CMC GEARS UP FOR EXPECTANTLY BUSY JULY GIFT & HOME MARKET WITH EXPANDED RESOURCES
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 21, 2012) – The California Market Center (CMC) will be hosting the CMC Gift & Home Market, Tuesday – Tuesday, July 24 - 31, 2012, from 9am to 6pm daily, with extended hours until 8pm on Friday, July 27. This edition of Market will offer an even stronger and larger variety of Spring 2013 collections with the arrival new of preeminent showrooms in addition to the endless fashion, accessory and kids resources throughout the building. Additionally, buyers and designers will find a variety of perks and hospitality throughout the Market, adding to their experience at the CMC.
"We are thrilled by the current buzz over the growing strength and size of our Gift, Home and Design resources," said Gerry Seibel, Vice President of New Business Development for Gift, Home and Design at the CMC. "This July Market, retailers will find all types of product categories that will help them cater to their customer wants and needs, reinforcing our position as the West Coast destination for gift & home buyers and interior designers."
A sampling of companies and showrooms buyers can expect to find at the CMC include: Melrose International, Rosalie & Friends Inc, Katherine's Collection, Bridgeport Gallery, Haptor Barrett, Filbert & Fig, Rosenberg Group, Bethany Lowe Designs, ESC Trading, TJ's Christmas, Vickerman Trees & Lights, Tainoki Fine Furniture, Artistique5 Design, Drexler Collection / Ars Antigua, World Buyers, Joy to the World Collectibles Inc, Eastern Silks, Packaging Services, and California Marketing Associates. Furthermore, noteworthy lines within the building are SPI Home, Ricci A., Aspen Bay Candles, American Leather, Andrew Pearson, Betmar Hats, Baroque Home and Garden, Capel Rugs, Caswell Massey, Christopher Guy, Comfort Design, Creative Co-Op, Edgar Berebi, Fiesta Toy, Franz Jewelry, RAZ Imports, TAG, Tyler Candles, Casa Bonita, Elite Leather, Ralph Lauren Lighting, Napa Home and Garden, Moksha Imports, Workman Publishing, 2 Lumps of Sugar, Dessau Home, Kindel Furniture, Lee Industries, Sevya Scarves, Stone International, Thomasville, Trend Lighting, Vanguard Furniture, Womar Glass, Wesley Hall, plus hundreds more.
Special events this Market include four industry-specific complimentary seminars. Rose Jannuzzi, Owner of Jannuzzi Clothing, will discuss “Visual Merchandising For Profit” at 11:00am in Suite C1271 on Tuesday, July 24. Thursday, July 26, Directives West, the West Coast merchandising office of The Doneger Group will present key buying ideas in “hot” categories for the holidays at 11:00am in Suite C1271. On Friday, July 27, WGSN will highlight three macro trends for interior design and home for 2013. This seminar will be presented in CMC Design Center Showroom Rosenberg Group in Suite C998 at 12:00pm. The final seminar of July Market will cover Online Platforms for Curation, Trend Forecasting, and Social Media, and will take place Sunday, July 29 in Suite C1271 at 11:00am.
Additionally, buyers, interior designers, and industry guests are invited to enjoy a variety of perks, including a complimentary breakfast Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29 in the Buyers Lounge, Suite B271. There will also be a press lounge set up for all media outlets to take advantage of in the Buyers Lounge, featuring free wireless Internet, printers, fax machines, and a comfortable place to take a break. They are also invited to attend multiple ribbon cutting ceremonies of new showrooms Bridgeport Gallery, Suite C1211, Joy To The World Collectibles, Suite B1265, and Rosenberg Group, Suite C998. Friday, July 27 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm on floors 9C and 12C there will be a wine and cheese reception open to all industry guests. Furthermore, there will be a computerized manicure program station offering complimentary manicures from 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm daily Friday, July 27 thought Sunday, July 29, and from 10:00am-12:00pm on Monday, July 30 in Rosalie & Friends, Inc. Showroom in Suite C1298. Finally, Gift & Home Showrooms will be gifting tote bags from Packaging Services to their buyers each day.
Buyers and designers are also invited to take advantage of unmatched conveniences at the CMC, such as extensive underground parking, free with any purchase order placed in a CMC showroom, and complimentary shuttle services to host hotels and the LA Mart, and a complimentary luggage check will be available at the registration desk in the lobby for added convenience.
The CMC Gift & Home Market is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, and runs through Tuesday, July 31, 2012.