Faviana Enchants the Lives of Prom Goers, Starting with the August Atlanta Apparel Market

favianaRenowned special occasion gown designer, Faviana is making the prom dreams of Atlanta high school girls come true, and it all begins at Market next week. Faviana has partnered with an Atlanta-based organization called Enchanted Closet to be part of its mission to give girls that might not have been able to purchase a gown the opportunity to find their perfect prom dress.

Faviana has committed to donating a percentage of its sales at the August Atlanta Apparel Market to Enchanted Closet, along with providing several of its top gowns. Faviana will be promoting the organization and encouraging all buyers to help the cause throughout Market. Also, Bonita Johnson, head of Enchanted Closet, will be at Market in Faviana’s showroom speaking about the organization and seeking volunteers and more donations.faviana1

As an organization that is 100 percent run by volunteers, Enchanted Closet relies on industry leaders to contribute and provide dresses and/or financial assistance to ensure that all local girls’ have the “one” gown they desire for prom. And, it’s well on its way with the help of veterans like Faviana.

faviana2Visit the Faviana showroom to find out more information about the Enchanted Closet and find out how you can become involved.

For more details on the organization, visit www.enchantedcloset.org.

Grab Great Goodies at Market!

GiveawayFabulous designs and lines await buyers at Atlanta Apparel this August, but that’s not all. Atlanta Apparel will be giving away swanky swag throughout the entire Market. Each designated location wll have a great giveaway and something to take home to remember the August Market and Atlanta Apparel.

Don’t miss these giveaways:

  • Light It Up! Lipgloss Giveaway, Thursday, August 26 at 4 p.m. on Floor 10:
    Stop by for a very special lighted lip gloss.

TOTEally Fabulous, Sunday, August 29 at 2 p.m. on Floor 5:
Pick up a coupon at registration and redeem it for a complimentary Atlanta Apparel tote.
Hurry they’ll go fast!

For more details on all of the events throughout market click here.

Take Advantage of the Free Educational Seminars at Market

AMUevents1In between buying, watching fashion shows and discovering fabulous trends, be sure to take time to learn—and do it for free! During Market, take advantage of the free AmericasMart University (AMU) educational seminars and learn from business professionals as they discuss a variety of topics pertinent to the success of your business. Learn how to retail in the new economy, how to become successful by embracing the latest technology and much more. Not only will you bring back fabulous finds to your stores, but you will also bring back long-lasting retail knowledge!

For a complete listing of the AMU seminars click here.

Atlanta Apparel has it All for You

IMG_9998It’s not just the product that grabs the attention of buyers at Market, it’s the entire experience. From fashion shows to education to fabulous free perks, it’s all here for you, all Market along.

Here’s a glance at what’s all yours during Market:

THE LOUNGE
Check out THE LOUNGE in the Floor 2 Atrium.
Complimentary coffee 8:30 a.m.
FREE WIFI!
Plus, it’s where all the fashion shows are staged and key seminars and events.

Free Parking
Enjoy free parking in the 260/270 Spring Street Parking Lot.
Saturday, August 28, and Sunday August 29.

Lunch Coupons
Pick up a $7 off lunch coupon at Registration.

Free Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres
Free Educational Seminars
Free Giveaways

Check out the website for a full list of events, and be sure to pick up an Apparel Guide upon arrival for more details.

Fashion is Haute this Summer as August Apparel Nears

dress2This month, retailers can expect to be blown away by the largest collection of prom, bridal, pageantry, homecoming, Quinceañera and social occasion designs and lines. With two entire floors dedicated to prom and special occasion product in permanent showrooms and temporary spaces, Atlanta Apparel’s August Market is the destination for the hottest designers and top lines.

 Major names, such as Mac Duggal, Precious Formals, Tony Bowls, La Femme, Alyce, Sherri Hill, Jovani, Terani, Jasz, WOW! prom, Blush, Me!Prom, Xcite, Allure, Scala, Interlude, Dave&Johnny, Landa, House of Wu, Venus, Casablanca, Party Time, Mary’s, Faviana, Showtime, Riva, Karishma, Helen’s Heart, Claire’s Collection, Mon Cheri, Mori Lee, Nina Canacci and many more make this Market one that can’t be missed.

Highlighting the August Market is the special occasion fashion show, Haute for Prom, on Thursday, August 26, at 6:30 p.m. Haute for Prom is presented by Alfred Angelo and Mac Duggal Couture as Platinum sponsors as well as Kiss Kiss Formal by Mary’s and Dana Mathers as Gold sponsors and Terani as a Silver sponsor, and will spotlight the trends in prom and special occasion.

There will be activity and excitement throughout Market! Atlanta Appareldresses1 is once again hosting the Style Runway­ fashion show featuring contemporary apparel, ready-to-wear and accessories and special occasion on Friday, along with daily fashion shows in the atrium. Plus, there will be seminars, giveaways and cocktail hours all weekend long!  And, don’t miss out the exhibitor parties and giveaways.

Read the entire August press release for more details here.

Come check out the August Atlanta Apparel Market August 26-30, 2010.

For more information including featured designers click here.

June Market: Cocktails, Fashion and Fun!

June1If you thought the April Market was a knockout wait until you see what the June Market has to offer! June is packed with cocktails, fashion and fun! A few of the spectacular Atlanta Apparel offerings include a must-see fashion show, complimentary cocktails, chic-swag giveaways and opportunities to attend retail seminars presented by successful business practitioners from all over the Southeast. Showcasing new trends for the fall and early holiday season, the Market is offering buying opportunities throughout its permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits in contemporary, young contemporary, women’s, men’s, children’s and accessory categories. We hope to see you all there June 10-13, 2010!

More information on the June Market can be found here.

Friday Night Fashion Show Rocked

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Friday night of Atlanta Apparel Market brought a fun mix of fashion, food, cocktails and giveaways to the Floor 2 Atrium of AmericasMart Atlanta.

Popular personality Tom Sullivan got the crowd involved during the cocktail tomlrhour with trivia and prizes, getting everyone ready to enjoy the show. He even coaxed a few buyers onto the runway to test their strutting skills.

Presented by Judith March as the headlining sponsor with  summer and fall young contemporary dresses, the Style Runway fashion show ran the gamut from funky to chic to stylish kids’  fashion. Color and pattern reigned with a plethora of defining touches such as ruffles, sleeve detail and embroidery. Off-the-shoulder and one-shoulder styles as well as belted dresses are in for summer and early fall.

Don’t miss the daily runway shows in the Floor 2 Atrium each day of Apparel Market at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to catch a glimpse at the latest styles!