Vendor confirmations piling up for summer Las Vegas Market
Las Vegas Market announced April 24 that early commitments from newcomers and renewals by current resources are expected to bring a dynamic range and variety of temporary exhibitors to the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market this Summer. In total, the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market will showcase 500-plus gift and home décor suppliers from Sunday, July 29 to Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.
“Las Vegas Market is continuing to attract record numbers of temporary exhibitors, with early commitments for Summer Market promising a substantial infusion of new-to-Market resources as well as a healthy number of returning exhibitors,” said Terence Morris, Senior Vice President Gift and Tradeshow Leasing, International Market Centers. “The nation’s fastest growing gift and home decor market, Las Vegas Market continues to expand and refine its temporaries — with greater breadth and depth of categories and improved layout of the floor plan — to best serve the needs of our ever-expanding buyer base.”
Retailers have high praise for the continued expansion of temporary exhibits at Las Vegas Market. “Las Vegas Market is always good for us, and as the temporaries grow, it is becoming even more so,” said Ray McKenzie, retail director, Filoli Historic House & Garden in Woodside, California. “Most of the orders we wrote were there; we will definitely be at Summer Market.”
Sue Fahje, retail manager and buyer for Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in Omaha, agreed: “Las Vegas Market blew me away this year, with new vendors and so many new lines to explore. I picked up around 20 new vendors and wrote three times more orders than previous years! I especially appreciate the growth in Pavilions for GIFT; Las Vegas Market is doing an amazing job with its yearly growth.”
Temporary exhibits at the Summer Market will total 500-plus in two Pavilions, with GIFT, DESIGN LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE in Pavilion 1, as well as special showcases by Artisanal LA and Aid to Artisans; and HOME, DESIGN HOME and DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace in Pavilion 2. The layout of Pavilion 2 has been reorganized to concentrate home décor resources — with HOME and DESIGN HOME concentrated at the front of the Pavilion and DISCOVERIES, VINTAGE, GLOBAL and CASH & CARRY grouped at the rear of the exhibit hall. (NOTE: Artexpo Contemporary Las Vegas is scheduled to return to Las Vegas Market in Winter 2019.)
PAVILION ONE: GIFT, DESIGN LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE
GIFT, the Market’s largest category will feature some 230-plus vendors, including new-to-Market resources: Aura Glass; Avanchy; Hammitt Los Angeles; The Christmas Place; City of Industry; The Crystal Wonderland; and Wrappily Eco Gift Wrap Co.. Notable returning GIFT exhibitors include: Angel Dear; Art Floral Trading; Chandler Candles; Dolma; Dorfman Pacific; EDC Publishing; Going Stemless Cocktail Charms; Hobo Bags; La Vie Parisienne; Melissa & Doug; Notes & Queries; Out of the Woods of Oregon; Paper Russells; Potluck Press; Primal Elements; Santoro; South Bend Chocolate; The Grommet; The Naked Bee; Vestiges; Viverano; and Yikes Twins.
A special highlight of HANDMADE will be the second appearance of Aid To Artisans’ TEAM showcase of first-time artisan exhibitors presented in partnership with leading non-profit economic development firm. TEAM (Training for Entrepreneurs in Artisan Markets) will feature a variety of curated, maker-produced goods from international artisans.
PAVILION TWO: HOME, DESIGN HOME and DISCOVERIES: THE ANTIQUE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE
Pavilion 2 will showcase a variety of home décor product categories, including accent furniture, antiques, decorative accessories, faux botanicals, home décor, jewelry, lighting, one-of-a-kind products, rugs, tabletop, textiles, vintage items and wall decor. HOME, DESIGN HOME and DISCOVERIES will showcase a total of 220+ exhibitors. A special return of a late-night “Cash & Carry Shopping Spree,” until 8 p.m. Monday, July 30, will be among highlights of the Summer Market.
In its new position at the South entrance of Pavilion 2, DESIGN HOME will feature some 43-plus exhibitors showcasing a carefully curated, design-centric home décor, furniture and textiles products, including custom furniture and products appropriate for design-focused retailers and interior designers. New and notable resources will include Filling Spaces; Lewis Interiors; and The Little Birdie; and returning after a hiatus will be Jo-Liza International.
Las Vegas Market is the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 4,300-plus gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market runs July 29 to Aug. 2, 2018. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.