James Avery expands its store footprint

Marianne Wilson
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With the majority of its stores reopened, James Avery is expanding its portfolio.

The family-owned, vertically integrated jewelry retailer is opening a store on June 10 at The Waxahachie Marketplace, in Waxahachie, Texas. Hand sanitizing stations will be set up in store for customers and employees and all high-touch areas of the store and jewelry will be regularly cleaned and sanitized. Employees will be given daily health screenings and wear face masks.

"With the COVID-19 public health crisis continuing to impact our communities, the store will look a little different with social distancing and acrylic windows at checkout,” said Lindsey Avery Tognietti, manager of strategic initiatives, James Avery, which operates 92 stores in four states. “Guest and associate safety is our number one priority as we welcome them into this new store."

The new store will also offer contactless, curbside pickup or buy-online-pickup-in-store options.

James Avery specializes in finely crafted jewelry designs for men and women, and leather handbags. In addition to its stores, James Avery items are sold in more than 220 Dillard's locations in Texas and 28 additional states, airport stores in Austin and Houston, Army and Air Force Exchange Service locations at Fort Hood and Fort Belvoir.