Largest Dallas Apparel & Accessories Show Since 2004 Offers Expanded Selection of Brands Across the Marketplace
DALLAS – May 17, 2022 – The June Apparel & Accessories Market will be the largest apparel and accessories trade event in Dallas since 2004, Dallas Market Center has announced. Details for the June 14-17 show include new permanent showrooms and an expanded selection of temporary exhibits on three floors.
“The momentum in Dallas is extraordinary; we have created the largest marketplace in the U.S. for apparel, accessories, and footwear,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Hundreds of brands are being added, included seasonal goods and collections available immediately, for the growing number of retailers visiting from coast to coast.”
New for June is permanent showroom D Element Style (15933) showcasing the following brands: Celia B, Las Surenas, Vero Alfie, Kleid, and Neubyrne.
Additional new showrooms include Golden (13652), LeLaLo (8090), My Girl in LA (13852), Sal & Pimento (8216), and Wolverine (13022). Expanded showrooms include 2Fourteen Showroom (15452), Miss Me (WTC 15868), and Rita Harris (15963).
Temps Space Expanded
On the 11th floor, exhibits will take place in recently expanded space including young contemporary and Immediate Goods. In the young contemporary section, new exhibitors include Dress Forum, Hidden, and Mica Denim.
Immediate Goods on 11 is the section of curated fashion brands available for purchase at the show which includes Candles & Cream, Golden Lily, Hello Happiness, Hippie Chic, Sunwest Silver, and Zingy Boutique. On the 12th floor, the temporary tradeshow space is once again sold out with hundreds of brands. On the 13th floor, featured brands for June include Barbour, Coastal Grit, DNM City, Jeffrey Campbell, Kinsley Armelle, and PWR WMN.
7th Floor Cash and Carry
The largest selection of products available immediately is showcased on the 7th floor. New showrooms include Double A Sales (7602), Hotline Hair Ties (7816), Kaydee Lynn (7826), Lit Handlers (7822, Lucky Girl (7810), Randans Jewelry (7806), Route 66 (7870), Suzi Q USA (7804), Synergy Marketplace (7882), T J Custom Designs (7539), The Twisted Filly (7814, and Voyages Dream (7828). Expanding are Al Zuni Global Jewelry (7686), Before You (7830), Bohemian Cowgirl (7824) Girls In Action (WTC 7812), No Crap In It (7032) and Synergy Group (7834). Expanded and relocated is Dawn Bennett (7034).
Gift, Home Resources
Dozens of gift and home showrooms are open during the show in the Trade Mart, World Trade Center, and IHDC building and feature many options from leading brands including home accents, candles, holiday, spa and wellness, paper products, gourmet items, and more.
New Buyer Applications Continue to Soar
In addition to new exhibitors, the number of new buyers continues to set records. New buyer applications remain 50% ahead of 2019, reflecting both the marketplace’s position as a center of inspiration and its momentum as a national marketplace attracting buyers from coast to coast. For June Market, independent retailers from across the country will be joined by multi-location retail, buying groups, and major stores eager to travel to a single location to fulfil their buying needs across lifestyle categories.
Supernova Fashion Show Tops Market Events
Upon entry into the marketplace, inspiring displays will provide trend direction for buyers. On Tuesday evening, a market party and fashion show will take place with the theme Supernova. At 5 p.m. the pre-show party begins with complimentary cocktails, followed by the show at 6 p.m. featuring space exploration-inspired looks from throughout the marketplace. On Tuesday at 2 p.m., a Cash & Carry block party will celebrate more than a dozen new showrooms on the 7th floor with complimentary appetizers plus beer and wine. Daily coffee in the afternoons with live music will be available on the 14th floor atrium, and for new buyers, a market orientation called DMC Buyer Scoop will take place every morning of the show at 9 a.m. in the 1st floor atrium. A full schedule of events is available via the market page on the DMC website and app.
Spark Magazine: Summer Issue
Ahead of the show, nearly 60,000 customers receive the latest issue of Spark magazine, the pre-market publication highlighting new exhibitors, trends, and insights from makers and influencers. The cover story focuses on new ways to buy and sell with a focus on social selling. Also inside the issue is a preview of the reimagined Temps at Total Home & Gift Market. Southwest inspiration includes the compelling beauty of Santa Fe style and the return of the International Folk Art Market Collection artisans. Fashionable spreads include the equestrian lifestyle—which is a nod to the AETA trade show in August; handbags that elevate the everyday to objects d’art; and on-trend womenswear with an escape-to-the-cabin theme. Smallwoods, a family-owned business in Texas that continues to expand, is profiled, and we explore global lighting trends, unexpected artwork from our home and design showrooms, and enchanting gifts with alluring top notes. Finally, the issue provides tips on where to dine and what to see while visiting 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 $120. 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 June Trade Events
In addition to the Apparel & Accessories Market other trade events in June offer buyers a safe and welcoming marketplace. Events include Total Home and Gift Market (June 22-28); Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show (June 22-25); and KidsWorld (June 22-28). The next Apparel & Accessories Market is August 23-26, together with KidsWorld (August 23-26), the AETA International Show (August 25-28), and WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market (August 25-28).
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.