Upcoming markets provide retailers buying opportunities
Although the summer purchasing season is almost upon us, there are still opportunities to attend a spring market to procure gifts, books, journals, calendars and more. Plus a sneak peak at the kick-off to the summer buying season — a look at what large market will be the first one to attend this summer.
UnBound at BookExpo
BookExpo 2019 will debut a new “show within a show” at the upcoming 2019 event May 29-31 called UnBound. Led by stationery industry veteran and recently appointed Event Director Patti Stracher-Lee, UnBound, a collection of bookish goods, will present merchandise buyers from independent and chain bookstores, museum stores and specialty retailers a curated range of complementary products to their book business.
UnBound at BookExpo will present a thoughtful collection of relevant products across 25 categories to drive sales and inspire consumer curiosity. These range from journals, calendars and greeting cards to desk accessories, personal care, candles, science and nature products, toys, games, art materials and artisanal/handmade items.
UnBound will be held May 29-May 31, 2019 in New York City at the Javits Center. Read more about this show in an article in Stationery Trends Magazine Spring 2019 issue.
Dallas Total Home & Gift Market
Dallas Market Center will kick-off the popular summer buying season by connecting retail buyers and makers in a variety of merchandise categories: home décor, gifts, housewares, accessories, and more.
Dallas Market Center offers both temporary and permanent showrooms for perusing. The Market even offers a Folk Art Market Collection. Overall participants will see the latest trends in gifts, holiday, home décor, fashion and more.
The Total Home & Gift Market will be held June 19-June 25, 2019 in Dallas. For more information visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com.
In July, plan to attend one of the following shows which are filled with an amazing array of product, ideas, trends and inspiration!
- Atlanta Summer Gift & Home Furnishings Mart: July 8-15
- LA Mart (Summer): July 18-22, 2019
- Philadelphia Gift Show: July 21-24, 2019
- Las Vegas Market: July 28-Aug. 1, 2019
For a complete listing of upcoming trade shows, click here.