Trademart is the largest purchasing platform for retail professionals in Europe. Where retailers find inspiration for the new season and buy collections from thousands of brands in fashion, accessories, shoes, interior, and so much more.
In 1975, Trademart was established at the foot of the Atomium by the Texas real estate holding company Crow. The aim was to create a permanent wholesale trade fair for fashion and furniture: one building of no less than 140,000 m² where domestic and foreign exhibitors could present and sell their brands and collections to retailers.
The concept caught on. Exhibitors gathered and new sectors were born. Soon, the Trademart building had to be expanded: 2 new floors were built on top of the 4 original floors. Good for 30,000 m² of additional space. On 6 December 1988, the Fashion Gardens (now fashion & labels) opened its doors to the public. In 1991, at the beginning of the information age, a building of more than 26,000 m² – the Buro & Design Center – was built to answer the demand for flexible office space, offering space to professional service providers and companies from a variety of industries. In 2009, AG Real Estate took a 50% share in the ‘Brussels International Trade Mart’.
Today, Trademart is still an indispensable economic market tool for everyone involved in retail. It’s the platform par excellence for spotting emerging trends and a catalyst for valuable connections between retailers and brands.
In 2020 and 2021, the retail landscape was hit hard by Covid-19. The usually bustling purchasing center closed its doors, retailers closed permanently (or for an indefinite period), and many employees started working from home. After an internal exercise, Trademart decided it was time for a change. A thorough rebranding was carried out in 2020, and the new home & living &go center opened its doors in March 2021.
Trademart strives to be a place where retailers from various sectors meet each other to be inspired and oriented and to have a great purchasing experience.
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At Trademart, we are regularly looking for enthusiastic colleagues to reinforce our team. In addition, via our exhibitors, we are sometimes asked to share vacancies. Are you looking for a challenge in the retail sector? Then it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on this page!
In 1991, a brand-new building was opened on the ‘Brussels International Trade Mart’ site. In addition to the Trademart concept that connects fashion and lifestyle brands and retailers, there was also a need for a multi-functional working environment for professional service providers and companies. In this context, the new building was named the 'Buro & Design Center'.
The Buro & Design Center offers tailor-made space for dynamic companies that value flexibility, image, ergonomics and good energy performance. Easily accessible, ideally located at the foot of the Atomium, and in a green environment – in short, a workplace with all the facets and facilities a modern company is looking for.
Interested in a workspace in this dynamic professional environment? Give us a call – and be sure to stop by!