Niche Gift Shows are specialty wholesale gift shows that bring in buyers seeking merchandise for a specific market segment.
These wholesale niche gift shows can have interests varying from Fashion, to the New Age market, Museum stores, or Fine and Fashion Jewelry.
I’ll list a few to get you started, but the best way to find your specialty gift show is to find the trade publication that caters to the niche you are going after and poking around to see if there are any worthwhile trade shows that go along with that trade publication.
Not all niche shows are large enough to justify the costs of attending, so do your research about show attendance, number, and type of exhibitors and whether or not these shows are planned around other like gatherings or conventions as well.
- JA New York: The Jewelers of America New York show occurs 3 times a year. This show is geared towards the jewelry trade, featured exhibitors include designers, manufacturers, equipment, and general jewelry supplies.
- MSA Conference & Expo: The Museum Store Association’s annual conference and expo features a gift show designed to unite vendors (including artisans) with buyers from the Museum industry. So if you’ve ever wondered how you might get your jewelry into a museum shop, this might be worth a try!
- INATS: International New Age Trade Show is for the New Age industry. Exhibitors include Aromatherapy, Audio/Video Tapes and CDs, Books, Candles, Crystals, Decorative Accessories, Feng Shui, Gems & Minerals, Health and Wellness, Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies, Incense, Jewelry, Native Traditions, New Age and World Music, Oracles, Personal Care Products, Tarots and Divination Tools.
- MAGIC: The Magic Marketplace takes place in Las Vegas and is a tradeshow for all things fashion. Originally, magic stood for "Men's Apparel Guild in California," but the show has now grown to encompass all things fashion for men(MAGIC Menswear), women (WWD MAGIC...yes, that's Women's Wear Daily), and children (MAGIC kids). Also included are various specialty shows such as fashion resources (MAGIC Source).
So if you are looking for a fashion jewelry tradeshow, this is the place to check out.