Archive for the 'Gift & Home' Category

“What advice would you give someone from Gen Y on the first day of working for you?” Acclaimed speaker, best-selling author and expert in Millennial strategy Jason Dorsey posed this question to attendees at the beginning of his keynote speech “Y-Size Your Business: How Gen Y Employees and Customers Can Grow Your Business” at Dallas’ Total Home & Gift Market.
Learn strategies for selling to this important generation, also known as Gen Y, at "Y-Size Your Business: How Gen Y Employees and Customers Can Grow Your Business" featuring The Gen Y Guy®, Jason Dorsey as seen on "60 Minutes" and "The Today Show" on Thursday, June 19 at noon during the Total Home & Gift Market, June 18-24, 2014.
During our March Markets, renowned and fabulous interior designer Denise McGaha stopped by to share a few of her tips that she uses to keep her clients happy through her work at Denise McGaha Interiors – and we can’t help but share her wisdom!
Nationally recognized for his Target brand, interior and home furnishings designer Thomas O’Brien shared his secrets to managing and curating his New York home studio and boutique during the January Total Home & Gift Market.
The Dallas Market is filled with amazing products… and buyers converge on the Dallas Market to find the latest Trends and Colors… no matter what their business. Market Days are filled to overflowing with creativity, innovation and new products.
While at September Dallas Bridal Market (September 8-10) and the Total Home & Gift Market (September 7-9), be sure to take some time to experience the best entertainment, shopping and historic places the city has to offer.
Pencils are sharpened and new shoes are bought. As fall approaches, back-to-school preparations are in high gear, so why not take this time to refresh your business too! Your supply list may be a bit more advanced, but our “back-to-school” pointers will help you have a holiday season for the record books.
Last week, I had the pleasure of packing my bags and heading south to Round Top, Texas with several members of our team. Throughout the trip, I captured several photos which I uploaded on Twitter and Instagram @DallasMarket. [More...]
We were so excited to honor this year’s The Next Big Give winners at The Inspired Event last Thursday! The Inspired Event also featured a fashion show with the hottest fall trends as well as the Merchandising Makeover drawing. We had a fantastic time and hope our buyers did, too! [More...]
Spring is the perfect time to brighten, rejuvenate, and freshen your store. They don’t call it spring cleaning for nothing! Leave the work to us by entering our FREE “Merchandising Makeover” drawing today. You could win a store consultation worth more than $2,000 from Dallas Market Center representatives. [More...]
We had a great mix of new, expanded and relocated showrooms, as well as milestone anniversaries during Total Home & Gift Market! We’re always proud to showcase our exhibitors and their successes. [More...]
I'm a packaging junkie (I’m a graphic designer by trade). I love beautiful things, and I like to crack up with my girlfriends when we're out. Kristen Wigg? Hilarious. Audrey Hepburn? Epitome of class. Anthropologie? Spending disaster waiting to happen. Summary: I’m a real person. [More...]
With countless creative blogs and social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram, inspiration is always at our fingertips. This year during January, we want to inspire design and lifestyle bloggers who continually inspire us! [More...]
In honor of Thanksgiving this week, I’ve decided to share one of my favorite recipes of the season. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does! [...]
The legendary Hilton Anatole in Dallas is pleased to announce the creation of its new, contemporary steakhouse, SĒR (pronounced “sear”). [...]
Looking for the latest, cutest baby & kid products? Look no further than our KidsWorld Studio board on Pinterest! But before you look at the board, you should be warned. Cuteness alert: These items will have you repinning for hours. […]
Even if it seems too early to think about a 2013 show, consider this: It’s less than 5 months away from the first show of the new year! And, if you consider all of the holidays between now and then, there’s even less time to prepare! Here are the benefits of booking your show early [...]
Finding Your Way: There is a map for each floor of our buildings. We know the screen on your phone is pretty small, which is why we’ve made it so you can zoom in easily. [...]
Get Updated! There are 2 ways you can update our App. Occasionally, our developers send out an update to the App Store. This type of update means we have added new functionality, made something easier to use, or have fixed a bug. [...]
Our Culinary Stage was full of action during last month’s Total Home & Gift Market as we welcomed dozens of Chefs to Market including Tre Wilcox, executive chef of Village Marquee Grill & Bar & former contestant on BRAVO’s Top Chef. Chef Tre prepared one of his deeeelish recipes and was kind enough to share it with Know It All. Enjoy! [...]
