New York Design Shows: Full of Courage and New Gifts

At the Summer 2022 buying season, Shoppe Object and NY NOW excite buyers for a courageous holiday season

Every August thousands of gift shop owners and buyers travel to New York City to ready for the upcoming holiday season and to discover new gifts, home goods & design books to stock up their store. The two major events of the season, Shoppe Object at Pier 36 in Downtown Manhattan and NY NOW at Javits Center in Midtown gather hundreds of brands and makers from around the world who eagerly showcase their latest products.

Shoppe Object

Pier 36, August 14-17

Created to service progressive retail and design community, the show curates around 450 brands and makers and by this edition has become a real buzz of the town for discovering tasteful and innovative gifts and home goods.

The show is located at Pier 36 in the Seaport district of Manhattan. An hourly shuttle bus conveniently transports visitors to and from Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan where the other show, NY NOW, takes place
Each visitor to the show gets a handband
Candles by Voyage et Cie
Candles by LOHN (meaning “scent” in Estonian)
Reversible glass vases by Block Design
An island of vendors focusing on brands from Japan
Portable wireless Table Lamp Ichi by Fujita
Wooden telephone by Kiko & gg

Blockitecture, a architecture game by Areaware
Confetti Cup by Areaware
Happiness Pillar Candles by Areaware
Flor de Maria presenting CDB-infused chocolate
Rechargeable USB lighters by The USB Lighter Co.
Onyx Coffee, a coffee roster from Arkansas who I’ve been subscribing to for the past few years
Whimsical creatures by UK designers Donna Wilson
Plates by Donna Wilson
An array of colorful and curious brooches by Belgian-based brand My Bob
Elevated kinds scooters by Banwood
Elevated apothecary by Hudson Made from Upstate New York


Javits Center, August 14-17

First NY NOW gift show with masks off in years was planned to be a blast with hundreds of brands and thousands of visitors. While the show remains large in scale and has been making some buzz, many of the important brands and tastemakers that I expected to see, were not there.

Co-creator of wholesale gift marketplace Bulletin Ali Kriegsman shows how the service allows shop owners to connect directly with the brands
Archive fragrance and apothecary collection by Margot Elena inspired by reading
A stapler by Cornervery designed to staple corners of a box
Humorous porcelain objects for the home at Candy Relics
Desk organizers by 100 Percent
Peggy, free-standing portable pegboard system by King Jim

Luxury garden tools by Garden Glory
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Shoppe Object


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