EXCLUSIVE: Astley Clarke wins Neiman Marcus stores

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British jewellery house to be sold through 11 leading US locations.

British luxury jeweller Astley Clarke’s Biography and Muse collections will be sold through 11 Neiman Marcus stores in the US and online at NeimanMarcus.com, Professional Jeweller can reveal.

Astley Clarke has made the US market its focus over the past 12 months, debuting at the Couture show in Las Vegas earlier this summer. Today’s news will place the brand in Neiman Marcus stores in cities including Dallas, Boston, Los Angeles and Atlanta from September 2014.

The retailer – akin to Harvey Nichols and Selfridges – has chosen a carefully selected edit of pieces from the Astley Clarke Muse and Biography Collections, featuring key styles such as the diamond pavé Muse Icon and the full Biography bracelet fringe.

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Astley Clarke’s international expansion continues to grow with this partnership in addition to launches into other influential stores. Recently launched in Ylang23, the brand will also be opening Lane Crawford in Hong Kong later this year.

These announcements come shortly after Astley Clarke participated in the jewellery trade show, Couture Las Vegas, where the brand’s signature Muse, Biography and Fao Collections were received enthusiastically by many key international retailers.

Bec Astley Clarke MBE, founder and chairman of Astley Clarke, told Professional Jeweller: "Neiman Marcus has long been renowned for its portfolio of highly unique and intelligent fine jewellery brands – as a celebrated British luxury brand we are thrilled to sit alongside their current edit and to be able to offer their customer the chance to shop some of Astley Clarke’s most iconic pieces. I am utterly delighted to be partnering with them and other key stores within the USA."

At present, Astley Clarke’s Muse and Biography collections are currently available in the US at Saks Fifth Avenue and Ylang23. In the UK, the brand’s wholesale collections are stocked by department stores including Harrods, Selfridges and Liberty.
 

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