Time flies when you’re having fun! And, this year’s deadline to nominate for the ARTS Awards is around the corner on July 18. Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate your favorite retailer, manufacturer, rep or product designer! [...]
Buyers at the Total Home & Gift Market have a new neighborhood to shop this Market! The Territory, a cross-over apparel and accessories Western neighborhood located on the WTC 14, presents chic Western options that buyers should check out for their stores. […]
If you didn’t get enough of our weekly FINDS profiles it’s not too late! Dozens of additional exhibitors have signed up to show this week during the FINDS Dallas Temp Show (staggered opening and closing dates). The halls are buzzing as everyone prepares for the first Market of the summer. [...]
My new culinary adventure show Around the World in 80 Plates launched on Bravo last month and our first whistle-stop was my old stomping ground of London. [...]
These days we rely on our mobile devices for so much. They’re always with us. Not only do they connect us with others, they also help us find places for lunch, navigate traffic, schedule our days and remember important things. We can’t live without them – or maybe we could, but we’d hate to try. [...]
Try not to be too sad, but this is the last 5 FINDS sneak peek! The show begins next week (staggered opening and closing dates) and the excitement is building throughout the Dallas Market Center campus! [...]
The FINDS Dallas Temp Show kicks off in just TWO WEEKS with staggered opening and closing dates! Can you believe it? It’s going to be a BIGGER AND BETTER show with two brand new categories, Foodie FINDS and Table & Houseware FINDS, and dozens of new lines throughout!
It’s now less than a month ‘til the FINDS Dallas Temp Show that kicks off on June 21 (staggered opening and closing dates)! What has been your favorite product featured in the 5 FINDS so far?
Freight, Shipping, Drayage, Material Handling – What do these terms mean? You have to be a tradeshow warrior to understand how all the different trade shows use these terms. I won’t pretend to know the nuances of other venues, but I can sort them out for our markets. [...]
You’ve been waiting patiently all week, so here is your third installment of some of the show-stopping products you’ll see during the FINDS Dallas Temp Show (June 21-24 with staggered opening and closing dates). [...]
A down economy can either be an excuse to play it safe or a chance to outpace your competition – only you can decide where you want your business to go. Get ready for some crowd control! This day long Boot Camp will show you how to successfully differentiate your store from your competition, build a buzz about town, and thrill your customers all at the same time. [...]
This week we have 5 more FINDS Dallas Temp Show exhibitors to highlight! Make sure you visit their booths during the FINDS Show, June 21-24 (staggered opening and closing dates). [...]
Here’s your first official installment of Five FINDS, a weekly rundown of five of the fabulous products you’ll find in the FINDS Dallas Temp Show this June! [...]
Mother’s Day, that special day set aside to show our love and appreciation for our Moms, Grandmothers or other significant women in our lives is fast approaching. [...]
Being at the Round Top Antique Show last month, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of wildflowers and open fields made me feel like spring had officially sprung. Since it was my first time to Round Top I had a whole list of places to see, but the one at the top of my list was The Prairie. [...]
This June we will host our 5th group of The Next Big Thing finalists & we could NOT be more excited – time flies when you’re having fun! Each summer our finalists take the next step in getting their products out into stores – and we make new friends along the way, which we love! [...]
Once a year, we visit our friends at the Houston Gift Reps Group (HGRG) and check out the local retail landscape. Sales reps in the Houston area meet once a month to share industry news, leads, tips and much more. Their camaraderie is contagious! We visit to update the reps on what is new and exciting at Dallas Market Center for the upcoming June Market.
If you haven’t been to the famous Round Top Antique Show, you haven’t lived! Ok, that might be an exaggeration. But, this twice-a-year show held in Round Top, Texas is the vintage and antique lover’s dream! During the fall show last September, I had the pleasure of attending a special bloggers luncheon held at The Prairie, the farm-like B&B created by the Queen of Shabby Chic herself, Rachel Ashwell.
Back in August, Dallas Market Center launched its second annual national search for retailers who give back in their communities, lovingly called The Next Big Give. After scouring the more than 50 nominations from across the United States, the judging panel settled on two winners: A. Dodson’s and Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy.
While at Market this week and weekend pop in and see our new market-time shared showroom, ADORN – Accessories for a Cause. ADORN is located in WTC 13-13852 & 13-13652. We asked the designers and reps behind each line a couple of questions – What’s the story behind your line? What’s one of your favorite memories of how you’ve seen the line make a difference? Check out what a few of them had to say!