Gifts Today magazine

Atlanta to showcase 400+ lines

The upcoming Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market will deliver thousands of new product in home and gift

The world’s incubator for what’s new and next in home, gift and apparel merchandise, the temporary marketplace of The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® presents an unmatched product selection in January 2015. Slated for January 8 through 12, the Market showcases more than 4,000 lines in 33 categories.

AmericasMart’s unique temporary layout – with temporary collections located near their related permanent collections – allows buyers to seamlessly explore the categories that best support their business.

The Temporary Marketplace is arranged as:

BUILDING 1
• Floor 1: HD Home (Juried Collection)
• Floor 2: Area Rugs OPEN JANUARY 8-10 ONLY
• Floor 7: Home Accents & Home Furnishings; Fine Linens & Home Textiles

BUILDING 2
• Floor 1: HIGH DESIGN® (Juried Collection); High Design LUXE (Juried Collection)
• Floor 2: Gourmet Foods; Gourmet LUXE (Juried Collection)
• Floor 3: Living and Entertaining: Gifts, Tabletop & Accessories; Gourmet Housewares, Tabletop LUXE (Juried Collection)
• Floor 4: Birding & Backyard Nature; Coastal Lifestyles; The Gardens.®; Gardens LUXE (Juried Collection)

BUILDING 3
• Floor 1: Cash & Carry Jewelry; Holiday, Floral & Baskets; Halloween
• Floor 2: Emerging Artists (Juried Collection); Global Designs; Handmade Design & Handmade Jewelry (Juried Collection); Made in America (Juried Collection); Museum Gifts & Fine Gifts
• Floor 3: Body & Soul, Spa Products; Children’s World; Modern Baby & Contemporary Kid (Juried Collection)
• Floor 4: Boutique (Juried Collection); Gentlemen’s Boutique (Juried Collection); Down to Business; Jewelry & Fashion Accessories (Order-Writing Only); Luggage & Travel Accessories
• Floor 5: On Trend Gifts (Juried Collection); Write On! Stationery, Imprinting, Paper & Occasions; GAMEDAY/Tailgate Products; General Gifts; Resort & Souvenir; Pampered Pets

The highlight of the temporary Market is the sheer volume of unique product offerings. “Our expert team searches the country and the globe for exceptional exhibitors showcasing the next big trends. Our dedication to this pursuit has produced a Marketplace that is unmatched in the industry with appropriate merchandise for retailers across all categories,” says JoAnn Miller Marshall, AmericasMart executive vice president of Tradeshows.

That worldwide outreach is evident in the increasingly global scope of the Market with 80 international companies – 32 new to AmericasMart – filling nearly 15,000 square feet of tradeshow space. Representing countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Uruguay and Viet Nam, international companies like Lovin Summer, The Perth Soap Co., Baolgi, Sas Bains Et Nature, Baija, Lizas GmbH & Co. KG, The Brassman India, Apolo Textil, Baby Mink, Pottery Pots, Wrendale Designs, and Sunshine Ceramica can be found on every Temporary floor.

The incomparable HD Home fills the Building 1 Floor 1 center hall with inspirational home décor and accents from industry leaders including new-to-the collection lines Emdee International, PTMD by Maka, Reborn Relics Home, Taylor Burke Home, Dunes & Duchess and Cotton + Quill joining buyer favorites Chelsea Textiles, Ltd., EMPORIUM HOME, Marshall Clements and Modern History.

Design-driven lifestyle merchandise is found in the Building 2 Floor 1 exhibition hall in the HIGH DESIGN and High Design LUXE collections. Lines including American Design Club, Eban & Co. J.M. Piers, Joana Aranha, Kenny Mack Designs and more showcase fresh gift, home furnishings and home décor product in HIGH DESIGN. High-quality, luxury goods from lines including Addison Weeks, Brackish, Karen Robertson Collection, Kathryn McCoy Design and Lisa Jarvis are showcased in the juried High Design LUXE collection.

