Soirée sits down with Laura Westlake, founder of Little Rock’s newest luxury retailer Laura B Luxury.
Congratulations on your first six months of business. Tell our readers about Laura B Luxury.
LW: We are a luxury concierge company that specializes in jewelry, but appreciate and source all things luxury. LBL is a highly personalized and exclusive service that offers bespoke experiences to discerning clients. Operating outside of a traditional retail store, we are a concierge jeweler offering tailored consultations, expert advice and an extensive collection of phenomenal, handcrafted jewelry pieces.
What other services do you offer?
LW: We offer designer introductions, client experiences, appraisals, repairs and custom design. All of the traditional services you’d find at a jewelry store can be found at LBL, but through a whole new experience.
Do you carry specific lines or work with certain designers?
LW: Yes! We work with renowned designers from all over the world. Erica Courtney, Single Stone, Armenta and Jude Frances, to name a few. Our in-house custom jewelry designer also works one-on-one with clients to create the perfect piece for them.
Who else is on the team? Any familiar faces working with you?
LW: We have the dream team. With over 100 years of combined experience, Sheryl Roncketto, Mary Gwin, Paris Henderson and myself make up the LBL team. We have worked together for years and all bring different strengths to make our company what it is.
As we head into the fall, what jewelry trends should we be paying attention to?
LW: The No. 1 jewelry trend is layered necklaces. Style multiple necklaces of different lengths for a trendy layered look. We also think every woman should have a diamond line necklace. It’s a classic piece that can easily go from day to night.
If someone wants to work with Laura B Luxury, how do they reach you?
LW: We have an office and private showroom in west Little Rock. Please call us at 501.757.1050 or check out our Instagram page and message us to make an appointment.
Upcoming trunk shows:
- Sept. 27-28 - Sethi Couture
- Oct. 10-11 - Gurhan
- Nov. 2-3 - Single Stone
- Dec. 7-8 - Armenta