“At this time of year, so many former customers and friends reach out to tell me how much they miss our store,” said Esther Fortunoff-Greene. “They tell me their holiday trip to Fortunoff was a family tradition they’ve never replaced. I thought it would be great to let them re-capture a little bit of that magic.”
Open this weekend only, the “pop-up” store is expected to include a wide selection ranging from baby and 'tween jewelry, to fashion pieces, diamonds, pearls and higher-end precious gemstones.
The merchandise – priced from $50 to $2,000 – is provided by Fortunoff Fine Jewelry, the online retailer Fortunoff-Greene founded in 2010. There will also be a selection of items that are not yet available from the e-tailer and are exclusive to this event.
“We’ve had so much success with our business online, but I am most excited to be face-to-face with our Long Island customers; at least for one weekend,” Fortunoff-Greene said. “Being at the Garden City Hotel is an added bonus since it is as much a part of the fabric of the Island as our store was.”
Custom pieces created from Fortunoff-Greene's Designing Hope contest will also be available. Those items, "designed to evoke a spirit of hope for victims of domestic violence," were unveiled in October. They will be available for sale at the “pop-up” location and online. Proceeds will benefit The Safe Center LI and the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Stop by the “pop-up” store Friday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Further details are available at www.fortunoffjewelry.com.