August 7, 2018
Uncover the uncommon: NY NOW summer market kicks off this weekend
In just a few days, the Jacob K. Javits Center will transform into a decorating, lifestyle and gifting wonderland, filled with incredible products and great stories to tell when NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, takes over. From Sunday, August 12, 2018 through Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the NY NOW summer 2018 market will become the leading destination for buyers, designers, shop owners, and more to source what consumers will demand this season, into 2019 and beyond.
“NYC is always at the heart of the design and fashion world and NY NOW is the ideal place to be for everything new and on-trend in the home, handmade, and gift industries. Our brands bring an elevated experience and we continue to make NY NOW a destination for buyers, designers, tastemakers and more to see the latest trends,” said Randi Mohr, Emerald Expositions Vice President and NY NOW Director. “We’re especially excited for the summer market because we have made significant enhancements delivering even more value to our customers. We can’t wait to be onsite in just a few days to see all of the great brands and products that will be on display! There’s still time to register, so don’t miss out!”
On-trend and design-forward products
NY NOW consistently delivers a dynamic collection of brands to give buyers, designers and shop owners the opportunity to source the most on-trend products across hundreds of categories at every price point. From home décor, furnishings, tabletop, gourmet housewares, accessories, stationery, gifts, toys and more, NY NOW will have it all. Products from some of the world’s top designers such as Kartell (Booth #3704), Vitra (Booth #3502), Artek (Booth #3502), and Tom Dixon (Booth #3710) will also be featured in dramatic exhibitions on the Market floor. For a look at the full exhibitor list, please click here.
NY NOW’s HOME Collectionwill focus on furnishings and home textiles, interior decor, tabletop and gourmet housewares and contemporary design objects. The LIFESTYLE Collectionwill feature the latest trend driven gifts in four themed sections including Baby + Child, Gift, Personal Accessories and Personal Care + Wellness. Finally, as the industry’s hallmark of design and craftsmanship, the HANDMADE Collectionpresents three distinct sections – Handmade® Designer Maker, Handmade® Global Design, and Artisan Resource® – offering handcrafted merchandise in categories such as tabletop, ceramics, textiles, home decor, jewelry, apparel and more.
For a one-stop-shop of products with purpose or the newest designs to hit the market, buyers can be inspired while browsing our expertly curated displays. Environmentally-conscious and socially-responsible products from manufacturers around the world can be found in the sustainability:design for a better world®display, which will be located in booth #1406 on Level 3. To see new product introductions, including launches exclusive to the summer market, take a look at the destination:newdisplay which will be located in booth #1403 on Level 3. As the industry’s most expansive marketplace, these displays are the ideal first stop for any buyer or market attendee.
Seminars, special events and trend talks
This season, market participants will have the opportunity to hear from legendary icons and leading influencers, such asIris Apfel, Justina Blakeney, Brittany Watson Jepsen, Erin Gates, Nicole Feliciano, and moreduring several Trend Talksand Book Signingsthat will be taking place throughout the market during various dates and times.
Additionally, NY NOW will continue to offer its informative seminar and education programsto give attendees valuable insights and content to take their businesses to the next level. Led by industry experts including representatives from associations, leading trade and consumer publications and more, sessions will address some of today’s most talked about topics and give buyers great tips to implement when they return to their stores, showrooms or studios.
After hours, attendees will get ready to sing and clap along to the lively music of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, which is this year’s featured show for NY NOW’s sold-out “A Night On Broadway” outing, taking place on Tuesday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m.
New and convenient dates
NY NOW will feature a new date pattern for the summer 2018 market offering greater convenience to both buyers and exhibitors. The Market will open at 9:00 a.m.on Sunday, August 12and close at 3:00 p.m.on Wednesday, August 15(one hour laterthan previous markets). Please note that no sections are open on Saturday. This date pattern represents a return to NY NOW’s traditional and preferred summer schedule, eliminating the staggered opening of recent markets and allowing buyers to shop all sections of the Market at any point during the show.
There’s still time to register!
NY NOW is a can’t-miss experience and online registrations will be accepted for qualified members of the tradethrough 11:59 p.m.on August 11th. Applicants may sign up using the online registration form though must present credentials on-site upon arrival to the Market in order to complete the process and receive a badge.
Eligible and credentialed members of the media may visit the press registration area onsite to present their credentials and apply for a press badge. Editors, reporters, writers, television and radio producers, and broadcast/Internet reporters from approved media outlets will receive editorial press badges, while publishers and advertising and sales representatives from approved media outlets will receive advertising press badges.
For more information on NY NOW, please visit nynow.com.