LAZR Tradeshow debuted at LA Fashion Market Spring 2015, October 13-15. The footwear tradeshow, located at The Vertigo Building (200 E 9th St. on the corner of 9th and Los Angeles), is the only show open to the public during market week. Pasadena-based footwear retailer neo-39 had a pop-up shop thorughout the show. Exhibitor booths upstairs welcomed buyers, offering some of the most recognizable footwear brands including Betsy Johnson, Floggs, Jeruselem Sandals, Nomad Footwear, Steve Madden, Timberland, Justin Brands, and many more.
While browsing the show we discovered Roma Boots, a line of rain boots that donates a pair of boots to a child in need for every boot purchased. Their mission is to give poverty the boot by bringing street children and orphans hope, love and lasting change in the most sustainable and practical way.
The colorful Jerusalem Sandals booth displayed gorgeous handmade leather sands in bright red, green, blue, and beautiful brown leather. The minimalist style is right on trend and the sandals have been featured on various runway shows during New York and London Fashion Week. Jerusalem Sandals is hand crafted by Palestinians for commercial sale by an establishment with Jewish roots. Their vision is one of peace and unity. You can learn more about their story here.
Sharing booth space with Jerusalem Sandals, women’s footwear brand FLOGG held up it’s own with a collection of lively sandals and clogs. What is Flogg? FlipFlop + Clog + FLOGG. The line strives to provide women with comfortable, stylish shoes to dance all night in.
Also in attendance at LAZR: Timberland
Justin Brands including Tony Lama and Chippewa (pictured below)
See you next time LAZR!