Your competitors may know a thing or two that you don’t, so keep abreast of their inventory to stay current and maximize your own business’ profitability. Here are five designers that peers nationwide carry.
The press-shy Arun Bohra of Arunashi makes gorgeous jewelry that you mainly have to see in person to see at all (fear of copycats discourages him from sharing photos of new pieces with magazines), so for a designer of this caliber to sell his works to a shop makes the move—and purveyor—a big deal.
One-of-a-kind earrings with diamonds and precious stones by Arunashi
Audrey Savransky of AS29 debuted her line in the U.S. only last June, so it’s a delight to see such a seasoned boutique as Hirshleifers—which is more than 100 years old—in Manhasset, N.Y., snap up her designs, which are youthful, edgy, and loaded with diamonds.
Arrow pinky ring in 18k blackened white gold with black and white diamonds, $3,325; AS29
This destination epitomizes chic with its tony fashion labels in new and vintage assortments and a well-edited selection of jewelry, including pieces from Dean Harris, which go a long way toward outfitting the city’s best dressed.
Diamond Bud Thin hoop earrings in 18k gold, $1,800; Dean Harris
This lifestyle boutique has officially reached “it store” status, with designers stalking staffers—someone hoping to get case space mistook me for jewelry buyer Jennifer McCurry at Couture 2013. But designers must wait their turn for careful curating, such as Federica Rettore, whose organic-looking numbers with dreamy gemstones appeal to high-end southern Florida shoppers.
Two-finger ring in 18k gold with Paraiba tourmaline, precious stones, and diamonds, $13,050; Federica Rettore
This store is loaded with so many covetable designer lines—think Kimberly McDonald—that you’ll swear jewelry is its specialty. Instead, the 50-year-old onetime menswear-only clothing destination has reinvented itself in recent years to include high-end women’s fashions and of course, lots of fine jewelry.
Pendants in 18k gold with opals and diamonds by Kimberly McDonald
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