“Dallas” is prominently displayed on stage in Dallas Market Center’s World Trade Center Atrium during the June 2022 Total Home & Gift Market.
Dallas Market Center is prepping to host the first trade event of the year, Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Jan. 4 – 10 with a record number of new exhibitors and collections from gift and home brands and artisans.
“It’s more important than ever for buyers to be first in line for new collections, one-of-a-kind pieces, and best sellers,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center, about the show’s timing. “It’s also important for retailers to see in person what’s trending for the new year. We are anticipating a well-attended show, supported by loyal buyers and new buyers seeking a single marketplace to find everything they need.”
New and Expanding Showrooms
In addition to new buyers, Dallas Market Center will be welcoming dozens of new permanent showrooms debuting in January across the marketplace.
In the World Trade Center (WTC), holiday and floral manufacturer Regency International, located in WTC 407, has a new showroom; d.Stevens, maker of fine ribbons, has relocated and expanded in WTC 404; Kalalou is expanding to feature florals in Botanica by Kalalou in WTC 360; and furniture and art destination SWANK Home in WTC 9014 has expanded again. McManemin Co. has expanded their space on the 4th floor in WTC 478, too. The Goods of Brand Assembly, located in WTC 10085, has a re-envisioned space on the 10th floor for fashion and lifestyle brands. Importer of French and Italian ephemera Monahan Papers, situated in WTC 251, has a new showroom that opened its doors in September. Home décor destination Gabby, found at WTC 150, has expanded their first-floor location on the atrium. The Gourmet Market is also welcoming numerous new and expanded companies including Bruce Julian Heritage Foods, WTC 180-G03; Gilley’s Food & Beverage, WTC 180-B24; Fab Slabs, WTC 180-A06; Finch’s BBQ, WTC 180-C38; Prepara, WTC 180-B48; and Suck It! Jerky and Pickles, WTC 180-A36.
The 10th floor of the World Trade Center has also been reimagined to host multiple trade shows and design-related events. Design exhibitors previously on 10 have relocated to new showrooms including Ashore, WTC 531 and TM 3383; Ethan & Associates, WTC 9048; InStyle Gallery, WTC 9050; StyleCraft Lamps, WTC 608; Revelation, IHDC 2F448 and WTC 272; and The Uttermost Co., IHDC 2F128 and WTC 268.
In the Trade Mart (TM), the following companies are new to the market, recently expanded and/or relocated:
- Home, seasonal décor and fashion accessories leader Creative Co-Op, TM 2802, has expanded its Trade Mart footprint.
- Multi-generational gift agency KBD Sales, TM 2999, has expanded its gift, décor and fashion accessories offerings.
- Holiday, home décor and gift wholesale leader Giftcraft, TM 2727 and TM 2741, will debut.
- Multi-line agency Cliff Price & Co., TM 1860, has expanded again.
- NextGen Dallas, TM 2040, has expanded its second-floor space.
- Seda France has joined the 2301 Collection, TM 2301.
- Kimberly Wahlberg Co., TM 2242, has arrived in the Trade Mart with a wide range of gift brands.
- Giftware and holiday manufacturer One Hundred 80 Degrees/Glitterville, TM 2000, has expanded their dedicated space within Goetz.
- Gift and décor sales agency Patrick & Co., TM 2927, has expanded.
- Thoughtfully curated brands spanning luxury men’s gifts to women’s accessories will be available in a new showroom, Reason and Remedy, TM 2353.
- Royal Standard, TM 2038, has expanded its 2nd floor space with new gift, accessory and home décor products.
- Elegant Furniture and Lighting, TM 3060 and TM 3420, has expanded and relocated.
- The artists of the American Made Collective have relocated and expanded to TM 1329.
In the Interior Home + Design Center (IHDC), Go Home/Golden Oldies, IHDC 1D421, has expanded with plans to introduce one-of-a-kind product offerings. Recently added in The Gallery collection is ceramics tabletop maker Arte Italica, IHDC 1D202-GL24; Palmwood furniture builder Pacific Green, IHDC 1D301-GL110/118; hardwood flooring resource PID Floors, IHDC 1D202-GL78; high-end textiles from V Rugs & Home, IHDC 1D301-GL116; and boutique wallpaper at Wall Snobs, IHDC 1D202-GL12.
On the 3rd and 4th floor of the Trade Mart, showrooms are preparing for the Lightovation trade event taking place Jan. 10-13. Technology company Samsung Electronics America, TM 4604, has relocated and expanded to showcase its modern smart home categories from lighting to sound. New showrooms include Innovations Lighting, TM 4904, and Page One Lighting, TM 3920. New to shared showroom Spectrum is Sarin Energy Solutions, TM 4432-4, and Treehouse Lighting, TM 4432-1.
Quorum International/Oxygen, TM 3006, has expanded; Livex Lighting, TM 4503, has expanded; Lucas + McKearn, TM 4535, has relocated and expanded; Designers Fountain, TM 4715, has relocated; and Modern Forms has moved to show in TM 4301-4313. Market Lighting Services, TM 4808, has cut the ribbon on a new space and will offer the design community “access to a range of lighting companies as well as delivery and installation,” per a release from Dallas Market Center.
