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Important Buyer Information



BUYER REGISTRATION

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2014 MARKET DATES

SPRING October 19-21
3-day show, Sunday start
Sunday 9-6, Monday 9-7 Tuesday 9-5
Reserve hotel by Sept 25 Marriott Code: FMTFMTA

2015 MARKET DATES

SUMMER January 25-27
3-day show, Sunday start
Sunday 9-6, Monday 9-7 Tuesday 9-5
Reserve hotel by Jan 2
Marriott Code: FMSFMSA
FALL April 12-14
3-day show, Sunday start
Sunday 9-6, Monday 9-7 Tuesday 9-5
Reserve hotel by Mar 20
Marriott Code: FMMFMMA
FALL II
June 21-23
3-day show, Sunday start
Sunday 9-6, Monday 9-7 Tuesday 9-5
Reserve hotel by May 29
Marriott Code: FAMFAMA
HOLIDAY RESORT
August 23-25
3-day show, Sunday start
Sunday 9-6, Monday 9-7 Tuesday 9-5
Reserve hotel by TBD Marriott Code: TBD
SPRING 2016
October 18-20
3-day show, Sunday start
Sunday 9-6, Monday 9-7 Tuesday 9-5
Reserve hotel by TBD Marriott Code: TBD

Buyer Services

ADMISSIONS POLICY:

Attendance at the Fashion market of Northern California is restricted to owners and buyers in the retail trade engaged in the sale of women's and children's apparel or accessory items.

Three forms of business identification are required. Potential store identification includes:

  1. Photostat or original of your retail sales license.
  2. Photostat or original of your sales tax number.
  3. Company letterhead for your store.
  4. Company business card.
  5. Purchase order or factory invoice copies.
  6. Proof of commercial checking account (i.e. imprinted checks).

The Show Management, in some cases, may ask for additional identification. Please be prepared to provide this information.

Note: Two guests per store are allowed. Guests must be accompanied by a buyer at all times. Buyer badges are nontransferable. Persons found posing as buyers or using false identification will be escorted form the Market.

Registration Hours:
Sunday          8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday          8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday         8:30 am - 4:30 pm

ANIMALS:
San Mateo Health Department regulations do not allow animals in the building, with the exception of seeing eye or service animals. Please leave your pets at home.

CHILDREN:
Children under the age of 12 will not be allowed int he show area. Infants in front packs or in strollers are the only exception.

I.D. BADGES
I.D. Badges must be worn at all times when in The San Mateo Event Center.

MARKET SECURITY:
All facility entrances will be staffed by personnel instructed to require current badge identification. Please register upon arrival so your entrance will not be delayed.

SMOKING POLICY
The San Mateo Event Center is a smoke-free facility: Please do not smoke anywhere in the building including bathrooms and doors to the outside. Please move at LEAST 20 feet from any doorway to the building. We appreciate your consideration in that matter.

SAMPLE RELEASE:
No samples will be allowed to leave the exhibit area during or after show hours. Please do not ask our exhibitors to sell samples; they may be fined or lose the right to participate in the future Fashion Market of Northern California markets.

FOOD SERVICE - San Mateo Event Center
Restaurant 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

PARKING:
Convenient parking for Buyers is available in the rear parking lot of the San Mateo Event Center. Please drive to back of parking log. Parking fees are $10 per day.

SHUTTLE SERVICE:
For guests staying at the Marriott, our host hotel, a complimentary shuttle service is provided.

COAT CHECK AREA:
For your convenience, a coat check is available during market in the lobby area from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Sunday and Monday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm on Tuesday. PLEASE NOTE: All packages leaving the booth area without release forms must be searched for security reasons. To avoid this, check your packages and luggage at the coat check area.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

San Mateo Visitors ................................. 650.348.7600
San Mateo Marriott*................................ 800.228.9290 or 650.653.6000
*Use Reservation code (see chart above)

Room charge $113, includes complimentary parking.

SHOW HOURS:
Sunday and Monday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

GENERAL INFORMATION:
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SUPPLEMENT:
In order to bring your buyer's guide up to date be sure to pick up our list of late entrants, cancellations and additional lines to the Market when you register.