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Despite all the prophecies of doom, contrary opinions, doubts and pessimistic voices in the run-up to the event, work was productive, and attendees communicated with each other,” says Managing Director Ulrike Kähler. More brands than ever have signalled their intention to come back to Düsseldorf for the summer event!


SHOES DÜSSELDORF in March 2024 will once again be accompanied by an extensive, exciting supporting programme. The focus: fashion trends, order information and digital solutions. The press conference organised by the German Federal Association of the Footwear and Leather Goods Industry will provide insider knowledge on the state of the industry.

Review Shoes Düsseldorf 08/2023

Well done! SHOES Düsseldorf setting the pace in the sector. Düsseldorf has proven its relevance at Germany’s central fashion location once again. SHOES DÜSSELDORF, held at Areal Böhler from 27 – 29 August, is and will be the most relevant order trade show for the footwear and fashion industries.

SHOES DÜSSELDORF. The place to be.

READY FOR SUMMER 2024 – Landmark trends. Shoes, fashion and accessories – concentrated and curated. On the most attractive exhibition grounds in the industry. Precisely at the right point in time. This is what SHOES DÜSSELDORF stands for, opening its doors at Areal Böhler from 27 – 29 August to offer the perfect stage for the best collections for Spring/Summer 2024.

Statements Exhibitors & visitors

Here are some statements from exhibitors and buyers about SHOES DÜSSELDORF from 5 to 7 March 2023.

SHOES DÜSSELDORF consolidates its position on the market

More visitors from Germany and abroad. A lively ambience, positive mood and more openness towards new trends characterised the course of SHOES DÜSSELDORF, which took place at Areal Böhler from 5 – 7 March. Exhibitors and visitors alike confirmed the relevance of the industry event for the German market and beyond.

The Shoe & Fashion Community meets on the Rhine.

From 5 – 7 March 2023 everything will revolve around the new shoe and accessory collections for Autumn/Winter 2023/24 at Areal Böhler. Well over 500 international brands will fly their flags. In one place. Under one roof. Practical & Powerful. SHOES DÜSSELDORF offers the perfect conditions for ordering high-fashion collections – and at an ideal point in time.

SHOES Düsseldorf New ‘old’ dates for spring 2023

…the Igedo Company has decided, in the interest and for the benefit of its exhibitors and visitors, to go back to the original date of 05-07 March 2023. Due to the very complex and tight calendar of the shoe industry, the opening hours for the running days will be slightly adjusted.


From 28 – 30 August the Who is Who of the sector met at SHOES DÜSSELDORF at Areal Böhler. The most relevant shoe order event for the medium and high-end segments has confirmed its importance once again.

Video Panel Talk SNEAKERS & SPEAKERS II, 22

The fact that particularly coveted limited edition models are often dropped exclusively in men’s sizes is just one example of how little the scene has women in mind as a target group…

SHOES DÜSSELDORF Summer Edition – August 2022

The countdown is on. Anticipation is rising. The final preparations are in full swing. When SHOES DÜSSELDORF opens its doors from 28 to 30 August, the “Who’s Who” of the industry will get together.


Line up of side events with exciting lectures and events. Fashion input accompanied by hands-on order tips come care of the trade show as do high-calibre trend forecasts that dare to look into the more distant future. A must-see highlight for sneaker fans is “SNEAKERS & SPEAKERS, II 22”

Ordering the most beautiful shoes.

Preferably in Düsseldorf- where else? At SHOES DÜSSELDORF, which will take place from 28 to 30 August 2022, the Who’s Who of the industry will meet. Around 600 brands are waiting to be discovered in the trendy ambience of the Areal Böhler.

SHOES DÜSSELDORF sends a Clear Message!

