Barneys recently opened The High End, a “luxury cannabis lifestyle and wellness concept shop,” on the fifth floor of its Beverly Hills flagship. The store is one of the seven that will remain open in the wake of the retailer’s Chapter 11 filing.
New York—Need to catch up on last week’s jewelry news? Here are five stories you might have missed.

1. Barneys Files for Bankruptcy, Plans to Close 15 Stores
The retailer’s flagship Madison Avenue store and four others will remain open.

2. Designer Zoltan David to Keynote Portland Jewelry Symposium
The two-day event is back Sept. 29 and 30.

3. Designs on Marketing: Getting Serious About SEO
Jacqueline Stone breaks down the three key factors in propelling your business to the top in search results.

4. This 30-Carat Red Spinel is AGTA Spectrum’s ‘Best of Show’
Top honors returned to the contest’s “Cutting Edge” division, honoring lapidary arts.

5. 9 Digital Features to Drive Customers In-Store
At the recent JA National Convention, Smart Age CEO Emmanuel Raheb shared how businesses can address potential blind spots on their websites.

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