Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market
To Break Records in January
–THE GOODS by Brand Assembly to hold Open House Featuring Daniel X Diamond and looks worn by Carrie Underwood, Gwen Stefani, and Miranda Lambert–
DALLAS – December 8, 2022 – Dallas Market Center has announced that its January Apparel & Accessories Market will break records for the number of exhibiting companies including new exhibitors across the marketplace and the debut of THE GOODS by Brand Assembly.
The next Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market takes place January 10-13, 2023 with an expanded marketplace featuring additional brands and trending new collections on multiple floors. The show grew by 20% in 2022 and continues to be the largest marketplace in the country for women’s apparel, accessories, and footwear.
The number of buyers attending trade events in Dallas has also grown. The total attendance by retailers at all five apparel, accessories and footwear trade events in 2022 was up almost 20% and the number of buyers attending for the first time was up more than 40% compared to 2019, pre-pandemic numbers. Attendance from key territories was also up for the year: the southeast increased 86%, the upper midwest increased 91%, and the west increased 104% compared to 2019.
“There is remarkable momentum in Dallas, where more retailers are choosing to do business,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “They want a single, convenient marketplace to find everything they need. That’s why we have expanded our marketplace to prepare for retailers from across the U.S. and internationally. We’re looking forward to January and welcoming loyal and new buyers as well as major stores eager to see the latest collections.”
Note that taking place at the same time as the Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market is the WESA International Western and Equipment Market (January 12-15) and the AETA Equestrian Show (January 12-15). Pre-registration, which is the exclusive method to receive a FastPass for quicker entry, is now available at dallasmarketcenter.com.
Marketplace Expansion + Noteworthy New & Returning Collections
Footwear is a category enjoying tremendous growth in Dallas—with the number of exhibitors up 45% compared with 2021. Its new location on the 10th floor allows for a greater number of brands. New and Noteworthy brands for January include Frye Boots, Phillipe Model Paris, Marc Fisher, ASH, Schutz, Birkenstock, and K Swiss.
Apparel and accessories options also continue to grow. On the 10th floor is a 25% expansion of Young Contemporary that includes Endless Blu, Fun 2 Fun, Day + Moon, and Sky to Moon. . The 12th floor Young Contemporary is sold out. On the 13th floor, permanent showrooms have grown substantially in the last 6 months including PJ Harlow, Duo Threads, My Saint My Hero, Agency Showroom to name a few. And on the 15th floor January will see more expansions of current exhibitors with just a handful of showrooms left to lease. January Market will be a launch market for the lines Love The Label, Felicite, and DL 1961.
Launching in January is the showroom and trade experience THE GOODS by Brand Assembly. The 17,000 square foot space located on the 10th floor showcases more than 40 exceptional and elevated brands presenting their collections across all product categories including apparel, accessories, footwear, gift, home décor, and western. Ready to wear from Aqua Bendita, Alyson Eastman, Place Nationale, Marine Layer, It is Well and dozens of others are complemented by accessories from KUU, Sierra Winter, Nash & Ivy, Wanderlust & Co, and others as well as select footwear lines and western collections from Daniel X Diamond, Kit Santa Fe, Dixon Rand, and others. An open house will be held January 10-12, with an opening party taking place January 11th from 4-6 p.m. Special guest is Daniel X Diamond, featuring pieces from the iconic collection and a display of looks worn by Carrie Underwood, Gwen Stefani, and Miranda Lambert.
All buyers are invited to a variety of industry, social, and hospitality events from complimentary Cosmopolitan cocktails for an afternoon boost to Market Moment Photo Opportunities, a Buyer’s Lounge, S’mores Martini Bar, Cosmos on 12, Vino with a View overlooking downtown, and more.
Event highlights include a contemporary fashion show on Tuesday evening, January 10 with the theme of Enter The Multiverse. Join us in the World Trade Center atrium an hour before the show for a complimentary cocktail.
On Thursday, January 12 the Western and English Fashion show takes place at 6 p.m. with live music and cocktails beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing after the show. This special event is part of the WESA International Western and English Apparel & Equipment Market and the AETA International show, which are taking place on the 10th, 11th, and 14th floors from January 12-15.
A full list of events and hospitality are available at the Dallas Market Center website.
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 during the Apparel & Accessories Market 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.
Gift, Home Resources
With Total Home & Gift Market taking place January 4-10, there will be dozens of gift and home showrooms open during the show in the Trade Mart, World Trade Center, and IHDC building. They will 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
We are welcoming major stores representing hundreds of millions of dollars in purchasing power. Those special partners include Boot Barn, Buckle, Choctaw Casino Retail, Landry’s Retail, Cavenders, Scheels, Tylers, and Von Maur. Retailer Apricot Lane will host franchise meetings for all 100+ franchise locations/owners.
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.
SPARK Magazine: Winter Issue
More than 50,000 customers are receiving the latest issue of Spark magazine, the stylish pre-market publication highlighting trends, what’s new inside the market center, and insights from makers and influencers. The cover story is a profile of Los Angeles-based designer Amber Lewis, who creates spaces reflective of her personal style that’s eclectic and unique. Also in this issue is a contemporary fashion spread, western lifestyle coverage, design inspiration from The Hamptons; trends in gifts, lighting and home décor; and highlights of new and expanding showrooms across the marketplace. Finally, the magazine offers plenty of reasons to explore new restaurants and Instagram worthy backdrops around Dallas.
Additional January Trade Events
In addition to Apparel & Accessories Market, other trade events this winter offer buyers a safe and welcoming marketplace at Dallas Market Center. Events include Total Home & Gift Market (January 4-10; Temps January 4-7); Lightovation (January 10-13); KidsWorld (January 10-13); WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market (January 12-15) and AETA International Trade Show (January 12-15).
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.