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Inspiration to Serve as Dallas Gift Market Focus

Posted on March 21, 2012 by HFN Staff

DALLAS-The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, which will open tomorrow and run through March 25, will focus on inspiration through product, visual displays, stories of retailers giving back, seminars and much more, according to a statement from Dallas Market Center, where the show will take place.

On Thursday, March 22, the center will host The Inspired Event, an all-market party, in the Hall of Nations, World Trade Center first-floor atrium. During the cocktail party and fashion show, the winners of this year's The Next Big Give, a national search for retailers who give back, A. Dodson's and Brookshire's Food & Pharmacy, will be honored. The two stores will receive awards presented by Bill Winsor, president and CEO, and Cindy Morris, chief operating officer of Dallas Market Center, as well as special guest designer Kathy Hilton, designer of The Kathy Hilton Collection.

Among other events, retail expert Rawlins Gilliland will lead the walking tour "Sure-Sell Gift Item Trends" on Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. Those wishing to attend should meet at the front escalators on the Trade Mart first floor.

The Range, the permanent neighborhood of western home accents located on the WTC sixth floor, will be open during the March market. An acoustic guitarist will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. near the Range Cafe & Bar each day of the market.

Buyers will find additional inspiration through ADORN--Accessories for a Cause, located in WTC 13-13852 and 13-13652, a collection of cause-related accessory lines shown in a shared showroom setting. The showroom will be open throughout Market.

The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market is held in conjunction with the Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market and the Dallas Western Market.