Alex and Ani “Year in Review”

2011 is coming to a quick close and Alex and Ani is starting 2012 in a big way, with love and positive energy of course!
Check out our Year in Review, top #CharmedArms, big events and more!

Let’s begin with your favorite… #CharmedArms!

Top Sellers included …. the Charity by Design Paw Prints bangle, Alex and Ani Trend Bangles (Mother Mary, Path of Life, Tree of Life, Peace), Charity by Design Young and Strong bangle, Vintage 66 by Alex and Ani Gypsy 66 Wrap, Vintage Beaded Bangles, Nile Beaded Bangle and Jordan Beaded Bangle

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Stars that LOVE Alex and Ani…

Bethenny Frankel, with husband and baby Bryn in tow, takes an afternoon stroll in NYC’s West Village wearing her Russian Silver Alex and Ani bangle set!!

Christy Turlington, honorary chair for the African Rainforest Conservancy, was ecstatic to receive a bangle set from Alex and Ani and immediately put them on for pictures with Alex and Ani’s Director of Sales-B2B, Allison Carley and Marketing Director, Iris Carlomusto

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Made in America, with love!
Alex and Ani made the national ABC News list for Made in America Gift Ideas!

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Eight retail stores were opened…
(in addition to Alex and Ani Newport, Alex and Ani Boston and Alex and Ani Palm Beach)

Alex and Ani Chapel View
Alex and Ani SoHo
Alex and Ani Providence
Alex and Ani Denver Kiosk (Concourse B in the Denver International Airport!)
Alex and Ani Madison
Alex and Ani East Greenwich
Alex and Ani Nantucket Pop-Up (closed for the winter season)
Alex and Ani Martha’s Vineyard

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Alex and Ani made the Inc. 500 List!

Named One of America’s Fastest Growing Companies by Inc. Magazine!

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Sponsor of Wahlburger’s Grand Opening!

Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg, brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and family friend, Ed St. Croix, have created the restaurant concept and will serve all-natural beef burgers and hot dogs, fries, frappes and sweet potato tater tots in the Hingham Shipyard.

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Blessings in a Backpack + Alex and Ani Team Up!

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Alex and Ani Goes International!

Alex and Ani can now be found in a few El Corte Inglés S.A., the largest department store group in Europe.

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Alex and Ani Named One of PBN’s Best Places to Work in Rhode Island!

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Mercury went into Retrograde…

From August 2 until August 26, Mercury went into retrograde, meaning that while for most of the summer you felt things going smoothly, but your plans were become disrupted or turned around from the retrograde. Luckily, it ended and things are back on track!

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We rocked out at the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals over the summer!

This past July and Augusy, Alex and Ani was proudly featured as a main sponsor of the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals! The weather was absolutely gorgeous for the Folk Festival weekend, with 10,000 attendees and three performance stages. Guests of the festival received a collectors Newport Folk Festival 2011 charm attached to the entry bands, as they entered into Fort Adams in Newport, RI. Alex and Ani also spread the positive energy at the Jazz Festival while guests enjoyed artists including Wynton Marsalis, Esperanz Spalding, Grace Kelly, New Black Eagle Jazz Band, Brubeck Brothers and James Farm!

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We even spread some (+) Energy with the help of Jimmie Allen

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And finally…

We’re donating $1 million to Bryant University’s International Business Program!

Beginning in 2012, Alex and Ani will donate $1 million to Bryant University’s International Business Program! The gift will support the University’s nationally recognized International Business (IB) program!

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That was our year in review and we’re looking forward to a wonderful and positive 2012! We are incredibly thankful for what this year has brought to us and are looking forward to spreading the positive energy even further in 2012!

As always, continue to check in with us for all of the latest inspirations on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ and Foursquare! xo

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