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Vegas Keeps Growing with Gift, Home Decor

Six gift and home decor vendors will open new showrooms, and six more will expand in time for the Jan. 18-22 winter Las Vegas Furniture Market.

Four of the newcomers are opening new West Coast corporate showrooms this January: Leading gift and collectible producer, Precious Moments Inc., in a 2,040-square-foot location on C9; JURA Inc., a leading supplier of coffee machines, housewares and kitchen accessories, in a 1,709-square-foot space as part of the c-ONE cross-category showcase; on C6, Portman Studios, a supplier of gifts and fashion accessories, in a 3,046-square-foot space; and Young’s Inc., a supplier of gifts, home décor and fashion accessories, in a 2,255-square-foot space.

The other two new showrooms will open within The Lifestyle Collection on C10: Papaya, a provider of original artwork, greeting cards, lifestyle and stationery offerings, in a 1,530-square-foot showroom; and Swahili Imports, a provider of handcrafted fair trade African gifts, crafts and accessories, in a 1,530-square-foot showroom, which also will house Tesoros Trading Co., a wholesale distributor of folk arts and crafts from more than 20 different countries. 

Six current Las Vegas Market tenants are expanding their showrooms for the Winter Market. Expansions on C10 are multi-line agencies Anne McGilvray, expanding, by 68 percent, to a 15,504-square-foot location, and Grace by Catherine Sullivan, by 39 percent, to a 4,426-square-foot location; and on C9 seasonal and accessories vendor Melrose International, by 53 percent, to a 4,882-square-foot space on C9. Three other expansions--all within Building A--include wall art provider Leftbank Art, by 50 percent, to a 4,500-square-foot showroom on A2; home décor supplier Crestview, by 56 percent, to a 8,149-square-foot space; and lamp supplier Nova Lighting, by 24 percent, to a 3,629-square-foot space on A3.

“Las Vegas Market is generating considerable momentum throughout the gift and home décor industry, attracting both market leading brands and multi-line sales agencies,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “In addition to the latest additions and expansions, our overall 2014 rate of renewals--45 companies in 218,500 square feet of showroom space--signals strong Market performance as well as continuing confidence in Las Vegas Market’s positioning as the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States.”

According to Belshaw, Las Vegas Market’s temporary exhibit leasing also continues to set new records, with current sales for temporary booths running 40 percent ahead of last year.

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