The sector came together in Düsseldorf. This brief statement in fact aptly sums up the industry event under its new name ‘SHOES DÜSSELDORF’ – because all important buyers were on site meeting with over 600 footwear brands and featuring all relevant brands from Europe


In cooperation with our partners, such as HDS/L, DMI and Fashion Trend Pool, we offer you an informative and inspiring supporting programme. We present i.e. order information, trend lectures, forecasts and awards ceremonies during SHOES DÜSSELDORF.

SHOES DÜSSELDORF. The Name Says it All.

The industry meets in Düsseldorf. New name, familiar high quality, even more creativity. And as always, the perfect location for order & business. Beyond the core product that is shoes.  


Gallery FASHION & Shoes becomes FASHN ROOMS and Gallery SHOES & Fashion gets a new appearance as SHOES DÜSSELDORF at the Areal Böhler from the coming edition in March! Usual strength in a new context. Brand portfolio extended for the coming order season.

Gallery SHOES & Fashion Side Events

Accompanying line up with press conferences, orderinformation, forecasts and awards on occassion of Gallery SHOES & Fashion from 29 up to 31 August, 2021.

Review Gallery SHOES & Fashion 29 – 31 August 2021

“A positive overall experience for all attendees! Whether exhibitors, buyers, professional visitors, or the speakers from our informative accompanying line-up: the feedback on our event was extremely positive, constructive and enthusiastic – from all sides.”

Opening Gallery SHOES & Fashion 29 – 31 August 2021

Gallery SHOES & Fashion is just around the corner! We are extremely satisfied with the full occupancy of the three main halls and look forward to putting on another highly professional accompanying line-up here at the Areal Böhler.

Information – Travel facilitation from abroad

Exhibitors and visitors from abroad can travel to Germany for FASHN ROOMS as special rules apply to them. As the AUMA – Association of the German Trade Fair Industry – reports, exhibitors and visitors to trade fairs are subject to special legal regulations.

Preview Gallery SHOES & Fashion 29 – 31 August 2021

Business on the market is picking up again… first preview of the upcoming Gallery SHOES & Fashion, at the Areal Böhler in Düsseldorf. The ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’, ‘Kaltstahlhalle’ and ‘Halle am Wasserturm’ with more than 400 brands again almost fully occupied.

REVIEW ‘Gallery SHOES & Fashion Industrial Showroom’

“Despite all the current restrictions in place, we are thrilled that we were able to get this one-off ‘Gallery SHOES & Fashion Industrial Showroom’ special edition off the ground as an exclusive service for the industry.

Opening text ‘Gallery SHOES & Fashion Industrial Showroom’  18 – 20 April 2021

Plans are currently in full swing for the special-edition ‘Gallery SHOES & Fashion Industrial Showroom’, which is set to take place from 18 until 20 April 2021. Compulsory online registration: For traceability purposes, the advance online registration is a must for all visitors.

Special edition ‘Gallery SHOES & Fashion Industrial Showroom’

“With all its related segments, the fashion and shoe business is of fundamental importance to the local economy. In strict compliance with COVID-specific trade regulations, the responsible administrative bodies and authorities are therefore supporting the organisation of a pared-back special edition of Gallery SHOES & Fashion.

Gallery SHOES & Fashion is postponed -NEW DATES: 18 – 20 April 2021

Gallery SHOES & Fashion is postponed
NEW DATES: 18 – 20 April 2021 and accompanying Showroom Concept NEW DATES: 16 – 20 April 2021

Video impressions Gallery FASHION & SHOES September 2020

As one of the first trade fairs after the Corona – Lockdown the Gallery FASHION & SHOES took place on the area Böhler in Düsseldorf with a sophisticated safety and hygiene concept.

Review Gallery FASHION & SHOES August/September 2020

Gallery FASHION & SHOES – A much higher frequency than expected at Germany’s first fashion tradeshow of the season in Düsseldorf

Boris Becker collection presentation at Gallery FASHION & SHOES

With a new partner (Fashion Concept) a new, quite complete collection. Presented at Gallery FASHION & SHOES at the Areal Böhler in Düsseldorf.


