Thursday, November 20, 2014

Forty One Madison Expecting Strong Showing for 2015 Winter Market

More than 40 brands with permanent showrooms at Forty One Madison – Hermès, L'Objet, Puiforcat, Ralph Lauren Home, Richard Ginori, Riedel, Rosenthal, Saint Louis and Wedgwood, among them – will be meeting with leading gift retailers and buyers Saturday, January 31 through Wednesday, February 4 when the NYNOW gift market is held. Mottahedeh, another whose doors will be open during that period, will tease up the occasion with a special display in the Lobby. Forty One Madison will be helping show-goers make the cross-town trek by offering complimentary mini-coach shuttle service between its Madison and Street location and Javits Convention Center. The schedule of operation is daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and until 2 p.m. Wednesday. And, with free high speed Wi-Fi now fully accessible throughout the building, guests can avail themselves of the Buyers' Lounge on Level A knowing that it is a convenient meeting or touchdown spot between appointments.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Denver Gift, Home, Jewelry & Resort Show has new name

New name, same great show. The Denver Gift, Home, Jewelry & Resort Show has changed its name to the Rocky Mountain Gift Show. For more than 40 years this event has been recognized as the regional leader in lodge, resort and souvenirs. It has become the top destination for museum, Native American, rustic, high end furniture and western products, while also offering the largest showing of imprinted sportswear in the country. Buyers from the 11 surrounding states and beyond, will be in attendance including: National Parks, ski resorts, mountain shops, museums, hotels, souvenir shops, airports, zoos, spas, boutiques and "mom & pop shops." The show features more than 400 permanent showrooms in addition to hundreds of temporary exhibitors representing 2,500 lines of merchandise.

Attendees can look forward to sourcing and shopping our fantastic brands, which showcase a large assortment of gift, home, lodge, decor, resort, apparel, and jewelry products. In addition, the show will offer a Friday night Happy Hour where Buyers and Exhibitors can enjoy cocktails during extended shopping hours. Once again we will hold our biannual Buyer appreciation party on Saturday night. Those attending will enjoy live music, dancing, complimentary dinner, and featured fashion presentations. During this event we will hold our Gift Show Silent Auction, benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. Last year more than $3,500 was raised for the Colorado Flood Relief Project.
All participants will have the opportunity to engage in our seven educational seminars offered throughout the show. Seminars are chosen to highlight different areas of the industry. This year topics include: employee training, financial management, visual merchandising, adding the floral touch to your retail store, e-commerce, as well as buying tips.

The Rocky Mountain Gift Show will return Feb. 25 – March 2, 2015. Pre-Show will begin on Feb. 25 – 26 in the Main Mart Building. The Expo Building and Main Mart Building will be open Feb. 27 – March 2. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date about events happening at the show. Join the Denver Mart in celebrating 50 years by experiencing the Rocky Mountain Region's best Gift Show.