Dec 18, 2023
Dallas Market presents new exhibitors, expanded Temps

The Winter 2024 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market will welcome retail decision-makers from around the world to experience hundreds of new brands and collections, artisan items, and special exhibits and events Jan. 10-16.

“Buyers are eager to be first in line to discover new products and place orders in Dallas,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We are anticipating a strong show, with retailers and designers seeking a single location for new products, connection, and inspiration. We will welcome buyers from all 50 states plus Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and other regions.”

New and expanding showrooms

Dozens of new and expanding permanent showrooms will debut across the marketplace.

The World Trade Center atrium will be reimagined via the arrival of several key showrooms including the debut of the flagship OneCoast showroom; the arrival of Anne McGilvray & Co. and Kimberly Wahlberg; and the expansion of Ivystone featuring a branded space for Consuela fashion accessories.

Also in the World Trade Center, The Gerson Companies arrives in WTC 315; RAZ expanded in WTC 332, 340, and Ashore expanded into an addition space in WTC 570. New spaces for The Light Garden (WTC 360) and many floral and holiday companies have new homes. Those include American Best (WTC 452), Cheungs (WTC 467), Diamond Star (WTC 312), Farrisilk (WTC 322), Green Import Limited (WTC 265), Maxsilk (WTC 316), Unlimited Containers (WTC 423), Vickerman Company (WTC 386), Wholesale Glass Vases (WTC 451), Zucker Feather Company (WTC 334), and Fantastic Craft (WTC 334).

In the Trade Mart, a large new showroom from Primitives by Kathy debuts in TM 1333. P. Graham Dunn opens in 2634, Candleberry Candles debuts in TM 1735, Gift Essentials opens in 1440, plus there are new spaces for Round Top Collection (TM 2066), Catherine Lillywhite (TM 1335) and Honey & Me (TM 2301).

Upstairs in the lighting neighborhood, the new International Pavilion (TM 4909) is home to lighting manufacturers from around the world including new exhibitor Buster + Punch joining many others. Other additions include SDQStaunch (TM 4331).

In the Interior Home + Design Center, Visual Comfort & Co. (1D111) debuts an expanded showroom with all brands together in one place. Surya debuts its new showroom in 1D321 with a celebration. MC Studio (2F140) expands to include Bernhardt Interiors and Tomlinson Furniture. Shadow Catchers Art (WTC 194) has its own showroom in the hallways between the IHDC and WTC. Noble Furniture relocates to the second floor (2F125). Game Room Furniture Partners debuts in 1D102. French Market Collection arrives (2F133) The Gallery showroom (IHDC 1D202) welcomes new exhibitors Shelfology (GL 80), The Library by Anne McGilvray (GL 18), and Home Trends & Designs (GL 102) joining recent arrival Mainly Baskets Home (GL 82).

Gourmet Market exhibitors have a new home inside the Temps on the 12th floor but two exhibitors have showrooms of their own: KMBK, with gourmet foods, kitchen, outdoor, home and pet products is now in Trade Mart 2242, and Oh Sugar! is in Trade Mart 2218.

Exhibitor anniversaries

Several Dallas exhibitors will celebrate important milestones that will be celebrated with customers including Loloi, celebrating 20 years; Cathy & Co, celebrating 30 years; and Portico Collection, celebrating 30 years.

The reimagined Temps

The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, Jan. 10-13, will expand for the winter edition to include new categories and destinations as well as hundreds of new exhibitors, according to Dallas Market Center. More than 40% of the exhibitors in The Temps are new to Dallas Market Center. The Temps leasing team has spent months traveling to shows, fairs, festivals, and bazaars across the U.S. in order to deliver trending products and new brands.

Alongside a range of sought-after incoming brands is the exciting debut of the Toy Fair Pavilion and Gourmet Market, plus the home furnishings categories including Home, Home Textiles & Fine Linens, and Antiques have a new home on the 10th floor.

