Bag and fashion devotees who appreciate form, function and fun will convene at the Miami Beach Convention Center on May 16-17, 2014, for the debut of Reveal Events’ SPRBG Expo – Party – Awards 2014: the bags-only event devoted solely to both men’s and women’s bags. The event coincides with Miami Fashion Week 2014, also happening in South Beach.
Pronounced “superbag,” the expo will showcase a varied and relevant blend of “what’s next now” in men’s and women’s bags from both established and emerging designers, featuring street-smart messenger bags, stylized men’s duffels, luxury handbags, shoulder bags, clutches, work hard/play hard laptop bags, long weekend bags, rough ‘n’ ready music festival bags and more.
“Consumers, designers, industry professionals, among others, are thrilled there is finally an event that is dedicated to and celebrates the bag category, which has exploded over the last decade,” said Ron Moreau, event co-founder. “We’re thrilled to host what we know will become a world-class industry tradition.” According to the NPD Group, spending on accessories, including bags, is driving the overall men’s retail fashion category, and IBISWorld analysts have forecast growth in the women’s bag category through 2017.
On top of meeting face-to-face with consumers, the media and a wide range of industry professionals including retailers and manufacturers, exhibitors are eligible for the event’s Best of Show Awards, which will include such categories as Attendees Choice, Best Handmade, Best Student-Designed, Best Men’s Overall and Best Handbag Overall Style and Design. Top DJs from Miami will keep this buying party in full-effect both nights.
“Our team has worked in the event industry for two decades and it became evident to us over the last several years that there was a major event void for those within the men’s and women’s bag industry,” said Moreau. “The response thus far has validated that, and we couldn’t be more enthusiastic for this inaugural event next May. South Beach will certainly be the place to be next May. Pack your bags.”