DALLAS – June 5, 2019 – Dallas Market Center, the leading western lifestyle marketplace and home to WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Markets beginning in 2021, announces that two important western companies will open new showrooms inside its growing western marketplace: AndWest / Cowgirl Confetti, and Agave Sky Boots & More will showcase on the 14th floor of the World Trade Center.
“We are excited to have AndWest and Agave Sky Boots join our expanding western marketplace,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center.
“These stylish brands stand out as quality products from companies serious about serving customers year-round, and their partnerships are an important addition to our western lifestyle marketplace.”
In order to reach new buyers, AndWest / Cowgirl Confetti and Agave Sky Boots & More join dozens of leading companies recently committed to new showrooms at Dallas Market Center. These additions further solidify Dallas Market Center’s position as the dominant western marketplace for the widest array of products including major brands in western apparel and accessories, boots and footwear, and tack and equipment.
AndWest is a family-owned company with more than a century of experience in western fashion accessories. AndWest has offered belts, belt buckles, bolos, jewelry, and other accessories for men’s, women’s, and children since 2011. Today the company designs and distributes under the AndWest and Cowgirl Confetti labels.
Said John Deakin, owner of AndWest: “Opening a permanent showroom in Dallas gives our company the best opportunity to serve both new and loyal customers with our collection of unique fashion accessories. We look forward to showcasing both AndWest and Cowgirl Confetti at this expanding marketplace for the upcoming WESA shows and at other events year-round.”
Agave Sky Boots & More is an international fashion lifestyle business offering women’s footwear, handbags and accessories. The company combines suede, embroidery and leather to design and create distinctive leather goods, which includes boots, sandals, handbags and clutches. All Agave Sky Boots & More products are handmade by skilled artisans and are limited edition.
Said Deborah DuPont, founder/designer of Agave Sky Boots & More: “We are extremely excited to partner with Dallas Market Center for a custom showroom inside an active wholesale marketplace in a location where buyers from across the country can easily travel. For Agave Sky Boots & More, this showroom is a chance to expand our business and to connect buyers with our fun and beautiful handmade products.”
Dallas Market Center features hundreds of western lifestyle brands serving retail buyers from across the U.S. and internationally. In fact, no other marketplace in the world attracts more buyers seeking western and western-inspired products, including retailers broadening their merchandising mix.
WESA’s decision to move the International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Markets to Dallas beginning in 2021 was based upon a number of factors including Dallas’ superior facilities including thousands of free parking spaces, hotel shuttle buses, efficient dock services, well-maintained vertical transportation, boosted cell phone coverage, enhanced WiFi, and on-site restaurants and catering. Throughout Dallas Market Center’s six decades of service to buyers and sellers the company has worked hard to ensure that customers receive the support services they need to make their business experience in Dallas successful.
About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers 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.
About WESA and the International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Markets
The Western & English Sales Association (WESA) was organized in 1921 and its founders launched an initial trade show in Denver in January 1922, with the goal of creating a forum where retailers, manufacturers, and sales representatives could conduct business in an atmosphere of fair trade and fellowship. Today, WESA is more than 900 members strong and produces the International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Markets, the world’s largest trade events for the Equestrian Industry, attracting a constantly growing global audience. WESA Markets are regarded as the single-sourcing entity for more than 1,300 product lines, bringing more than 4,500 retailers to the WESA Markets each year. WESA also serves as a source for information and education for retailers and exhibitors, bringing soil business and lifestyle expertise to the trade, through Market seminars and demonstrations. The WESA website is available at https://wesatradeshow.com/