Attire Accessories - Feb/Mar 2018 (Issue 68)

16 ATTIRE On with the show CHECK OUT ALL THE IMPORTANT NEWS AND DATES FOR YOUR BUSINESS DIARY Accessories brands to take NY by storm Nearly 300 accessory suppliers will be showcasing their work at NY NOW, a home, gift and lifestyle fair taking place at Javits Convention Center in New York from 4 th -7 th February. Many jewellery brands will be attending, including Anzie, Sydney Evan and Zoe Chicco, while BB Becker Inspirational Jewellery, Little Words Project and Lucky Feather will also be displaying their latest lines. Several well-known names will be returning to the show, including Alexis Bittar, Anna Beck Designs, Deepa Gurnani and Halo and Swan. “Accessories say so much about who you are, your style and even your story,” explains Randi Mohr, vice president and director of NY NOW. “The brands in our personal accessories selection are amazingly diverse, allowing shop owners and buyers to select items they know will be perfect for their customers.” There will also be a packed seminar schedule, providing visitors with tips and insights to implement when they return to their shops and studios. “Whatever the size of your company or number of employees, there are always new things to learn when it comes to running a business, particularly in our industry,” adds Randi. “However, we realise how much scheduling plays a factor when looking for these important educational opportunities, which is why we continue to provide programming from top level experts so our attendees can maximise their time and take home a wide range of information on a variety of topics.” The winter 2018 edition of NY NOW will include three comprehensive sections: home, lifestyle and handmade, with tens of thousands of products on display. Attendees from all 50 states of the US and nearly 70 countries are expected. For details, visit the website at 450 EXHIBITORS CONFIRMED FOR BCTF British Craft Trade Fair organiser Margaret Bunn has revealed that as many as 450 exhibitors are confirmed for its next show, which takes place from 8 th -10 th April at The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. With the craft industry going from strength to strength, the show promises plenty of inspiration for discerning home and gift buyers, with a huge variety of handmade goods on display. “British craft and design has come of age in recent years,” says Margaret. “It is currently seen as very cool, with consumers wanting to buy home and gift that is made with integrity and passion. Our exhibitors have become more professional, and much of this has come about as a direct result of our mentoring programme, which helps to ensure that designers are ready to supply trade buyers.”The British Craft Trade Fair is the largest of its type in Europe, and aims to showcase the best of UK art and design.The event is trade only, with no mass market or overseas product available as part of its offer. To find out more or to register, go to