Las Vegas--Couture’s year-over-year 15 percent growth in exhibitors
drove a surge in buyer attendance, making for an upbeat, enthusiastic
first day at the high-end show, marked this year by a new floor design
at the event's Wynn Las Vegas home.
“It’s a great honor to be here,” said Nancy Casey of Hyde Park
Jewelers in Phoenix. “It’s a very special group of vendors and peers in
“My favorite thing about the Couture show is the relaxed atmosphere,”
said Lisa Haddow, precious jewelry buyer for Neiman Marcus, Dallas.
“It’s more intimate than other shows, so you can spend more personal
time, and the level of jewelry design here is unsurpassed.”
In addition to a number of new jewelry designers exhibiting at
Couture, the inaugural Couture Time collection, a partnership with Watch
Journal, also attracted retailers. “We are thrilled to be exhibiting at
Couture this year,” said Carlos Rosillo, CEO of Bell & Ross. “Our
exhibit space is amazing. We have back-to-back appointments scheduled
with key retailers and media throughout the week. And the overall
atmosphere of the Couture Show is completely in keeping with the Bell
& Ross brand identity. This is where any fine timepiece brand
“Couture has been great for us so far, and we expect to keep this
momentum going all week,” said Todd Reed of Todd Reed Designs in
Boulder, Colo. “We love the new booth design, and we’re seeing really
focused, qualified retailers. It’s inspiring to exhibit among so many
designers who we consider our peers.”
“What’s fabulous about Couture is the quality of the retailers,
especially the new retailers we don’t see at any other show in Las
Vegas,” said Pratima Sethi of Sethi Couture. “As a new exhibitor, I’m
impressed by the vibe and energy. People are excited to be here.”
Couture 2011 runs until Monday, June 6. Online and on-site
registration remains open though the event for all qualified retailers.
Further information, including a complete list of exhibitors and show
schedule, can be found on the website at www.TheCoutureShow.com.