In just three years since inception, French jewelry brand Les Georgettes by Altesse says it has sold in more than 3,000 retail doors, generates in excess of $100 million euros annually, and produces and sells more than 500,000 bracelets, one million leather bands and 100,000 rings per year.
North America is among Les Georgettes by Altesse’s largest markets, yet the distribution there is being widened on May 21 when Bloomingdale’s becomes the first U.S. department store to sell the brand. The collection, offering fine custom jewelry with interchangeable and reversible colored bands ranging in price from $39 to $200, will be sold at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street as well as Bloomingdale’s in Short Hills, N.J.; White Plains, N.Y.; North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, and on the Bloomingdale’s web site.
The other major markets for the brand are France, the U.K. and Germany. The Les Georgettes by Altesse collections are produced “with traditional French know-how in group-owned workshops, which were established in 1905,” said Eric Lefranc, chief executive officer.