Schedule of Events

Session Registration Now Open!


Monday, Dec. 4

Shop! Market Week begins


Tuesday, Dec. 5

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. WindowsWear Workshops: 1, 2, or 3-Day

The WindowsWear Workshop is the perfect experience for any successful retail professional. The Workshop offers insights into the practices, theories and techniques in the ever-evolving role of visual merchandising, and its importance in today’s fast-paced omni-channel retail landscape. Participants will receive working knowledge of visual merchandising philosophies and techniques, with an emphasis on basic principles of perception, the branded retail environment, and the store design process. The seminar provides a real-world understanding of these important disciplines in today’s digital world in order to maximize sales through customer engagement, creativity and holistic design.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. WindowsWear NYC Fashion Window Tour

6:00 p.m. Manex Opening Party. 126 West 25th St. RSVP.

6:30 p.m. WindowsWear Launch Party
Wednesday, Dec. 6

Retail Design Collective opens. Our spectacular showrooms open for inspiration and sessions.

9:00 a.m. The Retail Design Institute NY Chapter & Shop! Association Breakfast 

Join us for breakfast and network with leaders in job placement firms. Learn about the positions they are interested in filling. Hear from head hunters on what today’s employers are looking for, and how to best position yourself for the next stage in a design career.

Please register to attend, spaces are limited. We are looking for available candidates actively seeking work in the design community. Registration charge of $15 covers the breakfast event and includes access to attend the Retail Design Collective.

11:00 – 12:00 Manex / France Display

Tomorrow’s Technology in Design: A showcase of today’s technology that will be the standard for Retail Design’s future. Practical demonstrations, learn about advances in shop planning, take a virtual tour of the future in design. SESSION FULL.

1:00 – 2:00 – WINDOW FRANCE Presentation Lunch
Presenter: Nicolas Cacciopo
The DNA FACTORY, new mannequin design and development laboratory using revolutionary 3D image capture technology will be presented at this luncheon. 10 seats available. Register here.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. WindowsWear NYC Fashion Window Tour

6:30 p.m. PAVE Gala at Cipriani Wall Street. Click here for tickets.


Thursday, Dec. 7

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Goldsmith. Join Tom Beebe, iconic retail creative consultant as he presents the Gene Moore story. Moore is often cited as the pioneer of design was the mastermind behind 5,000 Tiffany windows. His fascinating legacy of work at Tiffany’s is archived in the Smithsonian. SESSION FULL.

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Architectural Systems – “Creating Experiential Spaces with Virtual Reality.” A panel discussion on how virtual reality is changing the retail design industry through the lense of Verizon, Vera Bradley and more! 125 seats available. Register here.
Panelists:
Lauren Chipman, Principal | CEO, Chipman Design Architecture
Harry Cunningham, Head of Store Development at Vera Bradley
Kambiz Hemati, Retail Design Director, Verizon Wireless
Zeda Stone, Head of Business Development, RYOT Studio
Mare Weiss, Senior Associate, Bergmeyer Associates
Bill Spaulding, Education and Technology Director, Bergmeyer Associates 

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  WindowsWear NYC Fashion Window Tour

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. WINDOW FRANCE Presentation & Cocktail Reception
Presenter: Nicolas Cacciopo
The DNA FACTORY, new mannequin design and development laboratory using revolutionary 3D image capture technology will be presented during this cocktail reception. SESSION FULL.

Friday, Dec. 8 – Student Day

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Goldsmith. Join Tom Beebe, iconic retail creative consultant as he presents the Gene Moore story. Moore is often cited as the pioneer of design was the mastermind behind 5,000 Tiffany windows. His fascinating legacy of work at Tiffany’s is archived in the Smithsonian. Register here.

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Manex / France Display
Student Tech Experience: Students attending RDC are invited to tour our showroom and learn about the advances in technology on offer. 60 Seats Available. Register here.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. WindowsWear NYC Fashion Window Tour

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. WINDOW FRANCE
Presenter: Nicolas Cacciopo. The DNA FACTORY, new mannequin design and development laboratory using revolutionary 3D image capture technology. 20 Seats Available.Register here.

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