SCADUTO MOVES: Liz Scaduto has joined upscale leather goods firm Lambertson Truex as managing director. Most recently, Scaduto was marketing director for Tommy Hilfiger handbags, and before that was vice president of product development for CK Calvin Klein Shoes & Bags.
In her new post, she will report to the firm’s principals, Richard Lambertson and John Truex, and oversee marketing, sales and public relations for men’s and women’s.
Lambertson Truex is sold in specialty stores such as Bergdorf Goodman and through e-tailers like Ashford.com.
In a related development, Lambertson and Truex have signed on as creative directors for Hartmann Luggage. They will provide product development and fashion direction for the venerable American luggage maker. Hartmann is owned by a Kentucky firm, Brown Foreman, which owns other American brands such as Jack Daniels spirits, Lenox and Dansk china.
RUSSIAN REDUX: Inspired by the architecture and culture of Russia, Chopard launched its Pushkin fine jewelry collection last week at its Madison Avenue boutique.
The 150-piece line had its genesis in a trip made by designer Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele to Moscow five years ago.
“Seeing the churches in Red Square at sunset inspired the shape of the jewelry,” said Gruosi-Scheufele, whose dome-shaped designs linked with pearls were modeled by Laetitia Casta and Anna Malova, the current Miss Russia, among others.
The collection is highlighted by pave diamonds and rubies and 18-karat gold in chokers, cuffs, earrings and watches. The line also commemorates the bicentennial of the birth of poet Alexander Pushkin. It retails from $5,000 to $500,000.
BREGUET SHOPS: Luxury watchmaker Breguet opened a Paris boutique Dec. 1. The 2,200-square-foot, three-story space at 20 Place Vendome features a neoclassic design, salmon-beige walls, decorative oak wood panels, light floors and a glass entrance that allows light to flood into the corner shop.
The move marks a return to Breguet’s roots: In 1775, Abraham-Louis Breguet founded his company on nearby Ile de la Cite. The company’s French headquarters is close to the new shop, at 7 Place Vendome.
Breguet, now part of the Swatch Group, will use the basement level of the store to house its archives and to create a Breguet museum, highlighting the firm’s inventions and antique and unusual pieces.