• MYSTICAL REVIVAL - FOOTWEAR & ACCESSORIES

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Metals, crystals and designs borrowed directly from Tarot cards. At a time when profound changes have affected our entire system and have even influenced, (or changed), trends, fashion has been overwhelmed by a new way of living and thinking. This change  has, however, restored value and substance and a trend that talks to our psyche, speaks of the real world and daily life, yet in imagi…

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  • CORONAVIRUS: E-COMMERCE. MOVES & STRATEGIES

    Monday, November 16, 2020

    It is no surprise that, for many consumers, e-commerce has become the only option. With the forced closure of retail outlets for several weeks, if not months, the growth of e-commerce has seen an explosion, ending up driving new consumer  expectations, and pushing retailers to focus all their attention exclusively on online sales. Even with the re-opening of physical shops, the experienc…

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  • MARKETING AND VIDEO GAMES

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    While in-game advertising is in its infancy, increased brand investments (expected to reach $844 million by the end of 2020), a growing active audience (accelerated by the lockdown due to Covid-19) and the creativity of users are developing a new virtual  ecosystem with enormous marketing potential. In 2020 the game became a mass attraction with 3.4 billion global users, according to data fro…

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  • MEN’S FASHION ACCESSORIES

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    The world of men's fashion is as varied as that of women. There are many facets, and it is vital to be aware of all the trends if you don’t want to be left behind and aim to always keep up with the trends of the moment. Finding out which garments and    accessories are the most popular is more necessary than ever today, since there are plenty of certainties in terms of style, but ju…

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  • SHOES FOR GIRLS: LAST TRENDS

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    The closure of physical shops and the subsequent suspension of the sales of items such as clothing, footwear and accessories, has inevitably changed the rules of shopping. And the implications of Covid-19 for each and every sector is not just short term,         but will also impact upon the future. Whilst shoppers are re-thinking what they actually need and coming to term…

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  • ACCESSORIES AND FOOTWEAR TO GIVE AT CHRISTMAS

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    Three months until Christmas. It feels like an eternity, considering this strange period of history that we are living through, where everyone is taken up with the pandemic, not leaving much time for anything else, especially for an event that still seems     a long time away. But, in reality, some people are already thinking about December 25th, because the health crisis has forced…

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  • CHILDREN’S SHOES AND ACCESSORIES: THE NEXT TRENDS

    Friday, September 25, 2020

    A sporty look, bright little touches and strong contrasts. Add an extra pinch of joy and plenty of flamboyant or pastel colours to make those warm summer days of 2020 special. And so this is the fashion we have seen in the children’s  collections for the     season that is now coming to a close: an absolute triumph of colours, elegance and comfort. And this latest trend has also impacted on f…

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  • SNEAKERS AND SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    The fashion industry is increasingly aware of sustainability and innovation – from head to toe. The number of ecological shoes on the market is increasing steadily, as is the choice of alternative materials that are eco-friendly, both amongst niche brands – where style also plays an important part – and also in large scale distribution.  It is an issue that is very pertinent right now, espec…

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  • INTERNATIONAL VISITORS YES. THAT'S HOW

    Friday, September 11, 2020

    International visitors yes, but only if they are prepared to take the Covid detection test. A new law, issued in September, makes this obligatory and the government states that it will be required until 7th October, causing a substantial protraction of   the anti-Covid measures issued in August. It does, however, open up international exhibitions scheduled in Italy to foreign visitors, even f…

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  • STYLES THAT EXPRESS JOY

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

    A dress that brings back memories of a carefree moment, an accessory that makes your heart skip a beat, your favourite coloured garment or one that is particularly comfortable – just like a warm hug. If, thanks to the Coronavirus, social distancing is   essential if we are to stay safe, then fashion has the power to lift our spirits and give us that feeling of joy which we so badly need.  It…

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  • ONLINE UNIVERSE: THE ANSWER FOR WOMEN'S PURCHASES

    Friday, September 4, 2020

    The crisis triggered by the Coronavirus pandemic has created an extremely volatile scenario which has hit the retail sector hard. With physical shops closed and the majority of consumption reduced to a bare minimum by lockdown and a feeling of uncertainty,   retail brands have found themselves having to face an unprecedented situation, which will demand an adequate response in the post-Corona…

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  • INSPIRATIONAL MERCHANDISING

