Major gift expansions on deck for Summer 2023 Las Vegas Market
Fifteen permanent showroom updates, including expansions for four gift and lifestyle sales agencies, are among highlights planned for the summer 2023 Las Vegas Market, taking place July 30 to Aug. 3 at World Market Center Las Vegas, according to International Market Centers (IMC).
Overall, the expansions and additions will add nearly 108,000 square feet of resources to Building C’s seven floors of gift and lifestyle showrooms.
“Leading West Coast sales agencies are expanding their permanent showrooms at Las Vegas Market to better connect their trend-driven brands with discerning buyers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, chief growth officer of IMC. “This growth, combined with branded showroom additions and expansions, amplify the total lifestyle sourcing available for buyers at Las Vegas Market this summer.”
Most notably, the 11th floor of Building C becomes a major gift and lifestyle destination anchored by two sales agencies this July. Fine Lines (representing 57 gift, fashion and hone décor lines) is relocating to the new C11 gift and lifestyle floor and doubling its footprint. Stephen Young, (representing 166 gift and lifestyle brands) just six months after debuting in Las Vegas, adds 5,000 square feet to expand its “Book Room” space which showcases an expansive offering of giftable books.
“Fine Lines is excited to expand our presence at Las Vegas Market,” said Matthew Katzenson, CEO of Fine Lines. “Moving to C11 gives us the opportunity to spread our wings and create a more exciting shopping experience for our customers. Our goal is to elevate the look and feel of our brand and to bring more excitement to the market. IMC continues to support us by helping bring our vision to life.”
Two other confirmed sales agency showroom expansions are Road Runners (representing 40 gift and lifestyle lines) doubling its footprint on C10; and NEST (representing 55 gift and lifestyle lines), expanding its showroom on C8 by 6,000 square feet.
Additional updates to Las Vegas Market for Summer 2023 include the West Coast debut of Synergy (fashion and apparel/accessories) on C10; a 30% expansion for Gifts of Nature (New Age gifts) on C8; and relocation and expansion of American Paper & Plastic (custom-branded packaging) on C7. Additionally, Sullivans (holiday and home décor) is completely updating its showroom.
Beyond these additions, expansion and relocations, seven current showroom tenants have recommitted to Las Vegas Market with showroom lease renewals. Bali Queen (jewelry and apparel); C&F Enterprises (every day and seasonal home, kitchen and bedding); Jim Spinx (quirky art prints); Match (glassware, dinnerware and handmade Italian pewter), Riedel (glassware) and Torre & Tagus (home décor and accessories) are among brands extending their participation for three or more years.
Augmenting Las Vegas Market’s permanent showroom collection are more than 350 brands in six categories in the Gift & Home Temporaries, located in the connected Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. Gift buyers can easily transition from the Building C gift showrooms to explore new, up-and-coming and innovative lifestyle brands in temporary exhibits.