Rudy Grant and David Siders recently went to the Dallas Market Center, in Dallas, Texas for five days, scoping out and buying new product for the store. They go twice a year; In January, to buy product for the following Christmas and then again in June or July to buy product for the following spring. They shop from 8am – 8pm trying to find the most unique and creative product to bring back to the store.
The market building has 5 million square feet of resources and holds about 50 trade events each year including everything from home furnishings, lighting and accessories to food and fashion. There are 200,000 visitors annually and is considered the “Leading Marketplace”.