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Industry Insights

2016-2017 Trend Report

The NY NOW® summer 2016 market was filled with thousands of new and returning exhibitors from established brands to emerging artisans. Designers were prouder than ever to show off tens of thousands of new and on-trend products throughout the HOME, LIFESTYLE, and HANDMADE Collections. From colorful global goods to handcrafted holiday accessories to decorative table tops, the products featured on the floor managed to…

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How To Navigate The World Of Home Furnishings & Decor

There’s a lot happening in home. From furnishing to tabletop, search through items large and small has seemingly become a daunting task for buyers. Why? Because we simply have so many choices! While it may seem like design is in anything goes phase – the good news is that we are not. According to Jonathan…

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Four Interior Design Trends the Celebs Are Watching

This year, we launched a mini trend report for NY NOW buyers. Helping our attendees find the best products that keep up with the latest trends is one of our greatest passions. From tabletop, textiles and men’s products, to contemporary design and individual elements such as wood, we scour the show floor to help you find…

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7 Tabletop Trends You Didn’t See Coming

2016 is shaping up to be a very interesting year in terms of the influence on tabletop accessories and small gourmet items. The two largest trends in design are going to make dinner parties and entertaining the focus of the conversations for people using the items found in the kitchen and dining room. A Return…

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How to Make Snapchat Work for Your Retail Business

What Is Snapchat? Did you know Snapchat is the fastest growing social network right now? If you don’t already know about the tool, it’s a fun photo/video messaging app that allows users to snap disappearing photos and short 15 second videos in real time. Users can send their snaps directly to friends, where they disappear…

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What’s Trending with Men

A look at the male shopper and what buyers are purchasing to meet their personal grooming and hobby needs It is important to look at products marketed to men since men have been considered an uber trendy and profitable group to cater to in recent history. Some studies go as far as reporting that “men…

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How to Merchandise Your Store So Customers Will Shop

You can have the best product on the planet, but if your merchandising strategy isn’t optimized to bring value to your target customer, you’re missing the opportunity to drive massive sales. With retail merchandising, like most anything else, the difference between good and great is in the details. Incredible food without the visual appeal is…

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What’s Trending in Contemporary Design

What’s Trending in Contemporary Design Contemporary design is a style that encompasses a range of styles developed in the latter half of the 20th century. Contemporary design is hotter and more modern than ever, as you will see in 2016. This season’s jewelry, leather goods, stationery accessories, and tableware are heavily influenced by contemporary style….

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What’s Trending in Wood

Wood has been a staple in home decor and personal accessories for ages, but Spring/Summer 2016 brings a unique twist to these areas of design. Revered for the warmth it offers in its various tones, wood offers a special element to any design it is used in. This season, wood is admired for a lot…

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The Future of Stationery

There is a resurgence in buyer interest in stationery gifts as shoppers are starting to take interest in paper related products. From journals to cards to prints, gifts that encourage the purchasers to add a personal touch in the form of written words and sentiments are making a comeback in new ways. Cards Heavy cardstock,…

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