The Judith Ripka Companies, Inc. opened a new flagship store in New York City on March 10, 2005. The 1,200 SF retail space, located at 777 Madison, has a luxury boutique atmosphere that expresses the essence of Ripka’s designs.
Exceptional client services are given to style savvy celebrities who cherish her distinctive 18k gold and diamond fine jewelry. VIPs of the new Judith Ripka boutique are able to enjoy a luxury transportation service and reservations at upscale Upper East Side restaurants after shopping. These luxury services mixed with Ripka’s reputation are making the new flagship store the new “it” spot.
The main events on opening day were the debut of Ripka’s new Couture Collection and the introduction of the Ripka Custom Design Salon. The Couture Collection coincides with Ripka’s “blue jeans to black tie” philosophy. Ripka’s use of bold colors, rare diamonds and one-of-a-kind stones along with her signature 18k-gold establishes an exquisite new collection that is “classic with a modern twist.”
“It’s about striking the balance between the sophistication and elegance of the classic woman with the avant-garde air of today’s fashionista. I want women to feel that the Ripka pieces they purchased twenty years ago are just as relevant today and will be in the year 2025,” stated Judith Ripka, Founder of The Judith Ripka Companies, Inc.
Every decorative feature in Ripka’s jewelry designs as well as the atmosphere of her new store communicates her downtown meets uptown style. The jewelry designer has even designed custom jewelry displays to coordinate with each handcrafted 18k-gold and diamond creation.
“The space is as comfortable as it is luxe,” states Ripka, “As you walk through the doors, you feel like you are escaping the city. What I value most about my business is my relationships with my clients, and the store’s environment is just one more way I can pamper and indulge them, whether they desire Dom Perignon or Green Tea, light classical music or a sports game on a plasma TV.”
The new Ripka Custom Design Gallery allows women to express their own creativity. Clients are able to enjoy a personal consultation with a Couture Design Consultant, as well as get the chance to watch Ripka create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that they will be able to treasure. Throughout the year, The Judith Ripka Companies, Inc. will begin to incorporate this idea into all nine of Ripka’s stores.
Judith Ripka is thankful to all of the people that made her new store opening possible. New York interior designer Tristan Harstan, New York architect James D’Auria and elegant furniture designs from Nancy Corzine made the luxury boutique into everything Ripka could have hoped for. The Judith Ripka Companies, Inc. hope to open several new stores over the next few years.
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