December 19, 2011
KERRVILLE, TEXAS--(BUSINESS WIRE – December 19, 2011)—James Avery, a Texas-based, family-owned jewelry retailer, announces the early-April opening of their newest location in Overland Park, KS, a suburb of Kansas City. The new store at Oak Park Mall, the largest mall in both Kansas and Missouri, will feature an extensive selection of predominantly hand-crafted jewelry, with designs in sterling silver, 14K gold and gemstones.
Established in 1954, James Avery's corporate mission is "to share life, love and faith through the beauty of design." The company is best known for its unique jewelry designs which include faith-inspired jewelry and an extensive charm collection, including new Avery Art Glass charms. They also offer a diverse selection of earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings for all ages, men and women.
The Oak Park Mall location will be James Avery's first store in the Midwestern United States. The company's Kansas City opening is part of an ongoing growth strategy primarily focused in the Midwest and Southeastern United States that has also included Little Rock, Arkansas, Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina in the past year. With the opening of this location in Overland Park, James Avery will operate a total of 64 stores across Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Kansas. Customers can also shop online at www.jamesavery.com.
"As a retailer, we tend to be conservative and selective in picking new markets and locations," comments Howell Ridout, Vice President of Branding and Development. "When we saw Kansas City and Oak Park Mall, our team was very confident that we had found a great match. We trust that the Kansas City community will identify with our values and find our product offering both unique and meaningful. We look forward to becoming part of such a solid and vibrant community."
Kansas City area customers are invited to learn more about James Avery and the new location by going online to www.jamesavery.com.
Established in 1954, James Avery is a family-owned jeweler that offers high quality, hand-crafted jewelry in sterling silver, gold and gemstones. From a one man endeavor in his mother-in-law's garage, James Avery has grown into a team of 1,400 designers, craftsmen, sales associates and support staff offering unique designs to customers throughout the nation. James Avery maintains over 1,000 designs in the active product line. Each design is originated by skilled men and women in the James Avery design studio and then finely crafted and produced by artisans predominantly in the Texas Hill Country. James Avery currently operates a total of 63 stores across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina. James Avery jewelry is available at retail stores and online at www.jamesavery.com. More information about James Avery is available online at www.jamesavery.com/about, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JamesAvery.