London-based company Astley Clarke has exhibited at this year’s Couture Show in Vegas, to show off its retail and wholesale jewellery as part of its plans for international expansion. Held at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, the Couture Show is an annual trade show featuring luxury jewellery, which attracts over 4,000 members of the press and buyers every year.
Astley Clarke, who launched their wholesale range in 2013, already have concessions in London stores Selfridges, Liberty and Harrods, and have now appointed a US agent. In addition, the brand is stocked in a number of independent stores including Fortnum & Mason and Pressley’s in Chichester. The company’s wholesale business launched across the pond in March 2014, when a number of their pieces were stocked in five Saks Fifth Avenue stores and Saks online.
Becs Astley Clarke, the company’s founder, commented, “We have spent a long time identifying the right launch pad for our international wholesale business, and I feel that we have found it with Couture, one of the most elite jewellery shows not only in the US but in the world.”
Astley Clarke had had a bespoke stand at Couture, where buyers were able to see its Fao and Muse fine jewellery collections, alongside its new AW14 launches and Biography, its collectable range.