Several Dallas exhibitors will celebrate important milestones with customers during market including Regency, celebrating 60 years; Roman, celebrating 60 years; AFX, celebrating 85 years; and a 60th anniversary for Sonneman — a Way of Light.
The Temps at this January’s Total Home & Gift Market will be the largest winter presentation in more than 10 years with more than 1,200 exhibitor booths set to show, including many first-time brands. Buyers will explore a full marketplace with the following five distinct neighborhoods to discover new products and brands in the following:
- Trade Mart 1: The Luxe Gift collection includes artwork, decorative soft-goods, tabletop, gifts, accessories, children’s items and paper products. Exhibitors San Lorenzo Designs, Deb & Bill, and Fenwick Fields will be joined by dozens of other companies.
- World Trade Center 10: High Style Dallas and Antiques are on display here. High Style Dallas will feature more than 80 booths showing the “best of the best” curated collection of gifts and décor. The collection will be a juried array of lifestyle products including Laura Park Designs, Windy O’Connor, WirrWarr Wraps, Haute Home and many others. The Antiques collection will feature one-of-a-kind furniture and accents, decorative objects, rugs, estate jewelry and original artwork from the ancient world to mid-century modern. Among the antiques dealers participating are E. Alexander, ABN Rug Gallery and Jill Barrett Interiors.
- World Trade Center 12: Body & Spa, Emerging Gifts, General Gifts, Global and Fair Trade, Gourmet Foods, Him, Home, Made, Tabletop and Housewares, and T-shirts and More. This is the destination for the largest collection of new companies and trending products. The Made collection includes handmade, American made and Made in Texas gifts from companies including Second Nature By Hand, The Nola Watkins Collection and Jenny Walker. The Home collection on 12 will include Lovinflame, Capitol Earth Rugs, Stony Creek At Home and many others. Inside the expanded Body & Spa collection will be California Mango, Creek House Honey Farm and Aluminate Life, among others. The Gift/In Demand collection will include a special collection of paper resources from Noted as well as Indie & Main and Druville, while Emerging Gift will include The Urban Acres, Charley Jean Candle Co. and Bradley Kellie. In the T-shirts section, EMI Sportswear is joined by Frankie Jean and New York Artkings. The Gourmet/Housewares collection will include Perfectly Cordial, Thousand Oaks Barrel Co. and Jensen Farms.
- World Trade Center 13: Apparel & Fashion Accessories Temps will feature dozens of new brands including Treasure Jewels, The Kenzie Collective and Yujuu.
- Market Hall: Immediate Goods including Artisan, Gifts and Jewelry, Fine Jewelry, Home and Vintage. Exhibitors will fill Main Hall and North Hall and include Dilworth Road, Alex Carol, Kiara Purse; Ronda Smith Designs, Green Bee Towels, A Rare Bird, Whitewashed Home, Sono Inspired and Cima Wholesale.
Daily events in The Temps will focuse on promotions and inspiration. All buyers are invited to enter a $10,000 giveaway taking place in the Temps, and two lucky buyers who place orders in the Temps totaling at least $2,000 will win a $5,000 prize. At 11 a.m. on Jan. 4 in Market Hall, Blue Ocean Traders will open a container of antiques sourced from more than 15 countries and available for immediate purchase exclusively for Dallas buyers.
Special Events and Hospitalities
Other events will take place across campus throughout Dallas Total Home & Gift Market and offer food, drink, fun and education. A panel of trend experts and retail mavens will be discovering new products at market, too, with the return of Style Eyes. The Style Eyes team will spot must-see and unique products and trends across the marketplace including gifts, home décor, lighting, holiday, floral and fashion and post it on Dallas Market Center’s social media channels.
Other event highlights include:
Thursday Jan. 5
- Champagne Tour of Antiques with Toma Clark Haines at 1 p.m. on WTC 10.
- Market Hall Block Party with live music, drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres at 3 p.m. in Market Hall.
- ARTS Awards Gallery Preview Party at 5:30 p.m. on WTC 10.
Friday Jan. 6
- The Art of Interiors with Amber Lewis designer keynote at 11 a.m. in the WTC 1 Atrium.
- Meet and Greet and Book Signing with Amber Lewis at the Loloi Showroom at noon in WTC 506.
- Gift Temps Fiesta at 2 p.m. on WTC 12
- 33rd annual ARTS Awards at the Hilton Anatole Hotel hosted by Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley at 6 p.m.
Saturday Jan. 7
- Pamper Party featuring massages, brow threading, food, drinks, live music and more at 1 p.m. on WTC 10.
A complete, updated listing of events is available on the Dallas Market Center’s website.
For those interested in attending January’s market, Dallas Market Center partner hotels are currently 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 $165. Rates are valid until two weeks prior to market, based on availability and subject to change. Contact the Dallas Market Center’s travel team online or by calling them directly at 214-744-7444. Pre-registration, which is the exclusive method to receive a FastPass for quicker entry to market, is now available online.
January events being hosted in Dallas outside of Total Home & Gift Market include Lightovation, Jan. 10 – 13; Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market, Jan. 10 – 13; KidsWorld, Jan. 10 – 13; WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market, Jan. 12 – 15; the AETA International Trade Show, Jan. 12 – 15; and the Dallas Men’s Show, Jan. 28 – 30.
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