Careers Business Ownership Popular Wholesale Markets From New York to Los Angeles Buying Wholesale Products From Merchandise Marts Throughout the Country Share PINTEREST Email Print Business Ownership Operations & Success Supply Chain Management Sustainable Businesses Operations & Technology Marketing Market Research Business Law & Taxes Business Insurance Business Finance Accounting Industries Becoming an Owner By Karen Waksman Karen Waksman Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter President and CEO of Retail MBA University of California, Santa Barbara Karen Waksman is a former writer for The Balance Small Business and an experienced seller who advises entrepreneurs who sell products to retailers. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 12/05/19 Merchandise marts (MMs) are similar to malls in that you can go to one central location and get access to a variety of stores. The primary difference is that MMs are geared specifically for the wholesale market. Many MMs are open to the public and others are exclusively dedicated to retail buyers and business owners. If you're looking for a product in bulk, and at a low cost, buying directly from a wholesale distributor is a great way to save your business money each year. If you live in a major metropolitan city and want to find quality wholesale merchandise, then it's a good idea to explore the local MMs. All you need is a business tax ID (and a budget to spend) and you'll be on your way to wholesale business success. The following is a list of the most popular marts throughout the country: 01 of 10 Atlana, GA AmericasMart's Atlanta sources gifts, décor, and lifestyle products from more than 8,000 brands, across a plethora of business niches. These include tabletop, housewares, gourmet, juvenile, and fashion accessories of all kinds. They're open year round for trade professionals and host signature events like: Design + Dine, Creative Flower Workshop, and Lunch & Learn: Sustainable Performance Fabric. 02 of 10 Chicago, IL theMart is the largest privately held retail building in the United States. With 4.2 million gross square feet, theMart spans two city blocks, rises 25 stories, and is visited by an average of 30,000 people each business day. Designed as a market center for trade professionals, theMart continually offers high-quality shows and amenities for anyone looking for wholesale opportunities. 03 of 10 Dallas, TX The Dallas Market Center is a business-to-business trade center. Open daily, the 5 million square foot campus showcases a complete wholesale marketplace including permanent showrooms and product lines. Everything from men's apparel to home furnishings can be found easily in the heart of the city. 04 of 10 Denver, CO Established in 1965, the Denver Mart is an 840,000 square foot facility known for it's wholesale outdoor, apparel, western, and gift-souvenir marketplace. Crowd favorites include shows for guns, fly fishing, and other Rocky Mountain gifts. They also host a huge antique and vintage show each spring, summer, and fall where hundreds of dealers present their unique finds. 05 of 10 Los Angeles, CA The California Market Center offers 40,000 square feet of showrooms and event space to the LA fashion scene. Showrooms feature sample sales, a market specifically for kid fashion, and textile offerings from sources around the globe. They also provide insight into sustainable fashion, organic food options, and much, much more. 06 of 10 Miami. FL The Miami Merchandise Mart is a professional wholesale market where showroom owners assemble collections from manufacturers in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the U.S. The Miami team acts as a brokerage for buyers around the world, but especially for those in Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Over 10,000 professional buyers make visits to this MM each year. 07 of 10 New York, NY The New York Market Center is located at 230 Fifth Avenue New York. The iconic building is situated north of Madison Square Park, and features over 200 showrooms with product categories including the best in toys, holiday themes, and publishing expos. 08 of 10 Minneapolis, MN The Minneapolis Mart is a permanent wholesale showroom facility, featuring over 5,000 lines of home décor, accessory, and apparel merchandise in 140 showrooms. The facility hosts six markets each year which are not open to the general public, reserving extra attention and specialization for resale businesses. 09 of 10 High Point, NC The High Point Market draws more than 150,000 people annually and is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. The market features over 180 buildings and 11.5 million square feet of show space. Beyond finding unique wholesale goods, buyers can attend educational seminars on everything from lighting trends to business development. 10 of 10 San Francisco, CA The San Francisco Design Center is comprised of 2 buildings (the Showplace and Galleria) which together house more than 100 beautifully curated showrooms, and represent approximately 2,000 manufacturers. These vendors offer product lines sourced both locally and internationally, and buyers can connect with design professionals and browse the latest in fashion, home furnishings, and textiles.