DALLAS – June 25, 2019 – Dallas Market Center, the only lifestyle marketplace in North America and home to comprehensive trade events for the business of fashion, has announced updated dates for its Apparel & Accessories Markets. Beginning in October 2019 the new dates will reflect a Tuesday to Friday market pattern. The new dates are as follows:
October 22-25, 2019: Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market
January 14-18, 2020: Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market
March 24-27, 2020: Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market + Dallas Western Market
June 23-26, 2020: Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market
“Beginning the show on Tuesday allows us to fully support all buyers as they arrive,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “These new dates reflect what is already the pattern for the show—buyers arriving earlier and departing ahead of the weekend. In formal surveys and conversations we have continued to hear requests from retailers to open on Tuesday so we will fulfill that need beginning in October. This decision is driven by retailer requests but it’s also an opportunity to maximize the energy and inspiration in a Dallas show that continues to draw more new buyers.”
Dallas Market Center previously announced that beginning in June 2020, a Total Lifestyle Market will take place across all product categories. This annual, summer-only trade event will unify for the first time all major markets and will create the largest lifestyle market event in North America. Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market will join Total Home & Gift Market, Lightovation, and KidsWorld in a single event.
Note that in January 2020 the show will begin on Tuesday but will run through Saturday to accommodate temporary exhibits beginning on Wednesday.
The most recent apparel and accessories trade events in Dallas have attracted more buyers attending for the first time and more buyers from retail businesses such as gift stores, souvenir shops, florists, and garden centers seeking apparel and fashion accessories. The fashion showrooms and temporary exhibits in Dallas span one million square feet and include leading manufacturers and multi-line showrooms for a wide range of categories of apparel and accessories. The marketplace hosts five major markets per year featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast companies and designers. Retailers from across North America and Latin America visit the Apparel & Accessories Markets in Dallas in order to discover new products and trends, build relationships, and place orders for the upcoming selling season. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic region in the United States and serves many of the largest and most successful independent retailers as well as department stores and e-commerce.
In addition to apparel and accessories, only Dallas Market Center presents the most complete collection of new and best-selling products across multiple categories including gift, home décor, lighting, holiday and floral, housewares, gourmet, and artisan products. The marketplace includes the largest residential lighting trade events 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. Beginning in June 2020 those resources will be available together in one place at one time.
To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the DMC Blog.
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, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80 percent of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.