Market Goers Get the Trend Scoop at Dallas
  • Floor 9
    Blue Beckons

    Blue china is an age-old classic in tabletop and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. From tabletop to bath-and-body containers and bathroom décor, the blue-and-white design flourished. This collection by Floor 9 puts a casual, modern twist on the traditional style with blue-and-white tie-die and plaid inserts, enveloped in wood. Floor 9.
  • Dallas Cerified
    Blue Beckons

    Certified International said their new Indigold by Lisa Audit collection featuring birds and feathers was highly received in 2016, since it put an up-to-date twist on the blue china trend. For 2017, they have a new blue pattern updated with the popular mix-and-match designs.  Certified International, Pleasantville, NY. 914.741.1332.
  • Dallas Cotton Colors
    Blue Beckons

    Coton Colors has long since been producing fun patterns, made to mix and match, and their blue-and-white designs are no exception. Consumers can choose to mix any of their playful blue patterns with other fun designs for a casual look, or pair with more sophisticated gold for a fun twist on an otherwise elegant table setting. Coton Colors. 877.801.1292
  • Midwest CBK
    Natural Stones and Geodes

    Exposed stone, from the more polished pattern of geodes to the more rustic look of freeform crystals was a popular trend extending into wine stoppers, home décor, letter openers, jewelry, candle holders and more. Here, geode coasters are displayed in four fun colors and highlight the beauty and mystery of nature. Midwest CBK, Cannon Falls, MN. 800.394.4225
  • Dallas Toazi
    Natural Stones and Geodes

    Tozai Home used geodes in several of its products, including the pictured letter openers, as well as in home décor and winestoppers. Tozai Home, Elmsford, NY. 914.345.2222
  • Dallas Goetz
    Natural Stones and Geodes

    A more subtle take on the geode and natural stone trend were a few items featuring the painted or drawn version of the stones, like these ornaments found in the Goetz inc. show room. We also saw glass containers with a similar design. Goetz Inc., Dallas, TX.
  • Dallas 2 Chic
    Natural Stones and Geodes

    There were also dozens of displays of jewelry with natural stones, like 2 Chic’s bracelet line and necklaces. 2 Chic, Elmsford, NY. 800.896.7266
  • Jilzarah
    Feather Flustered

    Everywhere we turned, there was another item with a feather pattern, which makes us think this is the new pineapple and cacti for the coming year. The Hygge collection showcased at Two’s Company included pillows, plates and home décor with the whimsical pattern in earth tones. Two’s Company, Elmsford, NY. 800.896.7266
  • Dallas Demdaco
    Feather Flustered

    The Native-American style design also flew into Demdaco coffee cups and coasters. Demdaco, Leawood, KS. 888.336.3226
  • Dallas Jizarah
    Feather Flustered

    We had to take a second look to catch the feathery trend, hidden away in Jilzarah’s clay necklaces. Buffalo Grove, IL. 800.390.0522
  • Tozai
    A Fruitful Farmhouse

    Farmhouse and barnyard themes are back, especially in home décor and inspirational art! These cow and rooster pillows add bold color to the popular and usually more subdued trend. Midwest CBK, Cannon Falls, MN. 800.394.4225
  • Dallas Collins
    A Fruitful Farmhouse

    Collins got its start 22 years ago selling farmhouse designs, so they know a thing or two about the cyclical trend and how to incorporate it into trays, inspirational art and home décor. Collins, Fort Wayne, IN. 260.490.5909
  • Dallas Two's Company
    A Fruitful Farmhouse

    Two’s Company’s Farmstead line of aprons, bags and tea towels with vegetable prints made the center of Dallas feel more like a back-country road. Two’s Company, Elmsford, NY. 800.896.7266
  • Dallas Beatrix
    New Nautical

    No market would be complete without a nautical theme. This time, the proliferate design took the shape of octopi and whales, like in Beatrix New York’s backpacks and stainless steel kids’ water bottles. Beatrix New York, New York, NY. 212.431.5860
  • Two’s Company
    New Nautical

    Whales and octopi have never looked so cuddly. Jellycat found a way to make an otherwise slimy trend quite adorable. Jellycat, Minneapolis, MN. 866.339.0606
  • Dallas Royal
    New Nautical

    These offee cups and home décor bring the latest nautical theme to consumers’ kitchens. The cups even give a small wink to the ever-popular blue-and-white-china trend. The Royal Standard, Leeds, AL. 205.699.7892
  • CoCo + Carmen
    Plaid fad

