Monday, November 25, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Americasmart Home: Design, By Design, For Design

AmericasMart Atlanta continues to expand its role as a comprehensive design-driven marketplace with a growing furniture product mix anchoring what in January 2014 will be the largest home furnishings merchandise presentation in its history.

New lines and designs in case goods and upholstery, accessories, casual furnishings, lighting, area rugs and much more across hundreds of showrooms and in select Temporaries collections assure designers and retailers unmatched selection in the convenience of a fully integrated product mix under one roof.

Setting the pace for the January 7—14 The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and January 8—11 The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show is the continuing convergence of home and area rug merchandise, with showrooms on floors three, four, five and six of Building 1 featuring the rich eclecticism of lifestyle merchandising.

“From top to bottom, AmericasMart’s Home collection offers all of the product retailers and designers need for trend making domestic style,” says David Savula, executive vice president of leasing for AmericasMart Buildings 1, 2 and 3. “Exhibitor growth across Building 1’s large and growing HOME merchandise resources has produced a complete spectrum of selection, particularly on floors four and five, where exhibitors are perfecting the lifestyle mix designers and retailers seek.”

AmericasMart Building 1 in January 2014 continues as the Market destination for all things HOME across 18 full floors of merchandise—all categorized for optimum efficiency. The Building One HOME collections include:

Floor 1: HD HOME, the exclusive juried collection of design-focused home furnishings & décor. 
Floor 2: Area rugs presented in the National Oriental Rug Show Temporaries collection. 
Floors 3—6: Area rugs, furniture, lighting and accessories. 
Floor 7: Furniture, accessories, lighting, fine linens, home textiles and more in the HOME Temporaries collection. 
Floors 9—10: Home accents, furniture and fine linens. 
Floors 11—14: Furniture, home accents and accessories, lighting, and area rugs. 
Floors 16—20: Holiday, floral and home décor.

For additional information about The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show,

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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Holiday Sample Sale in Seattle Area Underway to Benefit Gift for Life

Gift for Life, the gift and home industries' charitable organization, has announced that the 17th Holiday Sample Sale is being held now through January 12th 2014 in Edmonds, WA.
Park Avenue Agents of the Pacific Market Center is managing the sale of donated gifts, toys, books, home accessories, and more available to the public at wholesale prices with all proceeds going to Gift for Life.

This year the sale is located at 22824 100th Ave W in Edmonds, WA. Merchandise has been donated from many Pacific Market Center wholesale showrooms, independent retailers and manufactures across the country. Unsold merchandise will be donated to local AIDS-related charities such as the Lifelong AIDS Alliance and Seattle Children’s Thrift Shops.

“With the holiday season right around the corner, this event gives consumers the perfect opportunity to shop at wholesale prices while supporting a great cause,” said Heidi Park of Park Avenue Agents.

In 2011, the last time the biennial sale took place, proceeds of $30,000 were presented to Gift for Life. Since 1992, the sale has raised more than $300,000.

“The Pacific Northwest has always been a tremendous partner,” said Stu Teller, chair of the Gift for Life board. “It’s a region with strong ties to wholesale, healthy retail conditions and generous people; therefore, we expect this year to be another great success.”

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