New Buyer Checklist
View a checklist and guidelines to help you better prepare for COTERIE and MAGIC New York.
PLAN: Before the show
✓ Register online and receive up-to-date COTERIE and MAGIC New York event info.
✓ Plan your Open to Buy:
Review your merchandise sell-thru. Note your best-selling styles, sizes, and brands, and set up appointments in advance.
Set your goals for discovering new brands and find inspiration:
✓ Plan on-site show coverage with your staff.
Tip: Don’t forget to register all staff members in advance so they can skip the line.
✓ Set discovery goals:
Visit 10 new vendors per category to see what’s new and diversify your merchandise.
ON-SITE: Make the most of your visit:
✓ Start early so you aren’t rushed as you discover what’s new.
✓ Use the app to find the booths and brands you’ve planned to see, or search top categories.
✓ Walk row by row, floor by floor, and find the hidden gems that will make your store stand out.
✓ Don't be shy. If you see a busy booth, don’t be discouraged. Ask what time would be good for you to come back.
✓ Introduce yourself. You’ll enjoy the new relationships you make within this supportive community for years to come.
✓ Write your orders at the show to not miss out on merchandise.
✓ Take photos of what you buy. This makes it easier to remember your buys or share with your staff. (Just remember to ask first!)
Continue your discovery:
✓ Review orders to make sure the delivery dates are correct.
✓ Confirm your orders with vendors.
✓ Follow up on orders you have placed. Make sure things are on time, shipping is in order, and there are no complications.
✓ Register for the next event early and receive trend updates and inspirations.