Las Vegas Market announced today significant gift and seasonal leasing gains with more than 102,000 square feet of new, expanded and relocated showrooms confirmed for 2019 Las Vegas winter market, running Jan. 27 – 31, 2019. Additionally, the temporary exhibits in the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market are experiencing notable growth with the market’s largest-ever GIFT and HANDMADE presentations, and a sold-out DESIGN LIFESTYLE section.
“The number of seasonal and gift resources continue to grow at Las Vegas Market,” said Leanna John, Director of Leasing for International Market Centers. “Since 2012, Las Vegas Market has experienced unprecedented growth with a 223 percent increase in gift buyer attendance and a 240 percent increase in seasonal buyer attendance.”
New-to-market showrooms include: AC+F, a supplier of custom-made ornaments, in 1,300 square feet on C7; Jaco of America, a wholesaler of unique glass jewelry and glass figurines, in 1,110 square feet on C9; and Katherine’s Collection, a supplier of handcrafted holiday decor, is returning to Las Vegas Market in 2,040 square feet on C9 after a six-year hiatus.
Existing tenants are relocating or expanding their showrooms this winter. On C6, three-company collective “Best of Show” is expanding to 7,500 square feet.
On C7, Timeless by Designs, a provider of wholesale giftware products, is relocating to 5,093 square feet; and Las Vegas Market anchor Creative Co-Op is more than doubling its former showroom space and introducing a new “Creative Commons” lounge. The expansion will create a 28,000-square-foot showroom for the Creative Co-Op, Bloomville and ILLUME brands. These relocations and expansions support Las Vegas Market’s remerchandising of C7, which offers buyers a more cohesive gift and seasonal presentation and supports the growth of existing tenants as well as renewals, expansions and relocations of other exhibitors. Other notable exhibitors on C7 include: C&F Enterprises, K&K Interiors and Primitives by Kathy.
On C8, Bearington Collection, a supplier of teddy bears and baby products, is relocating and expanding to 2,293 square feet; multi-line agency Next Step Reps is expanding to 24,000 square feet; and OneCoast, a provider of gift, home, fashion accessories and collegiate products, is expanding to 17,604 square feet to showcase Mud Pie products.
On C9, Melrose International, a wholesaler of giftware, holiday, home decor and silk florals, is expanding 66 percent to 11,100 square feet; and Portman, a supplier of high-quality accessories and apparel, relocated to 2,300 square feet.
In addition to permanent showrooms, temporary gift and home decor in the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market are pacing at an all-time high. The GIFT category in Pavilion 1 will feature more than 180 exhibitors in 35,000 square feet this winter, a 10 percent increase from 2018 winter market and the largest-ever presentation in GIFT. New-to-market gift and seasonal exhibitors include: Beacon Designs, S4 Lights, Holidynamics, MeadowBrook Gourds, Mascot International, Inc. and Vermont Christmas Company. Other notable resources include: AA Floral; Character’s Unlimited; The Christmas Place; Cosmo Gifts Corp; Decor N’ Beyond; Flora Bunda; Gift Bliss; The Handcrafted; Pampean Art Glass; Nestled Pines Woodworking; The Rose Lady; Santa’s Workshop; and Tony International. Additionally, GIFT will feature the return of Artisanal LA.
The HANDMADE category will also feature its largest-ever presentation at winter market with 9,000 square feet of space. Notable vendors with seasonal and gift products in HANDMADE include: A. Primary, Danforth Pewter, Green Tree Jewelry, Pilgrim Imports and Silk Road Bazaar. Additionally, HANDMADE will also showcase the return of Aid to Artisans, which has confirmed participation from eight companies.
The sold-out DESIGN LIFESTYLE section will showcase 30 companies across 3,200 square feet. New and notable exhibitors include: American Design Club, Cognitive Surplus, Cose Nuove, Dock and Bay, Fiorentina and Nambe.
In Pavilion 2, DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace will feature more than 15,000 square feet of antiques, found objects and one-of-a-kind vintage resources. Notable exhibitors with seasonal and gift products include: The BNB Craft; Broke Jewels; Forever Green Art; Lyla Bleu; Peppermint Charms; Stone Soup Santas and Vintage Addiction.