The Chicago Collective is the Premiere National Menswear Show in North America, hosting top brands from around the worlD.   

Every February and August the Chicago Collective convenes in the ornate and storied Merchandise Mart, an architectural staple on the Chicago River for nearly 100 years. The show features a modern open-booth format with a layout that spans the entire 7th Floor – nearly two square city blocks!

Over 350 incredible exhibitors represent hundreds of the finest brands in men’s classic and contemporary apparel, accessories & footwear, making Chicago Collective truly a one-stop shop.

Beyond the impressive array of brand offerings, this show is never short on entertainment. From legendary parties to prestige whisky tastings to exclusive giveaways, there’s always something going on during our shows.

Our location in Chicago’s River North neighborhood means you’re steps away from destination dining, exhilarating nightlife, and some of the city’s most famous cultural institutions. The city is at your fingertips with one of our conveniently located hotels – plus, we’ve made attendance even easier with our Buyer Hotel Reimbursement Program!

Whether you’re a first time visitor or a returning buyer who knows the bustling ins-and-outs of the show – welcome to the Chicago Collective.


As part of theMART’s constant effort to improve our tenants and guests experience we are currently pursuing fitwel® building certification and are working with tenants on WELL™ certifications within their spaces. The fitwel and WELL standards are revolutionizing the way people think about buildings. It explores how design, operations and behaviors within the places where we live, work, learn and play can be optimized to advance human health and well-being in the environment.

While there will be several subtle changes around the building, one significant change will be that the property will become 100% “No Smoking”, both inside and outside.  Effective June 1, 2018 smoking on the exterior private property of theMART will be banned.  This includes, but is not limited to, South Drive, North Drive, Orleans and Wells sidewalks.  Smoking is not enforced on City of Chicago property unless otherwise posted.  We ask you to advise staff that if they smoke, they must proceed to an off property location.