The California Market Center (CMC) and The L.A. Mart, the two premiere Gift/Home/Design Centers in the Western U.S., have joined together in partnership to make it easy for retailers to discover a wealth of new fashion accessories at the Spring 2013 Gift & Home Market, scheduled for March 10-14, 2013 at the CMC and March 10-12, 2013 at the L.A. Mart.

For the first time, the two permanent gift and home marts have changed their seasonal market dates to run concurrently with the major L.A. Fashion Market. Attracting thousands of lines from the industry’s well-known fashion brands as well as fresh design talents from the L.A. fashion scene, Fashion Week brings together three leading “shows within shows”: Select, a juried show featuring high-end contemporary fashion accessories; L.A. Kids Market, showcasing 800 premium kids and maternity collections making up the largest concentration of children’s products on the west coast; and Transit, one of the foremost footwear and accessories shows. Complimenting this product assortment are hundreds of lines in the permanent showrooms at the LA Mart and the California Market Center encompassing the categories of baby, kids, jewelry, lifestyle and fashion accessories .

“Traditional gift and home retailers have discovered the profit potential of offering their customers the latest fashion accessories and baby/children’s products. Combining our show dates to coincide with LA Fashion Week will allow stores to easily discover the wealth of resources available in the fashion industry, while taking advantage of CMC’s and the L.A. Mart’s rich selection of top gift, stationery, home and garden accessories, furniture, and seasonal products for their customers,” states Gerry Seibel, Vice President of New Business Development for the California Market Center. “We are delighted to join forces with the L.A. Mart to better serve our extensive retailer base in the Western United States.”

Frank Joens, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the L.A. Mart agrees: “The L.A. Mart is enthusiastic to be co-promoting with the CMC for our Spring Gift & Home Market. As fashion and gift become more and more intertwined as lifestyle products, it only makes sense that we forge ahead together to make a more seamless experience for buyers anxious to visit Los Angeles so they can find the hottest new product designs available anywhere. It is exciting to see that L.A. is once again the place for discovering trend-setting innovation in style, gift, home, & fashion and we know that our buyer base is thrilled to be a part of the resurgence of Los Angeles vogue.”


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