    Monday, August 24, 2020

    While the world continues to turn amidst the turmoil of recent events, and businesses are running against the clock to face the changes and consequential economic repercussions, retailers are trying to enhance their shops with positivity, to spread the much-needed message of hope and optimism for the future. The changes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have brought normal life to a halt, forci…

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  • THE NEW MATERIAL OF SNEAKERS

    Monday, August 17, 2020

    The Coronavirus pandemic is leaving a long trail of financial challenges behind which the world will have to face over the coming years. This trail will be guided by new values, to which design will also be obliged to adapt: both brands  and consumers    will find themselves having to grasp the fragility of the future, with materials being at the forefront of necessity if they are to satisfy…

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  • THE COLORS OF WOMEN'S FOOTWEAR AND ACCESSORIES

    Monday, August 3, 2020

    In this post-pandemic world, following the deepest and most abrupt crisis that the entire planet has ever witnessed in peacetime, the fashion industry too has come to understand the need to rethink and reconvert. An emergency, but also a new opportunity to redesign the entire chain, and to focus on new values. It is no wonder that optimism is not the prevailing mood of today's consumers. But…

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  • THE OUT-OF-STORE EXPERIENCE

    Monday, July 27, 2020

    The changes brought by the Coronavirus tsunami have redrawn the trade map: distancing has become the norm and everyone has been forced to review spaces and shopping habits.  Such an experience has also radically changed the expectations in the queue outside  the stores, an integral part of the consumer's purchasing process but, at the same time, an opportunity for the retailer who - thanks to new…

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  • “THE COVID STORM: FROM DIFFICULTIES TO RELAUNCH”: THE FIRST #PLAYFASHION EVENT KICKS OFF

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

    Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags will be hitting the play button, kicking off on Wednesday 22nd July, with “THE COVID STORM: FROM DIFFICULTIES TO RELAUNCH” the first in the #PLAYfashion series,   the latest digital  initiative aimed at strengthening the relationship between the exhibition and its community. An un-missable overview for all those compa…

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  • NEW DATES FOR THE WINTER EDITION: THE EXHIBITION RETURNS, FROM 11TH TO 14TH DECEMBER 2020

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020

    Riva del Garda Fierecongressi is back on the scene from 11th to 14th December 2020, with the 94th edition of Expo   Riva Schuh and the 5th edition of Gardabags,  bringing the traditional dates forward by a month.  This decision goes against the trend of many other events which have decided to postpone, (or even cancel), their next editions. But this is  “an important, str…

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  • UPDATE: ALL THE LATEST EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS NEWS

    Thursday, June 11, 2020

    After a break, imposed by the Coronavirus, Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags are ready to press the PLAY button and kick off with the first previews regarding the future of the events. UPDATE is the name of the online event, with the Chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Roberto Pellegrini, the Managing Director of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Alessandra Albarelli and the M…

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  • LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN MR. PELLEGRINI AND THE GENERAL MANAGER MS. ALBARELLI

    Thursday, April 23, 2020

    To exhibitors, buyers, operators, journalists and suppliers... I would like to send a message of support and solidarity to all of you at this time of great difficulty in running our businesses. The Covid-19 health emergency and limited international movement prevents us from seeing each other and meeting up in June in Riva del Garda for the regular summer editions of Expo Riva Schuh an…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH AND GARDABAGS: LOOKING TOWARDS THE WINTER EDITION

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    Given the on-going emergency health situation which almost all the countries in the world are currently facing, the Riva del Garda Fierecongressi board of directors, having carefully examined the entire scenario, has taken the decision that the current conditions do not permit us to carry out the forthcoming editions of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags, originally scheduled for June 13th to 16th…

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  • THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY: 7,000 FACEMASKS ON THEIR WAY FROM CHINA

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    A grand gesture of solidarity from China is heading for Riva del Garda in the form of 7,000 facemasks for the community, from the city of  Xiamen, in the Fujian province, which will make a significant contribution towards ensuring that essential services can go ahead whilst protecting the population and those in the front line at this time of emergency. The donation comes from Mr Luo Xingping…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS - CHILDREN’S TRENDS

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    Children’s designs tend to mirror the trends for adult footwear: to keep little feet warm during the winter months, the trend is for padded ankle boots and sneakers, with the addition of fun, playful elements to liven up the look for children and get them ready to welcome the 2021 Autumn/Winter season. The quest for comfort is achieved with children’s sneakers with velcro fastenings, fe…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS - MEN’S TRENDS

