BLENHEIM'S NEW JEWEL: Blenheim Group USA Inc. has acquired the United Jewelers Expo, an annual fine jewelry trade show that bowed last week at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Blenheim purchased the show...
BLENHEIM'S NEW JEWEL: Blenheim Group USA Inc. has acquired the United Jewelers Expo, an annual fine jewelry trade show that bowed last week at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Blenheim purchased the show from Robert Brueggerman and Gray Walen, two trade show organizers. According to Ralph Ianuzzi Jr., executive chairman of Blenheim, the next edition of the show, to be held Jan. 7-9, 1996, will be renamed the JA International Jewelry Show, but still take place at the Sands Expo Center. Ianuzzi said the new show would not effect Blenheim's regular New York shows, but would "supplement the New York market and meet the needs of the West Coast region's spring selling needs." The New York JA shows are scheduled for Feb. 4-7 and July 22-25 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
MARCIANO TIME: Georges Marciano has inked the first licensing deal for his two new sportswear lines--GMSurf and Misfits. Fossil Inc. will produce fashion watches to coordinate with the sportswear lines, which are due to hit stores this spring. The watches are scheduled to follow in time for back-to-school selling. Prices will be similar to the range featured in the Fossil collection and will reflect the street and surf influences and retro feeling for GMSurf and a more upscale look for Misfits' denim sportswear.
WOODWARD TO VENTURE: Venture Stores has promoted Jessica Woodward to divisional merchandise manager of jewelry. Woodward was a buyer of activewear, shorts and swimwear for the O'Fallon, Mo.-based discount store chain. She started with the firm as an executive trainee in 1987. Woodward succeeds John Goldman, who has left the company, according to a Venture spokeswoman. Bernie Wise continues as the divisional merchandise manager of accessories for Venture.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)