Folli Follie Group joins the CMJ
July 2012 – The Folli Follie Group, which includes British jewellery brand Links of London and global accessories brand Folli Follie, has become an approved supplier to the Company of Master Jewellers and will launch their autumn/winter 2012 collections exclusively at the CMJ Autumn Trade Event in August.
Mr George Koutsolioutsos, CEO of Folli Follie Group said, “Folli Follie Group have decided to join CMJ as they see huge potential to develop the brands through the wholesale channel and CMJ members. They will be showcasing their Autumn/Winter collections at the CMJ Trade event on 12th-13th August and will be looking to open new doors with CMJ members.”
Willie Hamilton, chief executive of the Company of Master Jewellers, said: “We see this as a major opportunity for Links of London, Folli Follie and the CMJ to work in close partnership. We are delighted that CMJ retailers will be the first in the UK to see Links of London’s new autumn/winter 2012 collection along with Folli Follie’s new jewellery, watch and accessory collections. This follows in the footsteps of many major brands that are now launching collections in the UK at our CMJ Trade Events.”
Folli Follie is a leading global fashion accessories brand that offers trend driven collections of exceptional quality at affordable price points. The brand maintains a unique position in the marketplace with its distinctive designs and unrivalled ‘full fashion concept’ assortment of jewellery, watches and accessories, which appeal to confident, fashion-conscious women throughout the world.
Founded in 1982, Folli Follie is now available in 24 countries with more than 480 points of sale worldwide, with just under 200 points of sale in Japan and China alone, the latter a key focus for the brand’s international expansion. Folli Follie currently has 15 points of sale in the UK and Ireland, which include flagship stores on Bond and Regent Street and its concession opening in Harrods at the beginning of the year.
Links of London has grown successfully over the last 22 years with an impressive retail portfolio that now spans the UK and 10 markets globally. With its heritage firmly rooted in British design excellence, the brand has a long-standing history of working on sporting projects such as the official collection for Wimbledon and as creators of the Official Jewellery Collection of London 2012.
The CMJ trade event will take place in Birmingham from August 12-13th This will be the biggest Company of Master Jewellers’ trade event to date, featuring three buying halls where 100 of the industry’s leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers will showcase their new products.
With over 150 retailers in the membership, representing over 270 stores, the CMJ is the biggest jewellery buying group in the UK.