THE MARKET FOR HOME, LIFESTYLE + GIFT

February 3 - 6, 2018
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February 4 - 7, 2018
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press Release

NY NOW Lit Up NYC with the Hottest Trends for Home, Lifestyle and Gift
– Attendees, Buyers, Exhibitors and Tastemakers Raved About Summer 2017 Market –


WHITE PLAINS, NY. – September 8, 2017 – NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, was brimming with excitement from all corners of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center during the summer 2017 market. From August 19th through the 23rd, thousands of attendees took to the market floor to browse more than 2,400 exhibiting brands offering an endless mecca of the most on-trend products in hundreds of categories. From home décor and furnishings, tabletop and housewares, gifts, stationery, and textiles, as well as personal care and accessories for men, women and children, and more, plus exclusive events and seminars, NY NOW was the place to be!

“The range of products that exhibitors showcased was top-notch and we were excited to see so many incredible trends come to life,” said Randi Mohr, Group Show Director, NY NOW and Vice President, Emerald Expositions. “From a growing number of men’s lifestyle exhibitors, to an expanded toy and game section, plus nearly 500 new exhibitors and a busy seminar schedule, this market really shined!”

Influencers and Tastemakers
NY NOW always brings together leading tastemakers, icons and visionaries from the design and fashion industries and the summer 2017 market welcomed some of the best! Adam Glassman, Creative Director of O, The Oprah Magazine, Emmy Award-winning fashion correspondent, and regular NY NOW attendee was on-site to judge NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards Program. Also while on-site, Glassman explored the Market for creative and trending finds that may one day grace the pages of the magazine.

“This was one of the best NY NOW markets that I’ve attended in quite a few years. The layout felt fresh and exciting, I saw a lot of new introductions, and the energy was at a peak level,” said Glassman. “I found things to help complete our 2017 edition of Oprah’s Favorite Things including a completely new exhibitor that was showing in the U.S. for the very first time! That’s the thing I love about NY NOW – you can find new things, meet new people and really impact their business.”

Iris Apfel, interior designer and fashion icon, also joined us along with her students from the innovative UT in NYC design program, to discover everything that NY NOW had to offer.

Plus, Bobbi Brown, entrepreneur, author, and founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics & Beauty Evolution once again returned to the Market and commented, “I love the NY NOW Market where you can see so many new, cool brands. As someone who is both practical and highly visual, I get both inspiration and ideas from the show. While building my new lifestyle platform, I’ve been able to curate products, and partner with great brands for the Justbobbi shops at Lord & Taylor from the Market. Stay tuned for what I found this year that will be in our design and lifestyle hotel, The George Inn in Montclair, NJ, set to open at the end of this year. I also love the connections you can make when meeting new people at the market, and the networking that takes place when running into people you know.”

Attendee and Exhibitor Highlights
At the summer edition of NY NOW, attendees and exhibitors displayed incredible enthusiasm about their experience. Some commented:
•  “I was extremely surprised at the merchandise that I found at NY NOW. This was
my first time and I will never miss it. I found some very unique products and
brands that I have never found at any other show that I attended. NY NOW is just
the BEST!!!”
– Nansey Cardone, Love Letters (Cape Charles, VA)
•  “Some of my associates are surprised that I would go all the way to NY from Hawaii
to buy, but I discovered a few years ago, that it is well worth the trip! As shows on
the west coast are shrinking in content, NY NOW has a fabulous bounty. I find new
inspiration every time, and my customers know there will always be new, cutting
edge, and creative treasures to find in my store.”
– Jennie Spencer, Collections Maui
(Makawao, HI)

Additionally, leading and upcoming designers showcased their wares to buyers from around the world. Exhibitors commented:
•  “Best show of the year, hands down!” – Jason Faulkner, Founder, Printed Village
•  “We had literally the best show in our show career, and we have been doing NY
NOW for many years!” ­- Lisa Devo, Co-Founder, Soap & Paper Factory

•  “NY NOW is the best show for our brand. We have gone to a lot of tradeshows but
NY NOW is the one for us.”
– Eric Pram, Co-CEO, W&P Designs

And the Award Goes To…
NY NOW’s robust award programs honored extraordinary product offerings from exhibitors across the Market. Highlights include:
•  “Best in Market” Award – Recognized the one standout product among the ten
separate section category winners of the “Best New Product” Awards. At the
summer edition, the “Best in Market” Award was judged by Kate Doherty, Market
Director of HGTV Magazine who honored W&P Design, LLC for The Cheese Knife.
Click here to learn more.
•  “Best New Product” Awards – Recognized products that stood out among
hundreds of entries within each of the ten sections across the Market.
Click here for a full list of winners.
•   Best Exclusive Launch and Eco Choice Awards – Selected from the popular
destination:new and sustainability: design for a better world® displays, these
awards honored products making their debut at the Market, and those with
sustainable practices, respectively. Click here for a full list of winners.
•   Accent on Design® Awards – Recognized product design excellence, innovation
and creativity among NY NOW’s Accent on Design® exhibitors, a juried collection of
contemporary design brands. Click here for a full list of winners.

For more information and to stay updated on future NY NOW markets, please visit www.nynow.com.

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About NY NOW
The winter 2018 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place February 3-7, 2018 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW features three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – that encompass tens of thousands of products in hundreds of product categories. The Handmade® Global Design section of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, February 3 and close on Tuesday, February 6, on Level 4 in the River Pavilion. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as the Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Sunday, February 4 and close on Wednesday, February 7 on Levels 1 and 3. Attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve. More information about NY NOW can be found at www.nynow.com

NOTE TO EDITORS:
•   The official name of the market is “NY NOW.” Please do not use “NY Now,”
“NYNow” “the NY Gift Show” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.
•   Javits North will continue to be under renovation during the winter 2018 market and as a
result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will once again be located on Level 3. It
will open on Sunday, February 4, 2018 and close on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Katie Seifert
Coyne PR for NY NOW
973-588-2000
kseifert@coynepr.com