LUXURY Privé, a new JCK Brand Launch, Opened Today Offering US and Global Retailers' With Exciting Product Buying in an Extravagant Environment
LUXURY Privé, the new ultra high-end show launch, produced by JCK Events, opened its doors today for over 150 top retailers coming from around the globe including Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobego and from the US as close as New York City and as far away as Oklahoma, California and Missouri. The luxurious Pierre Hotel in New York was the exquisite backdrop for close to 45 exhibitors and brands; several who made their US tradeshow debut. LUXURY Privé presented an intimate, luxurious buying experience for retailers to source and purchase some of the world's most beautiful jewelry in categories such as Bridal, Designer, Colored Gemstones, Diamonds, Gold and Silver.
"I am thrilled to be a part of the debut of LUXURY Privé, it's what the industry needed to fulfill high-end buying needs after Las Vegas," said Jay Mednikow, Mednikow Fine Jewelers, Memphis, TN. "The atmosphere is ideal for completing business and networking because it offers us plenty of time to review the collections in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. This allows us to purchase the 'right' products to fill-in our inventory."
LUXURY Privé featured an extraordinary selection of on-trend and fashion-forward collections inspired by many influences such as European and whimsical design, nature and animals, lace and chandeliers, colored diamonds interpreted in floral and confectionary designs; bold chain links and pendants.
American Estate - Galmer Fine Jewelry, Poiray and Theo Fennell selected LUXURY Privé to make their debut at a US trade show thus marking a 'first' for US retailers to preview their collections. For a complete list of brands and companies represented, click here.
"LUXURY Privé's debut couldn't have come at a better time for several important reasons," said Craig Rottenberg, Long's Fine Jewelers, Burlington, MA. "For starters, it gives us a chance to follow-up on conversations we started in Las Vegas in a more relaxed environment; meet new suppliers and preview new merchandise to ultimately develop new partnerships. Secondly, LUXURY Privé is held at the most opportune time for us to finalize our sales and merchandising plans for the 4th quarter."
LUXURY Privé also offered intimate networking opportunities where retailers could deepen their relationships with new and established suppliers in an upscale environment conducive for this level of buying. Last night's Welcome Reception received high marks for the ability to form deeper business relationships with preferred suppliers and designers. LUXURY Privé coincided with significant industry events such as The Women's Jewelry Association's "WJA Awards for Excellence" dinner this evening and The American Gem Society's prestigious "Circle of Distinction" dinner event tomorrow evening, July 26th making this buying trip quite productive for many retailers.
"We are very enthusiastic with the positive response we've received from both suppliers and retailers for our new launch," said Yancy Weinrich, Industry Vice President, JCK Events. "There is a real need for retailers to have mid- to late summer buying opportunities as they ready their inventories for the holiday season. LUXURY Privé offered all of that plus more, as the Pierre Hotel delivered impeccable service, fine dining and an overall rich experience for our customers."
Several industry sponsors and consumer magazines provided support to the inaugural presentation of LUXURY Privé including The American Gem Society, Chippenhook, Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Harmon Group, JCK Magazine, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co., Martha Stewart Weddings and The Gordon Company.
"LUXURY Privé New York was born out of delivering customer value for the jewelry industry," said Dave Bonaparte, Senior Vice President, JCK. "Offering unique and market-appropriate events and online sourcing, community and information is what customers can expect when engaging with the JCK brand. Whether it's online, in-print or in-person, JCK is the industry's most trusted partner for growth and prosperity."
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