ABC Carpet and Home Introduces Independent Jewelry Designer
ABC Carpet & Home is a high-end home furnishings and jewelry emporium situated in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. Here you’ll find unique, often extravagant wares displayed across four cavernous floors – making it the ideal shopping destination for design enthusiasts who can spend hours marveling at its incredible objets d’art.
Established in 1897, ABC began as a rug market and has since blossomed into one of New York City’s leading purveyors of globally sourced furniture, decor, and rugs. Its flagship store on Broadway near Union Square used to be an expansive six-floor complex.
Now, the retailer has transformed into a marketplace-style showroom that acts as an extension of its online store. This reinvention marks their 125th anniversary and seeks to get both physical and online sales closer to 50/50 split, according to new management at the company.
For customers seeking high-end home decor items, such as 22k gold rings and chandeliers, the brand has earned a loyal following on Instagram with over 193k followers and hundreds of glowing customer testimonials.
ABC Stores are taking their mission of sustainability to new heights by featuring Sarah Perlis’ eco-friendly jewelry in-store. The designer uses recycled gold and diamonds from Sierra Leone in creating nature-inspired bangles, necklaces and earrings.
ABC Jewelry and Apparel has launched an open call for independent designers of jewelry and apparel to exhibit their work in its stores. This marks the first time ABC has taken a creative licensing approach with jewelry selections, which will continue to be available online as well.
Last week, Small, who was in New York to celebrate the opening of her shop-in-shop at ABC, said she felt a “natural fit” with their values. Her designs are “inspired by ancient, tribal and natural forms,” she shared during an interview on the eve of her NYC pop-up.
She said her designs “suggest an amulet or talismanic vibe,” with no overtly blingy pieces.
British jewelry designer Kate Small’s designs showcase natural stone shapes that haven’t been cut and polished. She uses large gemstones, often emphasizing their “uncut, unpolished, and raw” qualities in a more sculptural, bohemian aesthetic.
For her eco-friendly jewelry line, Cole collaborated with her to source recycled gold and diamonds from mining companies Pride Diamonds and Africa Gold. Additionally, she strives to improve mining communities through higher daily wages as well as various methods of community outreach.
Small sees her collaboration with ABC as an opportunity to expand her business in New York City. It will be the first time her artisan jewelry is sold in-store in America, and she is thrilled to show off her items to local customers, according to Small.