Party Over Here: Previewing LUXURY Privé 2016



The intimate event returns to NYC’s Waldorf Astoria July 24–26

Buyers heading to the sixth annual LUXURY Privé at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria hotel July 24–26 can look forward to an event that’s equal parts business and pleasure—including a show-sponsored Sunday brunch, complete with live jazz and the Waldorf’s famous bacon-topped Bloody Marys, and a Sunday-night party (location TBD!). 

Event director Sarin Bachmann is also looking forward to (what else?) the jewelry. Returning exhibitors include Mastoloni, Oscar Heyman, and Simon G., while newcomers include Beverley K. and Peter Storm. The show will also debut a mini design center—“the perfect complement to our existing exhibitors [to] help our retailers discover exciting new brands,” Bachmann says.

Caroline Hadjibay, vice president of Andreoli, is planning to bring long pearl strands, amethysts, pink sapphires, and—“believe it or not!”—brooches. “Business did pick up after Christmas, and we did very well with colored stones like emeralds, rubies, sapphires, turquoise, and coral,” she says. “We’ve had some requests for big necklaces—and sold a few—but this year everyone is really crossing their fingers and hoping for the best.”

Ditto for Raele Sabounjian, brand director for A. Link, who calls 2016 “unpredictable” thus far. Still, she adds, “most independent retailers know what they need for their upcoming holiday season and are ready to buy with intention.” A. Link will show off additions to its Flex Forte collection, which debuted last year. Meanwhile, its versatile, price-point-friendly styles will include bangles and Y necklaces. “What woman doesn’t love a bracelet or a necklace that she can wear from day to night?” 

Floral brooch in 18k gold with 3.11 cts. t.w. blue sapphires and 1.5 cts. t.w. diamonds; $18,875; Andreoli, NYC; 212-582-2050; andreoliusa.com