On Trend Gifts, one of AmericasMart’s newest collections, located on Building 3 Floor 5, features contemporary gift items including unique, interesting, edgy, clever and fun products from Wild & Wolf, Freaker USA, NPW, Molla Space, Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild and more. Relocating with On Trend Gifts is Write On! with stationery imprinting, paper and occasions merchandise by Faux Designs, s.e. hagarman, Avanti Press, The Gift Wrap Company, Pomegranate, Papaya and more.

Launched at the July 2014 Market, the Gentlemen’s Boutique juried collection features top lifestyle products for men showcased alongside AmericasMart’s signature Boutique collection of higher-end, designer-quality jewelry and fashion accessories. Men’s lines Collared Greens, Bird Dog Bay, Just Madras, Smathers and Branson and Taki Watches complement Jack Rogers, Gretchen Scott, Mar Y Sol, Tees by Tina, Bed Stu, Sea Bags, Julie Vos, PJ Harlow and more in these not-to-be-missed brother and sister collections on Building 3 Floor 4.

The “Maker Movement” – the trend of artisans self-funding, designing, prototyping, producing, manufacturing, distributing and marketing their own goods – drives the Handmade Design and Handmade Jewelry collections on Building 3 Floor 2, anchored by The Grommet’s artisan showcase in its first Atlanta appearance. Joanne Domeniconi, co-founder of The Grommet moderates a panel about the Maker Movement on Friday, January 9.

Items for pampering and relaxing from bath accessories, soaps and salts to grooming products, loungewear, cosmetics, body art and holistic products by Primal Elements, Poo-Pourri, Inis Energy of The Sea - Fragrances Of Ireland, The Somerset Toiletry Company, Farm House Fresh and more fill the Body & Soul collection on Building 3 Floor 3.

U.S.A.-made merchandise is celebrated in the juried Made In America collection on Building 3 Floor 2. The diverse collection features home and gift merchandise crafted by Lizzy J’s, Rewined Candles, Produce, Wendell August, Second Nature by Hand, Mill Wood Art and more.

Outdoor living is celebrated in three specialized categories on Building 2 Floor 4. Myriad items for the bird enthusiast are showcased by lines such as Aviologie, Birds on Things, Willow
Creek Press, Bird House of Cape May and Perry’s Enterprises in the Birding & Backyard Nature collection. Coastal Lifestyles features home accents, home furnishings and gifts with a coastal flair by Beachcomber Trading Co, Nantucket Bike Basket, Stetson’ Seashells, Darlene’s Shells, Sailor Bags and more. The Gardens.® collection supplements the permanent collection with additional lines including Tile Craft, Inc, Pottery Paradise, Homefires Cresco Inc, Uwharrie and Hammock Source.

Estimates cite pet product sales to top $58 billion for 2014. What will 2015 bring? Products for pets and pet enthusiasts are found on Building 3 Floor 5 in the Pampered Pets collection highlighted by Up Country, Tall Tails, Metro Paws, Dog is Good and Pet Life
A full list of Market temporaries can be found on www.AmericasMart.com.

ABOUT AMERICASMART
AmericasMart Atlanta is the nation’s only global wholesale marketplace housing the world’s single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel merchandise. The largest of AmericasMart’s 14 annual Markets and shows, The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market in January and July are the ignition switch for global retailing with buyers from every U.S. state and as many as 90 countries discovering product in more than 1,400 showrooms and more than 2,500 temporary exhibiting companies. ICON HONORS, the home and gift industry’s most celebrated recognition program, is produced and staged annually by AmericasMart.

Located in downtown Atlanta, the AmericasMart complex contains more than seven million square feet of space. It’s a huge global stage on which manufacturers, designers and sales representatives unveil new lines, launch new designs and introduce new categories – all for the benefit of buyers seeking all that is fresh and first in the home, rug, gift and apparel arenas. For more information, please visit www.AmericasMart.com



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