Temporary exhibitors grow in Dallas


Shoppers explore the Trade Mart building at the Dallas Market Center in this image taken during the Total Home & Gift Market in January.

After the busiest spring and summer markets for more than a decade, the Dallas Market Center is gearing up for its next clothing and accessories market, Oct. 26-29, with longer temperatures, new venues. exposure and a record number of new buyer inquiries.

October Market is the seasonal shopping event showcasing Spring 2022 fashion from top brands and new designers as well as immediate delivery items. The market takes place in over a million square feet of showrooms and temporary spaces adjacent to showrooms for gift, home and vacation products.

“We anticipate the participation of retailers from across the country for our biggest apparel and accessories market of the year,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “A historic number of new shoppers from coast to coast are choosing Dallas, along with a growing number of exhibitors showcasing the fashion avant-garde. This final market of the year will put an exclamation mark on our successful series of events as a hub of the fashion trade. “

Contemporary brands and popular sellers added to the market

Dozens of new exhibitors will make their market debut. On the 13th floor, footwear resources continue to expand with leading brands and new trends in permanent showrooms and interim clothing and accessories. Brands featured on October 13 include Agency Showroom, Linda Richards, Benazir Collection, Emelda Leather and SCHUTZ.

On the 12th floor, the temporary exhibition space is once again full. Recent expansions have added space for more brands arriving from the west coast. To meet demand, overflow exhibitions will be held on the 11th floor, with Immediate Goods at 11, the section of selected fashion brands available for purchase at the show. The new 11 and 12 ranges include Bacon Lettuce Tomato, Heimous, Perfect Peach, Vibrant MIU Denim, I&M Jeans, On Blue, Avery, Nylon, Inner Circle, Monkey Wave, Cupio and Sol & Sea.

Demands from new buyers continue to flow

In addition to new exhibitors, the number of new buyers continues to increase. New buyer demands are more than 50% ahead of 2019, reflecting both the market’s position as an inspiring fashion hub and its momentum as a national market attracting buyers from coast to coast. ‘other. For the October market, independent retailers across the country will be joined by multi-site retailers, buying groups and department stores keen to come to one place to meet their fashion shopping needs. and accessories.

Tuesday evening, fashion show at the top of the market events

Inspiring exhibitions and events will provide critical information on trends to visiting buyers. The theme of the market, Ode to the land, will celebrate spring and natural elements such as earth, wind, fire and water. The market theme will be showcased through exhibits and events, including the Tuesday night fashion show featuring looks from across the market. For new buyers, a market orientation called DMC Buyer Scoop will take place every morning of the show at 9am in the atrium on the 1st floor. A full schedule of events is available through the Marketplace page on the DMC website and app.


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