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Temps at June Total Home & Gift Market in Dallas:

Expanded Space for New Collections in Four Distinct Neighborhoods

—June market Temps experience to include expanded sections of bath and body, fashion, luxe gift and vintage home—

DALLAS – May 12, 2021 – Dallas Market Center, the marketplace welcoming a record number of new buyers from across the country, is preparing for hundreds of temporary exhibitors across its marketplace in four distinct neighborhoods during the upcoming The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, June 23-26. The show is the first market of the summer, providing retail decision makers with the first opportunity to see new products and place orders.

From gifts to fashion, health and wellness to vintage and artisan, an expanded marketplace of Temps will offer unmatched product discovery from leading brands, artisans, and emerging companies inside a socially distanced marketplace of the following four neighborhoods:

· Trade Mart 1: Luxe Gift Temps

· World Trade Center 12: Gift, Home & Design Temps

· World Trade Center 13: Apparel & Fashion Accessories Temps

· Market Hall: Cash & Carry, Artisan Cash & Carry, Vintage Home Decor, Antiques

“In order to meet buyer demand for high quality and unique products we are offering a larger than expected selection of exhibitors, with some categories and neighborhoods breaking records never before seen in Dallas,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “For buyers, this is the first market of the season and a complete marketplace for trending items. For exhibitors we are their first and best opportunity to reach loyal and new buyers.”

Temps highlights include:

The reimagined destination of bath, body, and spa goods is on the World Trade Center’s 12th floor. The section includes plant-based bath bombs, hand soaps, bath salts, and more abound from Magnolia Soap and Bath Company; everything from organic CBD oils to self-tanning towelettes are on display from Kilee Distributing; and Zodica Perfumery offers small-batch artisanal fragrances. Also on 12: more gift products from popular and coveted brands, including RainCaper, Talla Imports, Tavvi Necklace Wrangler, and ty.

The floor also holds an extensive selection of tees and resortwear—scope Mason Jar Label’s artsy,

emblazoned tees, Puppie Love’s tees benefiting homeless animals, and ShoreBags’ sustainable canvas bags. Home and home décor Temps recently located to the 12th floor, which holds more lines than ever, including K and K Tabletops, Little Birdie, and Uber Chic Home.

Apparel, fashion accessories, and footwear Temps pack the 13th floor, otherwise known as the place for discovering what’s trending. Shop sophisticated accessories at all price points, including bold VIDDA Jewelry, vintage repurposed Chanel charms from Lo Well, meaningful handmade necklaces designed in Morse code from Ethnic Goods, impressive eco-friendly totes from Nature Bag, and neoprene accessories, totes, and more from preneLOVE. It’s also where you’ll find the latest fashion trends with contemporary labels from Wishlist and Entro, and on-point footwear from Matisse and MIA Shoes.

Maxed out floor space in the Trade Mart first floor for LUXE Temporaries including a carefully curated selection of high-end luxury gift, home, and apparel. Don’t miss the pop-up marketplace from Simply Southern Collection, back on campus with its biggest apparel release yet featuring casual, affordable collections of bright, colorful designs. Other items to seek: J. Alexander’s handmade rustic silver pieces; home, houseware, and gift products from AMEICO; candles from Gracie Fine Luxury Candles; and home goods crafted in Paraguay by Bati Goods.

The largest collection of vintage and home décor ever in Dallas is located in Market Hall. The vast discovery zone of Cash and Carry in Main Hall now includes brands ranging from Anatolian Rugs, B.S. Trading, and Epic Artware to Karma Living. North Hall, meanwhile, holds a staggering assortment of gift, home, apparel, gourmet, and other items. Lines include Ava Capri USA/Jewelry Outlet, Dakota West, and Nacre Designs, as well as artisan brands like Paris Station Estate Jewelry and Rant & Rave.

Special Events and Hospitality Across the Temps Marketplace

Wednesday 6/23

· 8:30AM Coffee + Donuts - Market Hall Cash & Carry + Vintage Home Decor

· 8:30AM Tacos + Tunes - TM 1 Luxe Gift Temps

· 9:30AM Coffee + Cinnamon Buns - WTC 12 Gift + Home Design Temps

· 1PM Champagne Popsicle Drink- WTC 13 Apparel + Fashion Accessories Temps

· 4pm Cotton Candy Cocktail – WTC 12 Gift + Home Design Temps

Thursday 6/24

· 8:30AM Coffee + Donuts - Market Hall Cash & Carry + Vintage Home Decor

· 8:30AM Tacos + Tunes - TM 1 Luxe Gift Temps

· 10AM French Toast “Shooters” – WTC 13 Apparel + Fashion Accessories Temps

· 12pm Celebrate with Sprinkles: Book Signing + Funfetti Cookies – WTC 12 Gift + Home Temps

Friday 6/25

· 8:30AM Coffee + Donuts - Market Hall Cash & Carry + Vintage Home Décor

· 12PM Building Confidence Through Wardrobe: Book Signing + Lunch - WTC 13 Apparel + Fashion Accessories Temps

· 1PM Afternoon Bubbles – TM 1 Luxe Gift Temps

· 2PM Pour for the Floor: Beer and Wine Bar - WTC 12 Gift + Home Temps

· 3PM Acoustic Guitarist + Complimentary Drink – Market Hall Cash & Carry + Vintage Home Décor

Saturday 6/26

· 8:30AM Coffee + Donuts - Market Hall Cash & Carry + Vintage Home Decor

· 9:30AM Coffee + Cinnamon Buns - WTC 12 Gift + Home Design Temps

· 10:30AM Morning Mimosas - TM 1 Luxe Gift Temps

· 11AM Sherbet Mimosas - WTC 13 Apparel + Fashion Accessories Temps

Health & Safety Guidelines Supporting Buyer Comfort

Supporting the comfort, health and safety of all attendees, the market center continues measures that include mandatory face covering and temperature screening for every person entering the marketplace every day. Other efforts include enhanced cleaning with hospital grade products, hundreds of hand sanitizing stations and signage for social distancing. 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.

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 $115. 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 Temps at Total Home and Gift Market, other trade events this summer offer buyers a safe and welcoming marketplace. Events include Apparel & Accessories Market (June 15-18); Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show (June 23-26); and KidsWorld (June 23-29).

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.