Nicole Miller Launches Fine Costume Jewelry Collection
Photos below: Nicole Miller on the runway, Spring 2002 New York
Photos by Dan Herrick
NEW YORK, Dec 20, 2001/ FW/ --- Nicole Miller has inked a deal with Sel-Leb Marketing to design and
sell fine and costume jewelry. The collection will debut next month in Nicole Miller's 15
corporate stores and eight licensed boutiques.
The jewelry will also be sold through electronic retailers. A company spokesman declined to
name these outlets until deals are finalized, but says the company is, "looking at television,
specifically the shop-at-home networks, and Internet-based channels." Miller appeared on QVC
this month selling the CFDA/Vogue Fashion for America T-shirt.
And the designer can't wait for this latest challenge. "I'm ecstatic about this new venture
into jewelry," she says. "It will be fun to incorporate the whimsical feeling and colorfulness
of my ready-to-wear collection into this medium."
Miller is known for her festive special occasion ensembles, and is a favorite among
brides-to-be looking to outfit their attendants. She has touted her sophisticated bridesmaid
dress collection as ideal "for brides who want to keep their friends."
Rings, necklaces, pendants, earrings and bracelets, all priced below $250, will include
semi-precious stones set in gold and silver. The designer hopes to use other materials
down the line as the success of the collection gains momentum.
Miller has already created quite an empire for herself, with licenses for handbags, eyewear,
shoes and fragrance. She also recently launched a cosmetics and skincare line.
Sel-Leb, based in Paterson, New Jersey and Milford, Massachusetts, specializes in the
marketing and distribution of cosmetics, fragrances and jewelry. The company predicts
that the Nicole Miller jewelry collection could become its largest contributor of electronic