For the Trade

Originally designed as a market center for trade professionals, The Merchandise Mart continues to cater to this core audience today. Many showroom floors of The Mart are accessible only to interior designers, architects, wholesale buyers and escorted visitors. Trade shows are also only accessible to trade professionals including wholesale buyers and other registered attendees. See each show’s website for more information.

What showrooms floors are only open to the trade?

For more information, please also visit NeoCon.
Open to the Trade
Floors 3, 10, 11
Hours
By appointment only

Commercial Furnishings

Furniture and resources for corporate, hospitality, healthcare, retail, government, institutional and residential interiors including architectural products, flooring, ceiling systems, casegoods, lighting, Seating, tile, sustainable products, technology and textiles

 
To find showrooms and products, please also visit the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart.
Open to the Trade
Floors 6, 16, 17, 18
Hours
Most showrooms are open M-F, 9-5. Click here to check a specific showroom

Home Furnishings

Home furnishings and resources including antiques, beds, casegoods, seating, tables, cabinets and closets, doors, moulding and millwork, fabrics and textiles, window treatments, lighting, wall and ceiling finishes

 
To find showrooms and products, please also visit the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart.
Open to the Trade
Floors 15, 16, 17
Hours
Most showrooms are open M-F, 9-5. Click here to check a specific showroom

Outdoor Furnishings

Outdoor furnishings including those made from wrought iron, rattan, wicker, fiberglass and wood as well as umbrellas, outdoor lighting, outdoor fireplaces, tables and more

 
For more information and to search the Product Locator, please also visit The Chicago Market.
Open to the Trade
Floors 13, 14
Hours
By appointment only

Gift & Home Accessories

Gift and home accessories including jewelry, holiday products, candles, table top accessories, fashion accessories and more

 

What showrooms are open to the general public and trade professionals?

To find products and special events, please also visit LuxeHome.
Open to the Trade & to the Public
Floors 1
Hours
Mon – Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am –3:00 pm

Kitchen & Bath

Kitchen, bath, tile, lighting, cabinetry, appliances, sinks, faucetry, countertops

 

Where do I register in the building?

To access to-the-trade showrooms, please visit the Concierge Desk located in the South Lobby to show your credentials or register to receive a Mart Card. To access to-the-trade events, please register on the show’s website or bring your Mart Card with you to the show.

What is a Mart Card?

A Mart Card is an easy, complimentary, year-round pass to visit all MMPI buildings, markets and events. The Mart Card is a business-card sized tag with your name, business address and a two-dimensional bar-code. The bar-code contains all your contact information so you can quickly register and shop without giving the same information each time. No need to pre-register, just bring your card to the show. The Mart Card does not provide entrance into seminars.


Can the general public shop The Mart’s showrooms?

The general public is welcome to shop more than 30 luxury kitchen and bath showrooms, called LuxeHome, located on The Merchandise Mart’s first floor year round.

The general public is welcome to shop to-the-trade only showrooms floors if accompanied by a registered interior designer or trade professional. If you are not currently working with an interior designer, take advantage of a complimentary one-hour consultation with a Designer-On-Call who can help you explore the top brands in custom furnishings, lighting, fabric and floor treatments.Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday 10am – 5pm. Click here to get started.

Alternatively, the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart makes it easy to find a designer that matches your style, design needs and budget prior to visiting The Mart. Choose from one of over 100 designers in our Designer Portfolios.

Who can attend markets, shows and events?

The Merchandise Mart hosts events for both trade professionals and the general public. During trade shows, professionals are asked to pre-register online and then present their credentials at Registration, located on the 1st floor in the North Lobby.  During consumer shows or other special events, the general public may purchase tickets online or onsite. Please reference the Event Calendar for a complete listing of trade markets and special programming.