bay will only make it easier for buyers to assess and develop their store selection across categories."

New exhibitors, AMPM Studio, A(r)mour Jewelry, Grayling and Motel are joining the returning POOL lineup of standout brands including, Angel Court, Cameron Marks Agency, Jeffrey Campbell and Textile Junkie.  

This August dates mark the 20th show for POOL, known for providing a showcase for emerging brands launching into the marketplace. POOLTRADESHOW will be held at the Mandalay Bay from Tuesday, August 17th through Thursday, August 19th with the hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday.