Summer Edition of Dallas Men’s Show Is Largest In Show History
—700+ brands including 143 showing for the first-time; 200%+ increase in retail attendance from 40 states for historic in-person event—
DALLAS—August 10, 2021—The summer 2021 Dallas Men’s Show, held at Dallas Market Center, was the largest in the show’s history and included more than 700 brands showcased to buyers from 40 states. The recent show, held July 31-August 2, welcomed a more than 200% increase in attendance by retailers, 25% of which attended for the first time.
“This is a remarkable achievement and places Dallas among the largest national shows serving buyers from coast to coast,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Retailers were eager to attend a centrally-located, easy-to-work and safe marketplace with everything they need from so many of the top brands in apparel, accessories, western products, and men’s gifts. Working together with our exhibitors we are going to carry this momentum forward into 2022.”
The Dallas Men’s Show welcomes top menswear retailers from coast to coast to shop a curated, expanded array of traditional and contemporary lines in multiple neighborhoods. More than 700 domestic and international brands participated in the trade event, including 143 new exhibitors.
"I can see all the people in Dallas,” said David Rubenstein from Rubenstein’s in New Orleans. “They come well-represented, they show their complete lines. You see a lot of new things real quickly and it saves time and money.”
Added Craig DeLongy, owner of John Craig, a multi-door Florida retailer: “At this show we've been nonstop and I'm buying stuff I didn't think I was going to buy, seeing the lines I didn't know were there. So it's been a great, great time, and I want to add also that we're taking very, very good care of here.”
The Dallas Men’s Show took place across multiple floors of the World Trade Center. On the 7th floor were Men’s permanent showrooms featuring brands including Barbour, Bugatchi, Hagen, Jack Victor, Tumi, and 7 Diamonds. Select showrooms on the 13th and 15th floors also served menswear buyers including Tommy Bahama, Donald Pliner, and multi-line showrooms such as Scott Harner & Co., which features AG Jeans.
"All I can say is wow,” said John Castorr, owner of The Men’s Portfolio, a permanent showroom. “We had a show that we've been waiting for for a long time. We worked with people from all over the country."
"This show was very strong,” said Hagen Peyser, CEO of Hagen, which opened a new showroom on the 7th floor. “We had a ton of appointments, a lot of people walking around. I think the excitement is in the air. And there's a lot of great positive energy.”
The 12th floor featured nearly 150 temporary exhibitors—a record amount of space. Exhibitors include Luciano Barbera, Lubiam, Fioroni, Gallia, Lardini, Psycho Bunny, Faherty, DL1961, Pig & Hen, Scarpe Di Bianco, Zelli Italia, Rubirosa, and Billy Reid. In addition, retailers found a gift neighborhood on the floor with brands including Brumate, Duke Cannon, Olivina, Puffin Coolers, Mad Man, and Tooletries.
“I can't say anything but great things about how the show has grown and matured from a year and a half ago, said Dean Caruso with Raffi. “You have retailers and vendors that are from the Southwest, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and West Coast that are attending here because it's easy to work.”
Added Jeff Block from Robert Barakett. “Great brands. Everyone's under one roof, on one floor. There's a steady flow of the right environment. And it's just easy to work.”
On Saturday evening the show celebrated the return of in-person events with the famous Dallas Men’s Show Party. Drinks, food, live music, game tables were featured along with a signature shot and photo op sponsored by MR Magazine.
The next Dallas Men’s Show takes place January 29-31, 2022.
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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 near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. With thousands of free parking spaces, hotel shuttle buses, efficient dock services, well-maintained vertical transportation, boosted cell phone coverage, enhanced WiFi, and on-site restaurants and catering, DMC’s superior facilities make shopping these markets convenient, enjoyable, and lucrative. Throughout the last six decades, the company has remained committed to ensuring that customers receive the support services they need to make their business experience in Dallas successful. dallasmarketcenter.com.