—More than 800 permanent showrooms plus 450 Temps—
DALLAS – August 12, 2020 – Dallas Market Center, the leading lifestyle marketplace for retailers and interior designers, announces that more than 95% of permanent showrooms will be open for August Markets including Total Home & Gift Market (August 19-25), Apparel & Accessories Market (August 25-28), KidsWorld (August 25-28), Western & English Market (August 25-28), and The Men’s Show (August 14-17). A complete list of the more than 800 open showrooms is available on dallasmarketcenter.com under each market page.
“We’re extremely pleased with the high level of participation for August events,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO. “Thank you to our showrooms and temps for their consistent communication, flexibility, and partnership on strict health and safety measures. The result is a series of summer events with the most comprehensive collection of new products available anywhere.”
Among the exhibitors in permanent spaces are 67 showrooms that are new, expanded or relocated. Highlights in the gift, home, holiday, floral, and housewares neighborhoods include Market Hill on 6 by Paul Michael, Regency, Saro, The Royal Standard, Katie Loxton, Legend of Asia, Unique Loom, Elegant Furniture & Lighting, Crown Linen Designs, Sparkles Home, Kitras Art Glass, Gaucho Sheep and Leather, Eloise World Studio, Cohasset Gifts & Garden, Stanton Gray Wallcoverings, Susan Sales Fine Art, and many more including eight debuts in Gourmet Market.
In the fashion and accessories neighborhoods on the upper floors of the World Trade Center, highlights include Before You, She & Sky, French Kande, Jim Scarff & Associates, Dressed 2 Kill, Columbia Sportswear, Lullaby Set, Lisa Perry, Beba Bean Designs, Melissa Shoes, and Clover Cottage, among others.
On the fourteenth floor, Western and English showrooms debuting in new or expanded space include Panhandle, Wrangler, Ariat, Hatco, M&F Western Products, Cripple Creek, Trenditions, Dan Post Boots, Ferrini USA, Southern Grace Apparel, Allens Boots, Collins of Texas, Scully, and others.
To help with product discovery given all of the new showrooms, the Dallas Market Center app now features a section of New To Market, highlighting new exhibitors debuting in Dallas in August.
Among the 450 Temps showing across all August trade events, the Temps at Total Home & Gift Market (August 19-22) will feature hundreds of brands across more than ten product neighborhoods. Standouts such as DaySpring, Julie Vos, Mason Jar, Mugsby, O-Venture, Packed Party, Southern Grace, Susan Shaw, Ty, and Wimberly will be featured. As well, fashion resources including Lauren Ferrell Designs, Kinsley Armelle, Entro, and Easel will offer gift and home buyers noteworthy new collections.
The market center previously announced that pre-registration for August markets has accelerated by more than 35% following the recent debut of a new FastPass registration system. The FastPass, available from the front-page of the Dallas Market Center website, is a one-step pre-registration for buyers that delivers an immediate email confirmation and barcode. Recent improvements have made the process of registering for the FastPass easier and the on-site process to enter Market with a FastPass will be quicker and low contact.
Over the past two weeks, pre-registration has accelerated following the debut of the new FastPass — along with encouraging public health news from local officials. COVID-19 cases in Dallas County have sharply declined by 50% over the last month. Furthermore, the latest data show that Dallas Market Center is located in the least vulnerable ZIP Code in Dallas County.
Strict measures are in place to guide all August events. The complete protocols are available via a link on the front page of the Dallas Market Center website. Those measures include existing procedures for social distancing as well as recent additions such as a mask requirement and mandatory temperature check for each person entering the marketplace including all buyers and exhibitors. In addition, the guidelines cover facility operations, registration, food and beverage service, shuttles, employee screening, and other important topics. A quick list of health & safety protocols as well as a link to the comprehensive plan are available here: http://blog.dallasmarketcenter.com/new-health-safety-measures.
As more buyers seek products across all lifestyle categories, Dallas Market Center continues to be the most complete marketplace of best-selling and one-of-a-kind products including gift, home décor, lighting, holiday and floral, gourmet and housewares, and fashion. Among Dallas Market Center’s leadership positions: the largest residential lighting marketplace in North America; the largest and most successful open-daily design center; dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; and the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories marketplace featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers. Centrally located within a short travel time from any location in the U.S. and Latin America, the marketplace is also situated in the strongest economic zone in the U.S.
About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America for lifestyle products including western apparel and accessories, home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion for women, men, and children. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers, including retailers and interior designers from all 50 states and 85 countries, seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.