Casual Market plus Chicago Gift & Home Market offer buyers twice the value

Shows will run Sept. 13-16

Buyers will experience two shows in one as the Chicago Gift & Home Market, set for Sept. 13-15, will run concurrently with the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market, Sept. 13-16.

Buyers will find unparalleled resources at the Fall Market, with access to permanent gift showrooms on floors 12-15 and the Casual Market’s 7th and 8th-floor Market Suites and permanent showrooms on floors 16 and 17.

While tapping into the expansive resources of the Gift and Home floors, buyers can discover the newest, most innovative product introductions from leading casual furniture manufacturers. More than 300 permanent and temporary exhibitors offer a complete selection of casual indoor and outdoor furniture, garden accessories and more -- all under one roof.

To kick off a great week of shows, buyers are invited to Club Chicago in Suite 1423 for appetizers and cocktails Wednesday, Sept. 13, 5-7 p.m. Then wake up early and enjoy a warm breakfast buffet Thursday, Sept. 14, at 8 a.m., also in Club Chicago.


2006 Annual Market Party + Textile Trends: An Al-Fresco Fashion Show
Thursday, Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m.
East Bank Club Rooftop Deck

Relax and enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, fine city views -- and new for 2006, a tailor-made Casual fashion show. Discover 2007 outdoor fabric trends while mixing and mingling with friends and colleagues at this annual event. All Market attendees are welcome; badges required for entry. Presenting sponsors: Casual Living magazine, Sunbrella, Merchandise Mart Properties Inc., Thompson & Elm and Veranda Classics.

Exploring Exterior Design Panel Discussion
Friday, Sept. 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Join designers involved in the Exterior Design Showcase, a display of outdoor vignettes designed by leading manufacturers, designers and landscape architects.


In 2007, The Chicago Market: Living & Giving will enjoy a new Friday through Thursday schedule of Jan. 19-25, with temporary exhibits open Sunday through Wednesday, Jan. 21-24.

In the summer, The Chicago Market: Living & Giving again will run Friday through Thursday, July 20-26, with temporary exhibits open Sunday through Wednesday, July 22-25.

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