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Counter Punch: Tiffany Sprawls … Jax a Hit

<CS:BOLD><STRONG>TIFFANY SPRAWLS</STRONG>: Tiffany & Co. will open two stores within 12 months, in Sydney, Australia, and White Plains, N.Y. The Sydney store will be Tiffany's first in Australia. It's slated to open this fall. It will be about...

TIFFANY SPRAWLS: Tiffany & Co. will open two stores within 12 months, in Sydney, Australia, and White Plains, N.Y. The Sydney store will be Tiffany’s first in Australia. It’s slated to open this fall. It will be about 4,800 square feet on two levels in the Chifley Tower retail building.

The White Plains store will open in The Westchester, a retail complex expected to be completed in March. Tiffany will occupy 6,000 square feet in the upscale three-level mall.

JAX A HIT: Designer Ron Leal took his fall Jax and Country by Jax lines on the road this month for a series of trunk shows in New Jersey and Michigan, and generated more than $200,000.

Starting in Upper Montclair, N.J., he visited the specialty store Alex on May 13-14, and rang up $56,000. The bestseller was a reversible barn jacket, converting from navy cotton flannel to tan brushed cotton, at $350. Alex owner Sallie Litchfield said 15 units sold, out of a total 289 pieces for the two days.

The collection moved on to Michigan, where Leal visited Jacobson’s stores in Livonia, East Grand Rapids, Grosse Point and Birmingham, May 17-20. The reversible barn jacket was also a hit there, with 30 pieces sold, and from the Jax line, an asymmetrical jacket at $360 and pants at $190 sold 28 units each. In all, 756 pieces sold, generating $150,000.