Are you looking for more retail buying opportunities?

If you are looking to continue your shopping spree after the Melbourne gift fairs, make sure you hop over to New York and visit the NY NOW Summer Market later this month.

Providing buyers with a one-stop-shop to browse the latest home and lifestyle trends, it is a great opportunity to discover new products to bring back to Australia and be inspired by retail and design experts during a range of seminars and events held during the show.

“NY NOW continues to provide a front row seat to the latest industry trends and we are so excited about the incredible finds for buyers to explore,” says Randi Mohr, group show director, NY NOW and vice president, Emerald Expositions.

“The products on display never cease to amaze us, which is why we are so passionate about bringing another exciting market event to New York City. We know that our buyers are looking ahead toward the holiday season, and there’s no better place to source the year’s most desired gifts than the aisles of NY NOW this August.”

This year more than 2,400 brands will be showcasing tens of thousands of on-trend products across hundreds of categories―for example, Home Collection focuses on furnishings and home textiles, interior décor, tabletop and gourmet housewares, and contemporary design, while the Lifestyle Collection is all about gifts and lifestyle products.

To brush up on your retail and business knowledge there are plenty of seminars and educational sessions to attend on topics such as reinventing your business, boosting holiday sales, leveraging craft fairs and pop-up shows to generate revenue, merchandising and email marketing tips.

For the last few years NY NOW has shone the spotlight on the environmentally-conscious with sustainability: design for a better world, and this year will again showcase eco-friendly and socially responsible brands from around the world. Further, destination: new display will feature more than 100 products that are new to the marketplace.

And if you’re lucky you might end up winning a gift card worth $100 or $250 through the new VIP Buyer Bucks program.

NY NOW runs from Saturday 19 August to Wednesday 23 August at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Centre in New York.

By Marion Gerritsen