FAQ

Our answers to your questions


  1. General information
  2. Badges/Invitations/Press passes
  3. Access to the trade show
  4. Getting to Paris
  5. Exhibit
  6. Practical information
  7. Stand set-up and dismantling
  8. Badges and invitations
  9. Car park access, traffic, parking and unloading
  10. Stands
  11. Services

General information

What is the WSN Développement group?

For 30 years, parent company WSN Développement has been organising two of the leading international fashion trade shows in Paris: Who’s Next and Premiere Classe.

What is Premiere Classe?

Premiere Classe is an international accessories trade show that showcases the upcoming trends and young designers who are shaping the future of fashion. Renowned for its high-quality selection, this event presents over 450 accessories brands and a selection of ready-to-wear, carefully selected for their creativity, originality and style.

Premiere Classe takes place in Jardin des Tuileries twice a year, in March and September, at the heart of Paris Fashion Week.

What are the opening hours?

Friday to Sunday: 9:30am - 7pm

Monday: 9:30am - 6pm

Who can attend Premiere Classe?

The trade-show is only open to fashion professionals.


Badges/Invitations/Press passes

Where can I purchase my badge? How much do badges cost?

Badges can be purchased from the “Visit” section of our website: “Visit"

Badge pre-sale price: 30€ incl. VAT up until the day before the trade show, as opposed to 40€ incl. VAT on the door. This badge will give you access to Premiere Classe, from February 28th to March 2nd, 2020, in Jardin des Tuileries, Paris.

Can I refund or exchange a badge?

We apologise that badges cannot be exchanged or refunded.

Can I get a free invitation?

Premiere Classe does not offer free invitations. Invitations can be obtained through our exhibitors, who are each given a certain number of free invitations.

When and where can I get my Premiere Classe visitors badge?

Badges can be purchased on our website, section “Visit"

I am a press representative - how do I register?

You can register on the Premiere Classe website.

Do you offer reduced tariffs for students/schools?

There are no special rates for students attending the Premiere Classe trade-show.

When will the next trade show take place?

Our next editions will take place at the Jardin des Tuileries.

  • From the 28th of February to the 2nd of March 2020
  • From the 2nd to the 5th of October 2020

Access to the trade show

How do I get there?

Public transport Metro: Concorde station : Lines 1, 8 & 12. Tuileries station : Line 1.

Bus: Line 72, Concorde, Castiglione or Pyramides/Tuileries stops. Lines 73, 84 & 94: Concorde stop.

Your travel itinerary: www.RATP.fr

Taxis : Drop off: between the 194 and the 244 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. Bornes taxis: Place André Malraux & Place de la Madeleine

Is there any disabled access?

There is a wheelchair accessible ramp installed at the entrance to "staircase 29th of July"


Getting to Paris

How do I get a discount on my AIR FRANCE flight to Paris?

Save up to 15% off AIR FRANCE flights in France and abroad between the 28th of February and the 2nd of March 2020.

With the discount code: 35430AF

Click here

How do I book my hotel in Paris?

You can find a selection of hotels in Paris through our online reservation partner: Revolugo.


Exhibit

How do I apply for a stand?

To apply as an exhibitor at Premiere Classe, simply visit the “Exhibit” section of our website and complete the form. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

How much does it cost to exhibit at Premiere Classe?

Stand prices depend on the m2 allocated. You can do a rate simulation here.


Practical information

Is there a cloakroom on-site? How much does it cost?

The cloakroom is located at the entrance of Louvre tent.

Price per item of clothing (per day): 2€.
Price per bag/luggage (per day): 4€.

What should I do if I lose/find personal property?

If you lose/find anything during the event, please visit General Commission at the entrance of Louvre tent.

After the event, you can contact us on +33(0)1 40 13 74 74. We often find lost property when clearing up the trade show.

Visitor hotline

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email [email protected] or by telephone +33 (0)1 40 13 74 83


Stand set-up and dismantling

What are the dates and times for setting-up?

Exhibitors can set-up their stands the day before the opening of the trade show on Thursday 27th of February from 11am until 10pm. Free access and no badge required for exhibitors and builders.

There are road-works along the rue de Rivoili and so parking is no longer authorised during setting-up and leaving. We are offering you 3 possible carparks to use nearby:


Parking Indigo Marché st Honoré
Parking Indigo Vendôme
Parking Saemes Pyramides

There is a discount code available at Parking Saemes Pyramides - “1ERECLASSE,” as well as people to help you pack-up so that you can save time on both days.

