Handmade® Designer Maker Joins Level 3 Exhibitors at NY NOW® Summer 2017 Market

Apr 14, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY. – March 31, 2017 – NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, the industry’s most expansive marketplace event, is excited to announce that the Handmade® Designer Maker section – part of NY NOW’s popular HANDMADE Collection – will move to Level 3 of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for the summer 2017 market.

“At NY NOW, we strive to create an experience for attendees that enables them to discover more of the design-forward products that will make their stores unique,” said Randi Mohr, Vice President and NY NOW Show Director. “By bringing Handmade Designer Maker to Level 3 of the Javits Center, not only will it be physically closer to the other sections in the HANDMADE Collection, but it will allow buyers to make the most of their time by giving them the ability to shop across a number of different categories on that level.”

With this relocation, Handmade Designer Maker will join more than 1,000 premium and emerging brands on Level 3 including the Artisan Resource® section of the HANDMADE Collection, as well as the entire HOME Collection which includes the Home Furnishings + Textiles, Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares, and Accent on Design® sections. As a result, Handmade Designer Maker will now open on Sunday, August 20 and close on Wednesday, August 23. This move also comes as expansion efforts begin on the Javits Center that will close the North Hall, which is where Handmade Designer Maker was previously located. Handmade® Global Design will remain in the River Pavilion on Level 4, opening on Saturday, August 19 and closing on Tuesday, August 22.

For more information and to stay updated about future NY NOW news and announcements, please visit nynow.com.


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About NY NOW

NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place 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. The Handmade® Global Design section of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, August 19 and close on Tuesday, August 22. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as the Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Sunday, August 20, and close on Wednesday, August 23. Attendees from all 50 states and more than 94 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 80 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).

More information about NY NOW can be found at www.nynow.com


  • The official name of the market is “NY NOW.” Please do not use “NY Now,” “NYNow” “the NY Gift Show” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.
  • The North Hall of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center will be under renovation starting with the summer 2017 NY NOW market. As a result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will move to Level 3 of the Javits Center.

Katie Seifert
Coyne PR for NY NOW