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    Elegance and style feature strongly amongst the male offerings seen at Expo Riva Schuh with lace-ups and moccasins: timeless favourites in dark colours, to mix and match with various looks, always guaranteeing that touch of class.   Classic ankle boots are on trend for the 2021 winter season, together with hiking boots with an even more fashionable design – ideal for tackling snowy days…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS – WOMEN’S TRENDS

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    The 90s are back at Expo Riva Schuh, thanks in particular to the army boot style, the absolute stars amongst ladies’ footwear: comfortable and incredibly versatile, ideal for a variety of looks and the basis for creating fashionable outfits with a touch of nostalgic punk. Ankle boots are the must-have for the Autumn/Winter 2021 season, from the classic, timeless biker style, to a come-back f…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS - BAG TRENDS

    Sunday, January 12, 2020

    The collections on display at Gardabags offer a preview of the trends for Autumn/Winter 2021, with a play on details, colours and shapes and featuring a wide range of bags suitable for any occasion. Fringes are back: the Texas and rock style makes a comeback, providing a rather gypsy-like feel to a woman’s most desired accessory.  The ‘cabat’ or tote bag will be the must-have item for the c…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS – THE GENERAL TREND

    Sunday, January 12, 2020

    At Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags, the key phrase is circular economy: trying to reduce waste without compromising style.   More and more brands are paying careful attention to the matter of eco-sustainability, presenting a broad range of products made out of recycled and salvaged materials. For footwear, waste components such as rubber and plastic are favoured, with soles made out…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH AND GARDABAGS. The H2H approach in exploring new markets

    Friday, December 6, 2019

    Yesterday morning, the Belmond Grand Hotel in St. Petersburg hosted the eighth event of "Around The World" - the business-oriented, itinerant format that brings Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags around the world and brings the world to Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags. Organised in collaboration with MAECI (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and ITA-Italian Trade Agency, the event demon…

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  • ENVIRONMENT, CREATIVITY, INNOVATION. The recipe for a greater sustainability

    Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Sustainability: choice, alternative or duty? While a large part of society still questions the future of the earth while watching the battles of the young environmentalist Greta Thunberg from afar, the fashion world shows its sensitivity to environmental  issues by  mobilizing itself, which is witnessed by significant collective actions such as adhering to Macron’s "Fashion Pac…

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  • UNDERSTANDING THE PRESENT TO DESIGN THE FUTURE: trends and consumer habits from the Alba Adriatica stage of our tour

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    Today, more than ever, fashion means leaving nothing to chance. It means creating a product, starting, above all, from the consumer: a new type of well-informed customer, who chooses what to buy based on emotions, ideas and experiences demonstrating a sound knowledge and understanding of the sector. Last Thursday, November 13th, Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags Around The World offered “Ge…

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  • "GET A FEEL FOR THE FUTURE": imminent trends - accessories will be the stars of Around The World Tour

    Monday, November 4, 2019

    “GET A FEEL FOR THE FUTURE”: IMMINENT TRENDS – ACCESSORIES WILL BE THE STARS OF THE SHOW FOR THE 2019 EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS AROUND THE WORLD TOUR Know-how, business and networking for the leather trade: On Wednesday 13th November at 17.30, ATEA, the consortium for the conservation of artisanal excellence in the Marche and Abruzzo regions, will host a special focus on the tr…

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  • India Hall: valuable and competitive Indian footwear

    Monday, October 28, 2019

    As the second largest footwear producer at the global level, India could not be missed at the fair among the big players.  A large selection of Indian companies displayed its products in the general section and other 79 were hosted in the India Hall collective exhibition in pavilion A3. The Indian footwear has been able to take up a primary role within the fair: essentially made of leather, o…

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  • The Indian Consul General visits Riva Del Garda

    Monday, October 7, 2019

    The diplomat was greeted by the heads of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi Spa and by the mayor Adalberto Mosaner Riva del Garda, 7th October 2019 - The Consul General of the Republic of India in Milan, dr. Binoy George, visited Riva del Garda to meet the leaders of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi Spa by virtue of the collaborative relationships etsblished with Expo Riva Schuh event and to be we…

