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What to Expect at the Next GDS

A more “compact” GDS will take place July 26-28, a brand new Tuesday to Thursday schedule.

The Dusseldorf, Germany-based footwear trade show announced that the upcoming edition will have an extra outdoor space serving as its popular Pop Up Market, as well as a roster of new international brands.

New exhibitors this season will include Evita, the Italian label Shi’s and Polish label Rylko. Other highlighted brands are Birkenstock, Camel Active, Gant, Finn Comfort, Gabor, Högl, Kangaroos, Jack & Jones, Lloyd, Lowa, Mephisto, Peter Kaiser, Pikolinos, Sioux, Skechers, Tamaris, TBS, Teva, Timberland, Unisa and Vagabond.

Complimentary social media consulting, courtesy of social media experts from Styleranking, will be at manufacturers’ and retailers’ disposal as part of the show’s Lounge + Learn area on the first two days of the trade show. Bloggers will also be on hand to share their street style know-how at the Blogger Runway Show on the final day of the fair.

As always, GDS will host a series of catwalk shows focused on seasonal looks, in addition to trend installations on the show floor providing a wealth of information and inspiration for retailers.