Archive for September, 2010

Will we ever shop full price again? Online flash sales, sample sales, group couponing and more are changing the retail landscape
Posted on September 21, 2010
[warning! this is a LONG post but it contains a ton of info and links] I just have to ask -- does anyone pay full retail anymore? I'm a long time discount hunter; I've stood in line for NYC sample sales, regularly visit TJMaxx/Daffy's/Century 21 and once endured a dozen cab rides around Hong Kong and Kowloon just to visit each Donna Karan factory outlet when I heard there was more than one! But I schlepp no longer, of course, now that I've got an internet connection. First there was searching designer labels on ebay. Then the odd discount code and web-only sales. And then in Nov. 2007 Gilt.com was born. Credited with being the first members-only online sample sale (or Flash Sale) site --- it was modeled after the French site Vente-Privee.com --  within... Read More
Top 10 PANTONE Colors for women’s fashion chosen by New York designers for spring 2011
Posted on September 14, 2010
How will these relate to jewelry??? Tell us your plans. ... Read More
Johnson Matthey NY Launches Sustainability Design Competition
Posted on September 11, 2010
As the leading supplier of semi-fabricated platinum jewelry products in the USA, Johnson Matthey has launched The Johnson Matthey Sustainable Design Award.Targeted at emerging designers who are looking to begin building their portfolio in platinum, the competition’s aims are to sustain the design and manufacture of platinum jewelry in North America.The winners will be announced at an invitation only awards party evening held during MJSA’s Expo New York in March 2011.•    The competition is open to American based designers, whether independent or working for a manufacturer or retailer •    Designers are invited to submit a drawing or image of a new and unique piece in platinum •    The competition is open to... Read More
Call for Entries for the AGTA Spectrum Design Competition
Posted on September 1, 2010