NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Based on advance sales for a major jewelry trade show not until next June, there may be signs that top jewelers are optimistic about a rebound for luxury sales in 2010.
June 3, 2010, marks the opening day of Couture 2010, which will be held at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas from June 3rd until June 7th. The 2010 event will be the show’s 15th anniversary and will be a celebration of Couture’s dedication to showcasing top designers in the industry including luminaries such as David Yurman, Marco Bicego, Alex Sepkus, Charriol and many others.
“The Couture Show has consistently provided an important venue for us to market Alex Sepkus in an elegant, comfortable and civilized environment. We are able to spend valuable time with our customers building and maintaining the relationships that are the cornerstone of our success,” says Jeff Feero of Alex Sepkus, in a press released received by Elite Traveler.
The show operator expects an even larger turnout of key retailers via its Cornerstone Retailer program and next year an additional tier of identified retailers known as Signature Retailers. “While our Cornerstone Retailers represent the icons in our industry, and write huge amounts of business, our Signature Retailers represent an important component as well,” said Lee Arevian, head of the show. “Through careful mining of Nielsen data and extensive interviews in the designer and retailer community, we were able to identify over 200 retail companies that represent a powerful and vibrant group of retailers particularly skilled in selling designer jewelry. We’ve built a series of programs for them to ensure they have ample opportunity to network and interact with our manufacturers and designers and create a similar dynamic to that we have with our Cornerstone Program.”
Noted Fiona Tilley of Gurhan, “Couture remains the primary show on which we depend for the best buyers, the best sales and the best of experiences. All of our important customers make a point of attending Couture to meet with us and have remained committed to it.”