May 11, 2020
Atlanta Apparel extends partnership with the Boutique Hub through 2021

The Boutique Hub and Atlanta Apparel stated that they will continue and extend their partnership through 2021 by again co-hosting the Boutique Summit in 2021 and adding special programming for the October Atlanta Apparel Market. The fourth annual Boutique Summit, originally scheduled for the June 2020 Atlanta Apparel Market, has been postponed until the June 2021 Atlanta Apparel Market due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Boutique Hub CEO and Founder Ashley Alderson at Atlanta Apparel

“The collaboration between The Boutique Hub and Atlanta Apparel continues and expands even though our industry is in a time of crisis,” said Dorothy Belshaw, chief marketing and digital officer for Atlanta Apparel producer International Market Centers (IMC). “Now more so than ever, we are both committed to helping boutiques, brands and small business owners recover and grow their businesses. We are honored to present the Boutique Hub’s content this fall and host its gathering next year as a way to support the fashion retail community.”

“Cancelling this year’s Boutique Summit was a very difficult decision for us to make, but the physical and economic health of our members and attendees is of the utmost importance,” said Ashley Alderson, CEO and founder of The Boutique Hub. “As painful as it was to make, this decision has allowed us to focus on providing our members with even more new resources and trainings to help keep their businesses afloat during such a challenging time. By the time next year’s Boutique Summit comes around, our members and their businesses are going to be stronger and more successful than ever before, and we’re so proud to play a role in that.”

The Boutique Summit brings together brands, boutique owners, service providers and other members of the boutique retail community. The three-day event features expert speakers, networking opportunities for brands and retailers, and The Boutique Hub’s Boutique Awards Banquet. All Boutique Summit attendees will also be registered to attend the June 2021 Atlanta Apparel Market. Dates for the 2021 Summit will be announced later this year. Additional information is available at

At the October 2020 Atlanta Apparel Market, The Boutique Hub will present a curated presentation of Boutique Summit content with presentations by retail business leaders as a preview of the 2021 programming. The event will be open to all attendees of the October Atlanta Apparel Market, which will showcase new styles for Spring / Summer 2021 in women’s, men’s and children’s apparel, shoes and accessories. Pre-registration for the Oct. 13-17, 2020 market is available at with additional programming information available closer to the market.

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