The Knot Produces the Third Annual COUTURE Show for the West Coast Bridal Market
The Only West Coast Bridal Fashion Trade Show Connecting Top Bridal Designers and Retail Buyers
New York, NY/August 26, 2016 – The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace, will produce its third annual COUTURE: Los Angeles Bridal Market, the only West Coast–based bridal fashion trade show. COUTURE Show demonstrates the commitment by The Knot to support and connect the bridal industry by bringing small business bridal salons together with bridal designers to encourage transactions. This year’s show will connect more than 150 top bridal collections and more than a thousand retail buyers from the West Coast for a first look at forthcoming collections. Buyers will make their selections for what they’ll carry for the coming season, ultimately providing brides with the most current bridal fashions all over the country. The show is open to the bridal fashion trade on Sunday, August 28, and Monday, August 29, from 9:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m. at Magic Box at The Reef, Los Angeles.
“Just as The Knot connects couples with local wedding professionals and services, we connect top bridal designers with retail buyers for a first look at the latest collections at COUTURE: Los Angeles Bridal Market,” said Jennifer Davidson, global fashion director of The Knot. “In what was once an underserved market, we’re thrilled to bring COUTURE to LA for the third year in a row and provide a one-stop shop for designers and buyers to showcase, meet and buy all in one place.”
More than 50 bridal brands will be exhibiting to show more than 150 collections at COUTURE: Los Angeles Bridal Market, including Alfred Angelo, Allure Bridals, Casablanca Bridal, Essense of Australia, Jasmine, Maggie Sottero, Moonlight Bridal, Mon Cheri Bridals, Paloma Blanca, Private Label by G Kenneth Winston, Sincerity Bridal by Justin Alexander, Venus and Watters, among others.
The Knot is the premier source for bridal fashion inspiration and expert advice on how to find and buy a wedding gown. Its annual coverage of Bridal Fashion Week in New York City each spring and fall includes videos from runway shows and exclusive interviews with bridal designers, with rich media and editorial coverage in real time. Over 10,000 wedding gowns can be viewed at TheKnot.com/fashion, and on the leading wedding fashion mobile app Wedding LookBook by The Knot and in The Knot magazine.
About The Knot
The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding resource and marketplace that seamlessly engages, matches and connects couples with the right products, services and local wedding professionals they need to plan and pull off their wedding. The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 wedding website TheKnot.com, its mobile apps, The Knot national and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series. The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), which helps people navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments—from getting married to moving in together and having a baby. Please visit The Knot online at TheKnot.com and follow on social media: Facebook.com/TheKnot and @TheKnot on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
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