DALLAS – October 10, 2023 – The debut of 2024 collections, the addition of trending merchandise, and the in-person connection with the community of fashion retailers will mark the final apparel and accessories show of the year in Dallas. The top apparel and accessories marketplace in the U.S. will welcome buyers from coast to coast for the October Apparel & Accessories Market and KidsWorld (October 24-27) to discover what’s new for the upcoming season.
“Only in Dallas will retailers discover the top trending items and new collections from contemporary brands,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “As we look ahead into 2024, our exhibitors will be presenting a colorful and directional new season of products to help retailers thrive.”
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. There are new brands across the marketplace.
On the 15th floor see the new additions in permanent showrooms including Agua Bendita (in UnCommon Fashion, WTC 15656), Project Adamo (in D’elementstyle, WTC 15933), Shan (in Brad Hughes, WTC 15547), Sohana (in Brad Hughes, WTC 15547), Briton Court (in Brad Hughes, WTC 15547), OUI (in Eurostyle Fashion Group, WTC 15395), Rivet Utility (in Scott Harner & Co., WTC 15343), Judith & Charles (in Reeves & Co, WTC 15325), and Desigual (in Lynn Girard Showroom, WTC 15785).
The 13th and 14th floors continue to add or expand permanent showrooms. For October, that includes Inspire Designs (WTC 13232), Properly Marked (WTC 13828), Short Go (WTC 14090), and an expanded Martha Geis in WTC 13844.
The Temps are showcased on four floors: WTC 10, 11, 12 and 13. On WTC 13, a wide collection of resources will be showcased including August Morgan (WTC 13-1707), Crosby By Mollie Burch (WTC 13-1806), Ever Alice (WTC 13-1713), idPearl (WTC 13-1906), and Level 99 (WTC 13-1800). Accessories Temps will include Maanesten (WTC 13-1706), Live Love Gameday (WTC 13-1625), and LePrix (WTC 13-1201).
On the 10th floor, Young Contemporary Temps will include dozens of brands including Q2, Da Veamor, Lime N Chili, Needii, and Original USA. 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 October are Berness Footwear, D’Amelio Footwear, Ethan Valdes Barcelona, Rangoni America, and Seychelles Footwear. New footwear in permanent showrooms on 15 are F65 and Butrich (in D’Elementstyle, WTC 15933), and All Black and Cecelia New York (in The Scott Blair Group, WTC 15408).
The 12th floor presents hundreds of young contemporary resources from leading brands, and on the 11th floor is the return of Cash & Carry, presenting immediate goods across a wide range of categories in dozens of booths.
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. 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 October include Aila Blue, Capittana, Ipanema, Jeffrey Campbell, Lover’s Tempo, Melissa Shoes, Missoni Home, Pera Lima, Place Nationale, Raffaella Rossi, Rays for Days, Relyt, Richter Goods, Simone The Label, Sunski, The Walk Room, Winston White, and more. Events include:
Fashion Feature: A Retail Conversation
Wednesday, October 25 | 2pm | WTC 10 – Atrium
Join Reed Allen Robertson, Personal Shopper with Highland Park Village, to talk all things retail with Hillary France of Brand Assembly, Alex Bratton of Julian Gold, and Darcie Reeping of Apricot Lane. Grab a fall sangria and participate in the conversation as these top industry professionals discuss the hottest trends of 2023, what they are anticipating for 2024, retail and marketing strategies, and the inside scoop on their market and sourcing tricks and tips.
Market Events and Tuesday Fashion Show
Tuesday, October 24 | WTC 1 – Atrium
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 include:
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.