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July 2018 Market Preview

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What's new at the most important buying event of the summer. 

AmericasMart® advances its position as the epicenter of trend evolution and thought leadership when retailers, designers, specifiers and manufacturers from across the U.S. and around the world gather at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® July 10–16, 2018. The Market’s 61st-annual summer staging promises new introductions, new product collections and presentations and industry-leading programming featuring celebrated tastemakers, business visionaries and innovators across its newly timed seven-day run.

Leading the July Market lineup is expanded AmericasMart® LIVE programming delivering new experiences and an all-new coterie of globally celebrated talent including Trisha Yearwood sponsored by IMAX; Bethenny Frankel; India Hicks and Nathan Turner sponsored by Luxe Interiors + Design and Caracole, and many more. AmericasMart LIVE will again leverage original broadcast media programming against a backdrop of AmericasMart’s incomparable product mix.

Visit AmericasMart.com/LIVE for updates and videos from last year.

For July 2018, AmericasMart LIVE becomes the new venue for ICON HONORS 2018, the Market’s acclaimed centerpiece and the most important and anticipated evening in the gift and home industry. International tastemaker Arianna Huffington takes the ICON HONORS stage in an exclusive keynote presentation to mark the professional achievements of those who will win the coveted ICON HONORS recognition on Thursday, July 12.

Visit ICONHONORS.com for full details.

 The July 2018 Market momentum continues with these highlights:

  • New curated shopping experience “Shop the Show.” Retailers, designers and home décor lovers will experience a fresh twist on Market, through the eyes of leading lifestyle influencers. Pop-ups of favorite products, original content, fun videos and loads of special events will be shared on social media with the hashtag #ShoptheShowATL.
  • The debut of The Museum Collective, an all-new curated merchandise collection produced under a new strategic Museum Store Association/AmericasMart partnership. Custom-designed to serve the refined merchandising requirements of museum stores, zoos, aquariums, catalogs, online sellers and other specialty retail enterprises, The Museum Collective will present a curated selection of quality gifts, décor, collectibles and private label products.
  • Hallmark Gold Crown will participate in the July Market at AmericasMart for the first time in more than a decade, bringing its esteemed buyers to both shop and participate in member events onsite.
  • New buying experiences in the temporary collections, which run on a new Wednesday to Sunday schedule. A consolidated home décor temporary collection in Building 1 has DÉCOR | Light & Lifestyles joining the Home Accents & Home Furnishings and Fine Linens and Home Textiles collections on Building 1, Floor 7 while a reimagined Emerging Artists Collection and a new Body and Soul LUXE collection highlight Building 3.

 

The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® runs Tuesday, July 10 – Monday, July 16, 2018 (Temporaries Wednesday, July 11 – Sunday, July 15). The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® is Wednesday, July 11 – Sunday, July 15, 2018.

For more information and to register, visit www.AmericasMart.com/July.

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Chelsea Peabody Bohannon
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