LA Mart welcomes new, expanded showrooms in light of California Gift Show summer postponement
LA Mart assures its buyer base that even in light of the cancellation of the summer Cal Gift Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the LA Mart Market will be bigger and stronger than ever. “Even though there has been no official announcement of the convention center show cancellation, we believe that it is important for buyers to know that the heart and soul of the Los Angeles gift market, the LA Mart, is charging forward with an outstanding Summer Market,” affirms Frank Joens Sr. VP and General Manager of the LA Mart. “We are gearing up for an awesome circus themed show with more new resources in our showrooms and temporaries, TEMPS ON 2, than we have seen in years. We are creating homes for the displaced exhibitors that found themselves without a place to exhibit due to the cancellation of the convention center show.”
The LA Mart will celebrate new and expanded showrooms for the summer market that include Caracole, Zalamoon/ Tinsletot, Endeavour Home & Garden, Kitchen Concepts, Mestar Lighting, Faustine Furniture, Heritage Antiques, and Berndhart Interiors. Current showroom expansions incorporate Stephen Young (book room), Keena, Brouk & Co, Vickerman, Pinski Portugal, Bassman-Blaine, and Joy To The World who is doubling the size of their current showroom.
“These new and expanded resources, along with hundreds of new lines exhibiting in TEMPS ON 2, will provide LA Mart buyers with more choices than ever,” says Joens. “We are proud to present hundreds of lines here at the LA Mart that you cannot find in any other show in the country.”
Seminars return to the LA Mart Summer Market starting with Dr. Christmas, Tree Stylist to the Stars, whose customer list includes Beyonce, Mark Wahlberg, Barbra Streisand, Whoopi Goldberg, Diane Keaton, Heidi Klum and Steven Spielberg to name a few. His seminar entitled “How To Do Christmas Right In Your Retail Environment” will be held Friday July 20th at 9:30am. On Saturday July 21st at 10am, social media expert Lindsey Mauch will present “Using Facebook And Instagram To Grow Your Business,” which will give tricks of the trade on how to best optimize your social media campaigns.
In addition to all of the new shopping resources, the LA Mart is planning many complimentary perks for their buyers that include daily happy hours, snacks throughout the floors, a buyer’s and business lounge serving beverages and snacks, morning mimosas on the weekend, and a Circus-themed party at 6pm on Saturday evening at the close of show.
For buyers looking to shop truly unique products in the relaxed atmosphere of a comfortable, non-frenetic market, the LA Mart is the place to shop!