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[pre]Coterie Accessories Roundup: AccessoriesTheShow and Accessories@Coterie
By Lauren Parker
AccessoriesTheShow’s summer trend activation
[pre]Coterie market just wrapped up at the Javits Center, offering lots of Immediate summer accessories buys as well as further reaching items for Fall/Winter. Accessories were a highlight, both at the Accessories@Coterie marketplace and at AccessoriesTheShow.
To help retailers get a handle on what trends to buy, AccessoriesTheShow featured two trend activations spanning the immediate buying season and future trend projections. Retailers entering the show were greeted with the “Endless Summer” setup featuring immediate summer buys from ATS exhibitors and organized by trend expert Jayne Mountford. “I can’t tell you how many retailers came over to my booth saying they saw my items in the display and wrote down the booth number!” said Lisa Zampolin of jewelry line Love, Lisa.
“We were very excited to increase our activations that assist retailers with identifying the trends of the season and showing them how our brands interpret those trends,” says Zoila Benavides, Show Director for AccessoriesTheShow. “With so many trends out there, we help retailers navigate their way through it all!”
ATS’ Zoila Benavides introducing Lauren Parker Once buyers planned their summer strategies, the Accessories Council and accessories consultant/freelancer Lauren Parker of Lauren Parker Creative Media gave them a clear picture of the Fall/Holiday 2019 Accessories Trends to know. This detailed slide presentation featured overarching fashion runway themes and how accessories fit into them, as well as accessories-specific micro trends.
Here, a quick overview of some favorites from Accessories at [pre] Coterie and AccessoriesTheShow:
There were plenty of new brands and line extensions to discover at ATS. As companies vie for market share in a crowded market, many are expanding their range of offerings, some tied into their signature looks, while others were more departures. Love, Lisa expanded its metal/stone/crystal line with a whole collection of colorful clay heishi beaded jewelry slated to go “from beach to bar.”
“I feel confident that I did so well because I was not afraid of color this season,” says Lisa Zampolin. “People were drawn to my booth each time they saw all the beautiful colors. The beads are great for the beach and all you need to do is add your charm and head out at night.”
Jewelry company Yochi added olive green and black military-like caps adorned with her signature gold insect jewelry, all coordinating with her jewelry.
Flirty Eyes: The evil eye isn’t so evil anymore. In fact, it’s pretty glam. As seen at ATS’s trend setup, designers have turned an exotic, mythical symbol into something more flirty. Case in point: Be the Good’s eye earrings with lashes (far left). “We sell tons of these to eyelash bars,” says founder and creative directorBarbara Gram, who got her start in the beauty industry and understands the potential of such retail venues. “Women feel so glamorous after they get their lash extensions, they love these earrings!” Perfect for Instagram,