Dallas Market Center the largest wholesale merchandise resource in the world is the one location where retailers from around the globe source a wide range of products ranging from home furnishings gifts decorative accessories lighting garden accessories and gourmet items to textiles fashion accessories and womens mens childrens and western apparel.
I stayed at the Marriott, a beautiful and very comfortable suite. Great shuttle service-even to the whole foods! At the market everyone was super friendly and helpful. I was there mainly for apparel and appreciate they were organized, and well laid out. I would appreciate brand updates during the show. For example: I tried to find a brand that was allegedly in 3 showrooms. (Permanent) however, the line was not at any of them that I could find. I will say, I could only attend the final Saturday. I still should have been able to find it, in my opinion.
Registration very difficult, learn from America's Mart in Atlanta, also, if Dallas wants to try to compete with the Atlanta Gift Show, they need MANY more full showrooms and vendors. The mini assortments most vendors show in Dallas almost doesn't make it worth attending and I live in Dallas. I am in Atlanta for 3.5 days reviewing the vendors, showrooms, and high number of unique vendors that are present in Atlanta. Dallas, get bigger please...
Make sure you research the vendors that will be there. Especially if you're a new business owner You don't want to travel all the way over there and have to spend $150 deposit fee just shoo and end up not buying anything because your style of clothing isn't there.