JCK Expands Offerings for Its Waldorf Astoria Debut of LUXURY Privé NY

Beginning on Sunday, July 27, and running through Tuesday, July 29, New York City’s Waldorf Astoria will be home to JCK’s exclusive LUXURY Privé show for the first time in its history (the show had been held at the Pierre in previous years).

The show, which is open to qualified retailers, boasts a redesigned show floor at the newly renovated Waldorf Astoria, where more than 60 exhibitors promise to dazzle guests with their exquisite offerings, and, thanks to the intimate setting, will have the opportunity to work with clients new and old, reinforcing connections and building relationships. Also new to the layout is a dedicated exhibit in the event’s Foyer for the Silver Promotion Service, featuring the latest collections from ARIVA, Charles Garnier Paris, Phillip Gavriel, Repoussé Jewelry by Galmer, Somers, and the Samuel B. Collection. For a complete list of all of the exhibitors, visit the LUXURY Privé New York page.

Giving the keynote address on the morning of July 27 is the highly regarded Scott Lachut of PSFK, who will present the “Future of Retail 2014” report. Guests can expect the report to be put under the microscrope—a PSFK Labs study has found that mobile and social have caused seismic shifts in shopper behavior—and the exciting possibilities developing for brands and retailers will be explored. The presentation promises to help retailers and brands navigate the new landscape by looking at two key areas: data-driven commerce platforms and the networked purchase path.

On opening night, show attendees and exhibitors will be treated to a blast from the past with an American Hustle–themed welcome reception, complete with 1970’s-era music and cocktails. Guests are encouraged to don their grooviest attire.

Two targeted press events will also be held during the course of the show. On July 28, consumer and trade editors will be welcomed to experience an editors’ preview, showcasing new mini collections from more than 40 exhibitors. On July 29, an intimate Meet the Designers luncheon will be held as part of a full day of activities designed for bloggers.

And finally, an exciting new perk this year for retailers attending LUXURY Privé New York will be the daily merchandise credit drawings. Each day, exhibiting brands will have the opportunity to reward top retailers for buying and setting appointments, entering them into a daily drawing for merchandise credits; $5,000 will be awarded over the course of the three show days.

“The bar has been raised immensely for LUXURY Privé New York this year,” said event director Desiree Hanson. “With the unparalleled setting of the Waldorf Astoria, world-class exhibitors, and a heightened focus on relationship building, we are looking forward to a very successful show for all in attendance.”

For a complete schedule, event, and exhibitor details, visit luxuryprive.jckonline.com.

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