The Las Vegas Market has announced 1,200 new furnishings and gift lines have been added or expanded since Winter 2012.
At the upcoming Las Vegas Market, held July 29-Aug. 2, buyers will see 1,200 new exhibitors and lines, with more than half of the growth coming from the rapidly emerging gift category with 510 new permanent gift showrooms and lines, and 405 new gift temporaries. In the home furnishings category, buyers will see 300+ new exhibitors that are all new to Las Vegas Market in just a few markets.
To accommodate this growth, Las Vegas Market has made room for 1.1 million square feet of new and expanded showrooms, categories, and products spanning furniture, home décor, and gift. Since Winter 2012, Las Vegas Market has added 600,000 square feet of furniture showrooms, 290,000 square feet of home décor showrooms, and 260,000 square feet of gift showrooms across its 5-million-square-foot campus comprised of three buildings. The market has also undergone re-merchandising to bring similar companies and categories together and create a more cohesive and efficient experience for buyers.
“The growth we’ve experienced in the last 18 months is nothing short of spectacular, and there is certainly a sense of renewed retailer participation and leasing activity that we haven’t seen in years. Both buyers and sellers see Las Vegas Market as a critical piece of their business strategy given its unique location, retail penetration, and broad exhibitor and product mix,” says Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers, the parent company to Las Vegas Market.
“Our July Market provides an incredible opportunity for retailers to see thousands of mid-year product introductions to freshen inventory for the fall selling season,” Maricich adds. “We sincerely hope that any buyer who hasn’t been to our market in a couple years will take a serious look at us this Summer to experience over 1,200 new exhibitors and lines. Of course the first-class hospitality and educational components of the market are a huge bonus that uniquely benefit Las Vegas Market attendees.”
In the last 18 months, Las Vegas Market has added nearly 900,000 square feet of new and expanded home furnishings showrooms featuring products in every category for the home including furniture, decorative accessories, wall art, flooring, and lighting plus 35,000 square feet of home furnishings temporary exhibitors. Buyers will see 300+ new home furnishings resources, including fashion-forward brands such as Lexington, Drexel Heritage, Thomasville, Noir, Christopher Guy, Julian Chichester/Mr. Brown, Kravet, Norwalk, Nourison, Arteriors, Tommy Bahama, Karastan, Trina Turk, Surya, Andrew Martin, Jonathan Adler, Nine6 and other designer favorites.
Other furniture newcomers to Las Vegas Market include American Furniture, Bassett/HGTV, Cheers/Man-wah, Elements, HTL, Palliser, Southern Motion, Steve Silver, and United Furniture.
Home décor leaders with a new or expanded presence include Alinea, Andrew Martin, Broadway Decor, Cisco Brothers, Classic Home, Entrada Collection, Kravet, Lowcountry Orginals, Jonathan Adler, Luna Bella, Moe’s, Nine6, Pacific Legend, Palecek, Picture Source, Santangelo Lighting, Saro, Surya, TerraSur, The Bramble Co., and Visual Comfort.
The gift category boasts hundreds of new and expanded resources spanning general gift, seasonal, spa, toy, jewelry, inspirational, global, stationery and extensive new offerings in tabletop and lifestyle with a substantial increase in better goods and fashion forward resources. Top newcomers in the Gift category include ABBIAMO TUTTO, Alessi, Anne McGilvray & Co., Archipelago, Bridgewater Candles, Bodrum, Camille Beckman, Glory Haus, Grace Direct/ Greenleaf/Votivo, Grasslands Road (a division of Amscan), Just Got 2 Have It!, Joanne & Co., Kalalou, Manual Woodworkers & Weavers, Mark Roberts, Michael Aram, Melrose International, Rolf Glass, SKYROS DESIGNS, The Royal Standard, Toyology, VIETRI, Inc., Waterford Wedgewood, Royal Doulton, Vagabond House, and White Dove Gifts.
In addition, this Summer Market will feature the debut of three new floors of gift and home décor showrooms, plus two expanded floors.