Highlights include: World Trade Center 10 is a destination for design and home décor featuring the curated home collections of High Style Dallas (HSD), High Style Boutique, plus the newest additions of Home, Home Textiles & Fine Linens. High Style Dallas features gifts and décor including home accents, artwork, decorative soft-goods, tabletop, gifts, accessories, children’s items and paper products. Featured vendors include 727 Sailbags, Prince of Scots, Molinos Handicrafts, Laura Park Designs, and many others. High Style Boutique’s high fashion jewelry, accessories and apparel will include M Donohue Collection, Hannah Carson Designs, Natalie Wood Designs, and Tulum 2U. New to the floor are Home resources including Briarwood Lane, The Mood, Annie Sloan Interiors, and LUXELIFESTYLEDECOR, Lucky Textiles, and Magic Rugs.

Trade Mart 1 Pavilion features an eclectic collection of design-oriented products from all categories of merchandise. Featured exhibitors Dragonfly Fragrances, Cozy Earth, J Alexander Silver, and Gage Inc will be joined by dozens of other companies.

World Trade Center 12 is the largest collection of new companies and trending products at the market. The debut of Toy Fair Pavilion includes Toysmith, Storyastic, Toony Design, and Snapo Toys and Gourmet Market featuring Country Home Creations, The French Farm, Crockstar Dinner Club, and Simple Modern. In Body & Spa, vendors will include California Mango, Greenwich Bay Trading Co., Eleven Point Fragrance, and The Naked Bee. Emerging Gifts will include Words for a Season, Lanyard Lovebirds, Crescent City Clay, and Muscadine Press among others. General Gifts will include Rustic Charm Candles, TINte Cosmetics, Mackenzie’s, and Fox Chapel Publishing. Global Fair Trade has The Mended Company and Via Bella. Seasonal & Outdoor has Stony Creek at Home,
Christmas by Krebs, 2 Saints Inc, and Front Porch Elegance. In the HIM section of men’s gift items, there will be Roostas and Dugout Mugs. The MADE collection includes handmade, American made, and Made in Texas gifts from companies including Hart & Hollow, Talla Imports, Uncommon Melody, and Recherche Furnishings. In Tabletop | Housewares, we welcome Vestiges, Wild Hare Designs, Jane Fifteen Thirty, and Lark at Home. In the T-shirts section JEDCO/Jeep Apparel, EMI Sportswear, August Bleu will be featured.

World Trade Center 13 is the market’s fashion destination featuring Apparel & Fashion Accessories including Baggallini, Little Words Project, Handbag Handcuff, Anea Hill, THML Clothing, and Pink Pineapple.

Market Hall is the home of Immediate Goods. In North Hall, Artisan, Gifts and Jewelry, Fine Jewelry will include Glenda Gies, Bora, A Rare Bird, and DreamWeaver Textiles in the Artisan neighborhood; in Gifts & Jewelry Buddy Love, Salteez LLC, Southern Bliss Company, and Sandy + Rizzo Jewelry. In the Vintage & Home neighborhood, featured exhibitors include Forever Green Art, Karma Living, Cima Wholesale, and Age of Industry along with many others. Market Hall vendors offers both Cash & Carry AND order writing purchasing options.

Major stores and buying groups

Many multi-location retailers and buying groups, representing billions of dollars in purchasing power, will conduct business at Dallas Market Center during Total Home & Gift Market. Those attendees will include Mardel, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Hy-Vee, Von Maur, Harry & David, United Supermarkets, Dillard’s, Central Market, Neiman Marcus, Old Time Pottery, JCPenney, Michaels, Brookshires, Hallmark Corporate, Buc-ees, AAFES, and Gelsons Market.

34th ARTS Awards

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, will hold the 34th ARTS Awards on Friday, January 12 at the Hilton Anatole hotel, hosted by Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley.

The ARTS Awards is an international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement. The ARTS Awards will include category awards as well as a special Academy of Achievement honor for Maria Mullen, CEO of Hubbardton Forge; the Legendary Leadership Award to Karen McNeill of the Home Furnishings Hall of Fame; and a special HEARTS Award presented to Amit Loloi. The ARTS Awards Preview Party takes place on Thursday at 6 p.m. on the 10th floor of the World Trade Center.


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