    With reds such as burgundy, scarlet and crimson trending, plaid is making its way onto the scene across all categories. Fashion-wise, purses and shawls are covered in the timeless print and paired with leathers, tassels and metal embellishments. Bucket bags featuring leather and tassels add rustic flair to the ensemble. CoCo + Carmen, Minnetonka, MN. 952.938.3455.
  • Ragon House
    Plaid Fad 

    Plaid holiday décor adds a certain sense of warmth to the home, especially combined with upbeat holiday phrases such as “fa la la la la,”jingle bells and Christmas evergreens. Plaid blankets and throws bring warmth to the home, especially when draped over the arm of a cozy sofa. Ragon House. 877.874.3750.
  • Mud Pie
    Plaid Fad 

    Fill the home with Christmas plaid for texture and depth in holiday décor. Mud Pie. 678.397.0170.
  • Pavilion
    Pithy Remarks

    Cute “I love you” sentiments and pithy remarks about dad were prominent in the home and gift categories. These types of products allow for self-expression and freedom. Pithy remarks accented by masculine colors combine for a gift set ideal for Father’s Day, birthdays, other giftable occasions. Pavilion, Bergen, NY. 888.762.4457.
  • My Favorite Things
    Pithy Remarks

    Black and white images printed onto pillows with funny phrases will make guests laugh and add character to the room. My Favorite Things, Nevada City, CA. 530.265.4900.
  • Transpac
    Pithy Remarks 

    Tea towels with sweet phrases like “hello gorgeous” featuring colorful tassels add a welcoming touch to the kitchen. Transpac, Vacaville, CA. 800.449.9903.
  • Dallas Kalalou 1
    Patchwork Party 

    Mixed prints, brightly colored patterns and badges are all a part of a new statement trend that we are coining “patchwork.” This design trend is fun and upbeat and can be found across the categories in jackets, purses, pillows, wall decor and more. This mirror features a patchwork brim, adding a farmhouse chic flair to the home. Kalalou, Jackson, MS. 800.249.4229.
  • Treska
    Patchwork Party

    Denim blouses with badges and other colorful additives allow for a boyish touch, nicely paired with leathers, plaids and metals. Treska, Fort Worth, TX. 888.535.9288.
  • Dallas Accent Accessories 1
    Patchwork Party 

    Totes adorned with abstract shapes and design bring rustic culture to ensemble. Accent Accessories, Los Angeles, CA. 808.809.0904.
  • Kalalou
    Mixed Metal Mania 

    Warm metals— silver, yellow gold and rose gold— add glamor and elegance to home décor and fashion. One trend that is definitely contrary to the usual is the mixing of these metals. Matte metals mix to create a rustic center piece, adding sophistication to any room of the home. Kalalou, Jackson, MS. 800.249.4229.
  • Anju
    Mixed Metal Mania 

    Handcrafted arm Cuffs, bangles and rings featuring warm metals make for trend-forward ensemble. Anju, Atlanta, GA. 404.221.0707.
  • Accent Accessories
    Mixed Metal Mania

    Wear a statement necklace combining multiple metals to show uniqueness and versatility. Accent Accessories, Los Angeles, CA. 808.809.0904.
  • Serenity Teas
    The Essentials 

    It comes as no surprise that essential oils are still standing strong in the bath and body category. However, these natural enhancers are also making their way into the gourmet category. Loose leaf teas, some featuring fragrant essential oils, make wonderful gifts for mom on her birthday or Mother’s Day. Serenity Tea Sips, Mesquite, TX. 855.212.4579.
  • Jane Inc.
    The Essentials 

    With just one spray in a steamy shower, Essential Oil Mists promote relaxation and stress-free bliss. Jane Inc., Richmond, CA. 866.470.5628.
  • ODE
    The Essentials 

    Sensuous organic blends of olive and jojoba oils, beeswax and vitamin E result in a rich body balm that easily absorbs into the skin. McEvoy Ranch, Petaluma, CA. 866.617.6779.
 

Last week, June 21-23, we ventured off to Dallas, Texas, home of the finger-licking good barbeque, for the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market where we spotted all the newest “it items.” The GDA Editors searched high and low throughout the Dallas Market Center and identified 10 trends that retailers should definitely have in their stores as we head into the next shopping season. Hold on tight—while a few of these trends are familiar to the industry, the bulk of them are new, upbeat and game changers for their categories. Read our article on the Dallas Market trends here.

 
Posted: June 29, 2017