Fashion fairs are very good – for clothing, shoes and bags. The latter is of particular interest for our work in the bag department store . On the leather, the bag trends and collections are including presented fairs that take place both at national and at international level. Here can find out the buyers, interact with the exhibitors in contact and get themselves. Get a brief overview of the most relevant trade fairs for leather accessories in addition to the Berlin fashion week , here we have created a short summary.
The I.L.M – International Leather Goods Fair
The international leather goods fair is one of the most important trade fairs for leather goods, travel goods, bags, and accessories. Twice a year, each to the I.L.M Summer Styles in September and to the I.L.M winter styles in March, trade buyers from home and abroad at the I.L.M Offenbach am main be, to see the latest trends, to inform and to link industry. The credo of the exhibition is called: variety, quality, and networking. So it is not only the first contact point for retailers, but enjoys a high reputation in the industry due to its long-standing tradition and their international flair.
The origin of the fair can be the year 1950 dating back to, when the first Offenbach leather trade fair was held. This exhibition was so successful that the organizers decided in the same year to a foundation and has already begun with the construction of the first exhibition hall.
Mipel – the Italian Bag Fair
The Mipel was founded in 1962 and has since established itself one of the world’s leading international trade fairs for leather goods. In the focus of the trade fair are leather accessories such as bags, luggage and purses.
Twice a year, in March and September, the Mipel in Milan opens its doors. Then their current collections as well as upcoming trends present the international audience the major manufacturers. This, especially the Italian art scene is used, with the aim to introduce high-quality goods “made in Italy” to the audience.
The “Bagstyle Leipzig”
An important leather goods fair in Eastern Germany is the “bagStyle” in Leipzig / Schkeuditz. The “bagStyle” takes place twice a year for three days in the Central German mode Center (MMC) and is also only accessible by professionals. Organizer of the order days of Leipzig is the CDH Northeast – a Federation of trade and distribution of the new federal States.
The segment of the “bagStyle” includes bags, accessories and luggage. While the focus of the three day-event that is the latest trends and collections to present the customers from the region in a pleasant atmosphere, to allow him to build new business relationships or to maintain, and of course to order goods.
That was our little overview of major industry trade shows in the field of leather goods. Could you perhaps already experience on such events or recommend maybe an other leather goods trade fair, which is not listed here? I’m looking forward to your comments!