Gifts Today magazine

Las Vegas Market continues expansion

Growth in the Summer Market’s Lifestyle Resources includes wide range of juvenile product suppliers

Las Vegas Market announced today another round of lifestyle resource expansions, fueled by the addition of major new multi-line showrooms and the sold-out temporary micro showrooms, for the Summer Market, Sunday, July 27, to Thursday, July 31, 2014. As part of this overall lifestyle growth, the Market also is experiencing a notable increase in its number of juvenile resources, through both key category expansions and additions throughout the Market.

“We’re successfully building the lifestyle category at Las Vegas Market and the summer edition will feature a record 250 lifestyle resources in both permanent showrooms and in temporary exhibits,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “This growth is a cornerstone in our strategy to position Las Vegas Market as the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States.”

The number of lifestyle lines on C10 is increasing by 50% this summer, with the addition of six new tenants. The two newest additions -- Grace by Catherine Sullivan, with a 1,760-square-foot showroom showcasing more than 20 lifestyle lines including Aquiesse, Caswell Massey, Gianna Rose Atelier, Lindsay Phillips, the GIVING keys, The HomePort Collections, and Toss Designs; and Margot Elena, in a 3,000-square-foot showroom spotlighting leading personal care brands Library of Flowers, Lollia Life, Love and Toast, and Tokyomilk -- four previously-announced newcomers debuting on C10 this summer: K. Hall Studio, Mary Lake-Thompson, Aesthetic Movement, showing more than 10 lines, including Fishs Eddy, Juniper Ridge, Set Editions and Seletti; and Keena, highlighting more than 40 design-driven lines, including Chilewich, Kikkerland, IMM, Menu, Swell, Wild & Wolf, and Umbra.

Overall, these newcomers join the current, and robust, roster of lifestyle suppliers on C10. This includes both manufacturer showrooms: Archipelago, Camille Beckman, D.L. & Co., and Glory Haus/Elf on the Shelf, as well as multi-line lifestyle tenants including Anne McGilvray, highlighting more than 40 major lines including Design Ideas, Douglas Toys, Harper Collins Publishers and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Just Got 2 Have It!, showing more than 35 lines including Charles Viancin, Corkcicle and Wild Eye Designs; Fine Lines, with more than 25 lines including Caskata, Present Time and Roost; and K Hall Studio Inc., showcasing Barr-Co., Simpatico and U.S. Apothecary.

Beyond permanent showrooms, temporary exhibits presented in “micro showrooms” on C10 are sold-out for the Summer Market, with 18 confirmed exhibitors: Be Home; Dayna Decker Home; D.L. & Co.; French Studio Imports; Glenda Gies; Heritage Lace; Hot Skwash; Jax + Jack; Kiss That Frog; Modern Candle, Nu Op; Objects with Purpose; Pisu Bazaar; Prestige Identity; Rustico Leather; Seda France; Stewart Stand; and Wendell August.

According to Belshaw, “Beyond lifestyle expansion in general, we are witnessing growth specifically in the juvenile category. For the summer Las Vegas Market, we expect to present a record 105 juvenile resources.” A contributor to this category growth is the July 2014 debut on C10 of the first PLUSH Pavilion, which is expected to feature more than 10 innovative juvenile resources such as Dolphine Organics, Ecobibi, KidKusion Inc, Moby Wrap and Pack My Ride.

In addition to the concentration of juvenile resources on C10, there is an increasing infusion of new and expanding juvenile products throughout Las Vegas Market. Among highlights this summer is Toyology’s expansion -- more than doubling its size -- to accommodate its 50+ lines, including Areaware, Mattel/Fisher Price and Schylling. In addition to juvenile resources in Building C, Buildings A and B also will feature a variety of home furnishings and décor manufacturers offering juvenile lines & collections, including Ace Bayou, Acme, Atlantic Furniture, Big Tree/Big Sleep, Boom Chair, California Kids, Comfort Research, Kidz World, Legare, Powell, Standard and many more.

In connection with the growing numbers of gift, home décor and lifestyle resources in Building C, Las Vegas Market is moving its 4th annual Gift For Life charity event to C10. The “Up on 10” fundraiser, which will be held on Monday, July 28, will include a “Las Vegas experience” silent auction featuring a variety of Vegas-themed items that can be redeemed during the Winter 2015 Market. Items will include hotel stays; restaurant vouchers; VIP services at top nightclubs; a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon; tickets on the High Roller, the new Las Vegas observation wheel; horseback riding or rock climbing lessons in Red Rock Canyon; spa packages and many more. Tickets for the benefit cost $25; and may be purchased online at, or at specially-designated kiosks onsite during Las Vegas Market.

Las Vegas Market has experienced dramatic growth across the furniture, home décor and gift categories since 2013, with 850,000 square feet of expanded showrooms as well as the addition of new resources and categories, such as specialty tabletop, lifestyle merchandise, fashion accessories and artisanal crafts. Notable brands among the 1,200 new suppliers added in the last year in Building C are: Abbiamo Tutto, Alessi, Andrew Martin/Cisco Brothers, Ann Gish, Anne McGilvray, Archipelago, Bramble Company, Child’s Studio, Design Legacy, Enesco, Fine Lines, Giftcraft, Just Got 2 Have It!, Karen Robertson Collection, Lenox, Luna Bella, Michael Aram, MATCH, Moe’s Home Collection, Oly Studio, Roost, Skyros/Bodrum, The Gerson Companies, Toyology, Vagabond House, VIETRI, Waterford Wedgwood and many more.

Las Vegas Market is the leading furniture, home decor and gift marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 2,000+ 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 2014 Las Vegas Market runs July 27-31, 2014, at World Market Center Las Vegas.

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