The key dates for the accessories industry are as follows:
January 5 to 9
March 2 to 6
May 4 to 8
August 3 to 7
November 2 to 6
*Additional department store shop for specified classifications in February: Feb 2-6 and Feb 9-13. (Last year, February Market Week expanded over two weeks due to retailer choice. This year is expected to be the same and manufacturers are being asked to be prepared to meet retailers on either week.)
The New York Market Weeks are compiled each year by the Fashion Accessories Shippers Association (FASA) together with Accessories Magazine, after much deliberation and discussions with major department stores, industry manufacturers and leading specialty stores.
By establishing official dates, Market Weeks keep the industry together and eliminate fragmented market weeks in the city.