Tag Archives: manchester

Independent jeweller blames stagnant high street for closure

Oldham-based Alexander Jewellers has decided to not renew its lease and close its doors as high street remains stagnant. With the future of the high street not looking bright, the owner of the independent jeweller on Greenacres Road has decided shut shop after nearly 40 years. Talking to Manchester Evening News, store owner, Darren Nutter,

Argento invests £350K in Manchester flagship

National jewellery retailer Argento has opened a new store inside the intu Trafford centre in Manchester, following a £350,000 investment. One of the UK’s busiest shopping hubs, the Trafford Centre has as annual footfall of 31 million customers and provides Argento with unprecedented brand exposure with Manchester’s fashion forward shoppers. The store is located on

David M Robinson announces Manchester expansion plans

Independent jewellery retailer David M Robinson has announced plans to expand its Manchester showroom. Following the acquisition of the adjacent property on St Ann’s Square, the jeweller has plans to create a contemporary retail space, which is reflective of David M Robinson’s business and ambitions.  Set across two floors, the extended showroom will incorporate a

Twin jewellers launch pendant to support Manchester victims

Identical twin jewellery making duo Twinface has announced it will be selling a Manchester ‘worker-bee’ pendent to support victims of last month’s terrorist attack. Manchester-raised Emma Taafe and Jennifer Taafe-Guite, 35, who have been making fashion jewellery for around five years, will donate the profits from the £20 pendent to the We Love Manchester emergency

Fake Chanel jewellery haul seized at Manchester Airport

Customs officers at Manchester Airport have intercepted nearly 60 sets of counterfeit Chanel jewellery after a crackdown on fake imports in the run-up to Christmas, Professional Jeweller has learned. The earrings and pendent sets had a value of approximately £3,000, according to Border Force officials, which seized the goods in recent weeks. The fake jewellery

Armed raiders launch lunchtime attack on Altrincham jeweller

Police are searching for four men who raided jewels and watches worth up to £750,000 from David M. Robinson jewellers in Altrincham yesterday. The gang, dressed in dark jumpsuits and balaclavas, used axes to smash their way into the store at 12.30pm. They escaped in a Land Rover which was later found abandoned by the

IJL plans Manchester KickStarters preview event

Regional preview gives local retailers a taste of IJL 2014. International Jewellery London has announced plans to hold a Manchester preview event, giving retailers the chance to meet established exhibitors and the as-yet-unconfirmed KiskStarters 2014. The regional event, designed to give retailers a taste of the larger IJL trade show, will take place at the