My Day at AmericasMart: The Atlanta Apparel Market

Hey lovely people! How was your weekend? Mine was busy…but fun…and exciting! (I’m teasing again!) LOL

Anyway, a couple weeks ago, I was invited to visit the Blogger’s Suite at AmericasMart Atlanta for the Atlanta Apparel Market.  What’s AmericasMart, you ask? Only the coolest place, ever!  It is the place where all the buyers go to buy all the stuff that we all buy later from our favorite stores! AmericasMart is a HUGE campus of many buildings, one of which houses hundreds of showrooms from some of your favorite brands.  Some of the showrooms are permanent, and some are temporary…popping up when exhibits like the Atlanta Apparel Market are open.

So many of my favorite brands were exhibiting while I was there — TOMS, J Brand, Michael Kors, Dolce Vita, Splendid, Free People…and even your high end brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Badgley Mischka.  Of course, they were exhibiting spring fashions, so it was REALLY exciting to see what’s on the horizon in the next month.  I wasn’t able to take pictures in all the showrooms, but the nice ladies at TOMS let me snap some shots!

In addition to visiting the showrooms, you also get the opportunity to see some of the collections on the runway! While I was there, I caught the Esley Collection show.  They showed a great selection of fun dresses and separates for spring/summer that are sure to pop up in my local Atlanta boutiques very soon! It is so funny, because now I can visit the Look Book on the Esley website and see some of the exact pieces from the runway.  It was kinda cool to get a first look! :)

Finally, and most importantly, I got to S-H-O-P kinda like a buyer while I was there! Yippee!!! Each floor inside the showroom building houses a different category of goodies (contemporary apparel, formal apparel, children’s apparel, etc) AND there is one floor that houses a little bit of everything, and it’s all cash & carry! I picked up a bunch of FUN accessories including this necklace & this watch for well below retail.  I don’t have a resale license obviously, so I couldn’t get the full buyer discount, but I still got a great price on everything I bought. It was heaven!

So, for all my buddies out there who own boutiques (I have the honor of knowing several of you!), if you haven’t had a chance to visit “the market” at AmericasMart in Atlanta, you should definitely check them out.  You can find the Atlanta Apparel Market schedule here! (After spending a day at AmericasMart, I’m feeling like I missed my calling to be a buyer! LOL!!!)

Thanks for stopping by!! XOXO.

The Fashionista Next Door

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27 Responses to “My Day at AmericasMart: The Atlanta Apparel Market”

  1. Sing says:

    Looks like a nice event!

  2. Looks like it was a great event! I love that orange dress!
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  3. Audrey says:

    i could so see you as a buyer!

  4. I hate I didn't go! those toms are hot and I want them!
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  5. Im obsessed with these toms love muffin just obsessed!

    Sunnie
    (.=

  6. Carsedra says:

    I used to love going to the Apparel Mart (had connections to get in), I haven't been in years (too many) all of the stores, on all those floors, with all of that merchandise, AMAZING!!! I need to hurry and get my business license so I can start going again!!!

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  7. Tiffany says:

    Cool idea. Those dresses from that fashion show are so pretty!!!
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  8. Toni says:

    Great article!! I so wish I could have visited. Thanks for sharing with those of us who have to live vicariously through you ;0)

  9. I love watching fashion shows. Well, this is another strategy for which you can showcase merchandises aside from displaying it in your store. Thank you so much for this wonderful post.

  10. Confessions says:

    Looks like fun times! Those pink toms are cute!

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  12. Taliah says:

    Awww my bff is the marketing manager for the Apparel mart and she told me abt this. Said it was really nice! Wish i couldve been there!
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  13. Arline says:

    Awwwww! fashion is really my love, what a lovely stuff collection… How I wish I can be there on its another launched…
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    I guess you were one of the luck lady to get previous of upcoming fashion. Good for you!
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  26. I'm going to the Americas mart this January and my daughter is looking for a Micheal Kors watch do you know of any exibitors that are carrying them and were they are located Thank you.

  27. Paris says:

    How old do you have to be to get in?

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