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May 21, 2024
Record number of expanded showrooms to debut at Summer 2024 Dallas Market

The first U.S. market of the summer, Total Home & Gift Market (June 19-25, TEMPS 19-22), will feature a record-breaking number of expanded exhibitors debuting new spaces. In addition, the market center will show its support for independent retail via an exclusive partnership with the non-profit organization Heart on Main Street.

Photo courtesy of Dallas Market.

In the Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, hundreds of new and seasoned exhibitors will showcase products across five neighborhoods of the marketplace. Highlights include a new location for curated design resources on the 11th floor, an expanded Gift selection on the 12th floor, the addition of tabletop to the Trade Mart 1 Pavilion, more fashion accessories on WTC 13, and the return of GO TEXAN together with Immediate Goods in Market Hall.

Supporting independent retail and in partnership with Heart on Main Street, the atrium will be transformed into a Main Street experience, beginning with a heart-shaped entryway leading to four artistically rendered retail storefronts. The retail experiences will include a florist, gift store, women’s boutique, and home décor store, each stocked with merchandise from Dallas Market Center exhibitors. The messaging will be clear: the Dallas marketplace supports independent retail and the mission of Heart on Main Street. Adjacent to the storefronts will be an opportunity to donate to Heart on Main Street to support independent retail.

“We can’t wait for exhibitors and buyers, attending from coast-to-coast, to see everything in store for the first Market of the season!” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Our Heart on Main Street activation is a special way to support small businesses on Main Streets across the country.” 

Pre-registration, which is the exclusive method to receive a FastPass for quicker entry, is now available at dallasmarketcenter.com.

New and Expanding Showrooms 

Dallas Market Center is celebrating a record-breaking number of expanded showrooms making their debut.

The World Trade Center has several key showrooms expanding for June. On the first floor atrium, Feizy Rugs (WTC 102, 118, 114) has expanded for large-format rugs and Novart (WTC 192, 190) has expanded after recently relocating. Anne McGilvray & Co (WTC 270), which debuted in January, expands for June. Design Directions (WTC 9028), Rugs by Tony Farah (WTC 6650), American Best (WTC 452), and Green Import (WTC 265, 257) will all enjoy more space in their showrooms. 

In the Trade Mart, SWS Baskets and Home Décor (TM 2525) debuts a showroom, while several showrooms are expanding. Road Runners (TM 1743, 1521) and Gourmet Specialties & More (TM 2242, 2232) have expanded to offer more brands. Daniel Richards (TM 2301) has relocated and expanded as has Christopher Radko (TM 2353)..   Upstairs in the lighting neighborhood,  new for June is the addition of St James Lighting (TM 3351, a custom lighting and lantern manufacturer based in Columbia, Mississippi. Expanding and relocating is SDQStaunch Lighting  now in TM 3783 and showcasing LED lighting for indoor and outdoor. Relocating to TM 4707 is CWI Lighting, the Canadian company with a full range of lighting from indoor to outdoor.  

In the Interior Home + Design Center, K&K Interiors (WTC 237) expands into adjacent IHDC 2F444 and 2F440 and Noble Furniture (IHDC 2F125) has a larger space on the second floor.

A complete list of new, expanded and relocated showrooms is available in the current issue of Spark magazine, available online and at market.

Exhibitor Anniversaries

Several Dallas exhibitors will celebrate important milestones that will be celebrated with customers including Cathy & Co, celebrating 30 years; Palecek, celebrating 50 years; and J Brandes celebrating 60 years.

Experience the TEMPS and Shop the Top 

The TEMPS at Total Home & Gift Market, June 19-22, will be filled with a diverse mix of the latest, one-of-a-kind products waiting to be discovered. 30% of the vendors in the TEMPS are exhibiting in Dallas for the first time. Make time for the TEMPS and plan to “shop the top” by starting on the 13th floor and work your way down through home and design resources and general gift, gourmet and more. 

