Renowned North Shore jewelry designer Jill Alberts announces a new store at 311 Park Avenue in Glencoe to open May 1, 2019. Jill Alberts Jewelry will showcase Jill’s own collection of elegant, modern jewelry pieces alongside a thoughtfully selected collection of handcrafted pieces from a variety of artists in a spectacular new space.
For Jill Alberts, it was the combination of a significant birthday and her youngest child leaving for college that led to the decision to totally redesign both her business model and her eponymous store in the Ravinia District of Highland Park.
What began as a studio space in 2008 for Jill’s own collection, transformed into a popular boutique featuring the work of talented designers in addition to Jill Alberts jewelry.
The New Store
“This next phase of my business – moving to Glencoe where I live – is a natural expansion of the brand and what I do. This was not only a practical move but also an evolution of the concept. The new space will allow for more events, trunk shows and a wider selection of jewelry, accessories and house wares,” says Jill.
Sky Bench, a retail experience design consultancy, designed the new store. Jill’s personal style inspired the space which features wooden floors, unique chandelier lighting and custom brass fixtures. The design was inspired by Hollywood Regency and Mid Century Modern genres. Jill believes that “the new space feels welcoming and unpretentious but also clean and elegant.”
For Jill Alberts, it was the combination of a significant birthday and her youngest child. New designers at the Glencoe store include Elizabeth Cole, Mateo, Feathered Soul, Adina Reyter and Scosch. Favorites including Meira T, Tracey Tanner and Zoe Chicco will offer updated styles and designs in the fresh space. Not only will Jill Alberts carry jewelry but also accessories and house wares including candles, one-of-a-kind gifts and pieces of interest. Prices will range from $50 for jewelry and candles to $25,000 for fine jewelry.