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Melee the Show Launches Tucson Event, Returns to New York in 2022

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Melee the Show Launches Tucson Event, Returns to New York in 2022

The boutique tradeshow, happening first in Tucson then New York City, brings together upscale designers from around the world.

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Jewelry designers Rebecca Overmann and Lauren Wolf are bringing Melee the Show, their boutique tradeshow, to Tucson, AZ from January 31 - February 2, 2022.  Melee the Show is popular for its curated, upscale selection of designers from around the world and for beautiful, intimate venues. Their flagship show then returns to New York City from February 7- 9, 2022.
 
Melee the Show is expanding its offering to Tucson to overlap with the Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show. The show’s new location — The Stillwell House, a historic venue dating back to 1901 — offers a stunning interior space with beautiful outdoor gardens.  This venue is just a short walk to the AGTA & GJX shows. Melee the Show is sure to be a destination for the many retail buyers that have already discovered Tucson and made it their Winter buying destination.
 
“For us, and our designers, it lines up well for designers who are shopping the event and for buyers who are not interested in making the trek to New York City during the winter.”
 — Lauren Wolf
 
Melee the Show New York returns February 7-9 at The Bowery Hotel and will host some of the industry’s top independent jewelry designers. An alternative to the traditional industry trade shows, Melee’s intimate environment gives designers and buyers a chance to interact in a more personal way — often over a glass of champagne.
 
“We really want it to be an intimate setting where buyers can mingle and do business and enjoy their days with us. Once you get to a certain size, it doesn’t have that same feeling.”
— Rebecca Overmann
 
Featuring an outstanding roster of designers, the Tucson show promises to add breadth and diversity to an already stellar lineup. While both shows will feature different designers, the shows remain carefully curated and edited to provide buyers with the best possible blend of talent. 2022 promises to be an exciting year with many designers returning to in-person shows for the first time since the pandemic. 
 
“When you look at all of these designers, everyone complements each other but stands on their own as far as their design aesthetic. That’s the running theme that ties everything together.”
— Lauren Wolf
 
Jewelry designers and founders of Melee the Show Lauren Wolf (left) and Rebecca Overmann (right)
Jewelry designers and founders of Melee the Show Lauren Wolf (left) and Rebecca Overmann (right)

Founded by jewelry designers Rebecca Overmann and Lauren Wolf, Melee first launched in 2017 and has featured biannual shows catering to the Winter and Summer markets ever since.
 
For those who are seeking a less travel-centric way to shop Melee Designers, Melee the Marketplace is an online wholesale marketplace that runs year-round.
 
Melee the Show reimagines what a tradeshow can be!
 
Learn More at www.meleetheshow.com

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