August Dallas Apparel & Accessories Show Features Expanded Marketplace to Meet Demands of Buyers From Coast to Coast
DALLAS – August 12, 2022 – The August Apparel & Accessories Market, taking place August 23-26, will offer an expanded marketplace featuring more brands for buyers visiting from coast to coast. Highlights for the show include new permanent showrooms and an expanded selection of temporary exhibits including the debut of Young Contemporary resources on the tenth floor of the World Trade Center.
“Our summer shows are the largest in years, but more importantly we are showcasing top brands that meet the demands of retailers seeking on-trend, new collections that customers will love. Retailers have to stand out, and the best way to help them is to create a market experience that delivers the ease of shopping across all categories in one marketplace with the knowledge that we have focused on brands of style and distinction.”
New Brands, New Exhibitors + Debut Collections
New for August, buyers will see new, expanded or relocated permanent showrooms across the marketplace. As well, there are more than 60 new or expanded Temp exhibitors located on the 12th and 13th floors, while Young Contemporary has expanded into new space on the 10th floor.
On the 13th floor, Hey Dude and PJ Harlow join expanding showroom Corral and the recently opened Kendra Scott showroom. Other new and notable lines on 13 include Agency Showroom, Be YOU Be ONE, Five Tribe, Gigi Pip, Ilse Jacobsen, Jayley Collection, Jeffrey Campbell, MULLA, Rangoni, Rollie, Ruby Yaya, Splendid Footwear, and Sur La Vague.
The 14th floor will feature new showroom Wrangler Watches, adjacent to the western showrooms participating in WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market. On the 15th floor, there will be a new showroom by JS Group and expanded showrooms Johnnie O and D. Reeves joining showrooms and brands AS by DF, Celia B, CK Bradley, Golden Sun, HEVRON, KLEID, La Biz, La Fuori, Molly Bracken, and THEIA.
Exclusively For New Buyers
New buyer applications are at record levels, and to support first-time visitors, Dallas Market Center is offering a daily new buyer orientation. Attend DMC Scoop Tuesday, August 23rd - Friday, August 26th at 9AM on the 1st floor of the World Trade Center.
Sizzling Market Events
To educate, inspire, and deepen connections, market events will be held across the marketplace. Join us throughout the week for a variety of social, and hospitality events from complimentary Champagne Popsicle Cocktails to Market Moment Photo Opportunities, a Buyer’s Lounge, Blue Ribbon Breakfast, and more.
Event Highlights Include:
· Material Girl Fashion Show - Tuesday, August 23rd @ 6pm on WTC 1st Floor
o The show will officially kick off the Apparel & Accessories Market.
o Join us an hour before the show for a complimentary cocktail!
· Western & English Fashion Show - Thursday, August 25th @ 6pm on WTC 1st Floor
o The show will spotlight Western & English trends on the runway, sourced straight from Dallas Market Center.
o Join us an hour before the show for a complimentary cocktail and live music!
A full list of events, bars, and hospitality are available at the Dallas Market Center website.
Gift, Home Resources
Dozens of gift and home showrooms are open during the show in the Trade Mart, World Trade Center, and IHDC building and feature many options from leading brands including home accents, candles, holiday, spa and wellness, paper products, gourmet items, and more.
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.
Major Stores, Buying Groups, and Associations
The marketplace will welcome major stores, buying groups and associations representing hundreds of millions of dollars in purchasing power. Those special partners include Buckle, New Apricot Lane Franchises, Choctaw Casino & Retail, Julian Gold, L’auberge Du Lac Casino & Retail, MOD On Trend/MLT Group, Scheels, Shoes N More, Silver Dollar City Casino & Retail, and Von Maur. International retail includes Rueda Enterprises (PR), El Closet De Maribel, (MX), and Wears Naga (PR).
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 $119. 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.
Additional August Trade Events
In addition to the Apparel & Accessories Market other trade events in August offer buyers a safe and welcoming marketplace. Events include KidsWorld (August 23-26), the AETA International Show (August 25-28), and WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market (August 25-28).
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.