History

A Chronological History of CAROLEE

2011 The Bay, Queen Street opens new CAROLEE shop

2011 CAROLEE launches Jewelry That Tells Time, a collection of fashion watches

2010 CAROLEE relaunches in 100 Macy's locations

2010 CAROLEE opens boutique in Santiago, Chile

2010 CAROLEE New York is launched in Malaysia at Robinson's

2010 Hong Kong Airport opens CAROLEE New York Concession

2010 Peters of Kensington in Australia opens

2010 Maboli expands to 12 locations in Taiwan

2010 Rustans opens new Carolee Shop in Manila

2010 CAROLEE New York is launched in England at House of Fraser.

2010 CAROLEE opens sixth boutique in China at Oriental Plaza.

2009 First Carolee boutique in China is launched at Raffles City, Bejing.

2009 Deréon Jewelry by Beyoncé and Tina Knowles is launched.

2008 ABS by Allen Schwartz Jewelry is launched.

2007 Carolee celebrates 35 years in business with a celebrity “Words To Live By” sterling silver bangle collection to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

2006 Focus on wholesale and international expansion.

2005 Adrienne Vittadini jewelry collection is launched.

2004 The Brooks Brothers jewelry collection is launched by Carolee.

2003 Carolee launches carolee.com as an e-commerce website.

2002 Carolee opens 15 new lifestyle boutiques.

2001 Retail Brand Alliance acquires Carolee Designs and opens four new lifestyle boutiques.

2000 Carolee opens her new lifestyle boutique in Greenwich, CT and launches Carolee.com

1999 A new collection of Carolee handbags and leather goods is launched featuring Carolee's unique
jewelry hardware.

1998 Carolee Signature, a fine collection of karat gold, cultured pearls and semi precious stones, inspired by Carolee's background in architecture, is launched.

1998 The accessories industry honors Carolee with a lifetime achievement award at the Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball.

1997 Carolee celebrates her 25th anniversary with events nationwide and the album, "Twenty-Five Women Celebrate Twenty-Five Years of Carolee." Proceeds from the sale of the album benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

1997 Carolee jewelry is launched at Harrods, London, and in less than one year becomes the number
one collection.

1996 Carolee purchases pearl jewelry at the Jacqueline Kennedy Auction at Sotheby's. The designer launches "Jewelry Inspired by the style of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis" and the original jewelry goes on exhibit in
department stores throughout the US, Japan and England.

1996 Mitsukoshi stores in Japan open 10 Carolee boutiques.

1995 The Ralph Lauren Jewelry Collection is launched by Carolee through a licensing agreement with the
fashion designer.

1991 Estee Lauder and Carolee team up to provide jewelry and cosmetic makeovers across the country
and internationally.

1989 The first Carolee shop-in-shop opens in Bloomingdale's New York flagship store. Boutiques in other key department stores follow nationwide.

1987 Inspired by the world renowned auction, Carolee designs reproductions of the Duchess of Windsor's
spectacular jewelry.

1980 Taking inspiration from Coco Chanel, women are starting to mix fashion jewelry with real jewelry. Carolee's strands of pearls, crystal and chains are hot.

1974 Carolee makes faux jewelry fashionable with her gemstone rings.

1972 Carolee starts a jewelry business on her kitchen table.

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