269 exhibitors from 20 different countries presented their summer collections for 2014 including bags, backpacks, luggage, wallets, belts, umbrellas and additional accessories. A total of 5900 visitors attended the trade fair and 6% more exhibitors attended compared with last year.

Most of the exhibitors were satisfied with the outcome of the fair, despite the elections. At Constanze Alef, Managing Director of FredsBruder, comments: “On Saturday it was perceptible. It was quieter than usual. Despite the parliamentary elections we did very good business and are pleased with the course of the fair.” Most of the exhibitors report that Saturday and Sunday morning were the busiest days of the fair.

In addition to classic leather bags, coloured leather bags sold very well at the fair. FredsBruder commented: “Special surfaces like the new coated 3D effect are as high in demand as the pastels with a grey basis.”

The I.L.M Autumn/Winter Styles will take place on March 8-10, 2014.

Source: www.messe-offenbach.de