The key dates for the accessories industry are as follows:
January 6 to 10
February 3 to 7*
March 3 to 7
May 5 to 9
August 4 to 8
November 3 to 7
*Additional department store shop for specified classifications in February.
The New York Market Weeks are compiled each year by the Fashion Accessories Shippers Association (FASA) together with Accessories Magazine, after much deliberation and discussions with major department stores, industry manufacturers and specialty stores.
“The goal of the Market Weeks is to keep the industry together and eliminate fragmented market weeks in the city,” says Lorrie Frost, publisher of Accessories Magazine. “However, it’s important to realize that different venues of retail have different buying schedules, and will shop according to their respective timetables.”
For more information, go to www.accessoryweb.com.