K&M Accessories to Acquire Berry Jewelry
PROVIDENCE, RI and NEW YORK, NY – November 5th, 2018:
K&M Accessories announced today that it has finalized a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding stock of Berry Jewelry from its founder and owner Martha Berry.
In a joint statement, Martha Berry, President of Berry Jewelry, and Todd Marcus, President of K&M Associates, stated, “We are very excited to have completed our agreement on the sale of the Berry Jewelry business to K&M. This combination will provide significant benefit for the loyal customers of Berry Jewelry as well as for K&M and its customers.”
Martha Berry, who will remain on as President, further commented, “Our compelling product offering combined with K&M’s global reach and operational strengths will provide our customer base with the most reliable source for trend-right fashion jewelry in the industry and our best in class design staff will continue to deliver the most innovative products available.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Martha Berry and her customers to the K&M family,” said Todd Marcus. He went on to add, “Our entire team is excited by the opportunity to deliver all of our retail partner’s products with a fresh point of difference. Berry Jewelry has consistently brought energy, excitement and emotion to the fashion jewelry industry and our united organization provides a platform for us to grow together.”
The combined entity’s ultimate goal is to offer trend-right products and operational excellence that deliver top line growth opportunities for retailers. As the retail landscape continues to transform, vendors who possess economies of scale will be able to offer superior customer service, significant margin opportunity and a wider product assortment.
Nanette Lepore Announces Jewelry Licensing Partnership with K&M Accessories
Providence, RI and New York, NY (December 20th, 2017):
Today, K&M Accessories, a market leader in the fashion jewelry and accessories industry officially announced a partnership with Nanette Lepore.
Driven by her passion for a good party and her tenacious commitment to quality craftsmanship, Nanette Lepore build a fashion empire. Nanette was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to an eccentric modern artist and a stylishly smart schoolteacher. When she wasn’t touring the country with her family in a VW bus, she was seeing sheets into gowns for neighbors. She continued to love fashion throughout her bohemian upbringing and when she married painter Robert Savage, the young couple headed east to take on New York. The birth of her daughter, Violet, sparked a sense of vibrant life in her designs and the next year she staged her first runway show. In recent years, Nanette has expanded the brand throughout Asian and European market and across a wide array of categories.
Nanette Lepore’s mission is to create compelling high quality products with impeccable craftsmanship for the woman who is serious and feminine, strong and sexy. Known for her bold colors, gorgeous prints, and feminine flair, Nanette’s design theory is simple – make something beautiful.
With Nanette Leopore’s contemporary fashion style, K&M will develop straightforward fashion jewelry options for the confident, driven, and independent brand loyal shopper.
The jewelry line will launch at various retail and online stores starting winter 2018.
K&M Accessories Acquires Assets of Robert Rose Jewelry from Collection 18
PROVIDENCE, RI and NEW YORK, NY – June 13th, 2017: K&M Accessories announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Robert Rose Jewelry from Collection 18. Both K&M and Robert Rose design, import, and wholesale fashion accessories with a primary focus on the costume jewelry segment.
Drew Pizzo, President of Collection 18, commented, “We are confident that Robert Rose’s compelling product offering combined with K&M’s global reach and operational strengths will provide our customer base with the most reliable source for trend-right fashion jewelry.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Robert Rose and its clients to the K&M family,” said Todd Marcus, President of K&M Accessories. He went on to add, “Our entire team is excited by the opportunity to deliver all of our retail partner’s products with a fresh point of difference. Robert Rose has consistently brought energy, excitement and emotion to the fashion jewelry industry and our united organization provides a platform for us to grow together!”
The combined entity’s ultimate goal is to offer retailers innovative products and operational excellence that deliver top line growth opportunities for customers. As the retail landscape continues to transform, vendors who provide economies of scale will be able to offer retailers superior customer service, significant margin opportunity and a wider product assortment.
K&M Associates, LP, is a division of American Biltrite Inc. (OTC PINK:ABLT). American Biltrite has three primary operating divisions; the Tape Products Division (adhesive tapes and protective films), American Biltrite Canada Ltd. (commercial flooring), and K&M Associates L.P. (jewelry and accessories). With over 100 years of product design and manufacturing excellence, American Biltrite is recognized internationally for quality, value, and performance.
Robert Rose Jewelry was founded in 1946 with the goal of bringing current, trend-right products to women at affordable prices. The brand quickly took off in both department and specialty stores as Robert Rose, one of the first graduates of the prestigious FIT jewelry design program, became a well-respected designer and a leader in the world of fashion jewelry.
Collection 18, is a NYC based fashion accessories design company. Its products are fashion accessories for ladies and men. Founded in 1982, with an expertise in knit and textile design, along with color and trend forecasting, Collection 18 offers an exclusive line of fresh styles that are upbeat, trendy and exquisite for any channel of retail distribution.
Avec Les Filles Announces Jewelry Licensing Partnership with K&M Accessories
Los Angeles, CA (May 5th, 2017) – Today, Joyce Azria’s cutting-edge RTW and accessories brand, Avec Les Filles, officially announced a partnership with K&M Accessories, a market leader in the fashion jewelry and accessories industry. Azria’s joint focus with K&M Accessories is reaching the millennial shopper through authentic and accessible, “It Girl” Parisian-influenced fashion jewelry.
With Avec Les Filles’ signature style, K&M Accessories will develop accessible to aspirational fashion jewelry options for the stylish, genuine, and value-seeking Millennial Shopper. Azria’s dynamic vision is sure to take the jewelry world by storm.
The jewelry collection will launch at various retail and online stores in Spring of 2018.
REDESIGNING THE ACCESSORIES INDUSTRY
K&M Accessories’ just announced collaboration with Project Runway Winner Ashley Nell Tipton, who made fashion history and redesigned the rulebook when she won Project Runway’s 14th season with a Plus-Sized collection.
The line’s dual mission is to provide fabulous accessories for all while promoting body positivity, a modern and inclusive approach to the accessories industry and open up the market to new possibilities.
—Christine Galasso of AccessoriesMagazine.com
Todd Marcus has been named President of K&M Accessories, a fashion jewelry and accessories manufacturer based in Providence, Rhode Island.
Richard Marcus, President and COO of American Biltrite, the parent company of K&M and former President of K&M, said, “The Company is delighted to support the promotion of Todd Marcus as K&M’s new leader. I am confident that he will continue to leverage the unmatched design competency and logistical acumen of this operating division to increase revenue and profitability.”
—Christine Galasso of AccessoriesMagazine.com