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With 4 shows each year, the New York Shoe Expo is the premiere place for retail buyers to get a first look at new trends in footwear. Attendees get exclusive access to showrooms, networking opportunities, and FFANY sponsored industry events. FFANY makes it easy for you to shop, buy and do business in NYC.
FFANY is a professional trade show event produced for the fashion footwear retail trade and press. The show is not open to the public. There is no fee to attend the show as a retailer or press – editorial with presentation of credentials. Save time and pre-register online for the show.
To obtain a retailer or press-editoral badge, badge holder and directory for entry, the following 3 credentials must be presented and verified at show registration:
Attendance is FREE for retailers and Press – Editorial.
For Non-retailer badges, the following credentials must be presented and verified at show registration to obtain a badge, badge holder and directory for admittance.
Non-retailer attendance fees:
This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Badges must be worn throughout the trade show.
FFANY will debut its new experiential trend installation, “The Reveal,” featuring Fall Winter 17/18 top footwear trends. The exhibit, curated by Jenn Rogien, esteemed costume designer for HBO’s “Girls” and Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” is a sneak peek at the latest looks chosen from exhibiting brands. Located at show registration on the 2nd floor, be sure to stop by to discover the next “must have” look to buy for next season.
Jenn Rogien has emerged as an imaginative designer creating unique costumes for unconventional projects. On HBO’s cultural phenomenon GIRLS she creates effortlessly realistic costumes for a menagerie of unorthodox characters. Jenn is currently working on season 4 of Netflix’s break out hit original series Orange is the New Black created by Weed’s Jenji Kohan. For Orange she dresses an entire prison population and designs flashbacks to various periods from the early 1970s through 2012. Jenn brings a story driven mindset and a keen eye to the quirky characters she dresses and has demonstrated her versatility in collaborating with groundbreaking writers and directors including Lena Dunham, Jenji Kohan, Alex Timbers, Will Brumley, and Sam Gold.
As more retailers buy closer to season, the need for immediate product is greater than ever. The Immediate Shoe Wall, a new concept by FFANY, aims to streamline the search for at-once product by presenting immediate samples from exhibiting brands in one central spot at the Hilton.
Consider the wall your visual shopping guide for fashion that can sell in your store sooner than later! Located in the breezeway, Americas Hall I.
Stop by Americas Hall I to learn how Arsutoria’s technical courses in Italy and NYC are advancing students and professionals forward in the footwear industry.
Additionally, Arsutoria is a unique trend forecasting company. Focused on the footwear and handbag industry, Arsutoria combines the technical knowledge of the Arsutoria School with the fashion expertise of the Arsutoria and Arpel Magazine.
The Arsutoria trend area at FFANY offers an opportunity for designers to examine first hand the look and feel of materials for Spring Summer ’18 developed by Arsutoria experts following the major trends in global fashion.
Arsutoria offers a unique service to designers to be able to “Flash Back to Flash Forward” in history of both footwear and handbags and examine their inspirational historical archives of 70 years of fashion accessories. For further information, visit Arssutoria.com
Book to secure your hotel stay well ahead of time. FFANY has negotiated exclusive hotel rates and amenities when you book through FFANY.ORG. The FFANY travel desk, powered by Onpeak, has benefits such as the lower rates, “book now, pay later” and easy group bookings.
PLAN YOUR SHOPPING & MAKE APPOINTMENTS
Use our [Show Planner] to see which exhibitors you want to see. Contact all vendors you are interested in seeing to make appointments. You can also choose vendors by category or geographically, either by street or building for New York Showrooms or by hall at the Hilton.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT
Be sure to attend [FFANY & footwear industry events] to network, they are a great way to meet people in the industry! Make sure you allocate sufficient time to view collections at the Hilton and nearby New York Showrooms. Allow time to go back and revisit lines and review orders. Many New York Showrooms are open all week (Monday-Friday.)
AT THE SHOW
Bring a photo ID, business cards, and other business credentials if you do not have business cards. The New York Shoe Expo is not open to the public, so be sure to bring a business license if you have not yet opened your store.
ENJOY NEW YORK CITY!
If you have any time left after your busy day placing orders, take the time to enjoy New York City; walk the streets, see the trends, go to a great restaurant, see a Broadway show. Being in the fashion capital of the world, the city will spark inspiration.