The Mission of FFANY
At the Fashion Footwear Association of New York, we seek to serve and promote the vibrant, global footwear industry doing business in New York City, the center of global business and the home to many of America’s leading footwear companies. FFANY is dedicated to making it easy for the footwear community—retailers, brands, designers, buyers, and sellers—to do business here.
FFANY strives to promote:
Discover new brands, visit with industry partners, and get the first look at the latest footwear trends. Four weeks of FFANY Market Week each year bring together independent store owners, boutique buyers, department store merchants, and industry press to New York City, the heart of the fashion footwear industry.
HOW DO I ATTEND? WHERE IS THE MARKET WEEK LOCATION?
FFANY market weeks are unlike other traditional trade shows, as the market weeks themselves are a collection of FFANY member showrooms throughout New York City that open their doors 4 times a year to welcome customers and unveil new and fashionable products for upcoming seasons. There are currently no general exhibition areas for attendees to visit. Please make any meeting arrangements directly with those brands and companies opening their showrooms. Showroom information including addresses can be found in our Footwear Industry Directory. There are also “Brand Showcases” during the June and December Markets at locations in Midtown Manhattan as well as officially recognized footwear exhibitions held at The Park Lane Hotel.
HOW DO I ATTEND MARKET WEEK FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES?
If you live and distribute shoes outside of the United States, you may attend the show; however, be sure to check if you need a visa and any other necessary documentation required enter the country. FFANY is unable to provide letters of invitation for attendees.
HOW DO I EXHIBIT?
To explore opportunities to exhibit at the Park Lane Hotel in partnership with the Footwear Show New York Expo, please contact Phyllis Rein.
WHAT ABOUT NEW BUSINESSES?
While the show is open to trade only, we understand that potential new businesses need to attend a trade show to do market research and network for contacts. If you have specific questions on our admittance policy, please contact us.
ARE THERE FFANY EVENTS DURING MARKET WEEK?
FDRA + FFANY and other industry-related associations host events during market weeks for attendees and industry professionals. See the Events section on this site for more information leading up to Market Week dates.
NYC HOTEL DISCOUNTS
FFANY has partnered with onPeak to provide you with hotel discounts, a simple online tool to make your plans, and a dedicated team to ensure your trip goes smoothly. Rooms at the discounted FFANY rates can sell quickly so be sure to book your hotel early for the best selection and price. View December 2021 Market Week Hotels. For groups reservations of 10+ please contact onPeak directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-852-6758. onPeak is the only official housing company associated with our event. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering housing for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.
FDRA + FFANY Events
FFANY partner The Footwear Show New York Expo (FSNYE) is a recognized management company that produces the hotel shoe shows during FFANY Market Week.
Springboard Design is the recognized partner for all exhibition services during FFANY Market Week.
Learn more about FSNYE at the Park Lane Hotel, a newly reimagined hotel located at 36 Central Park South between 5th & 6th avenue on 59th Street.
450 Lexington Ave
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