In Part 2 of my trip to the Dallas Market, I will feature photos from the wholesalers inside the World Trade Center. (If you missed my recap of the Vintage Finds show in Part 1, click here!) Both times I attended market, I started in the WTC. The very first time I saw it, I was thoroughly overwhelmed, and this time, I was incredibly excited (and still overwhelmed). I definitely felt more familiar with the layout, and I had more of a reason to shop with the wholesalers since I started carrying clothing for my online store, Barn Chic Boutique, and at shows (Junk Hippy in Rosenberg is the next one - February 22!). I enjoyed getting even more acquainted with the workings of wholesale shopping this trip.
I checked out a few of the other floors too. Here are some views of the various showrooms.
These are too chic for Barn Chic.
It is hard to imagine buying holiday decor 11 months before the season...
but then again, for retailers, it is only about 7 months before the decorating begins.
Santa is already making preparations for Christmas 2014.
Those lamps are fancy.
I've read that the plum palette is the color scheme for 2014.
Here are some well-dressed mannequins on the 3rd floor.
This lovely lady has a skirt of lace tablecloths and old book pages. Not sure what happened to her top.
I loved the sheep theme. This is Barn Chic!
I typically do not like new merchandise made to look old, but I have to admit being really impressed with how some wholesalers were able to make reproduction pieces look so authentically vintage and distressed.
After placing an order with one of the vendors on Sunday afternoon, I was so surprised to come home to a stack of three huge boxes on my doorstep Wednesday! Wow, that is fast! Typically, orders from market take weeks or months to arrive, as many items are still in production. Since so much of what I ordered from this store was from their 2013 line, I got it immediately. (I'm so last year!) I got lots of 'fluff' items for my space and shows, and I instantly knew what was in one box just by its scent - lavender!
Reclaimed canvas bags.
Wool and leather satchel.
Leggings, orange fringe, and turquoise - loving the combination of western and tribal in fashion.