New Season, New Gifts: Report from ‘Shoppe Object’ Summer 2023 Market

Another season, another reason for shop owners and gift buyers from around the country to gather in New York City’s Lower East Side for the 2023 Summer edition of Shoppe Object, the ever growing trade show for discovering new indie brands and getting inspired for the season ahead.

The show runs for 3 days (August 13-15) and is hosted on Pier 36 in Downtown Manhattan with an added pop-up Pavilion presenting over 500 carefully selected brands (brand directory + floor plan).

I walked the aisles to meet with makers and pick some of my favorite new brands and gifts.

The show opens with a stunning display by publisher Assouline showcasing the latest titles
Talk about timing — a new release focusing on Barbie

Beautiful brass accessories by Fog Linen Works
At Storytiles, a project from the Netherlands, each tile features a whimsical artwork and can be hung on the wall
Writing orders at Hobonichi Techo stationery booth
Hightide Mini Deck Playing Cards
Pepin, design and art publishers, launched a new correspondence set featuring Impressionist works of art
Fun gift sets at Printworks for cheese, wine, and tea lovers
Woodless Pencils by Karst are made of solid graphite
Brass clips at Traveler’s Notebook Company
Crafted, a publication by Powered by the People, an online wholesale marketplace for the conscious buyer
Minimal city bags by German company Ucon Acrobatics
Refined desk tools by Studio Carta from Italy
Danish studio The Dybdahl Co. with vintage-inspired botanical prints extracted from rare books
Stunning chocolates from Markham & Fitz made in Arkansas
Minimal cheese grater by Japanese company Irogami features a clever fold that allows it to sit on the palm of your hand
Carousel table / lamp by Pablo can also wirelessly charge up to 3 phones at the same time

Show Info

Shoppe Object Summer Market
August 13-15
Pier 36, Downtown Manhattan
Register to attend: shoppeobject.com

Shoppe Object High Point Market
October 14-17
High Point Market, North Carolina

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