March Markets in Dallas: Multiple Shows, Unmatched Business Inspiration

—Complete spring sourcing experience inside the marketplace with more new product debuts—

DALLAS – March 5, 2020 – Dallas Market Center, the only lifestyle marketplace in North America, has announced details for its blockbuster March Market, which includes Apparel & Accessories Market, Total Home & Gift Market, Dallas Western Market, and KidsWorld -- all taking place March 24-27. Buyers will discover thousands of new products across multiple categories at this combined show including women’s, western and kids fashion, gifts, home décor, gourmet, housewares, floral and holiday.

To support retail decision makers visiting from across North America and internationally, the marketplace will feature more than 30 new companies and expanding showrooms, hundreds of Temps, business thought leaders, and lifestyle influencers. In addition, special events including product displays, trend tours and seminars will inspire business owners to thrive.

Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center, commented on the special opportunity for buyers: “Now more than ever buyers want to discover new products and the hottest sellers across the full range of product categories. That’s why we have created a market experience only available in Dallas: combining our major events into one exceptional show.”

The March Apparel & Accessories Market marks the debut of fall fashion and also features an unmatched assortment of western and children’s apparel and accessories, plus gifts for all occasions, specialty foods, home décor and the last chance for full lines of holiday and floral.

In addition to sourcing the latest and greatest items to round out a successful lifestyle product mix, retailers can also attend events, tours and seminars including the Runway Review: Trend Fashion Show featuring guest designer Lafayette 148, the Western Trend Fashion Show, plus trend tours from retail expert Rawlins Gilliland, a visual merchandising lunch and learn with Mercedes Gonzalez, a talk about business principles from Boutique Hub founder Ashley Alderson and a fall 2020 trend report from Gregor Simmons of the Doneger Group.

New and Expanded Showrooms, Plus Debuting Collections

New showrooms will include Unique Loom, debuting in IHDC 1D112, Kitras Art Glass (TM 2422), Crown Linen Designs (WTC 205), and Nora Fleming, (TM 2050). Feizy (WTC 102, 118) has expanded by 2,000 square feet. Added to The Gallery (IHDC 1D202) are the following: Stanton Gray, Somar Creations, Barnes Custom Upholstery, and Paul Montgomery Studio. And in the holiday and floral neighborhood, Roofian (IHDC 2F333) has expanded.

These showrooms join recently added exhibitors including Wild Rumpus Room, a collective of artisan studios that handcraft American-made home décor, tabletop items, jewelry and accessories, located in WTC 404; Storgio Ventura, WTC 10052; Deck The Halls, Y’all-Lux Fragrance, TM 2056; Urban33, WTC 10085-03; and Adaste Home, TM 2301-27. Recently expanded showrooms include Creative Co-Op, TM 2802, adding space to offer more seasonal collections; Kalalou, dramatically expanded and relocated into WTC 209 on the atrium; OneCoast, expanded into WTC 270 to showcase new collections; Road Runners, offering new space in TM 1743; Erdos + Ko, WTC 10014; Amity Imports, IHDC 1D202, GL88; and The Botanical Mix, IHDC 1D110. In addition to these expanded exhibitors, Surya has deepened their commitment to the market center with a lease renewal. The open-daily Surya showroom is located in WTC 560 and is an important destination for retailers and designers.

Debuting in The Gourmet Market (WTC 180) are the following companies: Isabelly’s Sweet Treats, Casa M Spice, Lazy Susan Creations, and Red Barn Farms. They join recently added companies Whimsy Me, Park Lane Pantry, Fort Worth Fudge & Toffee, Baratti & Milano, True Honey Tea, Leon's Legacy, and Savor Patisserie.

Among the new products debuting in the Apparel & Accessories neighborhoods: Lace Collective (WTC 15016) welcomes The Korner, Signature LA, XIX Palms, and Brunette The Label; In David & Sons (WTC 15634) Camoon; Lori Veith (WTC 15658) welcomes Gal Meets Glam; Ivy Jane (WTC 15014) will welcome Jasper and Jane; D Reeves & Co (WTC 15325) debuts Beck and S’Edge; Dressed 2 Kill (WTC 15789) has added French Kyss and Angel.

