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DALLAS – June 19, 2019 – Dallas Market Center, the most complete lifestyle marketplace in North America, has announced a transformation of the summer market experience to better serve the changing needs of retail. Beginning in June 2020, a Total Lifestyle Market will take place across all product categories. This annual, summer-only trade event will unify for the first time all major markets and will create the largest lifestyle market event in North America.
Apparel & Accessories Market will join the other trade events during previously announced dates:
June 23-26, 2020: Apparel & Accessories Market
June 24-30, 2020: Total Home & Gift Market
June 24-27, 2020: Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show
June 24-30, 2020: KidsWorld
This global event will feature an extensive range of products from both legendary labels as well as emerging brands. Buyers from around the world will have the exclusive opportunity to review new products across all categories together at a single event and to gain insights into trends and new business from peers, partners, and experts. The latest surveys, attendance data, and focus groups show that as retailers diversify their merchandise mix they want a Dallas market experience that presents new products across all categories.
“Retail is undergoing dramatic changes, and we are advancing the market experience in order to help our customers succeed through access to more new products, unique items, and trend intelligence,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “By combining events into a Total Lifestyle Market we are creating a must-visit destination and an energetic show that will be greater than the sum of its parts. Maximizing opportunities to deliver more buyers drives every strategic decision–including the redevelopment of the IHDC building, launching Dallas Design Week, hiring new executives, enhancing marketplace technology, debuting special exhibitions like Brand Assembly, and engaging new marketing programs.”
Construction is already underway on 250,000 square feet of adaptive tradeshow space on the 11th floor of the World Trade Center, which will host gift temporary exhibits during the June 2020 show. Existing tradeshow space on the 12th and 13th floor will continue to be utilized for apparel and accessories temporary exhibits.
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. Beginning in June 2020 those resources will be available together in one place at one time.
To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. 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 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. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.
SVP, Marketing Communications