A new footwear and accessories trade show will launch in Düsseldorf from 27-29 August with more than 400 brands already signed up.
Gallery Shoes replaces GDS, which had its last show in February this year at Messe Düsseldorf, and will take place at Areal Böhler hosted by organisers Igedo Company.
The show will be divided into five segments spanning the premium, contemporary, urban, comfort and kids areas of the market. Confirmed exhibitors include Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Juicy Couture, Jack & Jones Footwear, Jeffrey Campbell and Vagabond.
“Our aim for the first edition of Gallery Shoes was to showcase 500 international brands,” said Gallery Shoes project director Ulrike Kähler. “At the beginning of May, 400 labels have already confirmed that they’ll be exhibiting at the Areal Böhler in August 2017.”