Chicago Gift Market Taking Place July 17-21

The Chicago Gift Market, the premier market in the Midwest, is thrilled to welcome buyers, manufacturers, reps and designers to the Chicago July 17-21st to shop the extraordinary selection of lines available in the Merchandise Mart's 13th floor permanent showrooms. There is no better time to visit the renowned city of Chicago than the summer months and the Chicago Gift Market is making it easy with discounted parking, half off Megabus and Amtrak tickets up to $25, and affordable hotels just steps from the Merchandise Mart. After the market, step outside and be in the heart of Chicago, surrounded by world class dining, incredible nightlife and unbelievable entertainment.

The 13th floor of the Chicago Merchandise Mart offers over 100,000 square feet of shopping compromising of the top lines in the industry. Notable seasonal lines include KMI, Kurt S. Adler, Inc, Transpac and Roman and home lines such as Caspari, Julia Knight, Saro Trading and TAG will be present. Categories such as bath and body, accessories and gift will be represented by Crabtree & Evelyn, LUG, Big Buddha, Caldrea, and Kikkerland Design. Debra Egli, Buyer Relations Manager for the Chicago Gift Market is looking forward to a vibrant July Market and states, "contrary to the misconceptions in the Industry, the Chicago Gift Market will hold an exciting and viable market this July at the Merchandise Mart. We offer both new and returning buyers unique offerings in an easy to shop location. Having a location as exhilarating as downtown Chicago adds another important aspect to the show that other markets can't compete with".

In order to offer the Chicago Gift Market attendees a comprehensive market experience, the Merchandise Mart will also be hosting a series of events to educate, entertain and inform the retail buyers in addition to daily Buyer's Breaks from some of the top snack brands in the Chicagoland area.