Highlights include:

  • World Trade Center, Floor 13 is the fashion destination featuring Apparel & Fashion Accessories including Accessory Concierge, Little Words Project, Teleties, Jacqueline Kent, and Trollbeads. Apparel brands will include Wish List, THML, And The Why, and Pearl & Camo.
  • World Trade Center, Floor 12 has the largest collection of new exhibitors, trending products, and one-of-a-kind finds. The Gourmet Market featuring Piper & Leaf, Dream of Sweden, Derby Mule Artisan Beverage Rimmers, and Twirl Cotton Candy. In Body & Spa, vendors will include Free Reign Farm, California Mango, Greenwich Bay, and The Naked Bee. Emerging Gifts will include Reminder Nail Polish, Sarahfide Creations, Feed On The Word, Studio FSR, and Cranbaby Paper, among others. General Gifts will include Instacake Cards, Deejo – Coriolis, LA Ribbons & Crafts inc, and Finch & Hare.  Seasonal & Outdoor has Lazarus Design Studio – Songbird Grove Collection, K & K Tabletops, and New World Arts. In the HIM section of men’s gift items, there will be Roostas and Dugout Mugs. The MADE collection includes handmade, American made, and Made in Texas gifts from companies including Talla Imports, Georgia Blue, Comfort Cross, and Tunsouk . In Tabletop, we welcome Trinqet, Black Oak Art, Feed on The Word and The Chizel. For Housewares, visit Wild Hare Designs and Sassy Talkin’. In the T-shirts section Beatnik Te, Sugar Stitch, and Hurricane Marsh Outfitters will be featured. In-Demand features the trending, most fresh products and brands including Fahlo, OMG Accessories, Mumi Design, Felt & Flower, Home Malone.
  • World Trade Center, Floor 11 is the premier destination for design and home décor resources featuring the curated home collections of High Style Dallas, High Style Boutique, plus Home, Home Textiles & Fine Linens. High Style Dallas distinguished juried collection features innovative design-driven, home and lifestyle merchandise from all product categories, along with an inspiring collection of original artwork. Featured vendors include 727 Sailbags, JM Piers, LX Artworks, Smithey Ironware, and many others. High Style Boutique’s high fashion jewelry, accessories and apparel will include Dominique Bags, ONI, Hampton Road Designs, and Natalie Wood Designs. New to the floor are Home resources including Red Bird’s House, Vittoria Collection, and Allie and Eddy Designs.
  • Trade Mart 1 Pavilion: featuring a wide range of products from all categories including home décor, artwork, decorative soft-goods, tabletop, gifts, accessories, children’s items and paper products. Featured exhibitors Albert Punkt, Lakole Designs, Lynn & Lianna, and Budha Girl LLC will be joined by dozens of other companies.
  • Market Hall is the home of Immediate Goods. As well, making a return for the second year is the GO TEXAN Pavilion showcasing 35+ brands that are made in Texas. In North Hall, exhibitors will feature products in the Artisan, Gifts and Jewelry, Fine Jewelry categories. Artisan exhibitors include Bora, Glenda Gies, Adams & Hegwood, Mauritius, and Linny Co ; in Gifts & Jewelry Under Wraps, Salteez LLC, Wilder & Soul, and Sandy + Rizzo Jewelry. In the Vintage & Home neighborhood, featured exhibitors include Loloi, Karma Living, Cima Wholesale, Patina Vie, and East End Salvage along with many others. Market Hall vendors offer both Cash & Carry AND order writing purchasing options.

Source Housewares and Tabletop to Celebrate in Style

Discover the latest in housewares and tabletop products with over 400 tabletop and housewares brands in permanent showrooms located throughout Trade Mart and the World Trade Center. Source even more when you shop the TEMPS, especially the new tabletop exhibitors in the Trade Mart.

Welcoming Major Stores and Buying Groups

Many of the top multi-location retailers and buying groups, representing billions of dollars in purchasing power, will conduct business at Dallas Market Center during Total Home & Gift Market. Those attendees will include Southwest Buying Group, Von Maur, NFM, Choctaw Casino, Dillard’s Corporate Home Décor, Dillard’s Ecomm, Mardel, The Paper Store, Buc-ees, Furniture Mall, Albertsons’ Southwest Division, United Supermarkets, Brookshires, Reasors, Normans Hallmark, At Home, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Spa at Winstar, Neiman Marcus, Landry’s, Betres Hallmark, and MAI Hospital Gift Shops.

