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Bergdorf Goodman Appoints New SVP For Jewelry
Posted on December 6, 2012
Bergdorf Goodman has appointed Elizabeth Hui von der Goltz senior vice president and general merchandise manager, responsible for the jewelry category, as well as fine apparel, designer sportswear, bridal, coats, lingerie, and swimwear. Von der Golt will report to president Joshua Schulman. She joined Bergdorf Goodman in 2000 as a buyer, and most recently served as vice president, divisional merchandise manager for couture and advanced designer collections.   [jckonline.com]... Read More
Coral-tooprecioustowear
Designers continue pledge not to use coral
Posted on March 23, 2010
[source: NationalJeweler.com] New York--With a much-anticipated protection measure for red and pink coral failing to pass this week, nonprofit organization Sea Web and its "Too Precious to Wear" campaign continue to push forward, gathering designers and manufacturers from the jewelry industry to pledge their support for coral conservation. In the weeks before the 15th Conference of Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)-where, on Sunday, 64 countries voted in favor of the measure, 59 countries voted against it and 10 abstained-Sea Web had gathered 11 new Too Precious to Wear signatories, adding them to a long list of designers, including Tiffany and Co. and Temple St. Clair, who had previously pledged their support. "The jewelers... Read More
For fans and hopefuls of Roseark jewelry store
Posted on December 11, 2009
Kathy Rose, owner of Roseark in Los Angeles, is a contestant on the new Launch My Line show on Bravo. I watched this weeks' show and had fun tweeting along with other fans during the show.I'm sure cheering her on via Twitter will get you noticed! Just sayin'. ... Read More
Neiman Enlists Designers in Cost-Cutting Plan
Posted on December 10, 2009
Burton Tansky, the 71-year-old rag-trade journeyman who has led Neiman Marcus Group for nearly a decade, is quietly refashioning the upscale department store chain for an age of belt-tightening and less conspicuous consumption, reports Wall Street Journal today. Mr. Tansky, Neiman's chairman and CEO, is pressing suppliers to produce lower-priced versions of designer styles, a stark reversal for a chain long labeled "Needless Markup" by more frugal-minded shoppers. The WSJ article continues: "Neiman "worked with a number of vendors and designers, both in America and Europe, to see if we couldn't create for our customers optional price points," Mr. Tansky said. "We moved as fast as we could for fall" in bringing in the lower-priced... Read More
Interested in opening a jewelry gallery or other specialty retail store?
Posted on July 6, 2009
Here's a great new read!Karen Lorene, owner of Facere Gallery in Seattle, has started a blog based on her 3 decades of retailing experience. She intends for her information to be useful to ANY business and I'm sure it will be very useful to retailers and artisans, alike.She writes in her first entries on her "Building a Business: Try This!" blog: Chapter One: Build on What You Know I assume you have a business dream. I also assume you have a bit of business knowledge because you more than likely grew up having had a lemonade stand, a retail summer job, you waitressed, you babysat, you shopped. That's how much business experience I had. If I can do it, you can do it!Here's the beginning of thirty-seven years of experience in retail. I urge you... Read More
LVMH-owned eLuxury shuttering retail operations
Posted on July 1, 2009
Seen on nationaljeweler.com today:Web site eLuxury, a destination for high-end designer closeout apparel, shoes and accessories that's owned by Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton LVMH, has closed down its retail operations and plans to convert to an "editorial destination" for information on the luxury market.According to a press release, eLuxury ceased retail operations on June 26 and is "now moving to the next step of its evolution, a process which will reposition it as a premier source of editorial content, information and inspiration for luxury customers around the world."read full article here.There are so many discount/sample sale sites -- and many are selling merchandise made just for them rather than purely overstock -- that it's a wonder how they... Read More
Luxury and Necessity: Redefining Values
Posted on June 12, 2009
Women's Wear Daily took a look at what consumers say is a necessity and what is luxury (a word that is continually evolving in this recession)."The view of American consumers about what they require, compared with what they desire, is undergoing a fundamental shift," reports Dick Silverman (with whom I started my career! I was an intern at Footwear News while in college and Dick was their Managing Editor back then! Love that I'm still quoting this excellent journalist!) in a recent WWD article. "The staying power of that change is a core issue facing retailers and manufacturers trying to see around the post-recession curve and measure the mind-set of the buying public ........ continue the rest of the article here.Key points:~ Fifty-seven percent of the... Read More
Henri Bendel Focuses on Accessories
Recession Drains Fashion from Henri Bendel in NYC
Posted on May 1, 2009
Henri Bendel, is planning to stop selling clothes this summer and focus on accessories and beauty products as it struggles to lure shoppers during a prolonged recession, says a news report. "But Bendel, a division of Limited Brands, is changing its business model," reports today's New York Times,  "from the department store that was founded in 1895 to a more mall-like chain selling Bendel-branded beauty and gift items, like an $18 box of tea in the company’s signature brown-and-white stripes." [caption id="attachment_1632" align="aligncenter" width="280" caption="Henri Bendel Focuses on Accessories"][/caption]... Read More
NYC Mayor Declares "Sparkle Week" to boost Jewelry Sales
Greenwich Jewelers is Having a Designer Jewelry Auction Online for NYC Sparkle Week
Posted on April 23, 2009
What a great way to gain some attention and help out a good cause -- or three of them as the case is with NYC jeweler Greenwich Jewelers. And they're auctioning jewels from some of our favorite designers: Melissa Joy Manning, Dana David, Jamie Joseph, Suzanne Kalan and Toby Pomeroy. Bidding ends April 25th -- that's this Saturday so hurry! They are having a silent auction instore and bids are welcome via email, too, to raise money for: Dress For Success ( www.dressforsuccess.org ) Hope for Kai( www.hopeforkai.com ) Planned Parenthood ( www.plannedparenthood.org ) This event is in honor of "Sparkle Week" -- a week-long publicity campaign in NYC created by the National Jewelry Institute. New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg issued the official proclamation on April 6... Read More
Where the High-end Customers are Shopping
Posted on April 15, 2009
The recession has chilled the spending of even high-end customers. Unity Marketing, a luxury consumer research firm based in Stevens, Pa., provided WWD with a look at the top, midtier and discount stores where consumers with annual incomes of $250,000 or more said they’ve been shopping. “The stigma attached with shopping down-market is gone,” said Pam Danziger, president of Unity Marketing.Topping the list is Target (46% said they'd shopped there in the past year) followed by Costco, Macy's and then, finally, the old-luxury standard Nordstrom (31.9%). You can see the whole list on WWD.com.  Don't worry, Neiman Marcus and Saks made the list but so did J.C. Penny and Walmart! ... Read More
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