What's New At FFANY - check out product previews and what events and seminars are happening during the upcoming New York Shoe Show - June 2-4 - presented by industry online source Vamp - Read all about it here.
Kick off FFANY on June 2 and join us for a KNOW BEFORE THE SHOW retailer breakfast on Tuesday, June 2nd from 7:30am to 9:00. We are thrilled to have Mosha Lundstrom Halbert, Fashion Director of Footwear News, presenting a preview of Spring 2016 trends. Invitation is open to retailers only - RSVP by May 29th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for Coffee & Conversation at the FFANY show with Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst at NPD Group: "Stepping up to the future of footwear now". Omni-channel has fueled Consumers’ love affair with footwear, but where are they shopping, what are they buying and wearing?. During this interactive session - you’ll gain a new view into growing your footwear business in today’s retail climate. Wednesday, June 3: 1-1:30 & 2-2:30 with Q&A time to follow. Discovery Lounge, 2nd Floor, NY Hilton Midtown.
And... be sure to join a 2nd Session of Coffee & Conversation with Brittney Flynn, Director, Checkout Tracking Online at NPD Group: "Peek into the shopping carts of consumers". By continuously collecting consumer’s receipts for online purchases, we can see precise, item-level purchase detail linked to buyers and their demographics – at the category, brand and item levels. In this interactive conversation, Brittney will demonstrate the value of this new data, how easy it is to access, and how much it can help inform your business decisions. You'll come away from this session with insights into consumer shopping behaviors and trends in ecommerce. Thursday, June 4: 10 am - 12 pm with Q&A time to follow. Discovery Lounge, 2nd Floor, NY Hilton Midtown.
SAVE THE DATE: The annual opening night FFANY Industry Event will be held on Tuesday, June 2 at the fabulous Brasserie 8 1/2. Tickets are just $85 and include cocktails, food and entertainment. Purchase tickets here - buy 10 tickets, get 2 free!. Your ticket purchase and support of this event will help support Shoes That Fit - a very special organization that helps children in need. In addition, we will celebrate the winner of the Joseph C. Moore scholarship to attend the Ars Sutoria school in Milan, Italy. View last year's event PHOTO GALLERY.
View the fabulous roster of footwear brands showing at the upcoming June 2-4, 2015 New York Shoe Expo at the Hilton and NY Showrooms. New brands are added daily! Buyers – make the most of your time and utilize the FFANY Show Planner to view exhibitor lists, locations, floor plans and plan appointments during the show. Note, many NY Showrooms are open all week (Monday-Friday).
FFANY & Ars Sutoria School in Milan, Italy proudly announce the winner of the Joseph C. Moore Footwear Scholarship to Hideki Sato, a graduating senior at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). 2nd place was awarded to Blair Moore from Parsons, and a 3rd place tie was awarded to Emmanuel Nunez from Parsons and Denise Lee from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The winning scholarship includes a 13-week shoe patternmaking and prototyping course, accommodation and airfare – valued at $17,500. All 4 top finalists will receive the Ars Sutoria E-Learning course, an online program which focuses on shoemaking and technical aspects. All winners will also recognized at the FFANY industry event to be held on June 2nd, 2015. View Press Release.
ARS SUTORIA - ELEARNING: Footwear professionals all over the world have relied on Ars Sutoria for advanced training in the art of shoe making - this exceptional training is now accessible to everyone online. The program includes Shoe Categories, Life of a Shoe and Materials. Empower your staff in their careers or take the course individually to enhance your knowledge of the shoe business. For more info, visit elearning.arssutoria.com or contact Marie Mamone at email@example.com.
Streamlining the footwear business to make wholesale buying and selling easier, FFANY brands are just a click away at FFANY365.com. Powered by fashion marketplace leader POP-Market, thousands of retailers are shopping the leading footwear brands online. New brands are added daily. Brands and buyers can sign up to participate at FFaNY365.com. View Retailer Information Page.
Featured on W-ABC 7 New York News - "Designers Put Best Feet Forward at New York Shoe Expo", showcasing the recent FFANY show. Take a sneak peak of the shoe designs available for Fall 2015, a combination of beautiful and innovative collections. Says Phyllis Rein, EVP of FFANY - "A lot of earthtones, flatbeds, tall pumps, embellishments."
Download the most recent show directory on an iPad or Iphone. Utilize the FFANY App to view current and previous show directories, available free at the App store, simply search keyword FFANY. Locate exhibitor brands, websites, and contact information. View download instructions here.
Thank you to all who attended the QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes On Sale" gala and charitable shoe sale to benefit breast cancer research, education and awareness. As the largest fundraising event in the shoe industry, the event raised record breaking funds to find a cure for breast cancer. As seen in Footwear News, Oct 13: Out and About With the Footwear Industry. We thank all the shoe donors, partners and honorees who made this event possible. To date, over 1 million pairs of shoes have been sold and FFCF (Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation) has donated $45 million to distinguished medical institutions. View gala photo highlights.