Oak Park’s Gem Jewelry Boutique Celebrates 10 Years with Top Honors

Chicago suburb Oak Park's Gem Jewelry Boutique celebrates ten years and awarded top honors in INSTORE's "America's Coolest Stores" contest.

Online PR News – 01-August-2014 – Oak Park, IL – July 30, 2014 - As they prepare to celebrate 10 years in business, Gem Jewelry Boutique (gemjewelryboutique.com) has been awarded top honors from INSTORE magazine. INSTORE magazine’s prestigious 13th annual “America's Coolest Stores,” contest tapped Gem Jewelry Boutique for the 4th place spot in their “Coolest Small Store” category, out of a pool of 126 entries nationwide (http://instoremag.com/acs2014).
To choose the winners, the judges considered the story, exterior appearance, interior appearance, advertising and marketing, website and overall individuality. “Every year we feel privileged to bring our readers the best of the best in our industry,” said Ralf Kircher, INSTORE’s executive editor. “From its edgy sophistication to its unique product lineup, Gem Jewelry Boutique easily falls into that category. But a store wouldn’t really fit our ‘cool’ criteria if it weren’t for such aspects as innovative marketing and creative retail environment.”
This comes at a monumental time for Gem Jewelry Boutique as they prepare to complete their first decade in business. Owner and jewelry designer Laura Kitsos is thrilled, and comments, "We’re turning 10 this year! I’m so excited for the year to continue to unfold. We are celebrating in new and fun ways with launching a new web site, adding more bridal and jewelry designers along with a well-edited collection of clothing and personal accessories. Our marketing and national exposure with the website is a big focus for us as we look to the next 10!"
Kitsos, both a jewelry designer as well as the buyer for Gem, stocks the boutique with her own designs as well as jewelry by designers including Satomi Kawakita, Megan Thorne, Ten Thousand Things, Ariko, Chan Luu and Zoe Chicco. Gem has been mentioned in publications including VOGUE, CHICAGO MAGAZINE, CS, The Reader's Best of Chicago List, PEOPLE STYLEWATCH, and CRAIN’S.
In honor of their anniversary Gem will be hosting their biggest annual party yet so stayed tuned for more details!
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