It was Sunday 7:30 a.m. at the World Trade Center in Dallas. When they say everything is bigger in Texas, they aren’t kidding. Fourteen floors, comprising over 2,000 customized showrooms, displaying over 25,000 individual lines of merchandise are just waking up, getting ready for another blissfully sunny day at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. Before all of the buyers made it to the trade center, I was able to make my rounds window-shopping. The market gives an overall feeling of a destination vibe in Paris and I’m not talking about Paris, TX. Nope, the other Paris. Everything was covered as far as color trends – vignettes dripping with violets, golds, blues and reds to displays of pale, muted neutrals. The French kiss on any interior can suit virtually every person’s discriminate taste – be it rich, bold jewel tones and the bohemian beauty of boudoir-influenced home fashions, or the pastel serenity of a traditional French country nook nearly absent of color.
After each show we meet with our account executives to help gauge customer reaction to the market. We want to know exactly what you think about our product line, market presence, price points, etc.
Our Account Executives got some great feedback from customers at the recent Atlanta and Dallas markets:
The Dallas event will be held at the IMAX showroom, WTC #6250, on Saturday, June 27th at 3:00pm. The Atlanta event will be held at the IMAX showroom, AGM building two #1100, on Saturday, July 11th at 3:00pm. Cake and champagne will be provided. Food and drinks will be offered daily at both markets.
“Our customers have made these first 25 years possible,” said IMAX President Al Bulak. “This is our way of saying ‘Thank You’. We look forward to serving our customers for many years to come.”