In the Industry - July 2014


SOURCING at MAGIC HOME is a destination for home goods, fabrics and decorative accessories August 17 to 20

SOURCING at MAGIC will be held Aug. 17 to 20, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Level 2. The show floor is open on Sunday, Aug. 17 from noon to 6:00 p.m.; on Monday, Aug. 18 and Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It includes SOURCING at MAGIC HOME, which features home goods, fabrics and decorative accessories.

Products in these categories are on display at SOURCING at MAGIC HOME: bed and bath fashions, table linens, decorative accessories, towels, area rugs, window treatments, decorative fabrics and kitchen textiles.

SOURCING at MAGIC HOME exhibitors are drawn from around the world and represent more than 40 countries, including India, Bangladesh, China and Vietnam.

SOURCING at MAGIC also features a seminar series that presents insights from well-known speakers and industry experts. Home experts are integrated into varied panels throughout the overall SOURCING at MAGIC seminar series to underscore the importance of integrating home elements into the broader retail business.
Seminars with relevance to home fashions or with home industry speakers on the panel include:

Monday, Aug. 18

“2015/2016—Your World’s New Color Palette.” Laurie Pressman, vice-president, Pantone Color Institute, Pantone LLC, shares the upcoming seasons’ color trends that undoubtedly will impact both your fashion and home product design and sales.

Tuesday, Aug. 19

“Key Fashion, Fabric & Color Trends For Fall/Winter 2015-16.” Jaana Jatyri, founder, Trendstop explores key fashion themes for Fall/Winter 2015-16 and how Trendstop arrived at its key trend forecast directions. Learn about the Fall/Winter 2015-16 Pantone® color forecast with color usage suggestions, and key print and materials forecasts for contemporary markets covering womenswear, menswear, kidswear and home.

Tuesday, Aug. 19

“Expanding Your Horizons: Increasing Your Product Mix To Improve Your Profits.” This panel discussion, moderated by Frances Harder, founder and president, Fashion Business Inc., presents an overview of the marketplace for new product expansion and the basics in how to take advantage of it. Whether you are starting out or are in the expansion mode, you and your team need to consider products outside the clothing mix that could increase your customer base. Major players offer expanded options, such as home decor, beauty and spa, footwear, etc., and so can you!

There are also a variety of show floor initiatives at SOURCING at MAGIC for attendees to experience from social media panels to HOME trend displays and the introduction of ALL ABOUT DENIM, a new focus area.
SOURCING at MAGIC is one of ten expertly merchandised and curated shows across several categories in the portfolio of MAGIC. MAGIC is the largest global marketplace for contemporary men’s and women’s apparel, footwear, accessories and sourcing resources—a forum for fashion buyers and brands.

For more details on SOURCING at MAGIC, call 310-857-7500 or visit

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