BY: World Liberty TV Product Review Team
12 sections across more, than 35 product categories. NY NOW offers a diverse market layout to allow you to showcase your products within a section that best suits your brand. Where brands come to stand out and buyers come to set their business apart from the competition.
Accent On Design: Experience cutting-edge design with innovative approaches to jewelry, handbags and pillows in every fabric and color imaginable, adding excitement to your showcase and your customers alike.
Accessories: Polish off your collection with the top trends in jewelry, scarves, handbags, totes and hats. Make a trip to the Accessories section, offering eye-catching, modern designs for everyone.
Artisan Resource: Tour the world through the eyes of trendy handmade products that tell a story and impact the lives of hundreds of people from around the world.
Baby + Child: Fall in love with the tiniest expressions of style in the Baby & Child section, delivering essentials and extras for clothing and toys, bedtime, and bath.
Beauty + Wellness: Breathe in an unforgettable sensory experience in the Beauty + Wellness section, sprinkled with handmade soaps and rich scrubs for every skincare devotee and candles and diffusers in the most adored aromas.
Gift + Stationery: Feel the joy of a personalized message on beautifully illustrated notecards in the Gift + Stationery section, punctuated with letterpress and engraving tools for a customized finish.
PLAY: NEW to NY NOW is the PLAY destination. PLAY is dedicated to all things fun for kids, babies and adults. This creative collaboration features a marketplace of games, toys, and hobby essentials and is ideal for shoppers entertaining in their homes or giving as gifts. PLAY is designed to capture the spirit of discovery, whimsy, and joy to inspire buyers—allowing them to find a collection that sparks excitement in their store.
HANDMADE® Designer Maker: See fine art skills come alive in the HANDMADE Designer Maker section, with a beautiful mix of fabrics, wood and pottery crafted by passionate artists who share their processes and pieces.
HANDMADE® Global Design: Journey across the globe in the HANDMADE Global Design section as you encounter uniquely crafted, one-of-a kind artifacts that lend fresh colors and textures to any space.
Home Design: Step into a decorator’s dream in the Home Design section, where you can put together a collection of throw pillows, lacquered boxes and decorative accessories, all appealing to customers looking to transform or elevate their place.
Luxury Lifestyle: Pop in the Luxury Lifestyle section where posh accessories meet precious metals, reflecting any customer’s style, from classic to edgy and spotlighting new categories for your store.
Tabletop: Feast your eyes on tastefully designed serving ware, and sweet and savory samples in the Tabletop section, adding a burst of flavor to your selection and a dash of excitement for your customers.
Below we saw many new products at NY NOW Winter Show 2023, we like to share with our readers, buyers, sellers, mass merchandizers. If you are interested further do go to their websites to find out more about the brands.
Kali Works : We are an exclusively collaborative operation, especially given our small scale. We work with artists and makers from all over Africa (and in the diaspora) for our collections. We have had products designed and made in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, DR Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Botswana, South Africa, and many more in our short history.
Because we’re a culture-forward brand, we emphasize this in how we make our products. We strive—as much as possible—to have our products sourced in the country of cultural origin. For example, our bogolan/mud cloth collections are hand made in Senegal. To learn more about Kali Works click here for more information.
UNBELTS: We make belts – really, really comfortable belts that fit your body exactly as you are today, and exactly how you might be in a few months’ or years’ time.
Why? Because we’re perfectionists who expect better from our clothes. Our jeans don’t fit, but regular belts aren’t good enough. They’re bulky and stiff. They show us what size we used to be. Also, unthreading a leather belt to do laundry or go through airport security is annoying as h-e-double-hockey-sticks. Making someone’s day is sometimes as easy as solving their littlest problem. Keeping your pants up comfortably and unfussily is our way of helping you move through the world with ease and joy.To learn more about UNBELTS click here for more information.
The Cue Company: We are the first candle company to craft a candle by starting from the inside out – the wick. We noticed the issues with traditional candles – lingering smoke, black soot and unattractive, high-maintenance wicks (it’s time to ditch the wick trimmers!). To fix these issues, we created OpenWick™ Technology featured in the core of every candle. Watch your OpenWick™ unfold at first light as the perfect harmony of scent quickly fills the air. Welcome to a cleaner, safer, better burning candle. The Cue Company also won the NYNOW Winter 2023, best Selling Product award ,Accent on Design. To learn more about The Cue Company click here for more information.
ZICCI Socks: The idea behind the Zicci Socks brand is to put a wide range of colors into one product, such as socks. That’s why zicci socks is specializing in the manufacture of multicolor and varicolored socks to make people stylish, joyful and elegant. Zicci Socks offers a wide variety of designs. We do our best to offer modern, unique, funny and classic design. Our designs include animals, fruits, vegetables and dressed men’s socks. We endeavor to maintain a wide range of colors. To learn more about ZICCI Socks , click here for more information.
