DALLAS – December 21, 2023 –New exhibitors, new collections, and new buyers from across the country will highlight the upcoming Apparel & Accessories Market (January 16-19) taking place inside the fashion marketplace curating the best brands and creating an inspired community of business support. Retail buyers will see an extensive lineup of new and returning exhibitors in the temps, as well as new and expanded permanent showrooms with top trends and new collections for the new year.
The January market includes expanded space to display trending merchandise in young contemporary, all well as footwear and accessories.
“The first Apparel & Accessories market of 2024 is not just first on the calendar but first in importance as we have gathered an unmatched selection of brands for retailers,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We have vibrant, new, collections from which retailers will create unique and individualized offerings for the upcoming selling season!”
Pre-registration, which is the exclusive method to receive a FastPass for quicker entry, is now available at dallasmarketcenter.com.
New and Notable Exhibitors
The marketplace has apparel, footwear, and accessories on multiple floors throughout the World Trade Center. Look for these new and expanded brands across the marketplace.
On the 7th floor, American Darling has expanded their showroom to WTC 7404. Two new exhibitors are on the 8th floor, Buttercup Bebe (WTC 8616) and Little Threads (WTC 8080), and Button Up! (WTC 8072) has expanded their space. A new addition to the 13th floor is Nester Hosiery (WTC 13068) and CC Western on the 14th floor (WTC 14957.)
The 15th floor continues to add and expand permanent showrooms. For January, that includes new showrooms for Aratta (WTC 15010), Caryn Lawn (WTC 15642), Eurostyle Fashion Group (WTC 15573), and Milio Milano (WTC 15636), plus expansions for English Factory (WTC 15254) and Mauritius (WTC 15634). There is a new permanent footwear exhibitor on 15: Caborca Boots (WTC 15810).
An expansive selection of Temps are showcased on four floors: WTC 10, 11, 12 and 13. On WTC 13, you’ll find new collections of apparel showcased from exhibitors including American Dreams (WTC 13-1906), CATHARI (WTC 13-2004), Shaci The Label (WTC 13-1810), SALROSA (WTC 13-1800), and Stewart Simmons (WTC 13-1512). Accessories Temps will include Easton Elle (WTC 13-1103), Squeeze De Citron (WTC 13-1628), Sunshine Tienda (WTC 13-1716), College Town Toiles (WTC 13-1706), and Wild As Heck (WTC 13-1705).
On the 10th floor, Young Contemporary Temps will include dozens of new and returning brands. Footwear is a category enjoying tremendous growth in Dallas, and its location on the 10th floor allows for a greater number of brands to be featured. New and noteworthy for January are Birkenstock, Frye Footwear, Cougar Shoes, Vegtus, and Born. AETA’s International Trade Show will also be taking place on the 10th floor.
The 12th floor presents hundreds of young contemporary resources from leading brands, and the 11th floor will host the International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market.
Market Events and Tuesday Fashion Show
All buyers are invited to a variety of industry, social, and hospitality events including complimentary receptions, special photo ops, and more. A complete list is available on the website and app. Event highlights include:
Grab a winter sangria and participate in a conversation with top retail industry professionals as they discuss the hot topics and tips retailers should know in 2024.
A full schedule of events is available on the Dallas Market Center website.
Style Eyes Trendspotting
This year’s panel of trend experts and retail mavens will be discovering new products at market, as the Style Eyes returns for winter program, leveraging the knowledge and taste-making skills of many leading industry social media influencers for their insights and discoveries. The Style Eyes will spot must-see and unique products and trends across the marketplace in apparel and fashion accessories. Follow along on Dallas Market Center social media channels and #dallasstyleeyes. This year’s Style Eyes: Shaley Ham, (@Westdesperado) and Hunter Paige Rainey (@__hunterpaige__)
For New Buyers
New buyer applications are at record levels, and to support new buyers, Dallas Market Center is offering a daily new buyer orientation. Attend the New Buyer Scoop each morning at 9 a.m. on the 1st floor of the World Trade Center for tips and tricks to prioritize your day and a rundown of what’s new.
7th Floor Cash and Carry
Meeting the demand for immediate delivery, all buyers are invited to see the largest selection of products available for immediate purchase on the 7th floor. The showrooms have a range of products in categories including apparel and accessories, as well as gift items and fine jewelry.
Unmatched Hotel Offers
Dallas Market Center partner hotels are offering new, lower rates to support buyer travel budgets. Dozens of hotels, many within walking distance of the campus, are offering updated rates as low as $179. Rates valid until 2 weeks prior to Market, based on availability and are subject to change at any time so please reach out to Market Travel online or by calling 214-744-7444.
Taking place at the same time as the Apparel & Accessories Market are KidsWorld (January 16-19), WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market (January 17-20) and the AETA International Trade Show (January 17-20).
For upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center mobile app. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the DMC Daily Dose.
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 gourmet and housewares, home décor, holiday/floral, gifts, lighting and apparel. 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% 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 App. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.