NY NOW, the modern wholesale market for retailers and specialty buyers seeking diversity and discovery, has decided, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and after careful consideration, to postpone the 2020 Summer Market which had been scheduled for August 8-12, 2020, at the Jacob Javits Center.
With the interest of the retail community in mind, and to provide buyers a strong, convenient, and varied Market Week—NY NOW and Shoppe Object are working together to reschedule the New York Market Week to October 2020. The NY NOW Fall Edition will showcase at the Javits Center on October 18 – 20, 2020 and Shoppe Object will stage at Pier 36 October 20 – 22.
Bringing the Community Together
Gathering twice a year in America’s design capital, New York City, NY NOW is where buyers and designers unearth a refreshed and dedicated collection of eclectic lifestyle products. Now in its 96th year, the show features eleven comprehensive sections – Accent on Design, Accessories, Artisan Resource, Baby + Child, Handmade Designer Maker, Handmade Global Design, Home Furnishings + Textiles, Luxury Lifestyle, Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares and Wellness – that encompass tens of thousands of products in hundreds of product categories.
“NY NOW’s role is to bring buyers and brands together safely in a spirit of discovery and unity. With that in mind, we are rescheduling our August event and will instead run a NY NOW Fall Edition in October,” said Tim Hart, SVP Retail, NY NOW, in a press release sent to Independent Retailer. “We are pleased to coordinate our change of dates with the organizers of Shoppe Object so that buyers experience a robust and convenient Market Week in October. We will continue to monitor the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and review our plans as required. It’s, of course, disappointing that our community will not be able to gather in August, but we look forward to coming together in October,” continued Hart.
Keeping Everyone’s Health in Mind
Shoppe Object is New York’s semiannual independent home and gift show. With a curated roster of visionary brands and makers presented in an elevated setting, Shoppe Object is the ultimate resource for premier merchants and influential editors.
“Like the rest of the world, we are closely monitoring the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and doing our part to act responsibly,” said Jesse James, co-Founder of Shoppe Object, in the release. “While we had hoped to activate in August, we feel more confident about the possibility of producing Shoppe Object with a mid-Autumn date. It’s our hope that by then, we will have moved into a safer period where we are able to gather with appropriate precautions in place and an eye toward moving forward.”
The health and safety of the customers, employees, and partners continues to be the show’s highest priority. NY NOW will coordinate plans for a safe show with the Javits Center based on health and safety guidelines published by the CDC, WHO, and relevant state and local governments and public health authorities. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit NY NOW’s website and keep up to date on all information by visiting NY NOW on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.