Combined March Market Is Once-A-Year Opportunity for Buyers

dallas market centerDALLAS –The once-a-year buying opportunity for retail buyers takes place at Dallas Market Center this month during the combined Apparel & Accessories Market + Total Home & Gift Market, March 22-25. Exhibitors across all categories will showcase thousands of new and best-selling products across fashion, western, kids, gift, holiday, housewares, and home. Expanded showrooms, special events, fashion shows, networking, and educational seminars will help retailers stay competitive for the upcoming selling season.

“March is a critical event for buyers as they discover more new resources across the widest array of categories,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “As more stores offer a lifestyle experience for customers, retail buyers depend upon markets such as this one to help them discover items that will sell.”

The Apparel & Accessories Market is the first look at fall styles plus the chance to order warmer weather items as needed. Among the highlights are SMG Showroom, debuting on the 13th floor of the World Trade Center, and Lucchese, showing on the 14th floor of the World Trade Center. Special additions include Angela Mara showing in Vicki Kutner on 15; Alexander Michael Snyder from Project Runway presenting his collections in Co-Op on 15; Jason Zelcer Showroom and Julian Chang also in Co-Op on 15. In the temps, the 12th and 13th floors are near capacity with leading lines from young contemporary and bridge designers as well as shoe collections in STRUT and western resources on 12. Noteworthy additions in the temps include Julie Vos in SCENE on 13 as well as E Victor Gabriel presenting European collections in SCENE on 13.

Expansions and relocations include Craig Clovis, the luxury multi-line showroom on the 13th floor expanding for March, and Lorren Bell will be showing in a new location on 13; Joseph Ribkoff has new space on 15.  In The Territory, the western neighborhood on 14, XOXOart & Co and 3D Belt Company are new for March while David Baker & Associates has taken new space. In the western temps on 12, there any several new exhibitors including Dale Brisby and Nocona. In KidsWorld on the 8th floor, temps include Timex, Peonies and Puddles, Riley and Bella, and Lidsville, while Hudson Jeans and AG Kids are showing in 8096.

 In addition, a partnership with the International Folk Art Alliance will result in the premiere of the International Folk Art Market “Four Corners of the World” showcase. Twelve artisans will travel from points around the globe to Dallas in order to exhibit their crafts to thousands of retail buyers attending market. The “Four Corners of the World” exhibit, with a fashion accessories focus, will take place on the 13th floor of the World Trade Center -- home to the largest permanent collection of fashion accessories showrooms in the U.S.

Total Home & Gift Market is the mid-season event offering retailers everything for giving and living, including home accents, furniture, gifts, housewares, gourmet, holiday, and more.

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Lenise Willis, editor in chief; Anne-Marie Earl, managing editor; Cammie Collier, art director; and Brianna Glenn, assistant editor, love reviewing new products for Gifts and Decorative Accessories . The team stays on top of the latest trends in bath and body, candles, gourmet items, stationery, home décor, fashion and more, and love chatting about their latest finds. Check in each week for more of their latest picks on GiftRap, and see more of the team on their new bi-weekly video series, Thoughts That Count.

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