35th ARTS Awards Nominations

Nominations are open for the 35th ARTS Awards, hosted by Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley and taking place on January 10, 2025, during winter editions of Lightovation and the Total Home & Gift Market. The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement, including several dedicated lighting retail and manufacturing categories. Anyone may submit nominations for the ARTS Awards through June 26 at dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.

TEMPS Power Hour

The TEMPS Power Hour will take place on rotating temp floors from 1pm to 2pm Wednesday – Saturday. Attendees can enter into prize drawings for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes including gift cards, an iPad, local dinners, and hotel nights. Participating booths will be offering the best deals of the show during the TEMPS Power Hour. 

Schedule:

  • Wednesday | 1-2 p.m. – WTC 13 Apparel & Accessories Temps
  • Thursday | 1-2 p.m – WTC 11 High Style Temps
  • Friday | 1-2 p.m – Market Hall Immediate Goods Temps
  • Saturday | 1-2 p.m – WTC 12 Gift Temps

Events and Hospitalities

Events will be happening across the campus for buyer education and inspiration. In addition to daily welcome events including the 9 a.m. New Buyer Scoop in the WTC atrium there are these events of note:

Wednesday, June 19 

  • 9:30 a.m – WTC 11 High Style Coffee Bar | WTC 11  Atrium. Start your morning in style with a complimentary hot or iced coffee before you discover the home design resources on the 11th floor.
  • 9:30 a.m – Tour the Temps with Russ Jones | Meet at WTC 1 Fountain. Follow Russ Jones, award-winning sales representative, ex-Broadway star, and former NYC retailer through Dallas Market Center’s Total Home & Gift Temps. Discover incredible resources, learn how to shop the temps, and ask an expert your questions. Whether you are a first-time buyer in Dallas or just wanting to learn more about resources in the temps, join Russ for this fun and informative tour! RSVP Here
  • 9:30 a.m – DMC Live Podcast Studio: Heart on Main Street Podcast with Patrick Keiser | WTC 11 Atrium. Listen in on a live taping of leading gift, home, and design podcasts! 
  • 10 a.m. – Inside DMC Design with ASID | Meet at the TM 1 – Koi Pond
    Join ASID and Dallas Market Center’s Senior Director of Design, Ginger Hartford, on a tour of home and design resources across campus. She will introduce you to key showroom contacts and talk through the best way to source the latest trends and needs for your design business. After, enjoy lunch on IHDC 2 at 11:30am. You must RSVP to attend the lunch.
  • 12 p.m. –  Taste of 12 at 12: Gourmet Category and Wine Tasting | WTC 12 – Temps. Savor the delicacies of the Gourmet Temps and pair tastings with our complimentary selection of red and white wines.
  • 1 p.m. – TEMPS Power Hour | WTC 13 Apparel & Accessories Temps
  • 1 p.m. – WTC 11 High Style Bubbles Bar | WTC 11 Atrium
    Start your afternoon on WTC 11 with a refreshing glass of bubbles and shop our design resources in the High Style Temps!
  • 2 p.m. – WTC 12 Gift Beer & Wine Bar | WTC 12 Atrium
    Come to WTC 12 for an afternoon beverage before you check out the latest gifts in the temps!

