First in Dallas: January Total Home & Gift Market Delivers What’s New and What’s Next
—Dozens of new showrooms, expanded Temps, and unmatched hospitality inside a safe, welcoming marketplace—
“We’re offering buyers the first chance to discover what’s trending, review new products, and place orders,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “It’s more important than ever for retailers to experience a market in person in order to source across categories and discover products that will set them apart. That’s why we’re delivering a show unmatched in inspiration and community this January.”
Pre-registration, which is the exclusive method to receive the FastPass for quick, contactless entry, is now available at dallasmarketcenter.com.
Soaring New Buyer Applications, Returning International Buyers
New buyer applications are up more than 50% over previous years, with the strongest gains coming from buyers located in the Midwest and Southeast. January will also mark a return to Dallas market by international buyers from Canada, Mexico, and across Latin America. To support new buyers arriving for the winter shows, the market center has a dedicated team of retail ambassadors. During the show, new buyers will be welcomed to market with special tours, a welcome desk, and a buyers’ lounge. New buyers are encouraged to review market announcements, the website and to download the app for pre-market planning.
New and Expanding Showrooms
Among more than fifty new and expanding permanent showrooms are legendary brands and trending companies in gift and home, housewares and gourmet, holiday, floral and lighting. A complete list of additions will beprinted in the upcoming winter edition of Spark magazine, the official pre-market publication. Among the highlights:
· New showrooms from Crestview Home (WTC 333); Elite Accessories Ltd. (TM 1448); The French Bee (TM 1725); Hester & Cook (TM 2503); Kendrick HOME (WTC 320); Modern Burlap (TM 1335); Novart (WTC 6650); Young’s Inc. (TM 1034); Daria Rugs and Antiques (WTC 6694); and Pacific Trading (TM 2218).
· Inside The 2301 Collection-Curated Gifts From Around the World debuts will include Bonnecaze Absinthe & Home (WTC 2301-13) with reproductions of uncommon antique objects from France. Heritage Lace (WTC 2301-35) is a premier manufacturer of textiles and high-end specialty products. And stress reducing diffusers and fragrances from Serene House USA (TM 2301-21).
· Gourmet Market presents new tastes from Lisa’s Lemonade (WTC 180-A44) with naturally healthy lemonade and drink mixers. The Golden Whisk (WTC 180-A16) specializes in decorated cookies and yummy desserts. And Whiskey and Wine Design (WTC 180-A30) features artisan accent pieces made from wine barrels.
· Expanding for January is NextGen Dallas (TM 1028 and 1030) welcoming Enesco back to Dallas Market Center inside their showroom. Enesco is the iconic giftware company with a portfolio of award-winning artists and products, including Jim Shore, Designs by Lolita, Department 56 Villages and Disney Traditions.
· Cathy & Co (TM 1600) expands and adds Adams Apple Co., Wabi Whiffs, and Christina’s Clean Creations.
· The Gallery (IHDC 1D202) hosts new companies including furniture and design studio Amatoya (GL82-83). Ann Gish (GL16) is known for exquisitely detailed, finely made bed linens. Collective & Co. Home (GL28) adds pillows, décor, and more. Creative Threads (GL 76) bridges the gap between the West and East with draperies designed with Indian artistry. Outpost Original (GL32) presents luxurious décor and furniture. Timothy Poe Studio (GLW-3) is an Alabama artist of reflective painting who shows at Marburger Farms in Round Top. And Debra Steidel (GL86) has beautiful fine art porcelain pieces. Expanding in The Gallery is Cloud9 Design (GL92) with its beautiful textiles including Marina B.
· Additional expanding showrooms include Avenue Lighting (TM 3521); Classic Home (WTC 530-520), Cliff Price & Co. (TM 1888), K&K Interiors (WTC 237), De Leon Collections (TM 1501), Fortune Silks (WTC 2F115), Gabby (WTC 154), Olivia Riegel (TM 2301.41), P A Home (WTC 523-525), and Porch View (WTC 280-2F446).
· Relocated and expanded showrooms include Danny’s Fine Porcelain (IHDC 1D409), Foster’s Point (IHDC 1D101), and TAG (WTC 350).
