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Shoes and Cocktails - What a Nice Combination!

Posted by Ryan Klemm on Mon, Sep 9, 2013 @ 12:11 PM

By Nina Wellbrock

When you search for “shoes” on Google, you will get about 812,000,000 results in approximately 0.28 seconds. That’s an indicator of just how huge and popular this industry is and how many people are excited about footwear. Of course it depends on a person’s perspective and intention why they google “shoes”. Does he/she like shopping and writing about the new trends on a blog, is it a kid who is excited about a new pair of sneakers before school starts again, a business man or woman who needs a classy pair of shoes to make a great first impression or someone who is just looking for the perfect fit and comfort for every day?

As a trade buyer you know your customers and their objectives - and there is one place where you will find the latest trends in all footwear segments and answers to every shoe question: GDS 2013 - international event for shoes and accessories and GLOBAL SHOES 2013 - leading trade show for sourcing in Düsseldorf, Germany.    Hall 2 21  

It's the international platform for shoes and accessories attracting over 1,100 exhibitors and around 22,000 trade visitors every season.

Held twice annually, the next staging of GDS will take place soon: from September 11 – 13 2013. And GDS has some outstanding highlights waiting for you – in addition to all the wonderful footwear collections - including the Fashion Shows, where shoes are presented as part of complete outfits. These Fashion Shows take place several times daily and provide you with the most important information for the new season, helping you to order more effectively and better advise your customers.

DesignAttack2013    In the special Design Attack segment with this year’s slogan "BAHAMA MAMA!" about 100 designers and young entrepreneurs will showcase their unusual collections - it’s the trendy place to be at GDS 2013.  

Exhibitors and visitors can enjoy fresh fruit and tasty cocktails at beach bars. The atmosphere at Design Attack invites for a relaxing break during a tight schedule.

You can check out the featured labels, see videos of past shows and register for a free entrance pass at

By the way: if you search for “Bahama Mama” on Google, you’ll find some awesome cocktail recipes. Let us show you what a great combination shoes and cocktails are!