Thursday, June 20

  • 9:30 a.m. – WTC 11 High Style Coffee Bar | WTC 11  Atrium. Start your morning in style with a complimentary hot or iced coffee before you discover the home design resources on the 11th floor.
  • 9:30 a.m. – Tour the Temps with Russ Jones | Meet at WTC 1 Fountain. Follow Russ Jones, award-winning sales representative, ex-Broadway star, and former NYC retailer through Dallas Market Center’s Total Home & Gift Temps. Discover incredible resources, learn how to shop the temps, and ask an expert your questions. Whether you are a first-time buyer in Dallas or just wanting to learn more about resources in the temps, join Russ for this fun and informative tour! RSVP Here
  • 9:30 a.m. – DMC Live Podcast Studio: How’d She Do That Podcast with Emily Landers  | WTC 11 – Atrium. Listen in on a live taping of leading gift, home, and design podcasts!
  • 10 a.m. – WTC 13 Custom Coffee Bar | WTC 13 – 1400 Aisle. Fuel up to with a custom coffee before you explore the newest apparel & accessories on the 13th floor.
  • 10 a.m. – Inside DMC Design with IDS | Meet at the TM 1 – Koi Pond
    Join IDS and Dallas Market Center’s Senior Director of Design, Ginger Hartford, on a tour of home and design resources across campus. She will introduce you to key showroom contacts and talk through the best way to source the latest trends and needs for your design business. After, enjoy lunch on IHDC 2 at 11:30 a.m. You must RSVP to attend the lunch.
  • 12 p.m. –  Taste of 12 at 12: Gourmet Category and Wine Tasting | WTC 12 – Temps
    Savor the delicacies of the Gourmet Temps and pair tastings with our complimentary selection of red and white wines.
  • 1 p.m. – TEMPS Power Hour | WTC 11 High Style Temps
  • 1 p.m. –  Mike Peterson & Ginger Curtis Talk Science & Design Presented by DMC & Feizy | WTC 1 Atrium. Interior Designer Ginger Curtis and Science in Design Founder Mike Peterson discuss the convergence of Science and Design through neuroaesthetics. Learn how Science in Design influences the positive effects of beauty, nature, and fine design on people’s physical and emotional health. The goal is to help designers use beauty to promote healing, which has been proven by the study of neuroaesthetics, biophilia and medicine.
  • 2 p.m. – WTC 12 Gift Beer & Wine Bar | WTC 12 Atrium
    Come to WTC 12 for an afternoon beverage before you check out the latest gifts in the temps!
  • 3 p.m. – Global Trends Fresh from Milano with Patti Carpenter | WTC 11 – Temps
  • 5 p.m. – It’s Poppin’ – The Gallery Champagne & Popcorn Party | IHDC 1D202 – The Gallery. Stop by The Gallery to get things poppin’ with champagne and popcorn and browse design resources in our shared showroom space. Plus, welcome ASID, IDS, ART, and WithIT members for a mega networking event.
  • 6 p.m. – Shop Late Til’ 8 – Select showrooms across campus
    Shop select showrooms across campus will be open until 8pm for you to shop.

Friday, June 21

  • 9:30 a.m. – WTC 11 High Style Coffee Bar| WTC 11 – 1100 Aisle. Enjoy coffee before you discover home resources in High Style
  • 10 a.m. – WTC 13 Custom Coffee Bar | WTC 13 – 1400 Aisle. Fuel up to with a custom coffee before you explore the newest apparel & accessories on the 13th floor
  • 12 p.m. –  Taste of 12 at 12: Gourmet Category and Wine Tasting | WTC 12 – Temps. Savor the delicacies of the Gourmet Temps and pair tastings with our complimentary selection of red and white wines.
  • 1 p.m. – TEMPS Power Hour | Market Hall Immediate Goods Temps
  • 1 p.m. – WTC 11 High Style Bubbles Bar | WTC 11 Atrium. Start your afternoon on WTC 11 with a refreshing glass of bubbles and shop our design resources in the High Style Temps!
  • 2 p.m.– WTC 12 Gift Beer & Wine Bar | WTC 12 Atrium. Come to WTC 12 for an afternoon beverage before you check out the latest gifts in the temps!

Saturday, June 22

  • 1 p.m. – TEMPS Power Hour | WTC 12 Gift Temps. A complete list of events is available via the Dallas Market Center website.

Retailer Excellence Awards

The 73rd Annual Retailer Excellence Awards will take place Wednesday, June 19th during the Total Home & Gift Market at Union Station in downtown Dallas. The REA’s honor the best in retail including 21 finalists plus awards for manufacturer and sales representative. Join the celebration of the outstanding achievements in the gift industry, including the top retailers, sales reps and vendors in the country. More information is available at retailerexcellenceawards.com

Style Eyes Trendspotting

This season’s trend experts return to Dallas Market Center to discover new products at market as part of the program which leverages the knowledge and taste-making skills of leading industry social media influencers for their insights and discoveries. The Style Eyes will spot must-see, unique products and trends across the marketplace including gifts, home décor, lighting, holiday/floral and fashion. Follow along on Dallas Market Center social media channels and #dallasstyleeyes. This year’s Style Eyes:

  • Jeanna Crawford (@JeannaLovesChristmas)  
  • Tikaa Cone (@TotallyTikka)
  • Alisa Berry (@alisaberrydesigns)
  • Lisa McDennon (@lisamcdennon) 



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