NY NOW at the Javits Center


With summer nearing to an end, summer in New York would not be complete without the Summer Edition of NY NOW.  The NY NOW show is one of the largest trade show, and the premiere market for home, lifestyle, and gift merchandise. The trade-only event, which is not open to consumers, offers retailers the opportunity to shop from an extensive range of innovative products at the Javits Center from August 15-19, 2015.

However, beyond the exhibits, highlights include exclusive appearances by Mimi Sheraton, former New York Times restaurant critic and author of 1,000 Foods To Eat Before you Die: A Food Lover’s Life List and Erinn V, Designer

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I.M.A. Brass International Mercantile Agencies

to the Stars; Sustainability display showcasing eco-friendly and socially responsible products and business practices; Open House display and related seminar program addressing design and color trends, as well as related consumer preferences; and a slate of programming addressing retail strategies such as digital market, Millennial marketing and employment trends, brand building, story-selling and more. In addition, NY NOW and HGTV Magazine have partnered to present a first-ever #NYNOW Social Media Lounge.

I.M.A. Brass International Mercantile Agencies

I-Netradio had the opportunity for an exclusive sneak preview of what I.M.A. Brass International Mercantile Agencies has in store for us at booth #1345 at the NY NOW show. And of course showcasing in the City of Lights… I.M.A. Brass did not disappoint. New York City might be the city of Lights, but the lights will never shine as bright as I.M.A Brass and their exquisite crystal adorn pieces.  These stand alone…but easily interchangeable pieces… made such an impression… that it left me… Speechless. Photographs simply could not do their display justice. But there is more to I.M.A. Brass then there exquisite crystal pieces and you will have to simply see it for yourself this weekend at the NY NOW show.

So prepare yourself to be speechless this weekend and run…not walk…to the NY NOW this weekend.


Javits Center, New York City

August 15
9AM – 6PM 9AM – 6PM 9AM – 6PM 9AM – 5PM
9AM – 6PM 9AM – 6PM 9AM – 6PM 9AM – 2PM
9AM – 6PM 9AM – 6PM 9AM – 6PM 9AM – 2PM
9AM – 6PM 9AM – 6PM 9AM – 6PM 9AM – 2PM

NOTE: Staggered opening and closing days.

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Dates + Hours By Product Collection


Accent on Design®
Home Furnishings + Textiles
Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares
August 16-19 (Sunday-Wednesday)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Level 3
9 AM – 6 PM daily; 9 AM – 2 PM on Wednesday, August 19


Baby + Child
Personal Accessories
Personal Care + Wellness
August 16-19 (Sunday-Wednesday)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Level 1
9 AM – 6 PM daily; 9 AM – 2 PM on Wednesday, August 19


Handmade® Designer Maker
August 15-18 (Saturday-Tuesday)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Javits North
9 AM – 6 PM daily; 9 AM – 5 PM on Tuesday, August 18

Handmade® Global Design
August 15-18 (Saturday-Tuesday)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, River Pavilion
9 AM – 6 PM daily; 9 AM – 5 PM on Tuesday, August 18

Artisan Resource
August 16-19 (Sunday -Wednesday)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Level 3
9 AM – 6 PM daily; 9 AM – 2 PM on Wednesday, August 19


Using Styling to Promote Your Projects and Build Your Brand with Erinn V, designer to the stars.

Sunday, August 16, 2015
4:45 pm – 5:30pm

HFFLogoJoin NY NOW®, the Market for Home + Lifestyle and Home Fashion Forecast, for this very special presentation for home furnishings retailers and interior designers. Join Erinn Valencich (best known as Erinn V) – a trend and style expert, TV personality and furniture designer – and learn how styling can help to promote your projects and build your brand. Erinn has styled shoots around the world with top brands and celebrities and worked with some of the top photographers to get on TV, boost marketing and generate free publicity. She’ll share the secrets to her success with styling, including how to visually capture an audience of magazine editors and online followers and what to look for in a photographer before you invest. Register here.
Retailer Breakfast with Mimi Sheraton, author of 1,000 Foods to Eat Before you Die: A Food Lover’s Life List

Monday, August 17
9:00am – 9:45am
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Room 1E04

gourmet_business_logoGourmet Business and NY NOW®, the Market for Home+ Lifestyle, have partnered to co-host this very special event for gourmet retailers. Join Mimi Sheraton, the grande dame of food journalism and former restaurant critic for The New York Times, for an extraordinary culinary adventure led by the most knowledgeable and discerning tour guide. Sheraton’s 1,000 FOODS TO EAT BEFORE YOU DIE (Workman, 2015) is a master list of the world’s best dishes, ingredients, restaurants, markets, and more, that everyone should experience in their lifetime. This authoritative work, compiled and written by Mimi Sheraton, is the joyous culmination of her six-decade-long love affair with food. This is the book that gourmet enthusiasts and customers will be talking about!

