Fred Segal to Expand to Japanese Market
In the fall of 2013, Fred Segal will make its way to Japan. As part of a long-term partnership formed between business group Mark Styler and Sandow, rights holder of the Fred Segal brand, Mitsubishi Corporation Fashion Co., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., will manufacture Fred Segal-branded product for distribution in the Japanese market. This deal marks the first time in more than 50 years that the Fred Segal name has been used outside its original Los Angeles locations.
The first stand-alone Fred Segal flagship store, slated to open in Tokyo in September, will feature a mix of luxury products from Fred Segal and other independent brands and also will feature a salon and spa. The Tokyo debut will be followed by several retail locations in other key Japanese cities.
“The Japanese level of sophistication when it comes to fashion/lifestyle brands, coupled with their understanding and appreciation for the authenticity and appeal of Fred Segal, made us focus on this market first,” said Adam I. Sandow, chairman and CEO of Sandow Media. “Mark Styler is a well-established player in the retail industry that intends to preserve the integrity of Fred Segal, making it the perfect steward for our brand in Japan.”
For more information, visit sandow.com.
Leibish & Co. Offers Rare Colored Diamonds for Major Discount
Ahead of the holiday shopping season, Leibish & Co. is offering up to 25 percent off its entire inventory of colored stones and jewelry for a full week, kicking off on Cyber-Monday, Nov. 26.
“Given the recent attention and celebrity endorsements they have received, colored diamonds are becoming much sought-after gifts,” explained CEO Yossi Polnauer. “In addition to attracting buyers looking for truly unique pieces, collections and investors also have a significant interest in colored diamonds due to their rarity and ability to appreciate in value over time.”
Highlights of the sale include big-ticket items like the Leibish Prosperity Pink, a 1.68 carat fancy vivid purplish pink Argyle Tender diamond set into a halo ring setting. Its list price is $1 million while its Cyber-Monday sale price is $800,000.
Overnight Mountings Launches Monogram Jewelry Collection
Overnight Mountings has launched a personalized collection of monogrammed jewelry just in time for the holidays. Its new Monogram catalog, out now, offers a large selection of pendants, earrings, rings, and bracelets, available in sterling silver, 10k, or 14k white or yellow gold—all guaranteed for delivery within 10 business days.
For a free copy of Overnight’s Monogram booklet, call 888-731-1111, or view the collection by visiting overnightmountings.com.
Adwar Casting Co. Releases New Catalog
Adwar Casting Co. has released its newest catalog, Collection #26, featuring all new engagement sets, semi-mounts, stackable rings, and more. The collection, which also includes earrings and pendants, among other styles, is available in 14k or 18k white, yellow, pink, and green gold. The company also casts in platinum and palladium. Adwar also is introducing its newly updated CAD/CAM modeling department.
For more information, visit adwar.com, or call 516-678-7755 for your free copy of Collection #26.
With additional reporting by Anita Ferrer.