International Market Centers has announced that lifestyle suppliers including multi-line sales agency Fine Lines and gifts, plush toys and home décor supplier Enesco are reopening or expanding showrooms for the Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market. The show runs January 26-30, 2014, at World Market Center Las Vegas.
According to IMC, Fine Lines is marking its 25th anniversary in a new 11,106-square-foot showroom on C10 as it presents an assortment of brands including Compendium, European Soap, Ephemera, Hillhouse, Jax & Bones, Kalastyle, Knock Knock, Lenny & Eva, Lucky Feather, Maileg, Mustard, Nelson Line, Pacifica, Paddywax, Present Time, Quotable, RFP, RSP, Roost, Shiraleah, Skeem, Soap & Paper, Sparq, Studio Manhattan and Waxing Poetic.
Enesco is opening an 11,818-square-foot showroom on C6 to spotlight brands it caries including the Department 56 collection, most recognized for its lighted Villages, Snowbabies figurines, Snowpinions, Possible Dreams and holiday decorations, IMC related. Also set for the Enesco showroom are the Gund collection, including Baby Gund, Boo, Grumpy Cat and Sesame Street, the Enesco Gift brands Jim Shore, Disney Showcase, Vera, lil’panda , Global & Vine, and Our Name Is Mud, as well as the Gregg Gift Legacy of Love lines. Gift category newcomers for Winter Market range from Gerson, a designer and importer of seasonal merchandise that is opening a new 6,000-square-foot showroom on C9, to Regal Art and Gifts, a supplier of yard art and Christmas ornaments that is opening a new 2,040-square-foot location on C8. Among existing showrooms slated for substantial expansion is Transpac Imports, which is planning a 200% increase to a 9,791 square-foot space on C6, IMC reported.
“Improved market performance and renewed confidence in the Las Vegas market is helping us to attract the industry’s foremost gift and lifestyle brands, major multi-line rep groups and high-profile leaders,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC president of Gift & Home Décor. “We continue to make significant progress towards our goals of category enrichment, rapid resource aggregation and accelerated occupancy on existing floors. Overall, we are on track to achieve our three-year goal to reposition Las Vegas market as the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S.”