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Vegas Market Kicks off FIRST LOOK Program, Opens Submissions

Las Vegas Market, the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., is accepting submissions for its FIRST LOOK trend program, which will showcase design and color trends through onsite displays, with an educational seminar and in a published resource guide, at Winter 2020 Las Vegas Market, running Jan. 26 – 30, 2019.

All Las Vegas Market exhibitors are invited to submit their newest furniture, gift and home décor products for consideration by Wednesday, Nov. 13.

“Las Vegas Market’s FIRST LOOK program is a key source for product trend and color information for furniture, home décor and gift buyers and suppliers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “FIRST LOOK showcases the breadth and depth of on-trend product that Las Vegas Market has to offer.”

For Winter Market, FIRST LOOK will highlight five trending themes for the decade ahead, including Modern Luxury and Curated Home; Pattern Mash-Up: Exotic Flora and Fauna, Romantic Flourishes and Edgy Abstracts; Smart Home 2020: Tech Solutions in Home Office, Home Entertainment, Housewares & Personal Accessories; Wedding Bliss and Bridal Parties; and Celebrate! Seasonal Debuts for Easter, Halloween, Christmas and Birthdays.

FIRST LOOK curator and 24-year magazine editor Julie Smith Vincenti will assemble a selection of highly styled product displays in locations across the Las Vegas Market campus. Products accepted for FIRST LOOK also will be featured in a publication distributed online and at-Market and detailed in a free, CEU-accredited seminar from 10 - 11 a.m. on Jan. 27. A guided FIRST LOOK tour will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 28.

“FIRST LOOK is a fast track to new and noteworthy at Las Vegas Market, and on-trend colors, patterns, materials and decorating styles are the backdrop,” Smith Vincenti explains. “We kick off the decade ahead with engaging neutrals and arresting brights; bold patterns that underscore consumer confidence; and smart products that encourage efficiency and promote wellness. The mood at the start of the 2020s is realistic and romantic; practical and fanciful; and livable and luxurious."

To be considered for FIRST LOOK, exhibitors must submit digital imagery (measuring at least 5”x7” at 300 dpi) and a completed product description form by Nov. 13 to Sandra Talley at and Julie Smith Vincenti at

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