January 13, 2023
IMC extends Shoppe Object to High Point Market

International Market Centers (IMC) will launch another edition of Shoppe Object during High Point Market beginning in October 2023.

More than 100 hand-selected brands representing Shoppe Object’s mix of elevated, artisanal, design-driven product will be presented Oct. 14-17 on the third floor of High Point’s Historic Market Square in a dynamic, reimagined exhibit space, according to IMC.

“IMC’s expansion of Shoppe Object at High Point in October is particularly exciting after several years of focus on market recovery. It signals renewed focus on strategic growth and expansion for IMC in 2023,” said Bob Maricich, CEO of IMC. “The High Point presentation of Shoppe Object will be as equally engaging as Shoppe Object’s New York Market, but with a focus on furnishings and décor. The launch of Shoppe Object at High Point Market delivers an additive business opportunity for buyers and sellers alike, giving the very best designers and home furnishings retailers even more reason to shop the furniture capital of the world.”

According to IMC, the new High Point edition aims to reflect Shoppe Object’s distinct, community-driven energy and ethos, with a singular emphasis on home product to best serve High Point’s retail and interior design audience. The product mix will be object-focused with an emphasis on design-led and maker-generated items.

“It’s a timely endeavor,” says Jesse James, Shoppe Object’s founder and show director. “We’ve found that many of the brands in the Shoppe Object community are specifically seeking opportunities to expand their exposure to interior designers and architects, and there is no better place to do that than in High Point.

“Shoppe Object’s fresh new edit and elevated experience is a complement to IMC’s well-established temporary exhibit destinations at InterHall and Suites at Market Square,” adds James. “IMC presents the only temporary exhibits at High Point Market and the addition of Shoppe Object brands further expands discovery opportunities for design-driven designers and retailers.”

Additionally, High Point Market’s spring and fall editions complement the winter and summer timing of the New York buying events, IMC says, providing Shoppe Object home brands with year-round exposure and sales opportunities.

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