August Dallas Apparel & Accessories Show features expanded marketplace
The August Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market, Aug. 23-26, will offer an expanded marketplace featuring more brands for buyers visiting from coast to coast. Highlights for the show include new permanent showrooms and an expanded selection of temporary exhibits including the debut of Young Contemporary resources on the tenth floor of the World Trade Center.
“Our summer shows are the largest in years, but more importantly we are showcasing top brands that meet the demands of retailers seeking on-trend, new collections that customers will love. Retailers have to stand out, and the best way to help them is to create a market experience that delivers the ease of shopping across all categories in one marketplace with the knowledge that we have focused on brands of style and distinction.”
New Brands, New Exhibitors + Debut Collections
New for August, buyers will see new, expanded or relocated permanent showrooms across the marketplace. As well, there are more than 60 new or expanded Temp exhibitors located on the 12th and 13th floors, while Young Contemporary has expanded into new space on the 10th floor.
On the 13th floor, Hey Dude and PJ Harlow join expanding showroom Corral and the recently opened Kendra Scott showroom. Other new and notable lines on 13 include Agency Showroom, Be YOU Be ONE, Five Tribe, Gigi Pip, Ilse Jacobsen, Jayley Collection, Jeffrey Campbell, MULLA, Rangoni, Rollie, Ruby Yaya, Splendid Footwear, and Sur La Vague.
The 14th floor will feature new showroom Wrangler Watches, adjacent to the western showrooms participating in WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market. On the 15th floor, there will be a new showroom by JS Group and expanded showrooms Johnnie O and D. Reeves joining showrooms and brands AS by DF, Celia B, CK Bradley, Golden Sun, HEVRON, KLEID, La Biz, La Fuori, Molly Bracken, and THEIA.
Exclusively For New Buyers
New buyer applications are at record levels, and to support first-time visitors, Dallas Market Center is offering a daily new buyer orientation. Attend DMC Scoop Tuesday, August 23rd – Friday, August 26th at 9AM on the 1st floor of the World Trade Center.
To educate, inspire, and deepen connections, market events will be held across the marketplace. Join us throughout the week for a variety of social, and hospitality events from complimentary Champagne Popsicle Cocktails to Market Moment Photo Opportunities, a Buyer’s Lounge, Blue Ribbon Breakfast, and more. Event highlights include:
Material Girl Fashion Show | Tuesday, August 23, 6:00 p.m. on WTC 1st Floor
The show will officially kick off the Apparel & Accessories Market.
Join us an hour before the show for a complimentary cocktail!
Western & English Fashion Show | Thursday, August 25, 6:00 p.m. on WTC 1st Floor
The show will spotlight Western & English trends on the runway, sourced straight from Dallas Market Center.
Join us an hour before the show for a complimentary cocktail and live music! A full list of events, bars, and hospitality are available at dallasmarketcenter.com.
Gift, Home Resources
Dozens of gift and home showrooms are open during the show in the Trade Mart, World Trade Center, and IHDC building and feature many options from leading brands including home accents, candles, holiday, spa and wellness, paper products, gourmet items, and more.
7th Floor Cash and Carry
Meeting the demand for immediate delivery, all buyers are invited to see the largest selection of products available for immediate purchase on the 7th floor. More than ten new showrooms recently opened and include apparel and accessories as well as gift items and fine jewelry.
Major Stores, Buying Groups, and Associations
The marketplace will welcome major stores, buying groups and associations representing hundreds of millions of dollars in purchasing power. Those special partners include Buckle, New Apricot Lane Franchises, Choctaw Casino & Retail, Julian Gold, L’auberge Du Lac Casino & Retail, MOD On Trend/MLT Group, Scheels, Shoes N More, Silver Dollar City Casino & Retail, and Von Maur. International retail includes Rueda Enterprises (PR), El Closet De Maribel, (MX), and Wears Naga (PR).
Unmatched 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 $119. 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 August Trade Events
In addition to the Apparel & Accessories Market other trade events in August offer buyers a safe and welcoming marketplace. Events include KidsWorld (Aug. 23-26), the AETA International Show (Aug. 25-28), and WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market (Aug. 25-28).