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    IMC Extends Shoppe Object to High Point Market Starting in October 2023

    Historic Market Square to House Juried Selection of Home Product

    HIGH POINT, NC, January 12, 2023…. Just one year after the acquisition of Shoppe Object, New York’s premier trade event for curated home and gift, International Market Centers (IMC) has announced plans to launch another edition of the successful buying event during High Point Market beginning in October 2023.  Some 100+ hand-selected brands representing Shoppe Object’s signature mix of elevated, artisanal, design-driven product will be presented October 14-17, on the third floor of High Point’s Historic Market Square in a dynamic, reimagined exhibit space. 

    “IMC’s expansion of Shoppe Object at High Point in October is particularly exciting after several years of focus on market recovery.  It signals renewed focus on strategic growth and expansion for IMC in 2023,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “The High Point presentation of Shoppe Object will be as equally engaging as Shoppe Object’s New York Market, but with a focus on furnishings and décor. The launch of Shoppe Object at High Point Market delivers an additive business opportunity for buyers and sellers alike, giving the very best designers and home furnishings retailers even more reason to shop the furniture capital of the world.”

    The new High Point edition will reflect Shoppe Object’s distinct, community-driven energy and ethos, with a singular emphasis on home product to best serve High Point’s retail and interior design audience.  The product mix, which will be current and elevated, will be object-focused with an emphasis on design-led and maker-generated items. 

    “It’s a timely endeavor,” says Jesse James, Shoppe Object’s Founder and Show Director. “We’ve found that many of the brands in the Shoppe Object community are specifically seeking opportunities to expand their exposure to interior designers and architects, and there is no better place to do that than in High Point. 

    “Shoppe Object’s fresh new edit and elevated experience is a complement to IMC’s well-established temporary exhibit destinations at InterHall and Suites at Market Square,” adds James. “IMC presents the only temporary exhibits at High Point Market and the addition of Shoppe Object brands further expands discovery opportunities for design-driven designers and retailers.” 

    Additionally, High Point Market’s spring and fall editions nicely complement the winter and summer timing of the New York buying events, providing Shoppe Object home brands with year-round exposure and sales opportunities. 

    Shoppe Object debuts in High Point Market October 14 – 17, at Historic Market Square.  Brands can request information about applying to exhibit at www.shoppeobject.com/exhibit-page.  

    High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with more than 2,000 manufacturers in 11.5 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, North Carolina. Each Market attracts tens of thousands of retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. International Market Centers (IMC) owns 17 prime High Point Market showroom buildings, which contain 70 percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. DesignOnHPMKT by IMC is the official voice for IMC’s High Point Market programming and at-market activities representing a wealth of industry knowledge and connections. For more information about events and exhibits presented by IMC, visit IMCHighPointMarket.com

    About Shoppe Object: Shoppe Object is New York’s leading semi-annual home and gift show. With a curated roster of visionary brands and makers presented in an elevated setting, the show is the ultimate resource for premier merchants and influential editors. Born of a vanguard spirit to celebrate and service the progressive retail and design community, Shoppe Object is a gathering of fellowship, an expression of idea, and a physical manifestation of a shared dedication to, and reverence for, the beautiful, the inspired and the well-made. www.shoppeobject.com 

    About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit IMCenters.com.