NYNOW – Schedule & Reference



The Show hours for all sections in Javits, EXCEPT Handmade® are:

Saturday – Tuesday        August 15 – 18       9:00 AM – 6:00 PM        Wednesday August 19 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM*

Handmade® exhibits hours are:

Saturday – Monday       August 15 – 17         9:00 AM – 6:00 PM         Tuesday August 18 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


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


Located on Level three of the Javits Center, the HOME Collection features 1,000+ exhibitors focusing on innovation – specifically in furnishings and home textiles, interior decor, tabletop and gourmet housewares.

With three carefully curated sections, NY NOW HOME is a one-stop shop for all home decor and entertaining needs making it even easier to source and shop.


The industry’s leading resource for innovative, design-led merchandise for more than 30 years, Accent on Design presents nearly 150 established and emerging design brands that continually push the creative envelope and change the way we look at the everyday.

Curated by an independent selection committee of professionals in the contemporary design community.  Criteria for acceptance includes: original, creative and authentic product design; new and innovative use of materials and/or process; products which address and solve problems; a focus on contemporary design (as perceived by the committee); functionality; and consistent and continuous new product introductions.

A critical resource for unique and forward-thinking design across all categories of products and mediums.

Emerging Designers Establish Themselves With New Materials

Contemporary Design is Celebrated for Innovative Home Decor

For nearly 30 years, Accent on Design® has been the pre-eminent marketplace for unique and forward-thinking design – changing the way we look at our living spaces, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, turning everyday objects into expressions of personal aesthetics, pushing the creative envelope.

The home and gift industry\’s leading resource for innovative design for more than 30 years, Accent on Design showcases nearly 150 domestic and international brands both established and emerging designers. From furnishings and decorative accessories to audio accessories and state-of-the-art kitchen gadgets, Accent on Design presents the latest in modern design across all categories of product.

Curated by an independent selection committee of professionals within the contemporary design community, criteria for acceptance into this juried section of NY NOW includes: original, creative and authentic product design and/or design concept; new and innovative use of materials and/or process; products which address and solve problems; form and function; and consistent and continuous new product introductions.

A critical resource for thousands of leading design retailers such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Future Perfect, and Matter – Accent on Design continues to feature the latest in innovative design from established design brands such as Tom Dixon, Chilewich, Stelton and Jonathan Adler to emerging design talent like Elyse Graham, Souda, Pelle and Finell.

Each market, the selection committee recognizes select exhibitors for their exceptional level of design. Previous awards have been given for excellence in product design, outstanding booth design, overall excellence, rising star, best new collection and innovative use of materials.

Be inspired this summer at NY NOW in the heart of New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Center, Sunday, August 16 – Wednesday, August 20!


Baby + Child presents a comprehensive collection of well-designed, innovative, sophisticated, functional and fun products for babies, toddlers, kids and their families. This juried neighborhood is located within the Lifestyle collection on Level 1 of the Javits Center.


Handmade® Designer Maker showcases 350 designer maker resources from across the United States and around the world, with a focus on limited-production makers across all categories and media. Handmade Designer Maker is located in Javits North.

Criteria for acceptance includes:
– A developed line of unique and original work
– Products designed and hand-made by the artists with a focus on limited production
– Quality craftsmanship

Emerging Makers showcases talented designers of handmade product lines in the Handmade Collection. New designers (in business for one year or less) and artists entering the wholesale marketplace for the first time, are invited to submit their designed-driven handmade product line for consideration.  Selected participants will be awarded prime display space in the Emerging Makers display next to Handmade Designer Maker where they will showcase a limited portion of their pre-approved product line


NY NOW presents a full range of educational programming and industry events. Seminars address color/design trends, sustainability, digital media and retail strategies. NY NOW’s sessions are hosted either by leading trade and consumer publications, or by industry associations.

NY NOW also offers a number of “Only in New York” after-hours activities for market participants, such as A Night on Broadway and the Retail Excellence Awards.

Details about Summer 2015 programs and events will be available in mid-May.  Please check back for details.


Ameico / Areaware / Artecnica / Artel Glass / Assouline / Atipico / Chilewich / Eastern Accent / Finell / Joe Cariati / Jonathan Adler / iittala / MSY Inc. / Seletti North America, Inc. / Pablo / Souda / Stelton / Taschen / Tina Frey Designs / Tom Dixon / Uchino / Umbra

Key Retailers

ABC Carpet & Home / Anthropologie / Bergdorf Goodman / Conran Shop / Cooper Hewitt / Design Public / Dwell / Fab.com / Fred Segal / The Future Perfect / The Guggenheim / HORNE / Kitson / Matter / Module R / MoMA / Museum of Art & Design / Property / SF MoMA / Tableart / YLIVING.COM

Key Press

Apartment Therapy / Architectural Digest / coolhunting.com / CORE77 / Elle Décor / Habitually Chic / HollisterHovey.blogspot.com / Home Accents Today / Home Lighting & Accessories / Home Textiles Today / HomeFashions & Furniture Trends / House Beautiful / Interior design / Metropolis / New York Times / O, The Oprah Magazine / Point Click Home / Treehugger.com / unbeige.com

Lifestyle collection on Level 1 of the Javits Center.

