DALLAS – December 11, 2023 – Buyer registration and hotel reservations are trending up and demand for exhibit space is strong for the upcoming Dallas Total Home & Gift Market taking place January 10-16. The first trade event of the new year will welcome retail decision-makers from around the world to experience hundreds of new brands and collections, one-of-a-kind and artisan items, and inspiring special exhibits and events.
“Buyers are eager to be first in line to discover new products and place orders in Dallas,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We are anticipating a strong show, with retailers and designers seeking a single location for new products, connection, and inspiration. We will welcome buyers from all 50 states plus Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and other regions.”
Pre-registration, which is the exclusive method to receive a FastPass for quicker entry, is now available at dallasmarketcenter.com.
New and Expanding Showrooms
Dozens of new and expanding permanent showrooms will debut across the marketplace.
The World Trade Center atrium will be reimagined via the arrival of several key showrooms including the debut of the flagship OneCoast showroom; the arrival of Anne McGilvray & Co. and Kimberly Wahlberg; and the expansion of Ivystone featuring a branded space for Consuela fashion accessories.
Also in the World Trade Center, The Gerson Companies arrives in WTC 315; RAZ expanded in WTC 332, 340, and Ashore expanded into an addition space in WTC 570. New spaces for The Light Garden (WTC 360) and many floral and holiday companies have new homes. Those include American Best (WTC 452), Cheungs (WTC 467), Diamond Star (WTC 312), Farrisilk (WTC 322), Green Import Limited (WTC 265), Maxsilk (WTC 316), Unlimited Containers (WTC 423), Vickerman Company (WTC 386), Wholesale Glass Vases (WTC 451), Zucker Feather Company (WTC 334), and Fantastic Craft (WTC 334).
In the Trade Mart, a large new showroom from Primitives by Kathy debuts in TM 1333. P. Graham Dunn opens in 2634, Candleberry Candles debuts in TM 1735, Gift Essentials opens in 1440, plus there are new spaces for Round Top Collection (TM 2066), Catherine Lillywhite (TM 1335) and Honey & Me (TM 2301).
Upstairs in the lighting neighborhood, the new International Pavilion (TM 4909) is home to lighting manufacturers from around the world including new exhibitor Buster + Punch joining many others. Other additions include SDQStaunch (TM 4331).
In the Interior Home + Design Center, Visual Comfort & Co. (1D111) debuts an expanded showroom with all brands together in one place. Surya debuts its new showroom in 1D321 with a celebration. MC Studio (2F140) expands to include Bernhardt Interiors and Tomlinson Furniture. Shadow Catchers Art (WTC 194) has its own showroom in the hallways between the IHDC and WTC. Noble Furniture relocates to the second floor (2F125). Game Room Furniture Partners debuts in 1D102. French Market Collection arrives (2F133) The Gallery showroom (IHDC 1D202) welcomes new exhibitors Shelfology (GL 80), The Library by Anne McGilvray (GL 18), and Home Trends & Designs (GL 102) joining recent arrival Mainly Baskets Home (GL 82).
Gourmet Market exhibitors have a new home inside the Temps on the 12th floor but two exhibitors have showrooms of their own: KMBK, with gourmet foods, kitchen, outdoor, home and pet products is now in Trade Mart 2242, and Oh Sugar! is in Trade Mart 2218.
A complete list of new, expanded and relocated showrooms is available in the current issue of Spark magazine, available online and at market.
Several Dallas exhibitors will celebrate important milestones that will be celebrated with customers including Loloi, celebrating 20 years; Cathy & Co, celebrating 30 years; and Portico Collection, celebrating 30 years.
The Reimagined Temps For New Product Discovery
The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, January 10-13, will expand for the winter edition to include new categories and destinations as well as hundreds of new exhibitors. More than 40% of the exhibitors in The Temps are new to Dallas Market Center. The Temps leasing team has spent months traveling to shows, fairs, festivals, and bazaars across the U.S. in order to deliver trending products and new brands.
Alongside a range of sought-after incoming brands is the exciting debut of the Toy Fair Pavilion and Gourmet Market, plus the home furnishings categories including Home, Home Textiles & Fine Linens, and Antiques have a new home on the 10th floor.
Welcoming Major Stores and Buying Groups
Many of the top multi-location retailers and buying groups, representing billions of dollars in purchasing power, will conduct business at Dallas Market Center during Total Home & Gift Market. Those attendees will include Mardel, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Hy-Vee, Von Maur, Harry & David, United Supermarkets, Dillard’s, Central Market, Neiman Marcus, Old Time Pottery, JCPenney, Michaels, Brookshires, Hallmark Corporate, Buc-ees, AAFES, Gelsons Market, and many others.
34th ARTS Awards
Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, will hold the 34th ARTS Awards on Friday, January 12 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, hosted by Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley. The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement. The ARTS Awards will include category awards as well as a special Academy of Achievement honor for Maria Mullen, CEO of Hubbardton Forge; the Legendary Leadership Award to Karen McNeill of the Home Furnishings Hall of Fame; and a special HEARTS Award presented to Amir Loloi. The ARTS Awards Preview Party takes place on Thursday at 6 p.m. on the 10th floor of the World Trade Center. All buyers are welcome to attend; tickets are available on the Dallas Market Center website. Ticket information is available at https://dallasmarketcenter.com/ArtsAwards/.
Speaking of Retail: A Collective Conversation Series
Everyone is invited to join two great retailers plus retail experts for three conversations of 45 minutes each that will be honest and open exchanges to generate ideas and plans for 2024.
Other Special Events and Hospitalities
Events across campus will offer inspiration, connection, and celebration. In addition to daily welcome events including the 9 a.m. New Buyer Scoop in the WTC atrium. Additional events of note:
A complete list of events is available via 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 including gifts, home décor, lighting, holiday/floral, and fashion. Follow along on Dallas Market Center social media channels and #dallasstyleeyes. This year’s Style Eyes:
Spark Magazine: Winter Issue
More than 50,000 customers have received the latest issue of Spark magazine, the stylish pre-market publication highlighting trends, what’s new inside the market center, and insights from makers and influencers. The cover story is a profile of Breegan Jane, the interior designer and HGTV star who will launch a lighting collection with Savoy House in January. The biggest story in this issue and inside the marketplace is the bigger, better, reimagined Temps at Total Home & Gift Market. Also in this issue are the latest in fashion accessories; holiday products; gifts for wellness; trends in lighting and home; and highlights of new and expanding showrooms across the marketplace. Finally, the magazine offers plenty of reasons to explore new restaurants around Dallas.
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 $169. 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.
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, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, 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 gifts, home décor, gourmet and housewares, holiday/floral, gifts, lighting, and apparel and accessories. 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.