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Late Summer Spottings

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August 9, 2016 Accessories Council’s ACE Awards In August JCK Industry Vice President Katie Dominesey and Group Marketing Director Lauren Laramore attended the 20th Anniversary of the Accessories Council’s ACE awards at  Cipriani in New York City. ACE, which  stands for Accessories Council Excellence,  was established to celebrate the accessories industry’s remarkable talent and leadership.  Esteemed honorees included JCK retailer and ACE Retailer of the Year Bergdorf Goodman, a division of Neiman Marcus Group. Other ACE winners included Sarah Jessica Parker, Julianna Margulies, Jennifer Fisher, Ray-Ban and many more. “It was great to see retailers, brands and influencers together at…

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Full Circle with Benjamin DeBoer

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JCK Think Tank, a competition that touts techies is JCK’s iteration of the reality TV-esque competition where businesses pitch an idea to a live audience for the chance to be named the winner. The competition invites 6 technology vendors to present their most innovative ideas during individual, live 7-minute presentations at JCK Las Vegas. Why? To shine a spotlight on the amazing technological advances being made in the industry and honor the most talented vendor, propelling them on a path to growth and recognition. A panel of judges and a room full of industry peers voted and Holojem was crowned the winner. Holojem, a…

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Full Circle with Shane Woodruff

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Crocker’s Jewelers was LUXURY’s 2016 Retailer of the Year, an award created to recognize those who are committed to excellence in their stores, exemplify “luxury”, demonstrates passion for jewelry, and embraces change. The theme for this year’s award was Personal Touch – honoring a store that went above and beyond the basics by customizing the shopping experience and finding ways to connect on an emotional and personal level with current and prospective customers. Today, we’re taking you Full Circle with Shane Woodruff, Owner of Crocker’s Jewelers. Describe your day using 3 numbers:  20 minutes loving on my dog Maggie in morning, 50…

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Full Circle with Deeta Thakural

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I had the pleasure of meeting Deeta Thakural at JCK Las Vegas, she was kind, humble and had a strong passion for her craft. Her team embodied the same characteristics and as I listened to the stories behind the designs, it was evident I was surrounded by something special. That feeling is common when walking around the Design Center, chalk board booths filled with inspiration and a community of designers at each phase in their career. The neighborhood is made up of an eclectic and talented roster that I remember anxiously awaiting who the three Editors Choice Award winners would be. The…

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Full Circle with Vicky Lew, Vicky Lew London

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If you’re a first time reader to this series, the month of August and September are dedicated to those who won big at JCK (it is Olympic season after-all) and today’s feature is going to a designer to watch. The jewelry community got a taste of Vicky Lew London at her first-ever JCK Las Vegas and safe to say, she left everyone wanting more.  An exhibitor in the Design Center, Vicky and her less than 1 year old company dove head first into the brand’s American debut. Vicky was one of seven chosen to represent the inaugural Kickstarter class— a program…

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