DALLAS – October 29, 2019 –Kalalou, a perennial buyer destination at Dallas Market Center, is expanding and moving into a new showroom in time for the next Total Home & Gift Market, January 8-14, 2020. Kalalou will debut in World Trade Center 209 with space that is double the size of their previous showroom.
Doug Williams, co-owner of Kalalou, noted the reasoning behind their move and expansion: “We are deepening our commitment to Dallas because it’s a critical marketplace reaching loyal buyers from so many states. We see this as an opportunity for Kalalou to create a larger showcase for even more new products to serve eager Dallas buyers during the shows but also year-round. As buyers seek more unique items, Kalalou is committed to delivering the exciting options to help them succeed. Also, the additional space will allow us to serve our famous margaritas—come see us and enjoy!”
Kalalou’s unique and fascinating products include home accents, garden decor, and gifts. For over 30 years owners Doug and Susan Williams have traveled the world in an effort to bring to market distinctive products. Their product presentation, customer service, commitment to sustainable materials, and dedication to improving the lives of those within the regions they travel and work are unique in the industry.
“Buyers want unique products that are on-trend, and Kalalou is a distinctive leader in Dallas delivering great items at great prices to help retailers and interior designers thrive,” says Cindy Morris, President and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We welcome their expansion and applaud the value they continue to add for Dallas customers. Working together, we are looking forward to a very successful new year.”
Kalalou joins dozens of gift and home companies deepening their commitment to Dallas Market Center and its unmatched year-round business. In addition to Total Home & Gift Markets attended by tens of thousands of retail decision makers, the marketplace welcomes buyers to five Apparel & Accessories Markets each year, coordinates multiple private buying events by major stores, and hosts thousands of members of the interior design trade every month.
Note that Dallas is the first major market of 2020 and will welcome buyers from January 8 to 14 for the Total Home & Gift Market. 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, apparel & accessories, artisan products, and more. 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 these resources will be available together in one place at one time during the summer Total Lifestyle Market.
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 world’s largest western marketplace, opening in 2021; 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.