DALLAS – August 1, 2023 – Top trending contemporary brands, expanded footwear and accessories, and inspiring events will mark the final apparel and accessories show of the summer in Dallas. Continuing its momentum of shows welcoming more buyers from coast to coast, the August Apparel & Accessories Market (August 22-25) will welcome thousands of retailers seeking new collections and best-selling brands for the upcoming season.
The August show in Dallas will include more trending contemporary apparel brands as well as an expanded collection of footwear and accessories, carefully selected to stay ahead of trends and present in-demand products.
Taking place at the same time is KidsWorld (August 22-25), WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market (August 23-26), and the AETA International Trade Show (August 23-26).
“As buyers seek fresh styles for the seasons ahead we are delivering in a big way in August,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Our marketplace will be full of directional looks to help independent retailers stand out, including contemporary and western brands that may be combined to create unique personal styles.”
Pre-registration, which is the exclusive method to receive a FastPass for quicker entry, is now available at dallasmarketcenter.com.
New and Notable Exhibitors
The marketplace presents apparel, footwear, and accessories on multiple floors merchandised into easy to navigate neighborhoods of collections.
Footwear is a category enjoying tremendous growth in Dallas, and its location on the 10th floor allows for a greater number of brands to be featured. New and noteworthy for August are Planet Cowboy, Andres Assous, Mephisto, Sabot YOU YOU, Frye, Butrich, Alepel, ALL BLACK, and Miz Mooz.
Accessories are also enjoying growth in Dallas. The Agency Showroom is a recent arrival from Los Angeles featuring a range of accessories lines including jewelry, belts and handbags. This showroom joins notable brands including Brianna Cannon, Jules Kae Handbags, Del Duca, Geraldina Jewelry, Capucine de Wulf, and Taylor & Tessier.
New and notable brands showing on the 15th floor will include a new showroom from Eurostyle Fashion Group (15395), which will be bringing a fine assortment of leading international brands of high quality and style such as Oui and Luisa Cerano.
Also on 15 is an expansion by Hyer Boots (15175, 15163) joining Hale Bob, SILKA, Inclan, Aguabendita, Love The Label, Felicite, Cartolina, and Kerri Rosenthal.
Among the apparel and accessories temporary exhibitors on floors 10, 12, and 13, new in Young Contemporary are Artemis Vintage, Just Me, and OneTheLand. Notable brands showing in the Temps on 13 are CROSBY by Mollie Burch, Vero Moda, Z&L Europe, Sunshine Tienda, Ahdorned, and Holystone Jewelry.
In KidsWorld Studio on the 8th floor, new and notable brands include Manolitas, Baybala, Dear Hayden, and Naturino.
THE GOODS by Brand Assembly
On the 10th floor of the World Trade Center is the showroom and trade experience THE GOODS by Brand Assembly which debuted earlier this year. The 17,000 square foot space showcases dozens of exceptional and elevated brands presenting their collections across all product categories including apparel, accessories, footwear, gift, home décor, and western. Stand out brands for August include Thrills, Intentionally Blank, Fraulein Boots, and Richter Goods. Special events and activations include the following daily hospitality:
11:00 AM – 3:00PM - Live chainstitching by Lunchroom Anxiety | Limited quantity of Champion and Alternative Apparel shirts available for personalizing
11:00 AM – 4:00PM - RELYT Tea Bar
On Tuesday and Wednesday they will host a Happy Hour with Specialty Cocktails from 4p.m. to 6 p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday they will have permanent jewelry from Link x Lou from noon to 4 p.m.
Style Eyes: Lele Sadoughi
Designer and style arbiter Lele Sadoughi is welcomed as a Style Eye trend spotter for the August show. Lele is the namesake designer of a highly successful fashion accessories company that includes collectible headbands, jewelry, handbags and other accessories. The Dallas-based designer, known as the “headband queen,” has flagship stores in Dallas, Houston, New York City, and Newport Beach, and her products may also be found in leasing retailers worldwide. In addition to serving as a Style Eye, Lele will welcome guests for the Tuesday evening fashion show.
Market Events and Tuesday Fashion Show
All buyers are invited to a variety of industry, social, and hospitality events including complimentary receptions, special photo ops, and more. A complete list is available on the website and app. Event highlights on Tuesday, August 22 include:
· 3 p.m., “Lele Sadoughi Talks Fashion with Kameron Westcott.” Location: WTC 13 Smoothie Bar.
· 5 p.m., Pre-Fashion Show Party. Join us an hour before the Trend Fashion Show for complimentary cocktails and music! Location: World Trade Center Atrium.
· 6 p.m., Woven Landscapes: A Trend Fashion Show. Join us for a Trend Fashion Show and be swept away by the best looks from head to toe. The theme of the show is Woven Landscapes and will highlighting desert landscapes, American nostalgia, and styles influenced by the southwest including Joshua Tree, Marfa and Santa Fe. Location: World Trade Center Atrium.
For New Buyers
New buyer applications are at record levels, and to support new buyers, Dallas Market Center is offering a daily new buyer orientation. Attend the New Buyer Scoop each morning at 9 a.m. on the 1st floor of the World Trade Center for tips and tricks to prioritize your day and a rundown of what’s new.
7th Floor Cash and Carry
Meeting the demand for immediate delivery, all buyers are invited to see the largest selection of products available for immediate purchase on the 7th floor. More than ten new showrooms recently opened and include apparel and accessories as well as gift items and fine jewelry.
Unmatched Hotel Offers
Dallas Market Center partner hotels are offering new, lower rates to support buyer travel budgets. Dozens of hotels, many within walking distance of the campus, are offering updated rates as low as $124. Rates valid until 2 weeks prior to Market, based on availability and are subject to change at any time so please reach out to Market Travel online or by calling 214-744-7444.
For upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center mobile app. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the DMC Daily Dose.
About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in gourmet and housewares, home décor, holiday/floral, gifts, lighting and apparel. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80% of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.