Penney’s to Unveil New Jewelry Concept

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In J.C. Penney’s latest maneuver in its controversial four-year reinvention, several jewelry designers have created secondary lines for The Bijoux Bar, a new format for the store’s fine jewelry department.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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