Prom Magic
Sep
24
8:00 am08:00

Prom Magic

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Fashion Show

Enjoy breakfast and view the must have looks in the prom and special occasion categories. Join us for a Continental Breakfast atop the Grand Staircase. Following the reception, proceed to the South Lobby of the Mart to view the latest trends in bridal, prom and special occasion.

Bridal in Full Bloom
Sep
24
6:00 pm18:00

Bridal in Full Bloom

Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served atop the Grand Stair. Following the reception, proceed to the South Lobby of the Mart to view the latest trends in bridal, prom and special occasion. See the best and the brightest brands in the industry on the runway.

 


Taste of Chicago Floor Party
Mar
19
5:00 pm17:00

Taste of Chicago Floor Party

Buyers and exhibitors are invited to enjoy wine and favorite local dishes without leaving the show floor. Celebrate your finds and wind down after a busy day of placing orders. Wine courtesy of Villa Graziella will be served along with a selection of hors d’oeuvres from top area restaurants.

VOWS Magazine Ice Cream Break
Mar
19
Mar 20

VOWS Magazine Ice Cream Break

Stop by the VOWS ice cream cart  to learn about what’s new in the industry’s leading trade publication and pick up a sweet treat as an afternoon pick-me-up!

Casablanca Lounge
Mar
19
Mar 21

Casablanca Lounge

The Casablanca Lounge is located in the heart of the show floor in the center pass-thru. Stop by for daily events including coffee, cocktails and buyer breaks.

DEFINING SOCIAL MEDIA {BRIDAL EDITION}
Mar
19
7:45 am07:45

DEFINING SOCIAL MEDIA {BRIDAL EDITION}

  • Seminar Room 7A, theMART

Which social media platform is right for your business? How do you use that platform effectively? In this Social Media 101 session, Erica Eckman of Everything Erica will help you navigate all the different platforms and guide you to identifying which is best for you! She will also provide photography tips and tricks to help you discover the right aesthetic for your brand on social media.

Mon Cheri Academy
Mar
18
9:00 am09:00

Mon Cheri Academy

  • Suite 1447, theMART

Join Mon Cheri CEO Steve Lang as he presents at the next Mon Cheri Academy educational sales seminar, conveniently one day prior to market.

This seminar is set to cover the newest social media modules, social networking and advertising methods to entice consumers into your store, the best methods to close sales, the core elements that drive financial success and much, much more.

30th Annual DEBI Awards
Sep
10
7:00 pm19:00

30th Annual DEBI Awards

Celebrate the best and brightest designers and manufacturers in the industry. Hosted this year by Tony Award-winner, film and television star, Laura Benanti, the DEBI Awards will recognize winners in a variety of categories ranging from bridal to prom to special occasion to quinceanera to men’s formalwear. A night not to be missed when all the stars come out!

Mon Cheri Celebrates 25 Years: Cocktail Party & Fashion Show
Sep
9
6:00 pm18:00

Mon Cheri Celebrates 25 Years: Cocktail Party & Fashion Show

As a thank you to all of their retailers’ support and in celebration of the Fashion National Bridal Market, Mon Cheri will host a special cocktail reception in the new 2nd Floor lounge featuring spectacular skyline views atop The Grand Stair, followed by a fashion show in the South Lobby of the MART. Also, this year Mon Cheri will continue the tradition of honoring one of their special retailers with a lifetime achievement award.

WINE CART
Sep
9
3:00 pm15:00

WINE CART

Keep an eye out for the afternoon roaming Wine Cart, right on the Show Floor! We will come to you with the wine. 

The Power of Social Media
Sep
9
8:00 am08:00

The Power of Social Media

Social media can affect your retail personality, presence and sales. Now you master the available platforms and grasp how each of them can be used to attract customers and drive revenue. Learn from the experts with the chance to ask questions and catch up on the latest tips and tricks.  

Specialty Coffee Bar
Mar
6
Mar 7

Specialty Coffee Bar

Stop by our coffee bar for a complementary afternoon caffeine pick-me-up featuring cappuccinos, lattes & espresso.