Ylang 23 will open its second brick-and-mortar location at The Shops at Clearfork, a new upscale lifestyle-shopping destination in Fort Worth, Tex.The Shops at Clearfork, which opened six months ago, houses tenants such as Neiman Marcus, Tiffany, Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Tesla.Ylang 23 plans a late May-June opening.“We have always drawn a sophisticated clientele from Fort Worth and surrounding communities and are excited to welcome these clients to a location which is more accessible than Dallas. We look forward to deepening our relationship with the community of Fort Worth, and bring them the best in designer jewelry selection,” said Joanne Teichman, managing director of Ylang 23.The Fort Worth store will measure 2,200 square feet and feature a new design concept, which it will use as a prototype for current and future units.The jeweler also has a 2,000-square-foot location at the Plaza at Preston Center in Dallas, about 37 miles away from the future Fort Worth unit.Ylang 23 features such designers as Jennifer Meyer, Cathy Waterman, Foundrae, Irene Neuwirth, and newer, up-and-coming designers such as Raphaele Canot, Yannis Sergakis, Selim Mouzannar, Jade Trau, RedLine and Retrouvai.Under the direction of Joanne Teichman’s daughter, Alysa, who is now vice president, business development, the company has pursued a variety of projects such as pop-ups in Nashville, Houston, New York and Aspen, in-store events with its designers such as Piercing Parties; THENEXTNOW Jewelry Competition, which has discovered new designers who, since the competitions, have either launched or grown their businesses, and now brick and mortar expansion. The company launched e-commerce in 2001. Ylang 23 is planning its fourth TheNextNow competition.Ylang23 was founded by Joanne and Charles Teichman in 1985. Their daughter joined the firm in 2016.The Shops at Clearfork is a 500,000-square-foot open-air luxury shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use — including office — destination. It is a collaboration between Simon and Cassco Development Co. of Fort Worth.
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