Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tag: Business

Flint woman’s skin care business that began in one-bedroom apartment flourishes into storefront

FLINT, MI — La’Asia Johnson started experimenting four year ago with different recipes to create skin and hair care products that would be better and more effective for her to use after experiencing a break out of rashes from store-bought products.

Over the course of several years, interest in those initial products that she created to cater to her skin grew more popular than Johnson expected.

Johnson is scheduled to host a grand opening for Elle Jae Essentials, a skincare boutique, from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at 3037 Flushing Road, Suite G in Flint.

As part of the grand

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Good Business at Vegas Jewelry Shows


As the Las Vegas diamond and jewelry shows ended on Monday, mask-clad vendors expressed satisfaction with the amount of business they’d conducted during the past week.

“I’m so glad I came,” said Mishael Vardi, owner of Israel-based VMK Diamonds, a supplier of fancy-color diamonds. “I met a lot of people, and those people came to do business.”

There were serious buyers, added a New York-based diamantaire who requested anonymity. “We made sales with immediate payment, which doesn’t always happen at the shows,” he commented.

The events began with the Couture and Antique Jewelry & Watch shows, which took

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Business Monday: Harmony Scott Jewelers to say farewell

If all goes according to plan, the last day of business for Harmony Scott Jewelry in Carbondale will be Sept. 6. But at the rate the well-established jeweler’s products are moving at for-sale prices, that farewell date might come earlier.

“Right now we’re selling jewelry so fast that we’re not even sure we’ll be open Sept. 6,” Scott said Friday.

Harmony Scott (left) is closing her Carbondale store after being in the handmade jewelry business for 23 years. She is pictured with Carbondale store manager Crystal Colantino. (Courtesy photo)

Scott’s handmade jewelry comes from gemstones, pearls and precious metals, and

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Is luxury jewellery rental a serious business?

The founders of Vivrelle beg to differ. Launched in September 2018, the company is emerging from the pandemic, and says it has seen triple-digit growth with an expanding waiting list of those eager to borrow bling for a monthly membership fee. The three tiers range from $99-$279, with products available including $4,000 Stephanie Gottlieb diamond earrings and a $1,790 Cartier bracelet. The company says it has been profitable since its sixth month of operation, and in April this year, Vivrelle raised $26 million in series A funding led by Origin Ventures, with participation from Chapford Capital Group.

Previously, there was

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Eastside Backyard Market gives locals another option for shopping small | Business

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League x Louis Vuitton. 100 Thieves x Gucci. Video game fashion is a big business.

In the first few months of 2019, representatives from Riot Games and Louis Vuitton were introduced to one another, and they started to talk about esports. A sense of curiosity flourished, and over time, conversations snowballed into a landmark collaboration. As well as physical and digital Louis Vuitton clothing capsules, the atelier created a branded travel case for the “League of Legends” Summoner’s Cup, the $2.2 million prize for the most-watched esports tournament on the planet, Worlds. The branded trophy was put on display at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

From the outside, the two may have seemed strange

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