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August 24th, 2018

- Buyers and Exhibitors Note a Dramatically Improved Market in Presentation, Prestigious and Innovative Brands, Countless New Product Introductions, Exciting Events, Numerous Award Winners and More -

WHITE PLAINS, NY. — August 23, 2018 — NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, has just wrapped up an incredible sourcing experience at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. As a leading destination for buyers, designers, shop owners, and more, NY NOW delivered a significantly enhanced experience with new events and programs, as well as a phenomenal roster of brands - including some of the world’s top designers such as Kartell, Vitra, Artek and Tom Dixon - that showcased their newest product introductions across hundreds of categories.

NY NOW is fast evolving towards an even more sophisticated and dynamic experience-driven event where independent retailers and designers come to be inspired. Success in retail is now all about experience and presenting what is unique, distinctive and innovative.

“From inspiring trend talks and book signings with leading influencers to an incredible roster of established and emerging brands, the Market floor was buzzing with excitement,” said Randi Mohr, Emerald Expositions Vice President and NY NOW Director. “We saw notable increases in both the number of retail stores and architects & interior designers attending. Buyers from the entire U.S. and 70 countries around the globe flocked to New York City to source what’s now and what’s next in home and lifestyle products.”

Attendee and Exhibitor Highlights
The summer 2018 market was bustling with business between attendees and exhibitors. Some attendees commented:

  • “NY NOW is the only market we attend. We love the quality and variety of products. We always find new things to carry. This year is no exception.” - David Clearwater, Jones Farm/Clearwater Gifts (Cornwall, NY)
  • “This is our first time to come to the market. It’s so beautiful and the variety of products is overwhelming (in a good way) …. This is definitely the place to be for quality and breath of choice.” - Gina Mozilo, My Sister’s Closet (Sugar Loaf, NY)
  • “We have been attending the show for several years. It has grown tremendously and covers so many areas… We expect to increase our products for the launch of the online division of the business. And there is no better source than NY NOW. Thank you!” - Brody Belfield, President, Belfield Enterprises (Brooklyn, NY)
  • “I visit the show twice a year. I purchase from my regular vendors or view new items in person… The show is highly organized and professional. I highly recommend this show. I always find new products.” - Marie Flaherty, Owner, Native (Scituate, MA)
  • ”Wonderful show with excellent vendors for hard to find merchandise.” - Ross Harper, Owner, Fiddle Heads (Columbus, GA)
  • “NY NOW is always a great multi-faceted market. And it’s in NYC - Need I say more!” - Holly Speight, Owner, Albeits 7’s (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)

Additionally, leading and upcoming brands showcased their wares to buyers from around the world and appreciated the positive impact that NY NOW has on their business. Exhibitors commented:

  • “When we, at Kartell US, decided to be part of NY NOW, we had no idea what to expect. At the end I was very pleased with the results. We met many new designers and reconnected with existing contacts. We also had the opportunity to connect with new retailers. Overall, we believe it was a positive experience in terms of branding exposure and marketing feedback. Look for us at the NY NOW Winter 2019 Market!” - JJ Jenks, CEO Kartell, North America
  • “NY NOW Summer was a successful event for Tom Dixon. We had great meetings with many designers and better retailers. It was a lot more than we expected and we are looking forward to NY NOW Winter 2019.” - Alex Wisnioski, General Manager, The Americas, Tom Dixon
  • “We were quite pleased with the performance of NY NOW Summer. We had many productive meetings with major chains, better independent retailers and designers. The event was very worth our while!” - Adrian Parra, Head of Marketing & Events, Vitra
  • “This is our second NY NOW market and it just gets better each time. We have a bigger booth this time. We’re getting a great response to our expanded product line and signing up new accounts each day of the market. We wouldn’t be where we are today as a brand, without NY NOW. We LOVE it here!” - Tracy Slocum, Pretty Rugged Gear
  • “I’ve been exhibiting at NY NOW for 10 years. I love connecting face to face with my buyers and finding new customers. It’s a great show… I’m so grateful for all that NY NOW has done for my brand and the growth of my business.” - Jessica Gulati, Lotus Love Beauty
  • “NY NOW is always an important show for our brand, especially for sourcing new buyers, not just domestically, but also Latin America and international buyers. There’s a great energy and vibe at NY NOW and our product lines are always very well received, which converts to a lot of order writing.” - Tomas Georgi, Mr. Brown London

Award-Winning Products
NY NOW’s robust award programs honored extraordinary product offerings from exhibitors across the Market. Highlights include:

  • “Best in Market” Award - Recognized one standout product among ten separate section category winners of the “Best New Product” Awards. This summer the “Best in Market” Award was given to stôn by Latondra for The Spiral Pulley. 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 to learn more and see a list of the winners.
  • Best Exclusive Launch Award - Recognized one standout product that made its official debut exclusively at the summer 2018 market and was selected as part of the destination:new product display. This summer, the Rattan Back Pack from Borneo from The Winding Road was honored with this award. Click here to learn more.
  • Eco Choice Awards - Selected from the popular sustainability: design for a better world® display, these awards honored products with sustainable practices. This summer’s winners include Brackish, Acacia Creations and Lotus Love Beauty. Click here to learn more.
  • Accent on Design® Awards - Recognized design excellence, innovation and creativity among NY NOW’s Accent on Design® exhibitors, a juried collection of contemporary design brands. Click here to learn more and see a list of the winners.

Event Highlights
Leading fashion, design and lifestyle authorities such as Iris Apfel, Justina Blakeney, Brittany Watson Jepsen, Erin Gates, Nicole Feliciano, and more shared incredible insights and met with attendees during several Trend Talks and Book Signings that took place during the Market. Plus, with special events, seminar programs, and networking opportunities, NY NOW took NYC by storm. Attendees commented on the overall experience:

  • “NY NOW® so far has been one of our best experiences with fairs. Everything is so organized, and made us feel very comfortable, including the personnel so kind and helpful, the Trend Talks were incredible, such an inspiration from the best professionals. Thank you!” - Mariana Gomez; Interior Designer, Melon Design (New York, NY)
  • “Coming to NY NOW (this is my 2nd visit) sends me home with great inventory, education, and inspiration. Not to mention I get to have a fantastic few days in the city.” - Tracie Hess, Owner, Charmed Beauty and Gifts (Charleston, SC)

Experience the evolution at NY NOW Winter 2019!
The NY NOW Winter 2019 Market, held February 3-6th at the Jacob K. Javits Center, will introduce a dazzling array of new and exciting features. Plus, the Market welcomes the co-location with the National Stationery Show® and SURTEX® where one badge gives 6,000+ new buyers access to all three co-located events.

For more information on all the new additions see For registration and general market information, please visit

About NY NOW
The winter 2019 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place February 3-6, 2019 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. For the first time, NY NOW welcomes the co-locations of the National Stationery Show® and SURTEX®, which will take place during the same time, all under one roof. Attendees from all 50 states and nearly 70 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

More information about NY NOW can be found at


  • The official name of the market is “NY NOW.” Please do not use “NY Now,” “NYNow,” “New York Now,” “the NY Gift Show” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.
  • The NY NOW winter 2019 market will take place Sunday, February 3, 2019 through Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
  • The National Stationery Show® will be co-located with the NY NOW winter market and will be located on Level 1 adjacent to the LIFESTYLE Collection.
  • SURTEX® will be co-located with the NY NOW winter market and will be located on level 4 in the River Pavilion.

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Katie Seifert
Coyne PR for NY NOW

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