Fashion buyers are often boutique and business owners, who descend on the Stylemax convention every year to meet with multiple brands in one space. Their job? To spot trends, meet with as many vendors as possible, and buy wholesale merchandise for their store. Stylemax was held in Chicago on October 24-27th, in the infamous Merchandise Mart. Clothing brands – called exhibitors – set up booths in long, multiple rows, hoping to snag the attention of buyers.

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