Attire Accessories - Dec 2017/Jan 2018 (Issue 67)

ATTIRE 77 Winners for the Best New Product Awards were selected at NY NOW, each judged by a dedicated panel of industry experts and members of the press.The judges were: Patti Biro of Patti Biro and Associates; Joel Bray of House & Home ; Erica Cohen of Food Network Magazine; Anne-Marie Earl of Gifts and Decorative Accessories; Jennifer Marks of Home &Textiles Today ; Marion Gerritsen of Australian Giftguide ; Adam Glassman of O , The Oprah Magazine; Nancy Jeffries of Happi Magazine; Kat Krassner of PRESENT Magazine; Donna Milstein of Donna Milstein Associates; Jim Negen of Giftware News ; Susan Tucker of BYDYZNE Consulting; Jeri Webb, Museum store consultant; Rachel Westall of Gift Focus ; Katie Wood of The Cottage Journal; and Allison Zisko of HFN. Show news The market was brimming with excitement from all corners of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Centre. From August 19 th through the 23 rd , 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! 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. 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 US 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 visited 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 commenting, “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. 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.” HANDMADE COLLECTION Artisan Resource® Winner: Hanna Feather Purse from Rarity Handbags Handmade ® Designer Maker Winner: The Sendak Artist Roll from Peg and Awl Handmade ® Global Design Winner: Felt + Leather Backpack from MULXIPLY Rarity Handbags Peg and Awl MULXIPLY For further information, please visit 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 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’d go all the way to NY from Hawaii to buy, but I discovered a few years ago, that it’s 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). NY NOW