The Galleria is the hotspot for talent who are as nonconformist as they are fashion-forward. In this space, handmade artisanal chic collides with intriguing practicality. The wizardry in design is achieved through unexpected materials and cutting-edge innovation. Limited distribution makes these ingeniously designed products highly coveted and enchanting, to even the most critical eye.
Here’s what’s happening in the Galleria on Friday, March 16. Relax, network and learn in the Galleria Lounge (#G280). See an exclusive event hosted by Women’s Wear Daily and attend Pop Up Talks led by the industry’s biggest names in media and retail owners in an intimate and interactive setting. Plus, complimentary food and beverage will be provided throughout the day.
At 11:00 AM Vision Monday associate editor Jamie Wilson and assistant editor Stephanie Sengew will host Independents A To Z: A Guide To Standing Out On Main Street. Inspired by the ever-changing retail landscape, VM’s editors will host an intimate panel of independent retailers to discuss their do’s, don’ts and unique tips of running an independent retail location and forging a distinct identity and experience on Main Street.
At 1:00 PM, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) Studios Editor Liz Doupnik will join Vision Expo to moderate a livestreaming panel titled “Eye on Design: An Exclusive Talk with Influential Eyewear Designers at Vision Expo.” Featuring leading creative visionaries in the eyewear industry, the panel will be promoted to more than 4 million WWD social media followers and livestreamed on their Facebook page.
20/20 Magazine’s Editor in Chief James Spina will host a Pop Up Talk titled Seeing Eye to Eye at 2:00 PM. “I’ve got the Eyewear.” “I’ve got the Public’s Eyes in my care.” The perfection of an Opti-Partnership between an eyewear retailer and an eyewear vendor is the FIRST step when it comes to FITTING a Frame. Join 20/20 Magazine as they bear stylish witness to that team effort.
Hear from the four finalists of the OPTImum Retail Award, a new program celebrating independent boutiques by showcasing their products, storefronts, visions and most importantly—their stories. The finalists, Todd Rogers Eyewear, Eye Q Stylist Opticians, Atelier Mirar and Spex By Ryan, will discuss their stores at 3:00 PM and the winner will be revealed on March 17 during the Boutique Buyer Event.
Stop by the Lounge from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM for a Happy hour where you can relax, sip complimentary wine or beer, and network with your fellow attendees.
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