March Markets in Dallas: Four Shows, Unlimited New Product Debuts and Inspiration
—Lifestyle marketplace announces new exhibitors across all categories—
DALLAS – February 16, 2021 – Dallas Market Center, the number one choice for retailers from across the U.S. seeking a complete lifestyle marketplace, has announced details for its March Market, which includes four trade events: Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market, Total Home & Gift Market, Lightovation, and KidsWorld -- all taking place March 23-26. The spring events follow record-setting shows in January that welcomed buyers from 48 states, an historic number of new buyers, and the debut of more than 100 new showrooms.
Pre-registration, which is the exclusive method to receive the FastPass for contactless entry, is now available at dallasmarketcenter.com.
For the March shows, buyers will discover new products across all categories at the once-a-year event for fashion, gifts, home décor, lighting, floral, holiday, gourmet and housewares. The marketplace will feature more than thirty new and expanded showrooms, hundreds of Temps including Immediate Goods on 11, and socially distant special events and promotions including a $1000 giveaway. Highlights:
March Apparel & Accessories Market marks the debut of fall fashion and also features an unmatched assortment of children’s apparel, accessories and gifts in KidsWorld.
Following the January debut of the largest marketplace for Western and English products, permanent showrooms on the 14th floor will continue to showcase the best in modern western apparel, accessories and footwear brands.
Total Home & Gift Market presents gifts for all occasions, specialty foods, home décor, housewares, and holiday and floral. In fact, the show will offer access to full holiday lines in select showrooms plus spring and summer gifts such as graduation and weddings.
The rescheduled Lightovation show will highlight the debut of hundreds of new styles and technology for residential lighting to buyers eager to place orders after several months.
“Dallas is truly the center of business creativity and commerce,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We are welcoming more first-time attendees who appreciate a single marketplace to find it all, get inspired, and push their business forward for 2021. And we are doing it all with the utmost attention on supporting health and safety.”
New, Expanding and Relocated Showrooms + New Opportunities
New showrooms on the World Trade Center 15th floor: J2 Roach & Associates (WTC 15014); 14th floor: Vicki Orr Designs (WTC 14658); 13th floor: Marque Luxury (WTC 13654); 8th floor: Velvet Fawn (WTC 8701-52); and 7th floor: Mason Jar Label (WTC 7014).
Recently expanded is Southern Tots (WTC 8048-8244). Expanding and relocating is HiEnd Accents (WTC 515) and Corkys Footwear (WTC 13280). Relocated is French Kande (WTC 13250), Yellow Box Shoes (WTC 13066), IC Fashion (WTC 15557), The Import Collection (WTC 6440), Crowder & Company ((WTC 15820) and Haley Singer (WTC 8092). In KidsWorld Studio: Cash & Co (WTC 8701-54) relocates to new space, joining recent additions Buggie Huggie (8701-08) and Jenesy Claire (8701-02). Debuting in The Gourmet Market (WTC 180) is Casa Bella Vida (180-A20), joining recent additions Knotty Woodworx (180-E10), Mona’s All Purpose Seasonings (180-A18), and an expansion from Kalisee (180-B26-B26).
New in the Interior Home + Design Center: Darafeev, which recently moved into 1D102. In The Gallery, Couture Lamps (Gallery Gl66) and Benjamin Moore (Gallery GL 84A) are new for March.
In the Trade Mart: MM&W SmartStone (TM 4432-08), Studio Sri (TM 2301-01), Hubbardton Forge (TM 3725), Minka Group (TM 4103), and expansions from Savoy House (TM 4901), Z-Lite (TM 4600), and Matthews Fan Company (TM 4737).
New and Expanding Exhibitors in The Temps
Temps have been a critical feature of markets in Dallas for years but given the ongoing success of recent events in Dallas even more space has been dedicated to Temps. The 12th floor recently underwent an expansion in order to accommodate the surging demand. For March on the 12th floor, new exhibitors include Daze Denim, Fore Collection, Voy Collection, The Vintage Shop, Wasabi + Mint, Wasco Apparel, Made With Love, Christian Salvatore, and Saints & Hearts. Expansions include Easel, which more than tripled their space; Judy Blue Jeans, who more than doubled; Jodifl, which more than tripled; Very J, which quadrupled; and Mitto Shop, which more than doubled.
On the 13th floor, the following companies will show for the first time in March: Beulah, WanaKome, Patty Kim, Accessory Concierge, Erin Knight Designs, JOYA, Ellany, and Tula Blue. Returning after a January debut are: One World Apparel, BC Handbags, Kaydee Lynn, Linny Co Jewelry, Randans Jewelry & Crafts, and Wrapped by Sav.
Immediate Goods on 11
Recently launched and continuing for March is the new Temps floor of curated apparel and accessories. The neighborhood will meet buyers’ needs for immediate goods and also offers exhibitors the opportunity to sell excess inventory. New exhibitors will include Summer Weatherly, Parker & Hyde, Mila & Stevie, Melania Clara, Esttia Jewelry, Hila, Candles & Cream, Luce Di Lucca Jewelry, and Leaders N Leather. Throughout the show, there will be a $1000 giveaway on the 11th floor. The giveaway will take place via a special QR code check-in on the floor. The check-in point will also be a photo opp moment.
Trend Fashion Show
In addition to sourcing the latest products, retailers may also attend the Trend Fashion Show taking place at the Runway Café on 14 on Tuesday and Wednesday. Both shows will highlight fall trends in Women’s apparel and Western/English.
Exclusive Hotel Offers
Dallas Market Center partner hotels are offering competitive rates to support buyer travel budgets. Dozens of hotels, many within walking distance of the campus, are offering updated rates as low as $79. 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.
Health & Safety Including On-Site COVID-19 Testing
Supporting the comfort, health and safety of all attendees, the market center will continue measures that include mandatory face covering and temperature screening for every person entering the marketplace every day. Other efforts include low contact entry via online pre-registration as well as enhanced cleaning with hospital grade products, hundreds of hand sanitizing stations, and signage for social distancing.
New for March: Dallas Market Center has partnered with Kai Medical Laboratory for concierge COVID-19 testing. The location is WTC 170, on the first floor of the World Trade Center. The testing is a PCR test with results in 24 hours--the type of test most often required for travelers. Hours of testing are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Along with these new measures, there are safety features that are part of the natural design of the marketplace: open parking, large entryways, quick registration in multiple areas, wide hallways, multiple escalators to every floor, and showrooms with controlled access to allow for the appropriate distance between customers.
Complete Health & Safety details are available via a link on the front page of dallasmarketcenter.com
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.
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.