Is it possible to set-up earlier than 11am on the day before the trade show?

If you need to come on the morning to set-up (e.g. for built stands), you can request an exception by sending an email to [email protected] Please note that your stand project must be validated by us in advance.

What are the dates and times for dismantling stands and collection?

Stands can be dismantled after closing on the last day of the trade show only, on Monday 2nd of March from 6pm - 11pm. Free access and no badge required.

No carriers or handlers can enter the tents before 6pm.

Packaging and empty suitcases will not be accepted inside the tents before 6pm.

Can I leave my stand before 6pm on the last day?

Collections cannot be taken out of the tents before 6pm on the last day.

No carriers or handlers can enter the tents before 6pm.

Packaging and empty suitcases will not be accepted inside the tents before 6pm.

The cloakrooms in the Louvre tent will be open from 9am on Monday 2nd of March.

Is there any insurance during stand set-up/dismantling?

There are no security measures in place during the set-up and dismantling of the stands. We remind you to be careful and to keep your personal belongings close to you.

Be aware of thieves: do not leave your bags, laptops or mobile phones on the tables. Do not leave your stand unattended. Please always have someone at your stand as this is the best protection against robbery. We remind you that no-one is insured during the setting-up and dismantling of the trade-show.

What security measures will be in place during the event?

Security in the exhibition includes:

  • Teams monitoring all entrances of the exhibition
  • Visitors’ and exhibitors’ bags will be checked at the entrance of each tent
  • Security guards will be present at all entrances to the Exhibition areas

We ask you to be vigilant and to take care of your belongings at all times during the event. It is prohibited to obstruct the aisles with your personal belongings, tables, chairs, rails and other items. Failure to meet these requirements will lead us to consider closing your stand. Smoking is also prohibited in the tents.


Badges and invitations

How do I get my exhibitor badge?

A quota of exhibitor passes is calculated in relation to the size of your stand, therefore you will receive your badges on the day of setting up for the trade-show, from 2pm. Thereafter, you can exchange the passes for wrist-bands which you must wear for the entire trade show. These wristbands give you access to the show.

Can I receive additional badges?

Additional badges are allocated depending on the size of your stand. It is possible to receive extra badges if you have a large team working at the trade show.

For more information, please contact us: [email protected]

Can I get free invitations for my clients?

You are entitled to 3 invitations per m2.

This allows your buyers to get a free badge for the duration of the trade show. If you wish to receive additional invitations, please contact us at [email protected]

How do I send my free invitations to my buyers ?

Simply go to the “Badges” section on your Exhibitors’ Space and then “Invitations”. Enter the information required and send it off by midnight the day before the opening of the trade show.


Practical information

Can I schedule deliveries for the opening day of the trade show?

Yes, you can have things delivered during the show, but only small packages. Nevertheless, it is preferable for you to receive deliveries on the day of setting up. In fact, there are no parking spaces on the opening day of the show. Some delivery services can lose their patience and leave with their packages without considering the importance and urgence of deliveries for a trade-show.


Car park access, traffic, parking and unloading

Can I enter the Tuileries Gardens by car/van during set-up?

If you have large and heavy packages or furniture, you can gain access to the Tulieries Gardens through La Place de la Concorde. Then you must wait in the incoming queue for further instructions from our traffic officers. You will have time to unload your merchandise. Attention, only vehicles with minimum 2 passengers (driver + passenger) can come inside the gardens. For security reasons and traffic in the back alley, you must be able move your vehicule immediately.


Stands

What is the authorised height for stand decoration?

The authorised height for stand decoration varies according to location and sector.

You can find this information by logging onto your Exhibitors’ Platform, clicking the “Your stand” section and then “Details about your stand”. We remind you that your decor and furniture must not be any taller than the walls.


Services

Can I hire furniture for my stand at the trade show?

Yes, our suppliers will be at the event on the day before and the morning of opening day. Nevertheless, you are strongly advised to make your orders before the show, in-keeping with the deadlines that you will find on your online account.

Can I steam my collections at the trade show?

Yes, you can steam your collections on set-up day. There is one steamer available per tent.

Where can I hire an interpreter?

You can hire an interpreter through the Monna Lisa Agency, who specialise in interpreters and can offer you bilingual speakers.

Contact : [email protected] - tel: +33(0)6 20 52 18 20.

What other services are available?

You will find a concierge, close to the general office, which is available from the day of the setting-up as well as throughout the trade-show.

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