Even with plans underway to move Tenenbaum headquarters from its long-time location on Post Oak Boulevard to Westheimer, owners Kevin Black and Tony Bradfield have already taken a step into Upper Kirby. The duo celebrated their brand new venture with Tootsies at a swank cocktail party there earlier this week.
A well-heeled throng poured in to toast the marriage of Tootsies jewelry department and Tenenbaum Classic Jewelers. Tootsies creative director Fady Armanious and jewelry buyer Robin McCann welcomed guests such as Jana and Scotty Arnoldy and Jo and Jim Furr, who were eager to explore the dazzling display cases brimming with very serious jewelry.
Armanious explained the logic behind the new relationship saying that with the addition of Tenenbaum items Tootsies becomes a one-stop shopping destination for women who buy designer wear and can afford suitable jewelry to complement their purchases.
Tenenbaum's Christina Stith added that they will change out the display cases every 45 days giving potential customers an ongoing look at the variety of merchandise that Tenenbaum carries.
In early 2016, the jewelry store will move to its new location at the corner of Westheimer and West Lane, a stone's throw from the high-end River Oaks District. At 6,000 square feet, the new two-story shop will allow for expansion.
Checking out Tootsies new resident were Elizabeth Stein, Laura Stein, Price DuBose, Betty DuBose, Hallie Vanderhider, Martha Adger and Jim Madget, Donna Wilson, Tamar Mendelssohn, Allison Flikerski, Patrick Darby, Karen Turner-Smith and Ellie Francisco.