– Sustainable Practices, Socially
Conscious and Mixed Metals Lead the Way for On-Trend Products Ahead of the Fourth
Quarter Shopping Season –


WHITE PLAINS, NY. – June 7, 2018 – NY NOW®, the Market for
Home, Lifestyle + Gift
, is once again
proud to put a spotlight on personal style and its ever-popular Personal Accessories
section. This area of the industry’s most expansive marketplace will include
brands offering jewelry and accessories for men and women that are made from unusual
materials, mixed metals, and natural stones, as well as products that are
ethically sourced and produced by sustainable practices. NY NOW will take place
in its entirety Sunday, August 12 – Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Jacob K.
Javits Convention Center in New York City and buyers can find the Personal
Accessories section within the LIFESTYLE Collection located on Level 1.

“Buyers are always looking for ways to
refresh their stores and tell great stories through the products that they
offer to their customers,” said Randi Mohr, Vice President and NY NOW Director.
“Accessories are a terrific way to add great style, sophistication and
storytelling to any shop and we’re incredibly impressed with the brands in this
section this season. The initial trends that are starting to emerge include an
increase in Fair Trade and sustainable practices, a growing use of creative
materials, and we can’t wait to see all of these incredible products at the
market in August.”

Fair Trade and
Sustainable Practices


Lenny & Eva (Booth #8417) – Returning from an absence Accessories with a much
bigger purpose-to inspire.
Featuring bracelets, bangles, necklaces, and
earrings with inspirational messages and handcrafted in Tennessee.

Love Is Project (Booth #8442)*NEW*
Be a Part of the Greatest Love
Story Ever Told.
The #loveisproject connects people around the world while
creating jobs in developing countries. Featuring handmade bracelets and dog
collars from around the world.

One Wild (Booth #8345)*NEW*
– Handcrafted genuine leather earrings made in Denver, Colorado. For each
pair sold, one dollar is donated to help women feel wildly confident.

Point No Point Studio (Booth #8245)*NEW*
– Featuring alternative engagement, conflict-free diamonds and
ethically-sourced metals. Each piece of jewelry is meticulously hand-crafted
with the highest quality conflict-free diamonds as well as eco-friendly
recycled metals.

Pura Vida (Booth #8438)*NEW*
– Every Pura Vida bracelet is carefully handcrafted by artisans around the
world. The commitment to their craft is conveyed through the quality of their
work and commitment to more than 174 different charities around the world,
since the company’s inception.

SwitchWood (Booth #8339) – *NEW* – The first interchangeable wooden bow tie.
Switchwood is hand assembled by local craftsmen and manufactured parts have
been fabricated in the United States. Dedicated to their community and the
environment only using wood from sustainably harvested sources.

WorldFinds (Booths #8516 and #221) – Featuring an expanded booth and showing in
the Personal Accessories and Handmade® Global Design sections – Showcasing
ethically-sourced, style-driven jewelry and accessories. The company also helps
empower women through fair trade.

On-Trend and Stylish


Dawning Collective (Booth #8309)*NEW*
Artsy Jewelry for Cool People. Featuring
pins, necklaces, earrings in cheerful designs such as llamas, pretzels, cats
and cacti!

Mary Garrett Jewelry (Booth #8268)*NEW*
– Mary Garrett Jewelry combines classic style with modern rustic flare and
are handcrafted in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her work represents hand-formed,
soldered and hammered shapes made of jewelers’ brass and sterling silver,
inspired by natural elements and often incorporating green and blue gemstones
such as labradorite, kynite, pyrite, and turquoise.

San Diego Hat Company (Booth #8553) – Returning from an absence Design-driven brand featuring fashionable and functional
headwear and accessories.

Stephanie Johnson (Booth #8142) – Returning from an absence Cosmetic cases and travel accessories, sitting pretty at the
intersection of fashion and function.

Steve Madden (Booth #8215) – Returning from an absence Armed with a thousand dollars, a car full of clogs and a dream,
Steve Madden has been making shoes and taking names since 1990. Over the past
two decades, Steve’s trail-blazing designs have garnered a cult-like following
with celebrities, tastemakers and fashion-forward women around the world.

Syna (Booth #8254) *NEW*
– Fine jewelry created in 18 karat gold and natural exotic gemstones.

New and Convenient


NY NOW will feature a new date pattern for
the summer 2018 market offering greater convenience to both buyers and
exhibitors. The Personal Accessories section will open along with the rest of
NY NOW at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12 and close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
August 15 (one hour later than previous markets). Please note that no sections are open on Saturday. This date
pattern represents a return to NY NOW’s traditional and preferred summer
schedule, eliminating the staggered opening of recent markets and allowing
buyers to shop all sections of the Market – including Personal Accessories – at
any point during the show.

Register Today!


NY NOW is open to members of the industry including
retailers and buyers as well as members of the press. For more information and
to register, please visit

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About NY NOW


summer 2018 edition of NY NOW®, the
Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift,
will take place August 12-15, 2018 at
New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW features three
comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – that encompass tens
of thousands of products in hundreds of product categories. Attendees from all
50 states and nearly 70 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned by Emerald
Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the
United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well
as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over
500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF
of exhibition space.

More information about NY
NOW can be found at



The official name of the market is “NY NOW.”
Please do not use “NY Now,” “NYNow,” “New York Now,” “the NY Gift Show” or the
“NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.


Javits North will continue to be under
renovation during the summer 2018 market and as a result, the Handmade®
Designer Maker section will once again be located on Level 3.

The entirety of NY NOW’s summer 2018 market –
including the Handmade® Global Design section located in the River Pavilion –
will open at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018 and close at 3:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York
City. No sections are open on Saturday.


NY NOW has a new logo. If you need a high-res
version for your coverage, please contact us at



Jennifer (Samuels)
Coyne PR for NY NOW