Events

50141

8am - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 19

Be The Rainbow

Social

Woodbridge Furniture, 200 Steele, Floor 3, 301

Shuttle Stop: 17 (Red Line)

From the Maya Angelou quote: "Try to be the Rainbow in Someone's Cloud", make a difference by stepping into our Rainbow Room. Participate by leaving a prayer, a note of gratitude, a positive thought pinned to the wall & for each visit, Woodbridge will donate $1 to HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH. Fall in love with a sliver of our rainbow? We are also selling all 25 of our custom painted pieces of furniture with 10% of each sale contributing to the donation. Through the container shortage, raw materials increase, the Delta variant, the trucking delays it can feel like we're waiting for the rain to stop. Here's to dreaming of sunnier days, finding the joy where we are and feeling the hope rainbows bring.


50081

8am - 2pm, Tue. Oct. 19

Courtyard Café

Social

220 Elm, 220 Elm,

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Enjoy individually wrapped cookies, coffee, and bottled water.


50106

8am - 11am, Tue. Oct. 19

Exquisite Mornings - Coffee, Sweets + The Best Selection of Rugs!

Social

Exquisite Rugs, IHFC, Hamilton, Floor 2, H220

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Start your day on the right foot! Every day during Market we will happily start your day with a cup of coffee, a quick bite and energizing conversation. Visit Exquisite Rugs' newly expanded showroom daily October 16 to 20 from 8 to 11am for Coffee, Sweets + The Best Selection of Rugs! Meet with our President Hersel Bani-Esraili and discover the inspiration behind our newest collections!


50120

8am - 8pm, Tue. Oct. 19

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Let's get social! As you share your memorable Market moments to your favorite social media channels, be sure to tag High Point Market and use the #HPMKTmemory hashtag. Then, swing by The Point to pick up your printed memory and see what everyone else is posting from around Market on our photo wall.


50154

9am - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 19

Universal To The Trade Designer’s Lounge

Social

Universal Furniture International, Inc., 101 S. Hamilton St.

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Relax and recharge in Universal’s 2,000 sq. ft. Designers Only Workspace. Charge your devices and take advantage of free wi-fi. Need a hair touchup? Sign up for an appointment at the Beauty Bar. First 500 guests to check-in will receive a special RUE gift bag with fab beauty brands to help you get through the week.


RSVP Required

50043

9am - 10am, Tue. Oct. 19

Style Spotters LIVE!

Educational

IHFC Ballroom, Green Wing, 11th floor

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast while our panel of 2021 Style Spotters offer their expert insight into the leading trends at Fall Market. Fresh from their showroom explorations, our Style Spotters reveal the colors, textures and patterns, materials and forms of the new season. Breakfast will begin at 8:30AM followed by Style Spotters LIVE! at 9AM. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Gary Inman, Shay Geyer, Sara Malek Barney, Lauren Clement, Heather French, Breegan Jane, Molly Kay Johns, Steve McKenzie, Keia McSwain, Justin Shaulis

RSVP Required

50011

9am - 10am, Tue. Oct. 19

Continuity of the Customer Journey

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center, 1st Floor Plaza Suites, 1- Seminar Room

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Customers engage with brands both in-store and online as well as shopping across channels. This presentation will dive into key attributes of a home furnishings retail experience and how technology can provide consistency wherever your customers chose to shop from Special Order capabilities, financing options, consumer-facing shopping carts, sales-led quotes, and self-service account management. Finally, we will dive into how mobile solutions can bring the digital accommodations your customers have become accustomed to into your store to modernize your showroom floor.


50030

9am - 10am, Tue. Oct. 19

Continuity of the Customer Journey

Educational

Home Furnishings Association - Retailer Resource Center

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Customers engage with brands both in-store and online as well as shopping across channels. This presentation will dive into key attributes of a home furnishings retail experience and how technology can provide consistency wherever your customers chose to shop from Special Order capabilities, financing options, consumer-facing shopping carts, sales-led quotes, and self-service account management. Finally, we will dive into how mobile solutions can bring the digital accommodations your customers have become accustomed to into your store to modernize your showroom floor.


Speakers: Brendan Woods

50063

9am - 11am, Tue. Oct. 19

Morning Mimosas

Social

InsideOut Performance Fabrics, 311 N. Hamilton St., 3rd Fl

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Join us for mimosas at our 311 North Hamilton (3rd Floor) Main Showroom AND our 200 Steele Building (3rd Floor) daily from 9:00am - 11:00am.


