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.
Join us for an extended opportunity to shop accessory categories! This special celebration of our accessories brands & 30 Years of Maritza's Bridal is not to be missed! Dedicate your purchases to the designers you love & meet new market additions to this wildly popular category.
Meet our in-house visual merchandising expert, Gregg Foster, for a personalized consultation on how you can elevate your store floor plan, increase store traffic, and maximize your product exposure. Reservation required.
Join the National Bridal Market Chicago team to toast the first day of Market! Food and drinks will be served by top Chicago restaurants. Mix and mingle with industry friends, make plans for your evening in Chicago and prepare for the rest of your time at National Bridal Market Chicago.
Join us on Monday, September 25th at 6:00 pm for an exclusive Mon Cheri cocktail party and runway show.
6:00 pm: Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres
7:00 pm: Spring 2018 Mon Cheri Collection Fashion Show, followed by a tribute to the late Joan Calabrese
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.