Dec 8, 2022
Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market to host record number of exhibitors

The January Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market will break records for the number of exhibiting companies, including new exhibitors across the marketplace and the debut of THE GOODS by Brand Assembly, according to Dallas Market Center.

The market takes place Jan. 10-13, 2023 with an expanded marketplace featuring additional brands and trending new collections on multiple floors. The show grew by 20% in 2022, the organization said.

The number of buyers attending trade events in Dallas has also grown. The total attendance by retailers at all five apparel, accessories and footwear trade events in 2022 was up almost 20%, and the number of buyers attending for the first time was up more than 40% compared to 2019, pre-pandemic numbers. Attendance from key territories was also up for the year: the Southeast increased 86%, the Upper Midwest increased 91%, and the West increased 104% compared to 2019.

“There is remarkable momentum in Dallas, where more retailers are choosing to do business,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “They want a single, convenient marketplace to find everything they need. That’s why we have expanded our marketplace to prepare for retailers from across the U.S. and internationally. We’re looking forward to January and welcoming loyal and new buyers as well as major stores eager to see the latest collections.”

Taking place at the same time as the Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market is the WESA International Western and Equipment Market (Jan. 12-15) and the AETA Equestrian Show (Jan. 12-15).

Marketplace expansion

Footwear exhibitors are up 45% compared with 2021. Its new location on the 10th floor allows for a greater number of brands, Dallas Market Center said.

New and noteworthy brands for January include Frye Boots, Phillipe Model Paris, Marc Fisher, ASH, Schutz, Birkenstock and K Swiss.

Apparel and accessories options also continue to grow, according to the organization On the 10th floor is a 25% expansion of Young Contemporary that includes Endless Blu, Fun 2 Fun, Day + Moon and Sky to Moon.

The 12th floor Young Contemporary is sold out. On the 13th floor, permanent showrooms have grown in the last six months, including PJ Harlow, Duo Threads, My Saint My Hero and Agency Showroom. On the 15th floor, January will see more expansions of current exhibitors. January Market will be a launch market for the lines Love The Label, Felicite and DL 1961.

THE GOODS by Brand Assembly

Launching in January is the showroom and trade experience THE GOODS by Brand Assembly.

The 17,000-square-foot space located on the 10th floor showcases more than 40 exceptional and elevated brands presenting their collections across all product categories including apparel, accessories, footwear, gift, home décor and western.

Ready to wear from Aqua Bendita, Alyson Eastman, Place Nationale, Marine Layer, It is Well and dozens of others are complemented by accessories from KUU, Sierra Winter, Nash & Ivy, Wanderlust & Co, and others as well as select footwear lines and western collections from Daniel X Diamond, Kit Santa Fe, Dixon Rand and more, according to Dallas Market Center.

An open house will be held Jan. 10-12, with an opening party taking place Jan. 11 from 4-6 p.m. Special guest is Daniel X Diamond, featuring pieces from the iconic collection and a display of looks worn by Carrie Underwood, Gwen Stefani and Miranda Lambert.

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