Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Welcome to the National Stationery Show!
Now in its 68th year, the National Stationery Show® is the world’s most comprehensive marketplace for greeting cards, stationery and related lifestyle products. No other trade fair in the U.S. matches the depth and caliber of stationery selection at the NSS—or serves as the launching pad for so many young, creative businesses each year.
A DIVERSE PRODUCT MIX
Some 800 designers and manufacturers come to New York each year to exhibit at the NSS, a gorgeous, design-driven show with a product mix that includes:
greeting cards • custom invitations • giftwrap/ribbon • stationery • specialty party supplies • paper tableware • bridal accessories • customized/personalized products • in-store printing equipment • decorative home office products • luxury leather goods • writing instruments • paper-crafting supplies • frames • journals • calendars • specialty giftware • scrapbooking • back-to-school
AN INTERNATIONAL MARKET
The NSS draws more than 11,000 diverse buyers from all 50 states and 58 countries worldwide, attending to stock their shelves and assess the latest trends. They represent stationery card and gift shops; bookstores; bridal shops; party stores; gourmet grocers; toy stores; pharmacies; attractions, hotel, hospital and airport gift shops; department, chain and specialty stores; large chains and “big box” mass retailers; online retailers and mail-order catalogs. The Show also attracts importers and distributors, licensors, special-event planners and corporate marketers.
NEW THIS YEAR!
The signature mix™ marketplace is the combination of three shows: Gift>it - Distinctive Gifts. Fabulous Finds™, the National Stationery Show and Creative & Lifestyle Arts. Together these shows will provide a unique combination of synergistic lifestyle products at a time of year when retailers are refreshing their merchandise and continuing their holiday buying.
Gift>it will feature a selective, diverse assortment of products from among popular leading brands and emerging, young businesses that will complement the offerings in NSS and C&LA. Such products range from decorative objects for the home and office, "kitchen chic," specialty toys and games, to men's gifts and gadgets, jewelry and confections.
#fresh is the newest destination at the National Stationery Show. Conceived for buyers hunting for cool, cutting-edge stationery and lifestyle products created by young emerging designers. Click here to learn more about # fresh.
CREATIVE & LIFESTYLE ARTS
The Creative & Lifestyle Arts (C&LA) show features 150 manufacturers of innovative tools and supplies for a broad range of creative pursuits—from crafting, paper art and card making to woodworking, jewelry making, fine art, needlecrafts and more. Together, C&LA and the NSS will deliver unparalleled product synergies and cross-marketing opportunities, attracting some 16,000 owners, buyers, merchandise executives, product developers and designers.
THE SUPPLY SIDE
Learn more about The Supply Side, a focused division within the NSS, featuring vendors of production equipment, services and supplies for stationery and gift manufacturers (many of which exhibit at the NSS).
FIVE SHOWS UNDER ONE ROOF!