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As the marketplace to more than 1.17 million retailers who call Mid-America home, Dallas Market Center prides itself on not just delivering more, but more of what matters, making it a valuable resource for buyers near and far. In fact, at the Total Home & Gift Market (January 18-24) buyers will benefit from an unrivaled buying experience complete with more variety, more inspiration and more unique products.
From the largest gift rep groups and manufacturer showrooms in the country to specialty items that can only be found in Dallas, buyers will find more than just another product to add to their shelves. In 2017, Dallas Market Center will offer buyers a more complete selection and range of products than ever before. And with its central location, easy accessibility via two convenient airports, there is a good reason why Dallas remains the destination for retailers.
Dallas Market Center continues to be the headquarters for Christmas and holiday and with January being a crucial month for placing holiday orders, buyers will discover an impressive selection of Christmas and holiday décor throughout the entire marketplace. The second floor of The Plaza is a must-visit destination for buyers this January. Exhibitors from the first floor of the Plaza have moved up to the second floor, making Plaza 2 a hub for all things holiday and floral along with home and gift.
In the Trade Mart, some of the most impressive rep group showrooms and manufacturers present a dazzling selection of resources. On the first floor, multi-line showrooms including Cliff Price & Co, Next Generation, Cathy & Co, Road Runners, Imagine That!, and Daniel *Richards are packed full of specialty gifts, inspiration, collegiate, stationery, jewelry, and personal care products while manufacturers such as Demdaco, Burton + Burton, and Transpac offer gifts for every taste and season.
On the second floor of the Trade Mart, make sure to check out the 2300 Luxe area for a unique assortment of quality handmade products from manufacturers such as Laura Zindel and Montes Doggett. Inside multi-line showrooms such as Goetz, Western Reps, 3 Gentrys, Patrick & Co, Ron Bauman, Blend Sales & Marketing, William Lamont, Ryan Associates, Whalen & Co, and J Brandes, buyers will find incredible new resources and classics including candles, personal care, books, fashion, travel accessories, serveware, pet gifts, tabletop, kitchen, and holiday. But we’re just getting started because manufacturers such as Two’s Company, Lady Primrose, Kalalou, Mainstreet Collection, Coton Colors, Juliska, and others offer new products that can easily becomethe best new products for your store.
If you are seeking housewares, look no further than the growing neighborhood of resources on the second floor of the Trade Mart as well as select rooms on the first floor including Lockin Group and SourceOne. As the fastest growing housewares show in the country, Dallas Market Center offers retailers more than 300 housewares lines and is further expanding its housewares presence with the addition of the Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards at January Market. In partnership with Gourmet Insider, the awards will recognize exceptional manufacturers in the housewares industry that exhibit at Dallas Market Center. Awards will be presented in eight categories along with a Best in Class award on Thursday, January 19 in the Trade Mart.
Over in the World Trade Center, floor upon floor of gift is available with a special concentration on World Trade Center 2, 3, and 4. From national players such as OneCoast and Midwest-CBK, Park Hill, The Round Top Collection and RAZ, to rep groups like In-Detail, The Mix, and Keith Smith, buyers have a good reason to spend time walking through dozens of showrooms. But don’t forget resources on upper floors such as the newly expanded Portico showroom on 6 and an entire floor of children’s products on 8.
No matter how you approach market, leave time for the temps--which are temporary exhibitors placed in products neighborhoods in the Trade Mart, World Trade Center and Market Hall. Hundreds of companies will inspire and delight.
On the twelfth floor, The American Made Show will be front and center. As cross-over merchandising continues to expand, buyers are mixing their assortments with handcrafted items and the diversity of the American Made Show meets buyers’ needs with a variety of artisan products.
It’s all about the novelty of selection when it comes to apparel and fashion accessories available on the thirteenth floor of the World Trade Center. Open during the Total Home & Gift Market, numerous showrooms and apparel temps will have on-trend, sought-after items including jewelry, scarves, accessories and clothing that are great point-of-sale items.
The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market takes place four times a year so make plans now to attend the next inspiring show in Dallas. Visit dallasmarketcenter.com.