Selected Side Events like Trend Talks, Fashion Forecasts, Order Information and Press Conferences round up the serviced of Gallery FASHION & SHOES

Opening text Gallery FASHION & SHOES 30 August – 1 September 2020 

There is a real need for face-to-face contact! Having the chance to touch and feel products and engage in real-life conversations in person are crucial – especially in our industry!”

Preview Gallery FASHION & SHOES September 2020

In anticipation of Düsseldorf with fashion, shoes, trends and strong partners including: TextilWirtschaft; German Fashion Institute (DMI); Fashion Trend Pool and HDS-L

New dates on different days of the week for special format

New dates on different days of the week for special format
Gallery FASHION, Showroom Concept & Gallery SHOES
 28 AUGUST – 01 SEPTEMBER 2020

One date for Gallery FASHION, Showroom Concept & Gallery SHOES

One date for Gallery FASHION, Showroom Concept & Gallery SHOES
 30 August – 3 September 2020

Review Edition N°6 of Gallery SHOES in March 2020

“This was probably the most demanding tradeshow of my career to date, but as far as our partnerships are concerned, it was also a very valuable one.

Gallery SHOES Selected Show

In the Gallery SHOES Selected Show, exhibitors from the different zones – from PREMIUM to CONTEMPORARY and COMFORT presented key trends for the next autumn/winter 2020/21 season.

Gallery SHOES to go ahead as planned

Following intensive consultation and with the backing of the Federal Association of German Shoe Retailers (BDSE) and The Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry (HDS/L), Gallery SHOES, from 8–10 March 2020, will be going ahead as scheduled. Major global events that have recently been cancelled are not comparable to Gallery SHOES in terms of visitors and exhibitors.

Side Events Gallery SHOES N°6

Fashion Shows, Trend Forecasts, Seminars and Panel Discussions rounf up the services of Gallery SHOES

Opening Edition N°6 of Gallery SHOES

NEW: ‘Altes Kesselhaus’ now home to catwalk area, media events and registration, Buyers’ Lounge in the ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’, HDS/L roundtable and panel discussion

Preview Edition N°6 Gallery SHOES

Industry highlight with international exhibitor portfolio in Düsseldorf; Strong brands including exciting newcomers and established regulars

Exhibitors Statements

Exhibitors statements Gallery SHOES , who have participated in the different halls and zones within the trade fair.

Gallery SHOES a must – attend event!

Gallery SHOES is a must-attend event. And Brigitte Wischnewski, President of the BDSE (Federal Association of the German Shoe Retail Trade), and Carl-Josef Seibel, Chairman of the German Federal Association of the Footwear and Leather Goods Industry, certainly both agree. According to Brigitte Wischnewski, anyone who misses this event will miss out on the opportunity to see the bigger picture.

Video ‘Fashion Lifestyle-Show’

‘Fashion Lifestyle-Show’ – Trends for spring/summer 2020
The synergy of fashion and shoes is presented in the ‘Fashion Lifestyle-Show’. Brands presented their shoe collections for spring/summer 2020 together with oufits from their own collections.

Video Gallery SHOES Selected-Show

‘Gallery SHOES Selected-Show’ – Trends for spring/summer 2020.
Exhibitors from the segments PREMIUM, CONTEMPORARY, COMFORT and URBAN will be showing their models for the next summer

Opening of edition N°5

New shows ‘Gallery SHOES Selected’ & ‘Fashion-Lifestyle’; New entrances with meeting points/catering areas; CONTEMPORARY now also in the ›Edelstahlhalle‹; KIDS’ zone in new lightweight hall near Entrance I with large catering zone
COMFORT zone now has its own entrance

Accompanying line-up for edition N°5

Interesting and informative side events round off the ranges at Gallery SHOES. These include Fashion Shows, Trend Talks, Press Conferences, Presenttation and mauch more.

