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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

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Get Everything At AmericasMart… For Your Design!

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If you haven’t heard about AmericasMart before you are probably like me, new to the industry, recently laid off, not an interior designer, or do not own a store. Anyways. Evidently, AmericasMart has been around since 1957, quite a while. It was also started by an world-renowned architect John C. Portman, Jr., he has done some recognizable buildings you know in Atlanta, and his son now runs AmericasMart Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr. Back to AmericasMart. The facility is huge with 7.7 million square feet. It spans across four buildings in downtown Atlanta, from 230 to 250 Spring Street. They have wholesalers for:

  • Home Furnishings
  • Gourmet/Housewares
  • Living. Outdoor/Indoor. The Gardens
  • Home Accents & Fine Linens
  • Fashion Accessories/Fine Jewelry
  • Apparel & Fashion Accessories
  • Area Rugs
  • And Much Much More…

They not only have permanent wholesale installations, but they also have temporary ones that come in for trade show. The trade shows are the only reason why I even know about this place. They are currently having a show right now called The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishing Market from January 6-13, 2010.

What you need to get in is:

  • Photo ID
  • Valid Email
  • Professional Association Affliated Membership Card (AIA, ASID, IIDA, etc.)

There are other ways of gaining admittance without out running security,and you can find them here. Oh just a word of warning, from what I can tell parking can be an issue, it is in downtown. Regardless, it sounds amazing and I am hoping to go there soon.

Share your thoughts about AmericasMart below.

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