ILS Comes to a Close
Above: Tia Lyn Lingerie at the last edition of ILS.
“Special Thanks to Jeff Yunis, Michael Moreira, John Pace and the entire team for all that you have done for our industry.” – Tia Lyn.
After 20 years, the International Lingerie Show closes its doors. It was one of the largest and longest running trade events for the intimate apparel, novelty and pleasure product industries.
In an email over the Holiday weekend to its exhibitors, followers and fans, Jeff Yunis founder of the International Lingerie Show (ILS), announced that it ceased operations.
Above: Rago Shapewear at ILS.
On the show’s Facebook page, Specialty Trade Shows (ILS’ parent company) also posted this message:
“As some of you may have heard, the ILS will no longer be producing shows. The staff of Specialty Trade Shows wants to sincerely and profusely thank you all for your support for nearly [two] decades, we sure had some fun! Time to move on to bigger and better things, so keep on the look out for industry news for our future plans.”
Above: Oh la la Cheri at the last edition of ILS.
The ILS Show started its run at the Tropicana Hotel in 1996 and moved to the Rio Hotel in 2001, where it had its last show this past September. The show averaged 200 exhibitors and 800 visiting buyers at each edition.
“I’m forever grateful for all of the opportunities, great times and amazing relationships that we have all built over the years at The International Lingerie Show,” said Tia Lyn, founder of Tia Lyn Lingerie. “This April would have been Tia Lyn Lingerie’s 25th consecutive show at the ILS and in many ways my brand grew up in the Miranda Room. Special Thanks to Jeff Yunis, Michael Moreira, John Pace and the entire team for all that you have done for our industry.”
A new trade show, Altitude Intimates, produced by the Lingerie Industry Association, is slated to run from April 2 – 4, 2017. Several former ILS exhibitors are now scheduled to exhibit with that show.