What is “Market Week?”

The High Point Market is an exclusive sneak peek of upcoming styles and trends from furniture manufacturers all over the world. In other words, it’s a fashion week for furniture industry specialists (home furnishing retailers, interior designers, architects and others).

There are other furniture markets and trade shows, but none as big as the High Point Market located in the furniture capital of the world. Hight Point Market is held in April and October every year, and Furnitureland South is preparing to explore many exhibitors’ spaces just down the road from our store in Jamestown, North Carolina.

With over 75,000 people traveling to small town High Point, the city and the surrounding cities that compose NC’s Triad region, benefit greatly from the influx of tourists and economic impact that comes thanks to more than 11.5 million square feet of furniture showroom space. Across 180 individual buildings, over 2,000 exhibitors fill their showrooms and show off the hottest styles and latest trends. Each manufacturer is different and every High Point Market showroom is intentionally designed to catch your eye. It’s like the HPMKT organization said, “If you can’t find it in High Point, it probably doesn’t exist.”

  • Courtesy of the High Point Market Authority.

  • Courtesy of the High Point Market Authority.

  • Courtesy of the High Point Market Authority.

  • Courtesy of the High Point Market Authority.

  • Courtesy of the High Point Market Authority.

  • Courtesy of the High Point Market Authority.

  • Courtesy of the High Point Market Authority.

  • Courtesy of the High Point Market Authority.

Now, before you get too excited, this is a private event that’s only open to the furniture trade industry. When you’re a guest, you have the opportunity to view products in every type and style at any price point. You’re also granted access to many social gatherings and educational seminars during the week of market.

During the last High Point Market in October of 2017, the marketing team at Furnitureland South visited many manufacturer showrooms such as Wesley Hall, Fine Furniture, Universal, Stanley Furniture, Huntington House, Lexington Home Brands, Vanguard, Palliser and many others. Every showroom was unlike any other and inspiring in its own unique way. This April’s HPMKT will be no exception.

From April 14 through April 18, we’ll be at HPMKT serving as your eyes and ears for the latest trends. We’re gearing up to record videos, shoot a couple Facebook lives and share many photos with you. Consider us your insider HPMKT team. You may just find some of the same styles we share with you in Furnitureland South’s Outlet, the best-kept discount furniture secret. It’s only in our Outlet that you’re able to save up to 80 percent on exclusive HPMKT samples, which we purchase right off the market showroom floors.

Tag along with Furnitureland South during HPMKT on social media by following the hashtag #designshopliveFLS.

For more information, visit www.highpointmarket.org. To shop market showroom samples, visit www.furniturelandsouth.com/shop-outlet/market-sample-sale.

Photos courtesy of the High Point Market Authority.

In case you missed it, here’s just a taste of what we were up to when we visited Universal’s showroom during the October 2017 High Point Market.

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