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International Luxury Outerwear Exhibition – ILOE was better than Expected!



This year’s edition of ILOE, fair turned out to be better than expected event. The tree day ILOE Chicago event started on Sunday April 17 till Tuesday April 19, 2016. The event took place again Donald E. Stephens Convention Center provided not only attractive booth setups in an open, friendly atmosphere, but was adjacent to major hotels closed in airport district.

This year vendor capacity was 101, and 20 percent more than last years event, but as far as the buyers attendance was slightly quieter than last year, given the mild winter season and the current market conditions last season. According to principals Allan Zuckerman and Scott Bernstein, the show has been is gaining momentum and buyers from over 300 stores are attended this year’s event.



The Opening Cocktail – Gala

The opening night cocktail hour/fashion show has been relocated to the south ballroom close to the convention hall. Cocktail and the fashion show was a generally well received enjoyable with 500 or so attendance. Show was opened with the speech from the President Allan Zuckerman, thanking everyone for their participation.


On the second evening, starting at 6:30, ILOE hosted their annual fundraiser for the Fur Information Council of America in the ballroom of the Embassy Suites Hotel. In addition to cocktails and a buffet dinner, there was also be an auction for a bundle of Blackglama mink donated by American Legend, the garment to be crafted by New York manufacturer Serbos Furs. And the event was followed by a Las Vegas style casino night. Tickets were sold at $135.

Overall the vendors and retailers attending to the fair found a reasonably positive respond. Vendors who came with not so high expectation from the fair was satisfied, but some with very high expectations did not get the results they were looking for. Retailers said they found what they were looking for in major items as well short pieces and accessories.


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International Fur Fashion Events
By Efumedia / RB Media Group
April 22, 2016