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Dallas Market Center Details New Temp Section

The Dallas Market Center (DMC) has announced the details of Made, a new category in The Temps at Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, scheduled January 17-23. The Temps open on January 18 – with Luxe Gift and Home & Design Temps opening January 17 – and are a highly anticipated and trafficked part of Market.

With the growing desire of customers to purchase artisan-style products, retailers are on the hunt for items that they won’t find everywhere else. In an effort to provide these unique products with interesting stories, DMC has expanded its offering of one-of-a-kind products and created a Made category in the Gift Temps on the 12th floor of the World Trade Center.

This growing category encompasses all kinds of products made in a unique way including handmade, locally made, globally made, American made, uniquely made, and one-of-a-kind finds.

“This expanded product selection will create a whole new type of buying experience for our eager buyers,” notes Kristina Johnson, VP/Trade Shows for DMC. “The organization and central location of this category will provide a new sense of ease for our buyers when they are looking to source these types of products.”

The Made category on WTC 12 is located next to the new seminar space where presentations, speakers, and events occur regularly during Market creating an enhanced experience for exhibitors and buyers alike. In addition, exhibitors are located near the popular food options on the 12th floor for additional convenience.

“We continue to see a strong demand for one-of-a-kind items,” says Cindy Morris, President & CEO of DMC. “Our Temps are a highly anticipated part of Market, and we are adding even more value for our retailers to discover additional products their customers will love.”

To source additional upcycled and one-of-a-kind products, buyers can visit Market Hall for cash & carry, furniture, and vintage products that can be taken home same day or via an order-writing process.

Additional new Temp areas were introduced for January Total Home & Gift Market including, Luxe Gift on the 1st floor of the Trade Mart; the Home & Design Temps on the 6th floor of the World Trade Center; Made, Gift, Gourmet, and Holiday & Floral on the 12th floor of the World Trade Center. A special cause-related and charitable giving product section will also launch on the 12th floor of the World Trade Center as well as Women’s Apparel and Fashion Accessories on the 13th floor of the World Trade Center.





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