Gallery SHOES Preview of edition N°5

Gallery SHOES leads ranking in ‘2019 TW Ladies’ Shoes Image Analysis’
1st place in ‘Informative tradeshows’ category and 4th place in ‘Sources of information’ category

Statements Gallery SHOES March 2019

Statements Gallery SHOES March 2019

Review Gallery SHOES 10 up to 12 March 2019

Unanimous praise from trade and industry associations; A good atmosphere and results, Number of exhibitors participating in all four Igedo tradeshows in Düsseldorf is growing

Trend Report Gallery SHOES A/W 2019/20

Trend Report about the new shoe trends for Autumn/Winter 2019/20 by Mhoch4 on occasion of Gallery SHOES March 2019.

Video Gallery SHOES Fashion Show

Video Gallery SHOES Fashion Show Fall/Winter 2019/20 powered by Marc Cain

Gallery SHOES Opening

For the fourth time, a fully booked Gallery SHOES will be opening its doors from 10-12 March 2019 – and is proving to be a whole lot more than just a functional order platform for shoes and the accompanying collections!

Accompanying line-up of events at edition N°4

Supporting program with media events and fashion shows:
The Gallery SHOES informs about trends, designs and developments in lectures, press conferences, awards and SHOWS

Preview of edition N°4

“Gallery SHOES is well established on the market and a firm fixture on the international tradeshow calendar. It is a key date for the industry with a format that provides an inspiring blueprint.

Video Fashion Show Gallery SHOES September 2018

Video of the Fashion Show at Gallery SHOES which took place for the first time in the new Fashion Lifestyle Corner

Report Gallery SHOES September 2018

Report about Gallery SHOES with trend interview for spring/summer 2019, impressions of of fashion show and the trade fair

Review of edition N°3

A positive atmosphere at Gallery SHOES: “We are concluding this edition on a par with the previous edition in March 2018 and are also very satisfied with the positive acceptance of the platform as a comfortable, feel-good location where people enjoy spending time

Opening of edition N°3

Already firmly established: Gallery SHOES is starting its third edition fully booked with over 500 brands from more than 20 countries and a corresponding line-up of side events.

Accompanying line-up // Media events

We do everything to keep you right up to date, taking you into the new round of orders. Even more informative, practice-oriented lectures revolving around fashion and trends to get you up to speed for the season and allow you to broaden those oh so important horizons.


FASHION LIFESTYLE CORNER with a catwalk powered by MARC CAINOn a gross floor space of around 1,900 m², the FASHION LIFESTYLE CORNER featuring brands such as MARC CAIN, Calvin Klein and Kenneth Cole is set to become one of the highlights of the fair.

Preview Gallery SHOES September 2018

“We are expanding!” From the coming season, the exhibition space will be extended with the addition of a new bay of the ›Kaltstahlhalle‹, “This will create new space for even more brands from European countries.”

Exhibitor feedback Gallery SHOES March 2018

Exhibitor feedback for Gallery SHOES, International Tradeshow for Shoes & Accessories, 11-13 March 2018 in Düsseldorf.

Review Gallery SHOES March 2018

The second edition of Gallery SHOES, which was newly launched in August 2017, has confirmed that the shoe industry has well and truly arrived in Düsseldorf and at the Areal Böhler.

Event Schedule Gallery SHOES March 2018

Event Schedule and more information about Gallery SHOES, March 2018.

Gallery SHOES Opening Report March 2018

Gallery SHOES at Areal Böhler: Manufacturers present the trends and novelties for the upcoming fall / winter 2018/19 season in front of industrial backdrop. 

Preview Gallery SHOES March 2018

With a surge in interest among international exhibitors, Gallery SHOES is well prepared and raring to go as it approaches its second edition.

Gallery SHOES August 2017 Opening Report

Interviews with Project Director Ulrike Kähler concerning the new fair and interview about the shoe trends for S/S 2018 with trend expert Dr. Claudia Schulz.