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  • Focus on “Top Shoes From China’

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    The attendance of Chinese companies at Expo Riva Schuh has grown over time, both as a whole and in terms of individual stands, but has also changed. The Made in China footwear displayed at the event has gradually improved its quality presenting a more sophisticated design in line with current trends as well as a more flexible product range. It goes without saying, the low price play a key role…

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  • Gardabags. Optimism and development are the keywords of 2020

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    The fair dedicated to bags and volume accessories celebrated its third edition in a new venue, having moved from Palavela to the new Pavilion D in the Exhibition Center of Riva del Garda as a complement to the Footwear Fair. The open and cosy stands of the new airy and bright venue, which extends over 4 thousand square meters, made the perfect setting for the display of the new SS 2020 collections…

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  • Italian design, Spanish manufacture and international trend

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    At Expo Riva Schuh footwear is synonymous with creativity A well-established breeding ground of ideas and trends, Expo Riva Schuh stood out once again in June 2019 for its outstanding creative potential. Many, many ideas were proposed in over 1400 stands of the fair where amid colors, materials, knowledge and traditions successful experiences have emerged such as the one presented by Marco Rina…

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  • A sustainable fashion chain is more competitive

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    The 92nd Expo Riva Schuh has dealt with a timely topic – chain sustainability of the fashion system – and what has emerged from the opening talk is that sustainability can be a significant opportunity to be leveraged in view of a greater competitiveness. The debate stemmed from the virtuous example of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, the only Italian fair organization to be certified ISO 20121 fo…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH TRENDS - Child

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    At Expo Riva Schuh, the absolute novelty for the digital-born generation is the shoe that connects to the smartphone, customizable with writings and drawings: innovative and in sync with the times, to be always online -  also through your own outfit.  The children's models reflect the trends in adult footwear, with the addition of playful and imaginative elements. The great protago…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH TRENDS - Man

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    The male collection that will be presented at Expo Riva Schuh will see the return of moccasins and lace-ups, yet revisited in a comfortable version, for a relaxed and original style. Men proudly sport strong colours, and they are more and more consciously choosing quality leathers and natural materials. Sneakers are always trendy for leisure time, both in the technical trainers versions…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH TRENDS - Woman

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    The need for comfortable women's shoes of SS2020 does not mean renouncing to glamorous elements with a strong character. Beach style slippers are very popular, yet they feature a crocotexture and glitter details with flashy prints that make them stand out even in the hot season. The python pattern returns to all types of footwear, as well as fluorescent colors, for a look in full nineties…

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  • SUSTAINABILITY IS A TREND at Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    More and more brands are offering in their collections models with low environmental impact, featuring materials that are either natural or recycled. For footwear, organic cotton is preferred for uppers together with materials such as recycled rubber or natural rubber, resulting in 100% green choices of vegan footwear certified with eco-friendly dyes, and 100% recycled and r…

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  • GARDABAGS TRENDS - Bags

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    SS 2020 trends are anticipated at Gardabags in a play of new shapes, colors and innovative combinations of materials that define with their strong personality every woman’s dream accessory PLAY & FUN The summer season is swooning over fun, colorful and written prints expressing strong personality. UNCONVENTIONAL SHAPE There is an explosion of unusual shapes: from marble-textured cube…

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  • CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY The new Gardabags headquarters talks about sustainability

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    Everyone is well aware of the great awareness with which Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, the organizing company of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags, has for years approached issues of social and environmental importance such as disability, food waste and sustainability. In particular, a strong position seems to be taken by the company with regard to the very relevant issue of environmental protecti…

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  • BLOGGERS, INFLUENCERS & THE FASHION WORLD When business passes through being “liked” on social media

    Friday, May 31, 2019

    Perfect strangers become style icons. Hobbies turn into real professions. Products become objects of desire in no time. Money is made through likes and views. Better forget the reassuring twentieth-century economic theories to embrace unpredictability, the only (paradoxical) certainty of the modern consumer. Regardless of the product itself, whether food, travel or books, the game has changed and…

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  • GARDABAGS: the Riva del Garda marketplace captivates Italians

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Gardabags debuts at the Riva del Garda Exhibition Centre together with Expo Riva Schuh, and Italians are the first to seize the opportunity of a single large international marketplace. After two successful editions at Palavela Gardabgs, the fair dedicated to accessories, born in January 2018, announces its change of venue and it does so by recording an optimistic surge in adhesions by Italian l…

