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Las Vegas Market Unveils FIRST LOOK Trends

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Las Vegas Market has announced that its FIRST LOOK trend forecast will highlight four central themes - ARCTIC, DESERTSCAPE, ADORN and ¡FIESTA! – at 2019 Las Vegas Winter Market, running Jan. 27 – Jan. 31, 2019. All Las Vegas Market exhibitors are invited to submit their newest furniture, gift and home décor products by Nov. 13, 2018, for consideration in the FIRST LOOK display, educational seminar and at-Market resource guide.

“Las Vegas Market’s proprietary FIRST LOOK program is a key differentiator, making Las Vegas a ‘must-see’ market for trend-forward companies in the furniture, home décor and gift industries,” said Karen Olson, senior vice president of marketing for International Market Centers. “The multi-part program gives buyers and interior designers the latest trend forecasts and provides insight from industry thought leaders and trendsetters.”

The four trends identified for Winter 2019 FIRST LOOK are:

Brushed finishes, shimmery silver tones, upscale blues and cool greens highlight ARCTIC. Think dew-covered blue spruce needles and captivating teal waters. Product selections will include upholstery, textiles, wall décor, lighting, housewares, area rugs, candles, apparel, jewelry and personal accessories.

Sun-soaked terrain and on-trend motifs pay homage to refreshed Southwest patterns, Bohemian decorating, and a laid-back luxe vibe that defines West Coast style. Color highlights for DESERTSCAPE include terra cotta, sky blues and warm neutrals. Merchandise selections will include home furnishings in all categories, from area rugs and accent tables to upholstery and wall decor.

Personal accessories earn top billing this winter in ADORN, a boutique storefront display that mixes new products and anticipated launches alongside best-selling lines and proven brands. Featured merchandise will include apparel; handbags; jewelry; belts and scarves; personal care and beauty products; on-trend textiles; tabletop for everyday dining and entertaining; table lamps; stationery; pet products; nesting and drink tables and accent chairs.

From fire pits and lounge chairs to glassware and beach totes, Las Vegas Market serves up the goods for fabulous outdoor entertaining in ¡FIESTA! Smile -- here come the selfies! #cincodedrinko #sunshineandshorelines #goodvibes. Products include outdoor furniture; area rugs; textiles; decorative accessories; tabletop and drinkware; related housewares; and all things beach, including apparel, totes and gear.

FIRST LOOK curator and 20-year magazine editor Julie Smith Vincenti will create product vignettes in a dynamic display located in the Grand Plaza. Products accepted for FIRST LOOK will also be featured in all pre-market promotional publications sent to buyers and interior designers, on social media, and in an image-rich publication focusing on these directional trend stories that will be distributed at Las Vegas Market registration areas. Additionally, Vincenti will host a free, CEU-accredited seminar from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, with a presentation tailored to today’s cross-category buyers and lifestyle stores. The seminar is geared to both retail and designer audiences and will showcase the best new-to-Market products.

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 Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, to Sandra Talley at stalley@imcenters.com and Julie Smith Vincenti at julie@ninemusesmedia.com; please indicate if submissions are to be considered for publication and/or product displays.

More about Las Vegas Market: Las Vegas Market is the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 4,000+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. Winter 2019 Las Vegas Market runs January 27-31, 2019. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

More about International Market Centers, L.P.: Las Vegas Market is produced by International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 12.2 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit http://imcenters.com/.

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