Outdoor Design Days boosts casual industry sourcing
Following a successful launch of Casual Market Atlanta in Summer 2023, ANDMORE’s Outdoor Design Days at AmericasMart Atlanta, Sept. 18-20, welcomed cross-category retailers and designers to discover additional casual resources this fall.
“Outdoor Design Days not only offered casual and outdoor retailers an additional Q4 buying opportunity, but also introduced cross-category retailers and interior designers to a popular consumer category,” said Bob Maricich, ANDMORE CEO. “The success of the inaugural Outdoor Design Days signals the beginning of year-round exposure for casual resources at AmericasMart Atlanta.”
Outdoor Design Days showcased some 50 casual permanent showrooms, most of which debuted at the Summer 2023 Casual Market Atlanta, spanning four contiguous floors at AmericasMart Atlanta. The event’s concurrence with ANDMORE’s Fall Market at AmericasMart Atlanta and Discover ADAC at Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) in Buckhead, infused the Southeast’s dual-venue design destination with a complementary new element: casual furniture and outdoor furnishings. The inaugural event welcomed buyers ready to complete order writing for the 2023 buying year. Attendees included local and regional interior designers, furniture stores and outdoor/patio retailers.
Outdoor Design Days featured Casual-focused events and seminars at the three-day Market providing education and networking opportunities for marketgoers.
Following a positive response to the launch of Casual Market Atlanta in July, and Outdoor Design Days in September, casual furniture and outdoor living resources will continue to expand at AmericasMart Atlanta, with the opening of 15 new showrooms in time for the Winter 2024 Atlanta Market. With this additional 65,000 square feet of permanent showroom resources, AmericasMart Atlanta’s Building 1, will house nearly 400,000 square feet of Casual showrooms. This Winter’s Atlanta Market runs Jan. 16-22, 2024.
The second annual edition of Casual Market Atlanta runs July 15-18, 2024. Its concurrence with Atlanta Market, July 16-18, 2024, provides cross-market opportunities for buyers and sellers across gift, home and casual categories.