DALLAS – June 19, 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 Karman Inc. will open a permanent showroom inside its growing western marketplace.
Based in Aurora, Colorado, Karman Inc. has a legendary history creating apparel, accessories and footwear in men’s, women’s, and children’s since 1948. Today the company designs, manufactures and distributes fine western products under the brands Roper Apparel & Footwear, Stetson Apparel & Boots and Tin Haul. Karman Inc. will showcase their collection of quality products on the 14th floor of the World Trade Center.
Said Kerry Vastine, president of Karman Inc.: “We take great pride in the western culture and intend to be where the industry goes and where the best opportunities exist. We are excited for the future in Dallas with WESA and the unique prospect to reach more buyers in this new national showcase serving the western lifestyle industry.”
Karman joins dozens of other leading companies who have recently committed to a new showroom at Dallas Market Center and further solidifies Dallas Market Center’s position as the dominant western marketplace for apparel, boots and footwear, accessories, and tack and equipment.
“Karman is among the most important companies in the industry, and we are thrilled to welcome them into our marketplace,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Their commitment to Dallas adds a vital industry anchor to our permanent showcase of powerhouse western brands and will surely attract top-notch buyers to Dallas. We are also confident that we can help deliver new business inside a marketplace that offers retailers the products, business tools, and customer service they deserve.”
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 merchandise 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, which includes 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/