Minky Couture: Minky Couture started in 2009 when owner, Sandi Hendry’s daughter became very ill and was hospitalized for several months. During this time, Sandi longed for a way to bring comfort to her daughter while in recovery. Her daughter asked for a “big baby blanket” to snuggle up with during this time. Sandi looked everywhere for a fashionable, cozy blanket but was unable to find one perfect for her daughter. It was at this time that Sandi created the first-ever Adult size Minky Couture blanket. This incredibly soft blanket was swooned over by those surrounding her daughter in recovery. Sandi created 2 more, 10 more, 100 more per requests – giving them to those in need and selling them out of her trunk to people longing for luxurious comfort.
By 2015 there were five Minky Couture locations across the state of Utah and a thriving online store, all prepared to provide a product that is perfect for every reason in any season. As Minky Couture continues to grow and develop our brand of comfort and luxury, we strive to find opportunities to provide for those who struggle both physically and emotionally. We believe that comfort and luxury in the form of a warm blanket is both concretely warming while also metaphorically comforting .To learn more about Minky Couture click here for more information.
Gear Collective: Notabag makes smart, simple, functional bags that allow the user to move seamlessly through the day without needing to use single-use plastic or lug around a heavy duffle bag the usual (old) way. Our Original Notabag transitions from tote to backpack with the pull of the straps, with no hardware or extra weight. Our new Duffle Notabag starts off lightweight and minimal but has a unique design allowing the user to carry in hand, use as a cross body, or as a backpack all very simply. The features are also very smart from the removable pouch to the side vented pocket that can be used for shoes, damp workout clothes, bike helmets, etc. The bag design allows for the simple carry outside of the bag for a yoga mat or umbrella. Notabag combines a fashionable aesthetic, practical and eco-conscious design with high quality, long-lasting materials. The brand collaborates with small factories with good working conditions. To learn more about Gear Collective, click here for more information.
Perri’s Socks Ltd: Perri’s Socks was conceived and designed in Toronto, Canada, by a team of sock experts with over 100 years of experience in the hosiery industry. Perri’s Socks are for ALL Day, EVERY Day, for EVERY body. Our mission is to help shape the way you live, to feel our warm welcome and to ride the journey with the brand and never look back. Be strong, bold, individual, fun loving and independent and be part of a movement of like-minded people.
Launching in Spring of 22, the brand’s street meets sportswear offering includes technical active styles, nostalgic 90’s inspired athleisure styles and everyday comfort styles. In constant motion and moving at lightning speed, 2022 will see the expansion of new product categories, exclusive capsules, many global initiatives, and collaborations with likeminded brands.To learn more about Perri’s Socks Ltd, click here for more information.
Bartocci Sunglasses: Bartocci is a family-owned company, created by Ryan Bartosh when he was 14 years old, with the goal of providing customers with high-quality sunglasses at a reasonable price. We strive to find designs that make every customer feel like they are wearing something unique, something that nobody else has. “As a young entrepreneur, my idea for a better world begins with a better product, and will evolve into something far greater.” To learn more about Bartocci Sunglasses, click here for more information.
ZACHI Chocolates: Melissa is the founder of ZACHI and comes from the country that has been recognized for producing the best cacao in the world, Ecuador. She recalls growing up in Ecuador and the happy moments spent on her family’s farm when her grandparents cultivated and harvested cacao as the primary family business, a tradition that her family carries on to this day. Creating ZACHI has meant bringing the best from home and one of the reasons why she is proud of her country, Fine Aroma Ecuadorian Cacao. To learn more about Zachi Chocolates, click here for more information.
Macmillan Publishers: Macmillan Publishers is a global trade publishing company operating in over 70 countries, with imprints in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and India. Macmillan is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.
Macmillan operates eight divisions in the US: Celadon Books; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Flatiron Books; Henry Holt and Company; Macmillan Audio; Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group; The St. Martin’s Publishing Group; and Tor Publishing Group. Our writers come from a vast array of literary backgrounds.
We had the pleasure of reviewing: The Mamba Mentality, How I Play. The first book from the basketball superstar Kobe Bryant—a lavish, deep dive inside the mind of one of the most revered athletes of all time. To learn more about Macmillan Publishers, click here for more information.
Thousands of people were in attendance, at the NY Now Winter Show 2023, we had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing many of the best vendors in our opinion, at the NY Now Winter Show 2023. You can view the list above.
It was World Liberty TV, Teams 20th annual appearance the NY Now Show, before that New York Gift Show. See more in our World Liberty TV, Gift and Housewares Channels, Blogs by clicking here.