Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) said that a physical FFANY Market Week is scheduled to be held in New York the week starting on Aug. 2 at the Warwick New York hotel. The trade show was last held early 2020 and had to be interrupted because of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We recently conducted a ‘Marketplace Working Group’ call with leaders from the retail and wholesale community and on that call, both retailers and wholesalers expressed the collective desire to return to a FFANY Market Week,” FDRA said. It added that it is developing a digital directory due to be launched in June. It will contain information on brands participating at the show.
“We are pleased that there is such a strong desire and consensus to return for FFANY Market Week in August,” it added.
On Oct. 1, 2020, the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) came under the umbrella of FDRA. But FFANY continues to offer its trade shows - known as market weeks – which are held four times a year for retailers, brands, designers, buyers and sellers.