The NY NOW Winter 2023 Market returns to the Jacob Javits Center in NYC on February 5-8, 2023 – With an exciting visual rebranding, a reorganized show floor, modern activations from top-tier brands, an elevated food + beverage experience, and tech-powered activations, this Winter Market will be the gift + home event that NYC knows and loves, but bigger, better, and more grounded in what the future holds for the industry. Leading the charge behind this season’s innovative market approach (and future Markets to come) is the recently acquired online wholesale marketplace Bulletin.
“The Bulletin and 2023NY NOW teams have been hard at work rethinking the on-site experience for exhibitors and buyers alike,” says Alana Branston, Group Vice President of Gift & Home. “We’re really excited to unveil NY NOW’s fresh look and feel, and are confident everyone will sense how much thought, effort, and creativity we’ve put into Winter Market.”
This February’s Market will feature nearly 1,000 brands and makers across a variety of industries – including gift, accessories, home décor, luxury lifestyle, toys, stationery, and more. Bulletin is thrilled to help NY NOW welcome its incredible tenured exhibitors and weave in emerging wholesale brands to refresh the offering for attendees.
Among buyers like Anthropologie, The Conservatory NYC, Uncommon Goods, Nordstrom, and FOOD52, the Winter Market will welcome brands including Chillhouse, Subtle Art Studios, Hudson and Oak, and MMANN Candles, to name a few. SallyeAnder, Focalpoint Home, MAAKO, Graypants, HMM Project, Merritt International, Denik, Sunnylife, and Project Genius are returning to the show.
The upcoming Market will also have a strong international presence, with brands exhibiting from over 38 countries, including Australia, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, and Germany.
Additionally, Bulletin will produce their first ever “Bulletin Pavilion” at this season’s Market: a dedicated section of the show acting as a new go-to resource for ‘IRL’ trends, meeting new and emerging wholesale brands, and building community. The Pavilion will feature curated brands from Bulletin’s online wholesale marketplace across home décor, tabletop, lifestyle, accessories, and beauty + wellness. Like many in the marketplace, the brands featured are either newer to wholesale or entirely new to the market.
At the center of The Pavilion will be a “Smoke Shop Lounge” activation, run by cannabis product design and production studio Sackville & Co . Armed with the belief that design is the modality by which cannabis de-stigmatization can occur, founders Lana Van Brunt and Hayley Dineen are using their expertise to lead the charge in this new and exciting retail category. As cannabis legalization sweeps the nation and consumer demand is at an all-time high, Bulletin, and NY NOW have tapped Sackville to include cannabis in the market conversation for the first time. The Smoke Shop Series will include intimate panel conversations with Cyndi Ramirez of Chillhouse, Ty Haney of Outdoor Voices and Try Your Best (TYB), Brett Heyman of Edie Parker, and more to be announced.
Additionally, NY NOW will introduce toy destination PLAY USA, offering buyers a unique opportunity to explore and discover the toys, games, and other trending merchandise anticipated to drive the industry for 2023.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to partner with Sackville & Co. and the rapidly growing cannabis small business community at-large,” says Brooklynn Gallagher, Senior Director of Brand Partnerships. “Our activation with Lana and Hayley, and our planned programming with Cyndi, Ty, and Brett, are all great examples of how Bulletin is bringing innovation and new conversation to NY NOW’s show floor. We don’t just see ourselves as event facilitators or as a wholesale marketplace, but as a community where small businesses can meet, network, and learn from each other and the leaders in their industries.”
In addition to helping buyers spot the latest trends and find their next bestsellers, the Market will boast an array of events, including trend displays, new buyer orientation, buyer tours with a focus on international brands, global handmade brands, and more. For more information on the NY NOW 2023 Summer Market happenings and a complete list of events, please visit https://nynow.com/market-happenings/ and follow along on social media for updates.
To register, visit www.nynow.com.