50117

9am - 7pm, Tue. Oct. 19

Life's A Peach! Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Peach Fusion Cocktails!

Social

Tomlinson Companies, 525 N. Wrenn St., Floor1

Shuttle Stop: 22 (Red Line)

Join us daily for ham biscuits, Krispy Kreme donuts, hot lunch, Peach Fusion Cocktail and fine wines.


50052

10am - 11am, Tue. Oct. 19

ITA Roundtable: Why Performance Fabric?

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Join the International Textile Alliance for an understanding of the differences in residential performance textiles. The evolution of performance textiles for residential use has been rapid and expansive. Join Warren Shoulberg as he leads a discussion with Caroline Hipple of Norwalk Furniture and Christi Barbour of Barbour Spangle Design about when to use performance fabrics and why, depending on the project or space.


Speakers: Warren Shoulberg, Caroline Hipple, Christi Barbour

50044

10:15am - 11:15am, Tue. Oct. 19

Style Spotters Hot Spot Tours

Educational

IHFC Ballroom, Green Wing, 11th floor

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with 2021 Style Spotters Heather French or Steve McKenzie as they walk you through a personalized tour of two of their favorite Market stops. Tours will depart from the IHFC ballroom at 10:15AM following Style Spotters LIVE! RSVP required. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Heather French, Steve McKenzie

RSVP Required

50031

10:30am - 11:30am, Tue. Oct. 19

Best Practices for Successful Selling

Educational

Home Furnishings Association - Retailer Resource Center

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Add-on selling is a powerful way to increase your revenue. In this session, we will share the best practices, sales strategies, and a variety of closing tools that come directly from over 30 years of training top performers to maximize add-on sales like, protection plans, top-of-bed products, and more. You will leave this session with the tools needed to overcome objections and close the sale by sharing success stories from top industry retail salespeople. You can expect an engaging presentation full of real-life examples that you can take back into your store right away!


Speakers: Jeff McWey

50118

11am - 2pm, Tue. Oct. 19

Parson's Table Pop-Up

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread, and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson's Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:00am - 2pm on Friday, October 15, through Tuesday, October 19.


50077

11am - 12pm, Tue. Oct. 19

Holiday Shopping Outlook: How Furniture Retailers Can Elevate Their Strategies

Educational

Webinar via Zoom with IMC-DesignOnHPMKT

The holiday shopping season is rapidly approaching, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner, furniture retailers are tasked with updating their holiday strategies for one of the busiest shopping seasons ever. After a year of closures, consumers are more eager to spend! As furniture retailers prepare for the holiday rush, Mike Rittler, General Manager, Retail Card Services and Personal Lending at TD Bank, will share his outlook on key drivers and considerations for retail this season. Mike will answer some key questions and share findings from TD’s latest Retail Experience Index (announced Oct. 2021), which tracks consumers’ purchasing habits to uncover trends and factors moving the economic needle.


CEU Hours: 1

Speakers: Mike Rittler

RSVP Required

50064

4pm - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 19

Daily Cocktail Hour

Social

InsideOut Performance Fabrics, 311 N. Hamilton St., 3rd Fl

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Join us for cocktails daily from 4:00pm - 6:00pm at our 311 North Hamilton (3rd Floor) Main Showroom and at our 200 Steele Building (3rd Floor) Outreach Gallery. Cheers!


50114

4pm - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 19

Exquisite Hour - Libations, Bites + The Best Selection of Rugs!

Social

Exquisite Rugs, IHFC, Hamilton, Floor 2, H220

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us for Happy Hour! Every evening during Market we will happily help you wrap up your day with libations, lite bites and invigorating conversation. Visit Exquisite Rugs' newly expanded showroom daily October 16 to 20 from 4pm to 6pm. Meet with with our creative team and discover what sets Exquisite Rugs apart from the rest!


50132

5pm - 7pm, Tue. Oct. 19

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

Social

Scarborough House Fine Furniture and Furnishings, 200 Steele, Floor 1, 119

Shuttle Stop: 17 (Red Line)

Celebrating 25 years with sweet chocolates, decadent wine, and lots of bubbly champagne - join us!


50121

5pm - 8pm, Tue. Oct. 19

After Hours at The Point

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations Market has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests, or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening's social events.