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  • At EXPO RIVA SCHUH & GARDABAGS the footwear fashion industry revolves around business sustainability

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    Once again Expo Riva Schuh confirms its role as benchmark for the footwear industry worldwide owing to its ability to tackle strategic issues for the future of the sector. The opening ceremony of the next edition, which is scheduled for Saturday June 15th at 11 am is focused on “Sustainability of the fashion system", a talk show meant to dive into the fashion system’s sustainability from a wider p…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH: "The sustainability of the fashion system supply chain"

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Expo Riva Schuh confirms its role as a point of reference for the global footwear sector, thanks to its ability to deal with strategic themes for the future of the sector at each edition. The focus of the opening moment of the next edition will be on the sustainability of the fashion system, seen from the broader point of view of "supply chain sustainability". This is an increasingly importa…

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  • OMNICHANNEL Adapting to change as a rule

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    Being the key fair for volume footwear at the international level, it is reasonable to claim that a large part of the footwear worn by women, men and children in the world has been presented at Expo Riva Schuh. This exclusive marketplace, which never fails to foster the meeting between manufacturers and distributors, is however only the first of many stages leading to the final consumer. Regard…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH AND GARDABAGS: the international hub for the volume sector

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags are taking place from 1th5 to 18th June 2019 at the exhibition center of Riva del Garda, the only international business hub integrating the offer of footwear and accessories for the volume sector in a single location. "We are pursuing a strategy that is in line with our mission, namely to offer an increasingly accurate selection of the merchandise proposal coupled…

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  • GARDABAGS AND PAVILION D Concept and background of the new Italian leather goods scene

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    As we are used to associating the Riva del Garda Exhibition Centre to the most important international event dedicated to volume footwear, from next June we will have to broaden our horizons. Following two editions at the Palavela in Riva del Garda, in fact, the Gardabags accessory fair will also make its debut at the headquarters in via Baltera, together with its precursor Expo Riva Schuh. A w…

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  • AROUND THE WORLD Stop-over in the italian region Abruzzo to talk about counterfeiting and sales strategies

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    "Safeguarding products and distribution models" is the title of the conference organised on the 4th of April in Martinsicuro by the ATEA Consortium (Eccellenze Artigiane - Handcraft Excellence), in collaboration with the Teramo Chamber of Commerce, Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags. An important appointment, where ATEA President Francesco Palandrani has chosen to deal with the current issue of the com…

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  • MEETING "PRODUCT PROTECTION AND DISTRIBUTION MODELS" WITH EXPO RIVA SCHUH E GARDABAGS

    Thursday, April 4, 2019

    Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags continue their promotional tour and togheter with ATEA Eccellenze organize the meeting "Product protection and distribution models" scheduled for Thuesday 4 April at 10am at the Hotel Villa Luigi - Via Casone, 2 - Villa rosa di Martinsicuro. Among the topics at the center of the debate: Combat counterfeiting to look to the future Distributio…

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  • GARDABAGS TRENDS - Bags

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    The trends for next autumn/winter bags cater for all occasions, and meet the need for practicality of the contemporary woman, while keeping a touch of glamor and character. For day and leisure, in addition to soft leathers in the most classic shades of brown and black, there is a great trend for animalier, which defines with determination even the most classic outfit. Tartan is very common, as wel…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH TRENDS - Child

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    The 2019/2020 winter collections of children footwear presented at Expo Riva Schuh emphasize a playful mood through drawings and patterns inspired by the world of animals for little boys and with a burst of colors for girls, from pastel colors to rainbow ones while the sporty trend displays a modern reinterpretation. The chunky sneaker is the brand new item for girls: already established in the ma…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH TRENDS - Man

    Sunday, January 13, 2019

    A bolder man emerges from the men's shoe collections for winter 2019/2020. The classic models are updated through the differentiation of details. The soles become protagonists, with unusual shapes, colorful details, or bright tones throughout the bottom. In leather footwear, one can perceive a more sober aesthetic, with rustic finishes or a worn-out effect. The shoe upper can be 100…

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  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH TRENDS - Woman

