Accent on Design

New York State of Find

A kaleidoscope of culture. An icon of style. A destination that outdoes itself every time. Get a first look at the gift industry’s hottest debuts, high-end designs and must-have wares. 

Delights. Distinction. Rewards.

For over 35 years, Accent on Design® has been the industry’s leading resource for innovative and design-led products. Buyers come here to explore rare finds in bold colors and a wide range of products that solve a problem, innovate, and utilize different use of materials while keeping an eye on the design.

Product Categories

  • Tabletop & Kitchenware
  • Toys & Technology
  • Made in the USA
  • Stationery Home Products
  • Decorative Accessories
  • Textiles And so much more!


Sample of types of stores in attendance

  • Hospital Gift Shop
  • Cart/Kiosk Retailer
  • Gift/Novelty/Souvenir
  • Grocery/Supermarket
  • Pop-Up Store
  • Cart/Kiosk Retailer
  • Arts/Crafts/Hobby/Toy/Game
  • Thrift Store/Used Goods
  • Fine Art Gallery
  • Mail Order/Catalog Order
  • Fine Jewelry
  • Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters
  • Book Store
  • Technology Store
  • Luggage/Leather GoodsStationery/Party/Paper/Office Supply
  • Airport Shop
  • Children’s Store
  • Florist/Garden Center
  • Pet & Pet Supply Stores
  • Corporate Premiums
  • Fashion Jewelry
  • Church/Synagogue Store
  • Drug Store/Pharmacy
  • Premium Incentives
  • Clothing and Accessories Store
  • Health Food Store
  • Shoe Store
  • Arts & Entertainment Venues
  • Wellness/Beauty Store
  • Furniture/Home Décor
  • Gourmet Food
  • Museums & Cultural Institutions
  • Department Store
  • General Gift Shop
  • Sporting Goods
  • Gym/Fitness and Recreational Centers And many more

Sample brands in Accent on Design

Kikkerland American Design Club Garden Glory
Elemense Bous Co. Flensted Mobiles
Five Ply Design Notabag Jianhui London
Candy Relics JCR Work Alex + Svet

Criteria for Acceptance

Original, creative and authentic product design

Products which address and solve problems


Consistent and continuous new product introductions

New and innovative use of materials and/or process

A focus on contemporary design (as perceived by the committee)

Access to influential buyers with proven purchasing authority. Click here to read our Post Show Report.


Hold a buyer title


Are looking for new products


Say attending NY NOW is extremely important to their business


Are more likely to purchase a product for their store having seen it at NY NOW

Attendee Stats
Zoe Maliszewski

Zoe Maliszewski

Sales Manager

Every brand has stories to tell—stories that will not only engage, inform, surprise, delight, and impact their audience, but that will also deliver on measurable business goals. And I am the conduit to bring a brand’s dreams to fruition.

Currently, I am a Sales Manager at Emerald X, where I’ve collaborated with global leaders in the luxury, beauty, gift, and design industries. Currently, my role is focused on domestic + international sales, as well as event planning for one of the world’s most popular b2b wholesale markets, NY NOW. I close sales, exceed expectations and help my clients build their brands and gain a cult following.

If you are interested in learning more about exhibiting in the Accent on Design section at NY NOW, please email me today at