7 W Gift & Home Textiles Market Week® and Baby & Kids Fair

By alexandra


One of the things on our design radar next month is the 7 W New York Gift and Home Textiles Market® (August 13 – 19) and NYC Baby & Kids Fair (August 16 – 18) – great events for the trade and especially gift and baby and kid product buyers. As usual, the building has a stacked schedule of great events that are both fun and invaluable to attendees.


The market experiences a British invasion on the first Friday of the show as the UK Trade & Investment of the British Consulate-General NY will host a Uniquely UK – Preview Reception (7 W Reception Suite • C102) from 4-6 pm. On display will be a selection of top-notch giftware from across the pond. We hear yummy British delicacies will also be on offer.

One of the hottest trends in the retail business today? Pop-Up Shop retailing. Pop-Up Shop maven Christina Norsig has chosen 7 W to kick-off of her ground-breaking new series, Pop-Up Shop 101 which will be on Saturday at 4 in 7 W’s event suite. An outgrowth of Norsig’s extensive experience launching numerous successful pop-up stores, Pop-Up Shop 101 is a multi-tiered platform of programs and services that provide practical, step-by-step guidance to retailers and landlords looking to kick-start their own pop-up ventures. Post presentation, attendees can fête FIT students’ contribution to an impressive Pop-Up Shop Gallery. The special exhibit is made up of product assortments and visual merchandising and marketing plans — all based on 7 W products.

On Monday at 1pm, past nominees and winners of the Retail Excellence Awards will take center stage in the 11th floor event space to discuss what it takes to be an award recipient. Topics covered will be store design, marketing, visual merchandising, and use of the internet to have an award-winning business.

Throughout the show free Facebook/Twitter for Business tutorial sessions will be on offer in the 7 W Buyer’s Lounge. Also, Tech- savvy attendees can now “check-in” to 7 W as they are now officially on Foursquare.

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