    Saturday, January 12, 2019

    A renewed vintage trend characterizes the collections of women's shoes for winter 2019/2020, through the return of some elements that recall the style of the past decades: the heels, of different shapes and heights, have angles with strong lines and more powerful shapes, and feature resin or nickel details. Furthermore, the design of the necklines has changed, as they are more close…

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  • Children's Trends

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    For Spring/Summer 2019, we once again encounter sneakers, with or without laces, slip-ons and the ubiquitous ballerinas, to be worn for special occasions.  Many of the product ranges are inspired by the latest women’s trends, but re-interpreted for little girls, to guarantee comfort, quality and style. Pastel colours dominate and also shiny gold and silver.  Glamorous, romantic…

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  • Men's Trends

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    At Expo Riva Schuh, we see an elegant man emerge, aware of style and details, lover of all things beautiful, who seeks out well-made footwear, redesigned with contemporary appeal.  Street style dominates the male ranges, with new textures, motives and finishes on the upper, for a relaxed, comfortable look, but one that can also wow, with maxi soles. The fabrics are mainly technological soluti…

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  • Women's Trends

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Following in the wake of the ever-expanding quest for comfort, the presence of sneakers emerges strongly for Spring/Summer 2019, in technical fabrics with leather and elastic inserts. These sit alongside rubber maxi-wedges that hark back to the 1990s and which can be personalised with coloured stickers. High sandals are also eminent, some with small sequins and others with coloured…

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  • Bare essentials and comfort

    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    The key trend that emerges for the 2019 Spring/Summer collections at Expo Riva Schuh is typified by a quest for the bare essentials and for comfort. Sneakers continue to lead the way, both for men and women, colourful and with contrasting fabrics. There is also a significant presence of slip-ons, with both leather and rope soles, decorated with coloured straw appliqués. Natural elements a…

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  • South Africa strengthens its presence

    Monday, May 28, 2018

    News by South African Consulate-General   Bolton Footwear, Labora and Angel Shoes are the South African companies participating at Expo Riva Schuh, the leading international exhibition for volume production footwear taking place from 16 to 19 June 2018 at the Palafiere of Riva del Garda (HALL NEW C2 - Stand H23/H23a). The Show celebrates its 90th edition this year, paying homage to…

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  • Expo Riva Schuh meets APICCAPS

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    At the 20th UITIC International Congress, an international event for footwear technicians held in Porto from May 16th to 18th, Expo Riva Schuh met the leaders of APICCAPS, the Portuguese national association for footwear manufacturers. During this meeting, the two organisations shook hands on a new agreement that will further strengthen the presence of Portuguese companies at Expo Riva Schuh. “…

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  • Children's style at Expo Riva Schuh

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Comfort is the order of the days for the children's styles presented at Expo Riva Schuh. The shapes are soft and easy to wear, with uppers embellished with hints at popular cartoon characters.  For little girls, glamorous and refined details, such as glitter and fur, reflect their mothers' wardrobes. For boys we see the practicality of sneakers and ankle boots, ideal for time spent havin…

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  • Men's footwear fot the next winter season

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    Comfort first and foremost for men's footwear next winter season. An elegantly relaxed style prevails, with evolving shapes that are increasingly rounded and fitted. The emphasis is on quality and attention to detail, inspired by the classic designs of the 1950's and 60's. Once again this year, sneakers are predominant: fun, audacious and ironic, some even daring to boast cartoon characters for…

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  • Trend for women is all about a new femininity

    Sunday, January 14, 2018

    The fashion footwear trends for women are all about a new femininity, where good taste is interpreted with a modern look and a touch of freshness and great attention to comfort, without neglecting style.  There are plenty of warm colours, such as red and shocking pink, as well as the ever popular blue, especially very bright shades of blue. The stars of the show are boots of all shapes…

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  • Comfort is fashion

    Saturday, January 13, 2018

    For Autumn/Winter 2018-2019 a general trend is emerging from Expo Riva Schuh aimed towards comfort, with details that conjure up a certain classical elegance, somewhere between formality and tradition. Gone, therefore, is the idea that “comfort is not fashion” and a hybrid trend is in evidence that is designed to bring together different materials, styles and colours. The eclectic designs that wil…

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  • Classical taste and ethnic spirit for children’s summer shoes

