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In This Issue
Pssst! Want a sneak peek at what’s new at NYIGF®? NYNow® is your source! 

TREND REPORT: "PRE" VIEW new resources? Product introductions? Emerging designers? At NYIGF, the answers are: yes, yes, and yes!

With 2,800 exhibiting companies, buyers will always find something they haven’t seen before. What’s more, some 400 companies are making their NYIGF debut at the winter 2011 edition, including 200 concentrated at Pier 92 in the New York’s Newest division. Start your new year at NYIGF, and plug into new ideas and inspiration. 

What about new trends? Through NYIGF’s exclusive partnership with WGSN-homebuildlife.com, we provide the home and interiors industries with trend forecasting information and product development tools. Click here for a NYIGF trend preview, and plan to attend the “Home Trends 2011-2012” seminar presented at NYIGF by WGSN-Homebuildlife.com editor Jean Lin.

Here’s the product sneak peek we promised!
Palmwood Vase
Palm Wood Vase
by Lazy Susan USA
outscent
Outscent™
by Jao Ltd.
 

Silva
Silva
by Cerno

Lipman
Lipman Editions Gray 2
by Louise Lipman
Contemporary Art
Rob Roy
Rob Roy
by Pendleton Woolen Mills
 

NY Adventure
New York Adventure
by Julia Rothman
for Concord Global Trading

Mottainai Furoshiki
Mottainai Furoshiki
Wrapping Cloth
by THINK OUT OF THE
CASE K.K.

Keepin’ Fresh Kids™
by Innobaby LLC
 


Elevate™ Carousel
by Joseph Joseph


Stingray Belts
by Ruth Avra
Vintage Helmet
Vintage Helmet
by Expedition America, LLC
 

Filver Fish iPod case
Silver Fish iPad Case
by Dewdrop

RETAIL SCOOP: NEW LIFE
Limelight
The landmark Gothic Revival church turned 80’s nightclub now charms us as Limelight Marketplace, a new shopping emporium housing 60 retail stalls on three floors. The decidedly upscale, trendy boutiques offer everything from fashion apparel to apothecary, and even cupcakes. While you shop for all the newest in art, music, furniture, fashion, food and technology, you’re surrounded with the old: original stained glass windows, limestone arches and columns which haven’t been visible for 40 years. 656 Avenue of the Americas, (212) 359-5600. www.limelightmarketplace.com

NY Minute
Taste It
New York’s popular Restaurant Week promotion returns January 24–February 6, deliciously coinciding with NYIGF! More than 200 acclaimed restaurants are offering weekday $24.07 three-course prix-fixe lunches, and $35 three-course prix-fixe dinners. Dine out on a dime at hotspots like Aquavit, Le Cirque and Mesa Grill. Tip: make your reservations online, ASAP. www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek.

See it
What’s more NYC than the “Great White Way”? Join NYIGF for a “Night on Broadway” featuring MEMPHIS, the Tony Award-winning best musical, on February 1st. It’s full of explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love, set in Tennessee’s underground dance clubs of the 1950’s. Specially-priced tickets, just for NYIGF participants, are $90. Reserve yours here. http://www.nyigf.com/TheShow/ProgramsEvents/ProgramsEvents.aspx#Tues_Broadway

Don’t miss it
Save these dates on your market calendar for two very special events!

Saturday, January 29 – Ice dancing performance by Ryan O'Meara, ‘06 Winter Olympian and current home retailer, at Citi Pond℠ at Bryant Park. Watch the 6:30 pm performance, then skate for free until 8:30 pm. Register at www.nyigf.com/programs.

Sunday, January 30 – Gift For Life’s “Party for Life” at Central Park Boathouse.  Tickets are $125, with proceeds benefitting DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. Honorees include Kathy Ireland of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, Marcia Miller of Mud Pie and David Moses of Next Step Strategies. http://www.giftforlife.org/events/2011-gift-for-life-fundraiser-party-for-life/.

What's NY Now
NYIGF is always evolving! This winter, you’ll find:

An expanded Baby & Child division, and a new “Peek A Boo” product display.

An expanded New York’s Newest division.

The return of the Licensing Gallery, offering the sale and licensing of original art and design.

The return of Handmade® Global Design and Handmade Designer Maker sections, classifying craft artisans by process and provenance. 

A new smart phone application and website search capabilities, making it easier to navigate NYIGF.
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