Dorothy Belshaw struts her stuff at the International Market Center.
As president of International Market Centers’ Gift & Home Décor division, Dorothy Belshaw coordinates the Las Vegas Market’s fastest-growing retail category of products.
How have you noticed gift-buying evolve? “Fifteen to 20 years ago, people were buying tons of collectibles—figurines and things of that nature. There’s definitely less of that kind of buying now, but in its place you’ll find something like jewelry.”
Why do you think that is? “People want everything in their lives to reflect their aesthetic. They want to express themselves in everything they do, and wearables are ways of accomplishing that.”
What’s the biggest trend in gift-buying? “The craft movement has grown because people want products in their homes that reflect artistry or workmanship that’s unique and different. They no longer want something that everyone else is collecting; they want something that sets them apart.” 475 S. Grand Central Pkwy., 800-748-5065