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Two opposing worlds for the comfort of the little ones: classic and ethnic at Expo Riva Schuh for the summer 2018 children collection. The classic feminine outfit displays sneakers and total white little shoes with beads, strass or glitter inserts in pink, lilac, sky blue and aquamarine. In addition, we find delightful floral prints in pastel shades with glossy and iridescent finishing as well…

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  • Elegance, style and active wear for men’s summer 2018 shoes collection

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    Expo Riva Schuh's preview confirms a refined, style-conscious man with an attentive eye on details, looking for well-made footwear, redesigned in a contemporary vein following the good tradition. Classic shapes in new solutions, uppers finished with varied leather, woven or with engraved patterns. All this with intense and classic colors, navy blue and indigo, leather, cognac, dark brown. The nu…

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  • A meeting with the South African Consul General, Titi Nxumalo

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    The relationship between South African organisations and institutions and Expo Riva Schuh is consolidated: the Consul General of South Africain Milan, Titi Nxumalo, has today visited the event in Riva del Garda, which hosted a collective of South African exhibitors, as well as  SAFLEC - the South African Leather Export Council - for the first time, at this edition of the fair.  …

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  • A new fusion style for the women footwear collection of the upcoming summer

    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    Imagination, dream, poetry, and reinvention of the finest international handicrafts: these are the keywords of the new women's shoes for the summer 2018, presented at Expo Riva Schuh. Last year's ethnic and nostalgic notes blend into a new fusion mood, very feminine and dreamy, showing stylized patterns and romantic flowers applied, carved or embroidered on transparent tulle. Rope is king, whet…

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  • Fashionable comfort for the new summer

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Intense beauty is the spirit of this edition of Expo Riva Schuh, easy and carefree at the same time. The summer 2018 shoe collection speaks an appealing language, unlocking the outdoor craze where, from glamorous to sporty looks, every model shows a touch of chic. The comfortable shapes are decorated with a thousand ideas and applications: flat or rubber wedge sliders rule, decorated with embro…

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  • Expo Riva Schuh Around The World - Sudafrica

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    With its first stop-off in South Africa, the Expo Riva Schuh Around The World tour sets off. Riva del Garda Fierecongressi will be busy during 2017 with various trips planned to present the event at ad hoc meetings in the world's most promising and strategic markets. In South Africa, a number of meetings will take place in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, both with manufacturers, such as Barker…

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  • Men's shoes winter 2017-2018

    Monday, January 16, 2017

    Expo Riva Schuh showcases the desire for a renewed classic design, a new formal code yet brightened with eccentric touches.  The most traditional menswear contours reign supreme, renewed by a rounded shape with satin, faded or metallic finishes in intense tones ranging from bronze, the darker shades of rust to steel grey. All on a single-color base with contrasting colors in the stitching,…

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  • The protagonist is woman

    Sunday, January 15, 2017

    Impressive footwear that tell us stories of new urban stars. The new cuissard stand out from the many proposals presented at the fair: true corsets, unique and appealing for all styles: thigh high, skin tight, perforated, suedette, ripped or fringed denim, embroidered, patent-lather, glitter and even classic, black leather or nubuck, but also in natural tones. Another best seller is the lace-up…

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  • New romantic mix for the 2017-2018 winter collection

    Saturday, January 14, 2017

    While browsing among the Riva del Garda exhibiting booths, one cannot but notice  that the looks of the winter footwear is changing. A new romantic and passionate flavour sweeps across the next winter collection, featuring soft and sumptuous velvets, 3-D embroideries and appliques, roses and bouquets all over, from booties to sneakers. A comeback to th…

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  • The World in one event

    Thursday, December 22, 2016

    A quick overview amongst the 32,000 plus square meters of exhibition space to familiarise yourself with the huge choice on offer at the 87th edition of Expo Riva Schuh. Catalogue online

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  • Book your accommodation

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    With every hotel booking, your airport transfer is free! With Rivatour, Expo Riva Schuh's travel agency, booking your hotel is easy and allows you to choose the perfect hotel for your business trip.  Choose the hotel your prefer and book your free two-way airport shuttle bus! Book your hotel here

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  • New strategies to win over the market

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    A footwear sector in turmoil is the picture emerging from Expo Riva Schuh, the international trade fair dedicated to the world of volume footwear, which today closes its 86th edition with 11,025 visitors. “This edition has brought us back to the image of a sector that is changing – explains the chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Roberto Pellegrini. Expo Riva Schuh has always been a grea…

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