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Textile Trends

Textiles are foundational elements in design. From tabletop items to other home accents and accessories, textiles can make or break any collection. It is textiles’ materials, patterns, colors, and unique details that differentiate them in the marketplace. There is a lot happening in all product categories in regards to textiles. Here are six key trends: Texture…

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NY NOW Winter Market Recap

The NY NOW 2016 Winter Market was filled with hundreds of new and returning exhibitors-from established brands to emerging artisans-and more than 100,000 new and on-trend products throughout the HOME, LIFESTYLE, and HANDMADE Collections. From men’s accessories to analog children’s toys and decorative tabletop, the products featured at the Market managed to capture every current…

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9 Design Trends to Watch In 2016

  At the start of every year, “new” becomes a central theme in many areas of our lives. From joining gyms to clearing out clutter, everyone is ready to start anew. In order to help facilitate this annual movement – for retailers in particular – NY NOW interviewed four of the best interior design experts….

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How Consumers Are Shopping Online and In-Store

Online Availability Continues to Bring Consumers In-Store Technology is driving changes in consumer shopping behavior; shoppers still rely on brick and mortar locations to make the majority of their final purchases. With two decades of e-commerce under our belts, 2015 is a good time for retailers to look at how people are making their purchases….

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The Global Demand for Handmade Goods

From jewelry crafted in Portland, Oregon to stoneware handcrafted in Portugal to lambskin pillows created in Mongolia, handmade goods will be a grand global affair in 2016 and 2017. Read our free guide on the future of handmade goods and find out what trends will help you stand apart from your competition and why. NY NOW Brands:…

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The Lifestyle Report – What’s Hot & What’s Next

Coming off a slowly recovering economy, retailers are starting to see consumers making purchases again, but in more mindful ways than before. For the rest of A/W 2015 and into S/S 2016, retailers should focus on carrying utilitarian, multipurpose and versatile items that their customers can use. If the item does not serve multiple purposes,…

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Three Trends in Home Decor Buyers Must Know

There are a lot of interesting things happening in home décor right now. From textiles to decorative accessories to home furnishings, there are three key trends happening in this category. To understand the emerging trends in the market, we talked to some of your favorite HGTV stars like David Bromstad and lifestyle bloggers such as Justina…

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How to Create Amazing In-Store Events

“If you build it, they will come.” This may have been the mantra of retailers before technology took shoppers online. In the age of Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and an on-demand economy, retailers are looking for ways to continually pique the interest of customers in order to bring them into stores. Today, an in-store event…

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Get a Life(style) To Provide the Perfect Gift

Get a Life(style) To Provide the Perfect Gift   The word itself—lifestyle—is not yet even 100 years old. Coined by a psychologist in 1929 to describe the attitudes and values of a person or group, the term’s meaning has grown exponentially and its use has become ubiquitous in today’s culture. Coupled with innumerable adjectives, lifestyle…

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Reaching out to Millennial Customers

Next year, they will become the country’s largest and most powerful consumer bloc and over time will become the most economically and culturally impactful generation in U.S. history, outspending even Boomers over their life span. They are expected to account for an estimated $1.3 trillion in overall direct annual spending, according to PLMA consumer research….

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