· Debuts inside showrooms include: Ivystone (WTC 236) has four lines expanding their footprints: Beatriz Ball, Consuela, Napa Home & Garden, and Karma/Stephen Joseph. Global Views (IHDC 1D209) proudly presents a new collection from Roger Thomas. Stylecraft (WTC 10074) debuts a substantial home furnishings collection from Dann Foley Lifestyle.
Highlights in Lighting coinciding with the largest Lightovation show of the year:
· Jeffery Alan Marks debuts a new collection for Progress Lighting (TM 3840)
· Maxim Group (TM 3901/3905) undergoes an extensive remodel of their lighting showroom and welcomes a new collaboration with Nina Magon for Studio M
· Kalco Lighting (TM 3303) introduces an exciting new collection with interior designer Vanessa De Leon.
· Lighting leader Hinkley (TM 3210) celebrates its 100th anniversary
· Norwell Manufacturing Company (TM 3321) expands its interior and exterior lighting showroom.
· Now a wholly owned subsidiary of WAC Lighting (TM 3101), Schonbek (TM 4926) kicks off an exciting new product debut as a leading brand for luxury design.
· Taylors – Visual Comfort & Tech Lighting (IHDC 1D111) welcomes several new collections: surface design company Hable at Taylors, lighting designs from Avroko, Kelly Wearstler, Mick De Giulio, and Sean Lavin for Tech Lighting and Visual Comfort introduces lighting from designer Paloma Contreras.
· Expanding from Spectrum, Wind River Ceiling Fans (TM 4517) gets its own showroom for fans, light kits and controls.
A Full Marketplace of Temps
The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, January 5-8, will present hundreds of new and returning exhibitors. Buyers will explore a full marketplace of Temps with four distinct neighborhoods to discover hot new products and brands.
· World Trade Center 12: Gift; Bath, Body & Spa; Home & Home Decor Temps; Tee Shirts plus a new section called Luxe on 12.
· Trade Mart 1: Luxe Gift Temps
· World Trade Center 13: Apparel, Fashion Accessories, and Footwear
· Market Hall: Cash & Carry, Artisan Cash & Carry, Vintage Home Décor
LUXE on 12 is a carefully curated selection of high-end luxury gift, home, and apparel including Summer Weatherly for apparel; Lord Jones for upscale CBD products; Stephen Wilson Studio for unique works of art; and Big Lovie’s plush, upscale inspirational blankets. Bath, body, and spa goods are now in an entirely reimagined destination on 12. Candles, soaps, diffusers and more abound from Pepper Street Studio; find plant-based skincare products from Butter & Me; Kimberly House showcases bath bombs, soaps, and more; and Greenwich Bay Trading Co. offers North Carolina-made soaps. Home and home décor Temps recently located to the 12th floor, along with numerous tee shirts, sweatshirts, caps, and more.
Apparel, fashion accessories, and footwear Temps pack the 13th floor. Jewelry crafted of 100% recyclable metals from Aubrey Adele; bold earrings, necklaces, and handcrafted straw bags from Lisi Lerch; and delicately crafted pieces from Gresham. Snag bright-colored embroidered women’s apparel from J. Marie Collections; MIA Shoes has on-point footwear.
Find more LUXE items throughout the Trade Mart’s first floor, such as diffusers and scents from Hyascent; boutique silverware pouches from Cutlery Couture; wooden jigsaw puzzles crafted of artwork from Starz Puzzles; and acrylic game sets from Luxe Dominoes.
For a vast paradise of cash-and-carry goods, head to Market Hall. It now holds the largest collection of vintage and home décor items ever seen in Dallas in Main Hall, with brands ranging from In the Land of Elsewhere to Sono Inspired, Tin Can Gypsy, and Broke Jewels. North Hall, meanwhile, holds a staggering assortment of gift, jewelry, home, apparel, gourmet, and other items. Lines include Parker Creek Foods, Starla’s Boutique, Beverage Gear, and Dot Dot’s Unique Creations, as well as artisan brands like Mila + Stevie, Creative Brazil, Paris Station Estate Jewelry, and Stephens of Colorado.
