Newish to the United States, the Les Georgettes line has it all: deep roots in manufacturing; the experience of artistic director Céline Guilhermet, a jewelry designer in her own right for 15 years; and French pedigrees all around. It’s a joint venture of Altesse, a jewelry manufacturer since 1905, and Texier, a maker of leather goods since 1951, both of which are part of France’s Renaissance Luxury Group. The parties’ combined talents and business acumen brought to life Les Georgettes, a line of gold-, silver-, and ruthenium-plated brass cuffs with reversible leather inserts. The patented concept comes in three different sizes and allows for maximum customization through 18 different colors of leather and 17 unique metalwork motifs. The pieces are made in France, and the designs are inspired by the life and travels of Guilhermet, who took the creative helm in 2015. On tap for Valentine’s Day: even more new looks, some of which will feature CZ accents.
Starting retail price: $79
Accounts: There are 138 in the United States, including Sassafras Boutique in Brenham, Texas, and 1,600 abroad, including Galeries Lafayettes in Paris.
Trade fairs: AmericasMart Atlanta, Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, NY Now, JCK Las Vegas, Vicenzaoro, Inhorgenta Munich, and Baselworld
Retailer buy-in: There are three levels of buy-ins: $1,300 for 30 cuffs and 45 leather pieces; $2,500 for 58 cuffs and 87 leather pieces; and $3,900 for 85 cuffs and 127 leather pieces
Contact: Les Georgettes, New York City; 917-375-9050; lesgeorgettes.com
Small Giraffe cuff in gold-plated brass with a reversible Lilium-Nimbus leather band, $79
Medium Poisson cuff in gold-plated brass with a reversible black-white leather band, $99
Large Perroquet in gold-plated brass with a reversible light rose–light gray leather band, $119
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