At the end of the year, we find ourselves gazing just past the holidays, wondering what the new year will bring. Well, for Team Rue, it’s always Las Vegas! From January 22-26, designers will take over the sparkly city for Las Vegas Market, ready to discover the next big trends and network with the best of the best in the industry.

If you’ve been on the fence about attending, take our word for it and get this event on your calendar! It’s unlike any other market, and will be a great excuse for a post-holiday getaway. Here’s why #LVMKT is a total designer’s paradise:

First, this market will provide you with all of the tools needed for success before you even arrive. To make planning easier, they offer an ultimate guide —  including notable product launches, events, and accommodations. Unsure if your favorite vendors will be there? Reference this exhibitor directory, and map out your trip! In that guide, you’ll also find tips — from favorite restaurants to market hacks. (For example, the Four Seasons is a quiet lodging option, while comfortable shoes are an absolute must.)

Designers, they’ve also gone above and beyond to create the helpful Designer HQ section of their website. There are endless seminars, and many of them will earn you CEUs (Continuing Education Units), saving you money in the long run. We are very excited for Pantone’s presentation on the new Color Of The Year, our Market Editor’s tour of her favorite showrooms, the Best of the West panel which showcases the top trends on the West Coast, AND our Meet the Makers Luncheon — with Christiane Lemieux, Meganne Wecker, Diane Sulg, Shawna Dawson, Terri Schuver and Victoria de la Camara as Moderator. As for parties, we would never miss the Salon West Grand Opening Event, which is on the 23rd from 4:00-6:00 PM. (It’s a great time to rub elbows with some of the industry’s top designers.)

Finally, the trends you’ll find at Las Vegas Market truly showcase the very best of West Coast design. In the slideshow, we’re sharing a few of our favorite, must-see showrooms. Whether you’re trying to find the perfect piece for a particularly picky client or you just want to get a pulse on the newest collections, #LVMKT is the place to make it all happen.