GC Buying Group Conference
GC Buying Group will hold its Start The Year Member Conference at Dallas Market Center. The annual kitchenware event draws retailers from across the country to review new products from leading vendors with the company principals, network among peers, and experience presentations from business and industry experts. The Vendor Showcase will showcase a broad range of products for the home—from gadgets to fine cookware to the latest in kitchen electrics.
Housewares Pop-Up: Cook, Dine, Entertain
The marketplace now offers more than 300 brands for cooking, dining, and entertaining. The unique design of this neighborhood in the Trade Mart features a bright orange colorway and a modern, open space for a pop-up exhibition of participating companies that now includes the following: Arte Italica, Riedel Crystal,Totally Bamboo, Buzzee, Via Deco Home, Ecologie by Danica, Woodchuck Creations, Mierco European Linens, Crown Linen Designs, Fuji Merchandise Group, Food Huggers, Gourmet du Village, My State Threads, Sophie Allport, Well Told Designs, Harold Imports, and others to be announced soon. Three events will be held in the neighborhood: on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1-3 p.m. there is a Houseware Happy Hour for buyers to sip and stroll the neighborhood. Inside the permanent showrooms leading brands include Jura, Le Creuset, Zwilling/JA Henckels, Shun/Kai, Kyocera, Vitamix, OXO, The Cookware Company, and many more.
The 32nd ARTS Awards
Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, announce the return of the ARTS Awards after a one-year staging of the HEARTS Awards honoring pandemic heroes. The 32nd ARTS Awards gala returns on Friday, January 7 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 Caroline Hipple, president of Norwalk Furniture, and a special HEARTS Award presented to The Malouf Foundation. The ARTS Awards Preview Party takes place on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Special Events and Hospitalities
Events across campus will offer food, drink and fun for attendees plus moments of inspiration from experts. A complete list of events is available via the website but highlights the following:
· Daily hospitality in all Temps neighborhoods. Check the on-site printed schedule or DMC app.
· Shayla Copas with Christian Daw in partnership with Polywood, taking place in Designer’s Patio (WTC 9009) at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.
· A Lighting and Home Trend Report with global trend ambassador Patti Carpenter, taking place in the SMART Center (TM 4826) on Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
· Dann Foley and Shayla Copas in conversation at Charles Ray & Associates on Thursday at 3:00 p.m.
· A launch party for Dann Foley Lifestyle at Stylecraft (WTC 10074) at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.
Spark Magazine: Winter Issue
More than 50,000 customers receive 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, which is accompanied by five separate photo shoots, focuses on unexpected mixing and matching of products such as lighting and jewelry or housewares and kids products. Inside its pages are other timely topics including unique interior design combos, and Greek and Mediterranean-inspired design, plus profiles of artist Abir Al-Khouri, Boutique Hub founder and CEO Ashley Alderson, and retailer Communitie Marfa. The magazine continues to deliver a unique balance of trends, insights, and business advice alongside real stories of artists and entrepreneurs.
Enhanced Buyer Wi-Fi
Connectivity during markets is more important than ever and in support of online access, the buyer Wi-Fi system throughout DMC’s buildings will be dramatically updated before January 2022 Markets. These are state-of-the-art updates that will increase the speed, bandwidth, and number of access points by 4-5 times the current system.
Health & Safety Guidelines Supporting Buyer Comfort
Supporting the comfort, health and safety of all attendees, the market center continues measures that include recommending face coverings for all customers. Other efforts include enhanced cleaning with hospital grade products and hundreds of hand sanitizing stations. Along with these new steps, there are safety measures that are part of the design of the marketplace: open parking, large entryways, quick registration in multiple areas, wide hallways, multiple escalators to each floor, and showrooms with controlled access to allow for the appropriate distance between customers. Complete information is available on the front page of the website.
Special 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 $119. 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.
Additional January Trade Events
In addition to the Total Home and Gift Market, other trade events this winter offer buyers a safe and welcoming marketplace. Events include Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show (January 6-9 with January 5th as a preview day); Apparel & Accessories Market (January 11-14); KidsWorld (January 11-14); WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market (January 13-16), and AETA International Tradeshow (January 13-16).
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.