Tickets: $25, include continental breakfast and a signed copy of 1,000 Foods to Eat Before you Die. Register Here.
NY NOW’s A Night on Broadway, featuring HAMILTON

Monday, August 17
7:00pm – 9:45pm
Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W 46th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue)

From Manuel Lin-Miranda (IN THE HEIGHTS) comes a wildly inventive new musical about founding father and political mastermind Alexander Hamilton and his determination to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. Ben Brantley of The New York Times says, “HISTORIC. HAMILTON is brewing up a revolution. This is a show that aims impossibly high and hits its target. It’s probably not possible to top the adrenaline rush. A MARVEL.”” The Wall Street Journal says, “HAMILTON is the most exciting and significant musical of the decade. Sensationally potent and theatrically vital, it is plugged straight into the wall socket of contemporary music. This show makes me feel hopeful for the future of musical theater.” http://www.hamiltonbroadway.com

Tickets, normally priced at $142, are specially priced at $110 before August 14, and $120 after August 14, for NY Market participants.

Only in NYC! Free Market Week Admission & Shopping Discount at MAD (Museum of Arts and Design)

Friday, August 14 – Friday, August 21
6:00PM – 8:00PM
2 Columbus Circle

Only in NYC! Join NY Market participants at MAD (Museum of Arts and Design) during Market Week! Simply present your summer 2015 badge for free admission and 20% discounts (on full priced items) at The Store at MAD, August 14-21 ONLY. Exhibitions on view include, Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today, an exhibition that considers the important contributions of women in modernism in postwar visual culture; and Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin, which includes over 30 of his most important mannequins, an Isabel and Ruben Toledo-designed jewelry and an in-gallery recreation of Pucci’s sculpture studio. http://www.madmuseum.org
64th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards

Sunday, August 16
6:30pm – 10:00pm
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Join Gifts and Decorative Accessories in celebrating the 64th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards, which recognizes excellence in retailing and individual achievement. During this festive industry gathering, 2015 finalists will be recognized, retail category winners will be announced and special recognition awards will be presented. As part of this very special evening, Gift For Life, the gift and home industry’s only charitable organization, will present its 2015 Industry Achievement Award to Tom Mirabile.

Tickets $185 each, including cocktails and dinner, are available through http://www.giftsanddec.com.

2015 finalists and honorees include:

Marketing Achievement

Glee Gifts, Monsfield, MA
Retail Therapy Gift Shop, Miami, FL
YoSox, Toronto, ON, Canada
Gift Store Design/Redesign

D.L. Rhein, Los Angeles, CA
JGA-Hershey’s Chocolate World, Las Vegas, NV
Revival, Rapid City, SD
Store Events

A. Dodson’s, Suffolk, VA
Apple Butter & Shugies, Morris, IL
Wit & Whim, Port Washington, NY
Visual Merchandising

Bath Time, Cape May, NJ
The Village Shoppes, New Carlisle, IN
Virtu, Chicago, IL
Rep of the Year

Donna White, Los Angeles, CA
Karen Mischler, Lawrenceville, GA
Lianne Dutton, Aliso Viejo, CA
Rising Star

The Grommet
Gift For Life 2015 Industry Achievement Award
Tom Mirabile
HGTV Magazine’s Blogger Block Party

Monday, August 17
12:00pm – 8:00pm
404 10th Avenue (between 32nd and 33rd Streets)

For the second consecutive year, HGTV Magazine is hosting a Blogger Block Party in connection with NY NOW! This day-long event, which is dedicated to meeting and tweeting, will include appearances by HGTV Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Sara Peterson, and designer Genevieve Gorder! All registered NY NOW bloggers are invited to attend, at no charge. Visit hgtvmagonline.com/events to RSVP or email hgtvmagrsvp@hearst.com for questions.
Museum Store Association Member Networking Event

Monday, August 17
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Hudson Station Bar & Grill, 440 10th Avenue (between 34th and 35th Streets)

Enjoy a cash bar and light fare while mixing and mingling with fellow members of the Museum Store Association (MSA). This event is hosted by the Museum Store Association and sponsored by NY NOW.

Free for all MSA retail members attending NY NOW. Advance registration required. To register, contact Jennifer Anderson by email (JAnderson@museumstoreassociation.org) or phone (303-504-9223, x620).


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