In the 13th Floor Apparel Temps debuting are the following lines: Michele & Hoven, Mel + Lisa, Yana K, COA, Bailey Blue, LaLa Fashion, Sparkle City, AquaVita, Juvia, and Glenn+Glenn. In the Shine personal care section, GoodJanes will debut. In the Accessories Temps, Sun Lovin’ Roots is joined by Esttia Brand, Jayley Collection, ElleGemz, Kinsley Armelle, Lauren Ferrell, Yochi New York, Hila, and Wolf & Rose. And in the 13th floor footwear temps Charles & David, Bernardo, and Lust for Life are new additions.

Western Highlights

Construction on the western marketplace is already underway, with a grand opening celebration planned in conjunction with the arrival of WESA and the January 2021 debut of the largest western marketplace in the world featuring hundreds of western lifestyle brands serving retail buyers from across the U.S. and internationally. New showrooms debuting in March include Kimes Ranch (WTC 14208), Clint Orms (WTC 14458) and Ariat (WTC 14727) and in the 12th floor Western Temps new to market will be Burns 1876, Rural Cloth, and 1 Hide Bags.

Fashion Shows, Events and Seminars From Experts and Influencers

A full schedule of special events to inspire and educate buyers highlights the show in addition to the morning show DMC TV Live, which broadcasts each morning at 11:00 a.m. on campus video monitors and Facebook. See the full list of events on the DMC website and app. Highlights include:

Tuesday, March 24

· Discover Western on 14 - $1,000 Giveaway
Scan QR codes all day, every day for a chance to win a $1000 AMEX card - WTC – 14th Floor

· Mercedes Gonzalez & Ulla Hald Lunch & Learn: Get the Most Out of Your Dallas Market Days

12:30 PM WTC – 13 ATRIUM

· Runway Review: Trend Fashion Show featuring Guest Designer Lafayette 148

6:00 PM WTC 1 – Atrium

Wednesday, March 25

· The Doneger Group Presents: Greg Simmons Fall 2020 Trend Report

8:30 AM WTC 1 – Atrium

· Rhinestone Cowboy Fashion Show
12:30 PM WTC 14 - Kim Dawson Runway Café

· Mercedes Gonzalez Lunch & Learn: Visual Merchandising for More Sales Per Square Foot

12:30 PM WTC 13 – Atrium

· Ashley Alderson with Boutique Hub: What your Business Could Learn From John Wayne's Principles
4:00 PM WTC – Atrium 14th Floor

· Western Trend Fashion Show

6:00 PM WTC 1 - ATRIUM

Thursday, March 26

· Ashley Alderson w/ Boutique Hub: Work Smarter & Not Harder: Creating Content That Engages All Year Long

11:30 AM WTC 15 - D15TRICT Lounge

· Pop-Up Party: Libations & Gift Inspiration Stations

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM TM - 1st Floor

· Boots & Brews featuring Western Awards
3:30 PM WTC 12 - TEMPS

Friday, March 27

· Gallery 8 interactive fall/holiday inspired gallery

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM WTC 8 ATRIUM

· DMC Mini Food Truck: Breakfast Tacos

9:00 AM IHDC 1 – Registration Desk

· Gourmet Market Tastings

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM WTC 180 – Gourmet Market

Enhanced Market Amenities

To support buyer comfort and productivity, a number of amenities have recently debuted. Cell service and WiFi have recently undergone significant improvements in order to offer best-in-class connectivity for buyers conducting business inside the marketplace. The 13th floor Buyers’ Lounge, fully staffed during the show, has also undergone a complete renovation, now presenting an open floorplan in the relaxation zone and business center. And finally, look for the new eTuk, a DMC mini food truck delivering tasty meals to new neighborhoods every day, as well as reimagined menus in several on-site restaurants providing quick and tasty meals.

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.

Special travel deals are still available for the upcoming show. To make plans visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. 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.