Retailer’s wholesale collection proves a hit among fashion press.
The debut wholesale jewellery collection by Hastings retailer Pearl & Queenie has won 12 retail stockists and is set to create a specially-commissioned collection for the Jerwood Gallery, following its launch at IJL in September.
The Pearl & Queenie brand showcased two collections at the Earls Court show, called Love Story and Equestrian Treasures. It has now won 12 stockists including Wolf & Badger’s flagship store on Dover Street in London, with five more stockists due to be announced in the new year.
The brand has also been commissioned to create an exclusive collection for The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, including pendants and earrings featuring anchor and swallow designs.
Kathy Dyton, founder of Pearl & Queenie’s retail store and co-designer of the brand with Becca Hulbert, said: “Becca and I are incredibly happy that our collections have been so well received in such a short space of time.
“We only launched in June and have some incredible stockists so far, with five new ones coming this spring.”
Dyton added that the brand’s Gold Longhorn necklace, part of its Equestrian Treasures collection, has become a bestseller and a hit among fashion magazines, and that she and Hulbert "Can’t make them fast enough”.
Dyton and Hulbert are in the process of designing the next Pearl & Queenie collection, and say they will focus next year on strengthening and streamlining the brand’s offer.
The Pearl & Queenie retail shop in Hastings sells jewellery by other British designers. It has recently hosted events with designers such as Tatty Devine and is currently hosting The Travelling Jewellery Emporium featuring work by Russell Lownsbrough and Danila Tarcinale.