October 2, 2023
February 2024 Shoppe Object expands to include second venue

Shoppe Object, a New York trade event for curated home and gift, has revealed that its February show (Feb. 4-6, 2024) will expand to include a second venue.

Photo courtesy of Shoppe Object.
Shoppe Object takes place in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Photo courtesy of Shoppe Object.

In lieu of the tent that previously maximized Shoppe Object’s Pier 36 home, the event has added a venue twice the size — the recently renovated Skylight at Essex Crossing in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The two neighboring venues are less than a mile apart — Pier 36 and Essex Crossing — and will house the entirety of the expanded show, with shuttles running between the two locations.

Since its launch, Shoppe Object has seen near-continuous growth in both attendance and exhibitor count, according to Shoppe Object. From 100 brands at inception, the show debuted an expanded two-pavilion footprint in 2023 with a market of over 500 exhibitors — a 30% increase from its at-capacity showing in Pier 36 the previous year. This new extension to Essex Crossing doubles that additional space, allowing for a longer roster of curated brands, an ability to accommodate larger booths, and a renewed emphasis on the spirit of discovery,  show executives said.

Since its first post-pandemic show in September 2021, Shoppe Object’s credentialed buyer attendance has grown steadily year over year, with an average growth of 55%.

“We’re spreading our wings once again,” said Jesse James, the show’s founder and director. “Over the past two shows, we delivered a 30% increase by adding a tent at our Pier 36 home, and now it’s time to double that. With the addition of this brand new venue, part of the Essex Crossing complex and right at the subway hub, we have twice as much room to grow as the tent provided previously. That, and we retain our combined footprint squarely in the heart of Manhattan’s thriving Lower East Side, with two great venues in close proximity. It provides an excellent opportunity for us to bring meaningful growth to our community while continuing to deliver the very best brands from around the world to the New York market.”

Shoppe Object, in collaboration with its parent company ANDMORE, selected Skylight at Essex Crossing for its dramatic architecture and distinctive feeling, as well as its location adjacent to Essex Market and The Market Line, and its proximity to Pier 36. The show promises entrance at either venue with shuttles running the walkable distance between the two buildings. The market’s focus  will continue to be discovery, careful curation and merchandising, bringing buyers design-forward and high-quality brands across home and gift, according to Shoppe Object.

The show will take place Feb. 4-6 between Pier 36 and Essex Crossing.

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