Key Exhibitors

3 Martha’s / aden + anais / Angel Dear / Apple Park / eeBoo Corporation / Elegant Baby / Hape / Jack Rabbit / Jellycat / Kid O / Little Giraffe / MadPax / Manhattan Toy / Manny and Simon / Rich Frog / Seedling USA, Inc. / Tegu / Tree by Kerri Lee / Uncle Goose / Wry Baby / Zutano Inc.

Key Retailers

Acorn Toys / Back to Basics / The Bees Knees / Bloomingdales / Boomerang Toys / Bronx Zoo / Chasing Fireflies / The Children’s General Store / FAO Schwartz
The Field Museum / Garnet Hill / Giggle / Good Night Moon / The Guggenheim Museum / Kidding Around / Lost & Found / Mary Arnold Toys / Mini Jake
My Sweet Muffin / Poshtots / Pottery Barn Kids / Space Kiddets / Spunky Sprout / Starting Out Small / Tadpole / Toy Space / Toys R Us / yoyo.com/diapers.com

Key Press

apartmenttherapy.com / Baby & Children’s Product News / Baby & Kids / Coolhunting.com / coolmompicks.com / DailyCandy Kid / Earnshaw’s / Ed Play / Gifts & Decorative Accessories / Gift Shop / Giftware News / The Giggle Guide / In Style / Kidstylesource.com / Kids Today / MyMomShops.com / The Nest/The Knot / O, The Oprah Magazine / Parents / Playthings Magazine / Real Simple

Key Exhibitors

Beehive Kitchenware / Bitters Co. / British Contemporary Craft / Coal & Tusk / Danny K. / dconstruct / Etsy Wholesale / gail garcia | dinnerware / Hudson Beach Glass / Melissa Joy Manning / Philippa Roberts / Peg and Awl / pip-squeak chapeau etc. / Rebel Designs / Silver Seasons / TableArt / Stinson Studios / Wendy Stevens

Key Retailers

American Museum of Natural History / Anthropologie / Art Institue of Chicago / Dallas Museum of Art / Free Hand / Getty Museum / HD Buttercup / Metropolitan Museum of Art / MoMA / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Philadelphia Museum of Art / Seattle Art Museum / Simon Pearce / Smithsonian / Twist / Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Key Press

AOL Living & Home / Apartment Therapy / Better Homes & Gardens / Coastal Living / Country Living / The Crafts Report / Craftshownews.com / Elle Decor / HGTV / Home Accents Today / House Beautiful / Martha Stewart Living / O, The Oprah Magazine

Welcome to NY NOW! We value your attendance and support of our market and it is our goal to offer superior customer service before, during and after market.

Here are some tips and pre-show planning to help you maximize your experience at NY NOW:

Before attending the market:

  • Register in advance to avoid onsite registration fees and print your e-badge
  • Carefully review our two-day staggered dates opening by collection
  • Mark your calendar and make travel arrangements through Hotel + Travel
  • Attend our New Buyer Orientation webinar
  • Use our advanced exhibitor/product search tool to view companies + products and create your onsite walking list and set appointments with your top vendors
  • Review the exceptional educational programs and register in advance
  • Review the market layout
  • Bring to the market your re-sale tax number, credit reference sheets, calculator and plenty of business cards

Maximize the resources at NY NOW to fill all your inventory and product category needs:

  • Do a full review of your store inventory and product category needs
  • Establish a budget by category and include budget for those surprising new treasures you’ll discover at NY NOW
  • Keep in mind delivery dates, holiday merchandising themes and display ideas
  • Gather feedback from your sales staff and your customers
  • Track vendors and product categories with strong sell through as well as products that under-performed

Strategies for shopping NY NOW 

  • Plan to spend plenty of time to see the entire market, 3 days minimum at such a large event will allow enough time to walk the market, view trends and spend quality time with vendors writing programs that will carry you through important selling cycles
  • Shopping NY NOW by collection will make it easy for you to focus with synergistic categories grouped together
  • Take note of one of many international pavilions as well as individual companies speckled throughout the market giving you access to global trends right here at NY NOW
  • Down load our mobile app for instant navigation and exhibitor look-up
  • Maximize face time with your vendors as well as meeting hundreds of new companies, share your business goals and identify top trending merchandise that will be profitable for your store
  • Visit the various product display’s in the lobby areas and note important trends you will find throughout the market
  • Make sure networking is part of your attendance strategy – meeting other retail stores as well as forging important vendor relationships is part of a successful market trip
  • Explore the entire market – finding that rare one of a kind product or emerging new designer in an unexpected place is an important part of the discovery process
  • Take time during the day to review what you have accomplished and what categories you still need to focus on
  • Review your orders against your established budget
  • Take time after the market and enjoy some world class NYC entertainment or dine in a fabulous restaurant

Whatever your buying needs are NY NOW delivers the most innovative, on trend, merchandise across the Home, Lifestyle and Handmade categories. We look forward to your attendance and promise to deliver an unforgettable market that will inspire your retail creativity and bring your business to the next level. Spend some time navigating the rest of this information packed website for all the market highlights and we look forward to seeing you in the big apple!