The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (commonly known as "Market") is a biannual market held to showcase the newest merchandise in the world of gifts & home furnishings. Don't be fooled--the term "gifts" covers a wide range of products! Gift/furniture markets are held in most major cities (San Francisco, Chicago, NYC, Toronto, Dallas, & Las Vegas), but Atlanta is home to the largest in the world, with 3 buildings housing up to 23 floors and 7.7 MILLION square feet. Only 800,000 of that is used for trade shows, but still . . . that's a lot of wholesale shopping! In these buildings you'll find more than 4,000 showrooms housing products including area rugs, beds, apparel, novelty gifts, furniture, kids toys, candles, ornaments, dinnerware, accessories (home & fashion), lighting, linens, cookware, & wall decor. They even have massage stations on every floor to add the pep back to your step when your energy starts winding down! Still not sure what you'll find? Take a look . . .
2. IT'S A PRIVATE CLUB (sort of).