DALLAS -- Just because Roz Campisi and Roxanne Phillips have the wealth and will to shop in exclusive stores doesn't mean they always want to drop a bundle of money on fashion -- especially jewelry. So the veterans of the charity fund-raising scene...
DALLAS -- Just because Roz Campisi and Roxanne Phillips have the wealth and will to shop in exclusive stores doesn't mean they always want to drop a bundle of money on fashion -- especially jewelry. So the veterans of the charity fund-raising scene linked up with Jill Ann Scott, who had retail and financial experience, to create their own accessories shop, Accessories Faux Real. "Prices are so high for throw-on jewelry, we decided to open a store that had a look at the right price for the Nineties," said Campisi. That price is typically under $100, with $40 to $60 being the most popular range for earrings and $60 to $80 for necklaces.
The 800-square-foot boutique specializes in knockoffs and in fashion jewelry collections with a contemporary or Southwestern edge. Leslie Block's bold, brushed goldplated jewelry with semiprecious stones has been a hot seller, along with delicate sterling looks by Mary B. Hetz and antique-looking rhinestone pieces from Roxanne Assoulin. Those seeking a lot of flash for little cash favor Chapter Five's rings, which mimic styles by Cartier and Bulgari, but sell for $35 to $55. Handbags, gifts ranging from $28 ostrich coin purses to $110 decorated crystal pyramids, plus an assortment of goods from Phillips's world travels round out the mix. The shop has made a profit every month since it opened last July in Turtle Creek Village and is on track to do $275,000 its first year, the owners said. They plan to throw a party once a week to maintain momentum, such as a trunk show, a men's night, a gay night or a fete for a charity group. Explained Campisi, "People shop better when it's fun."
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