Drawn by the market’s dramatically expanding and enriched furniture, gift and home décor resources, Summer Las Vegas Market opened July 28 with a growing number of buyers from an increasingly diverse range of U.S. regions and countries.
“Opening day was a good day and it felt good to open our doors,” said Adriana Mello of Keena, a new showroom tenant in the Lifestyle Collection. “It feels like a national market. It is a nice expansion for our buyer base and is a larger platform for our vendors.”
In synch with resource growth, Las Vegas Market also has increased the overall quality of offerings presented from furniture and home decor to gift and lifestyle. With scores of new leading brands and hundreds of new upper-end lines presented across all categories, Las Vegas Market has created a more vibrant and synergistic cross-category shopping experience for retailers and interior designers alike.
Overall, market pre-registrations were running 7 percent ahead of winter 2014 and 32 percent ahead of summer 2013. The ongoing expansion of better resources in permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits also has fueled record growth in designer pre-registrations, which surpassed last summer by 133 percent.