Eileen McClelland

Eileen McClelland

Eileen McClelland is the managing editor at INSTORE Magazine.

Write on Thursday, 28 July 2016 Published in Best Practices

Alexis Kletjian had just won the Mort Abelson New Designer of the Year Award at the JA New York Summer Shows on Monday, and was explaining to a retailer the magical properties of the gemstone phenakite, which she used in a ring that won a recent INDESIGN award in the gold category.

Write on Monday, 25 July 2016 Published in Best Practices

NEW YORK — Benjamin Smithee, CEO of the Smithee Group, told a group of retailers, designers and manufacturers at JA New York on Sunday that what appeals to millennial shoppers these days is likely to appeal to shoppers of all ages.

Write on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 Published in Best Practices

Jewelers Mutual is launching an all-out social-media campaign to encourage jewelry lovers to vote online for their favorite cause among four charities in the U.S. and Canada, which will receive a total of $2 million.

Write on Monday, 06 June 2016 Published in Best Practices

LAS VEGAS — Retailer and author Jack Mitchell was in college in 1958 when his parents, Ed and Norma Mitchell, both 55 at the time, opened the first Mitchell’s men’s clothing store, an 800-square-foot space in Westport, CT, where his mom brought in the coffee pot from home and took it home every night to wash it.

Write on Thursday, 19 May 2016 Published in Best Practices

The Museum of Named Diamonds, a non-profit registry for famous diamonds, is now opening up its online space to all diamonds, no matter their size or level of fame.