NEW YORK–The 7 W New York showroom building has scheduled a number of events for the Gift & Home Textiles Market this coming August.
On Aug. 13, the all-day Shop 7 W First on Friday event will welcome buyers with showroom specials, raffles, giveaways and specialty refreshments. From 4 to 6 p.m. on that day, the Uniquely UK Preview Reception, hosted by the UK Trade & Investment of the British Consulate-General NY, will take place in the 7 W Reception Suite. The 7 W Keynote Presentation, titled “Pop-Up Shop 101” and presented by Christina Norsig, founder and chief executive officer of PopUpInsider, is scheduled for Aug. 14 at 4 p.m.—followed by the Pop-Up Shop Gallery Reception from 5 to 7 p.m.
The 59th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 15, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. The NYC Baby & Kids Fair will open at 7 W from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 16, with a Retailer Roundtable scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. and moderated by Caroline Kennedy, editor-in-chief of Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine; and an opening-night party from 5 to 8 p.m. on the 7 W 11th floor. On Aug. 17, a special presentation titled Baby & Kids Product Profiles will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. on the 11th floor, sponsored by Baby & Kids magazine.