Messe Düsseldorf North America - Trade Show Daily

Who Doesn’t Love Shoes?

Posted by Anne Meerboth-Maltz on Tue, Jun 10, 2014 @ 11:32 AM

describe the image     It’s high time for the dreaded spring/summer cleaning and a good opportunity to make space in the closet for much needed new shoes! Whether sandals, sneakers, loafers, boots, flats or high heels, this season has hip footwear for everyone. People are as individual as their shoes and want to stand out from the crowd.
    

Not only women are looking for the trendiest style but more and more men are getting bored with buying the same shoes just because its “easy” and kids are definitely not shy about letting their parents know what they want – a challenge for retailers who have to continually update their inventory to fit their customer’s tastes.

The perfect place to see what the next season has in store is GDS - Global Destination for Shoes and Accessories, showcasing the latest shoes styles and accessories from July 30 – August 1, 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany. With earlier dates and a new concept, GDS will be the kick-off event of the season, featuring product, brand storytelling and shop-in-shop concepts, allowing buyers to get an overview at an early stage to to get all the necessary information for their orders. And the new private label focused event – tag it! will be held concurrently (July 29 – August 1) to address the international manufacturers and resellers of shoes and accessories with a focus on private label production. These two events will be an interesting international meeting place for everyone involved in the footwear sector to see the latest trends, get inspired and exchange ideas with colleagues.

With the revised exhibit hall layout, the upcoming GDS will be especially exciting. Instead of many different segments there will be three big Shopping Worlds: “HIGHSTREET-THE MODERN PULSE”, covering the spectrum from modern and sporty to traditional and wellness-focused and also including kids’ clothing and accessories, “POP UP- THE URBAN GROOVE”, a lively marketplace for trendy street wear and “STUDIO - THE PREMIUM NOTE”, presenting sophisticated shoe fashions from the minimalistic to the glamorous. In each of the three worlds, visitors are also guided through the “Highlight Route” – a defined path that leads them past exhibition stands, special product presentations, fashion shows and events.

In addition to all the returning companies, this new concept attracted many first time exhibitors to GDS and attendees can look forward to the footwear creation by labels such as Lacoste, Gant Footwear, Marc O´Polo and Napapijri Footwear in HIGHSTREET, Replay, Ria Menorca, Velvet Red, Original Penguin and Me & Macs in POP UP and Patrizia Pepe, Barbour Footwear, Porsche Design, Jil Sander Navy and Shades New York in STUDIO. The Brown Shoe Company will also premiere at GDS with their brand Naturalizer.

The fashion city Düsseldorf itself will roll out the red carpet with the new “OUT OF THE BOX” Festival for Footwear and Accessories, inviting GDS and tag it! participants to celebrate along with retailers, restaurants and cultural partners on August 1. From 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, fashionistas and shoe fans can enjoy special events and entertainment in Düsseldorf stores and on the city streets. Special exhibitions and lectures, customizing activities and workshops plus events in galleries, bars and offsite locations all all part of the program.

Join the “fashion circus” and experience what the varied, colorful and surprising world of shoes and accessories has to offer. GDS and tag it! are trade only events and free entrance passes can be ordered online at www.gds-online.com and www.tag-it-show.com.

Topics: Germany, Düsseldorf, GDS, shoe trade show, shoes

What shoe fetish?

Posted by Anne Meerboth-Maltz on Wed, Feb 8, 2012 @ 15:20 PM

You can never have too many shoes. That’s a fact and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Whether you're into classic, trendy, sporty or wellness styles, there is a place where you can see it all: at the upcoming  trade fair GDS 2012 - International Event for Shoes & Accessories, held from March 14 – 16, 2012 at the fairgrounds in the fashion metropolis Düsseldorf, Germany.

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More than 800 exhibitors from 30 countries will dazzle you with more than 1,800 new footwear collections for the Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 season. And if this is not enough, an extensive program of ancillary events such as catwalk shows, seminars and lectures will help you to pair your chic shoes with the right outfit. With the motto “Inspiration to Go”, the entire image of GDS has been re-designed, and you're in for a real visual treat!

 

“New” seems to be the keyword for GDS – the event will feature numerous new exhibitors and brands, such as Benson Shoes, Via Roma, Dumond, Piedi Nudi, Aerosoles and Barefooters. Showing their products for the first time in the premium segment will be Jo Ghost, Kenzo, Paul & Joe/Berthier, Santoni Club/Vestitus and Ducanero while the shoe collection of fashion designer Michael Michalsky will premiere in the white cubes area. In the Urban segment, Nickelson, Panama Jack, PLDM by Palladium, Shepherd, Coqueterra, Moonboot by Tecnica, Hi-Tec, Les Tropeziennes par M Belarbi, Trifoglio and Umber will make their debut.

Not to be missed is the funky “Design Attack” area, this time with the circus theme "Chikki Mikki" where about 100 young designers will present their unusual collections in a circus setting complete with a circus rink and trailers.

GDS is a "trade-only" event, and you can order your free entrance pass online at www.gds-online.com. This website is also a great tool to get all the details about this exciting event for the international footwear industry.
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So get started by cleaning out your closet to make space for more wonderful new shoes!

Topics: Germany, Düsseldorf, GDS, shoe trade show, shoes, GDS 2012, Dusseldorf shoe trade fair, shoe, shoe fetish

Dates for GDS and GLOBAL SHOES 2010 Announced

Posted by Daniela Knoll on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 @ 22:38 PM

The 2010 dates for the Düsseldorf shoe trade fairs GDS - International Event for Shoes & Accessories and GLOBAL SHOES - leading trade show for sourcing, have been announced: both events will be held concurrently at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany from March 12 - 14 and from September 10 - 12, 2010. For more information, click here.

Topics: Germany, Messe, international, Messe Duesseldorf, Düsseldorf, trade fair, fashion, fashion show, GDS, shoe trade show, GLOBAL SHOES, shoes