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Cross your heart and hope for a Madison Avenue storefront? That may have very well been Lisa Jackson's game plan. WWD reports that the interior designer turned jewelry designer of LJ Cross is opening a jewelry boutique at 994 Madison Avenue in mid-October.
Jackson was inspired to start her collection by her late brother. "He was insanely handsome and stylish and always wore crosses," she told the paper. "I've been collecting crosses myself, [but] all of mine were costume jewelry. I realized there were no gemstone crosses in the market that were cool enough." So, naturally, she made her own (with the help of Ward Kelvin, whose resumé includes Tiffany, David Yurman and Ralph Lauren).
Handmade in New York, her jewelry that's crafted from rose gold, pavé diamonds can range in price from $750 all the way up to $60,000. Expect to also find Jackson-designed alligator clutches and fur stoles—"staples in my own wardrobe"—in the store this fall.
Several of her famous clients, including Vera Wang and Nicole Miller, showed up to fete LJ Cross's debut in East Hampton last month. But we doubt they'd all fit in the Madison Avenue boutique, which measures at just 400 square feet. Still bigger than Ramy Brook's forthcoming retail space in Nolita, though.
· Lisa Jackson to Open First LJ Cross Store [WWD]
· LJ Cross Makes Hamptons Debut [Curbed Hamptons]
· Ramy Brook Is Heading to a Tiny Prince Street Storefront [Racked NY]