CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Accessories Resource Team (ART), the association for the decorative accessory segment of the home furnishings industry, has 15 vendors participating in the organization’s ART Card program during the upcoming Las Vegas Market. In addition, ART will host mini-seminar series in two vendor showrooms and co-sponsor a market wide merchandising seminar during market.
The ART card program allows ART members to take advantage of exclusive market specials from participating vendors when they place an order and present their ART card. Three rug manufacturers are participating: Loloi Rugs (Building B, B480) will give buyers a $300 Amazon gift card with purchase of $5,000 or more; Jaipur (Building B, B502) will offer free freight on all market orders of $1,000 or more; and Feizy (Building B, B399) will give card holders 10 percent off any order over $1,000 (use code ACD12).
The other participating vendors are: Classic Home and Villa Home Collection (Building C, C309); Foreside Home & Garden (Building C, C686 – HomeStyle); GuildMaster (Building A, A225); Howard Elliot Collection (Building A, A332,334); IMAX (Building A, A431); Lazy Susan (Building B, B320); Left Bank Art (Building A, A148); Paragon Picture (Building B, B301); Phillips Collection (Building A, A202); Propac (Building B, B301); Sterling Industries/Dimond/Bailey Street (Building A, A416); and the Uttermost Company (Building B, B400, 402). For details on each vendor’s specific market special, visit accessoriesresourceteam.org.
In addition, ART will be co-hosting a merchandising seminar as well as continuing its mini-seminar series, which features a short, 15-20 minute presentation designed to inspire and get the buyer right back to shopping.
On Tuesday, July 31, Paul Thompson, principal designer, Paul Thompson Signature, will present “Customer Perceptions and Visual Merchandising Strategies,” starting at 10 a.m., Building C, C344 and co-sponsored by ART and IMC. Thompson will discuss the use of imaginative and inspired product presentations to generate the customer’s impulse to purchase, and understanding various merchandising styles and formats.
ART’s mini-seminar series kicks off Tuesday, July 31, with “Branding and the Importance of Differentiation in a World of Sameness,” beginning at 2 p.m. and presented by Mark Phillips, CEO, the Phillips Collection. It will be held in the company’s showroom, Building A, A202. Phillips will share his ideas and experiences navigating the world of home furnishings marketing. Co-sponsored by ART and the Phillips Collection.
Then on Wednesday, August 1, Josh Jarboe, national sales manager, Global Views, will present “Refreshing with Color,” at 10 a.m. in the Global Views’ showroom, Building A , A154. Jarboe will guide participants through recognizing color trends, using color stories to build dramatic spaces and freshening up existing vignettes with color. Co-sponsored by ART and Global Views.