The National Bridal Market is back, and getting ready to welcome retailers and exhibitors, both domenstic and international. The city of Chicago is now open with no Covid restrictions. The Mart and building have taken extensive precautions and are now rollng out the welcome carpet for everyone after a long, challenging, two year hiatus.
The show – a four-date event this time round – will take place 22-25 and present collections from more than 160 exhibitors. The roster now includes many first-time show-ers, including Anne Barge, Idan Cohen, Inbal Dror, Birenzweig, Maria Pia, Kosibah, Darryl Jagga, Herve Paris, Kelly Faetanini, and La Premiere, alongside big international names such as Mon Cheri, Maggie Sottero, Bridal Collective (Enzoani) , Paloma Blanca / Mikaella, Kitty Chen, Amsale, La Femme, Lasting Memories, Jovani, Terrani, Sherri Hill and many more. Check out the complete listing and all eight categories at nationalbridalmarket.com
A welcome party is planned for opening night, Sunday 22 August, which will take place on the newly- designed front patio that graces the Chicago River and some pretty stunning vistas. Visit the website for ticket info. During the show, free lunches will be offered to visiting retailers – and that’s just for starters. There’s a sponsored coffee bar and the beverage and cocktail carts will be doing the rounds of the exhibition floor, looking after buyers while they are making their Spring 2022 decisions.
The event has long been the big one on the global circuit, and after that enforced gap, should deliver its promise of excellence and excitement.