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5 Reasons to Say "Viva Las Vegas Market"

Go west, retailers and designers! Here are five reasons why you should plan a trip west this January.

Jennifer Pinto
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Modshop will exhibit for the first time at this January’s Las Vegas Market.

Forget about Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Clean Sleeping” regimen; most of us just need sleep and more of it—with or without an $80 copper pillowcase. A solid eight hours of shuteye helps improve memory and curb stress, and because your body increases its blood flow while you snooze, it helps you look better too. That is, unless you’re the Las Vegas Market

Despite it’s home in the city that never sleeps, Las Vegas Market has never looked better. Showroom and category expansions across the campus make some pretty hefty promises. And with more than 4,000 distinct lines, exclusive offerings and, of course, the most up-to-the-minute trends, the Winter 2018 edition won’t disappoint. 

“Las Vegas Market is the West Coast market for home furnishings and decor,” said Robert Maricich, Chief Executive Officer, International Market Centers. “Part of a destination city with world-class hotels, attractions and dining options, Las Vegas Market includes an extraordinary product offering and many West Coast-only introductions.” 

Read on for five more reasons to rest up now for January’s Las Vegas Market.

New lighting and decor-focused temporaries 

The best things come in small packages, especially when we’re talking about The Pavilions at the Las Vegas Market. According to Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift Leasing and Chief Marketing Officer, there’s been a flood of interest in temporary exhibit space in recent months, which means buyers and designers can expect more of those uber cool start-ups and super specialized small shops.

Particularly of note, Pavilion 2 will feature the brand new category Design Home, featuring a juried selection of 25 design-driven home decor, furniture, lighting and textiles companies. We’re especially excited about newcomers like Dowel Furniture, Modshop and Namo Rugs. Let the treasure hunt begin! 

There’s more of the core too

Las Vegas Market is enjoying major expansions of its bread-and-butter categories like furniture and home decor, as well.

For starters, Bernards Furniture and Bauhaus Furniture Group will make a splashy market debut thanks to a 10,000-square-foot showroom on the seventh floor of Building A. Meanwhile in Building B, long-time tenant Furniture of America is expanding to a 70,000-square-foot location on the 11th floor to showcase its growing line of furniture, home accents and lighting. Not to be outdone, upholstered furniture producer England Furniture and La-Z-Boy’s casegoods brand are joining up and expanding into a 30,000-square-foot showroom on B5. 

A ‘First Look’ at the top trends

Despite resident magical acts like David Copperfield, Criss Angel and Penn & Teller, Vegas is more than just smoke and mirrors. Its read on the forecast of home fashion is on the money.

To show off its style acumen, Las Vegas Market’s popular First Look showcase returns to Grand Plaza in January with four new trends to embrace in 2018. Curated by industry veteran, Julie Smith Vincenti, the program will feature product vignettes, a free educational seminar worth 0.1 CEU on Monday, Jan. 29, from 10-11 a.m., and a printed companion guide.

Follow the First Look Pinterest boards here

All the best parties

If there’s one thing Las Vegas know best, it’s how to party. And while there’s plenty in Las Vegas to keep you busy after hours, market attendees will definitely want to take advantage of networking opportunities offered through Las Vegas Market, as well.

Stayed tuned for more information on those events, as well as the 11th annual Design Icon Award presentation. One of the biggest highlights of the January 2018 market, the evening festivities will honor a soon-to-be-named interior designer whose body of work has made a significant impact on the industry. 

Hotel rooms for all

From the strip to Fremont Street, Las Vegas has no shortage of hotel rooms, and market organizers have scored sweet deals on 151,000 of them. Take advantage of discounted rates on rooms across the city. Choose from quirky budget options, baller suites and everything in between. (Believe it or not, non-gaming properties are an option, too!)

Plus, when you book your stay through market partner Connections Housing, you’ll be automatically entered to win prizes like dinner for two, show tickets and complimentary hotel stays during market dates. Click here for more information about booking your stay.


What are you most excited to see at Las Vegas Market? Tell us in the comments!

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