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Just got a phone call from Windy - her and a girlfriend are having a little retail therapy in the King of Prussia Mall. They saw BB&B open again with signs saying they have 'on-line' pricing. Did somebody buy the name and their locations or is it the same company reopening their stores?
 

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KOP!

I keep forgetting you and I live near each other. I usually stop in at Tourneau whenever I'm there. Didn't even realize BB&B went out of business until I read it here.
 

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Googled them, but couldn't find a direct link to their site
 

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Just got a phone call from Windy - her and a girlfriend are having a little retail therapy in the King of Prussia Mall. They saw BB&B open again with signs saying they have 'on-line' pricing. Did somebody buy the name and their locations or is it the same company reopening their stores?

From what I've read Zales owned BB&B for 45 years but sold the brand to Finlay in the 2007 as Zales began to contract its operations. Finlay went into bankruptcy in 2009 and the BB&B assets were sold to a liquidation firm Gordon Brothers. We then saw what seemed like a never-ending going out of business sale with merchandise brought in just for the sales.

So who owns the BB&B brand now. I don't know. The www.baileybanksandbiddle.com site looks real enough. But I don't think this is the BB&B of old since one of the links is to Payday Loans. Indeed it looks like nothing more than another portal site.
 

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The domain is owned by:

Jewelry Consolidator Group
2930 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75247

JCG was incorporated 04/2010. Their main business being: Jewelry and Watches, Jewelry and watch mfg, sales, and repair.
 

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Walked into a location near Dallas and was told the only watches they currently carry are...wait for it...Gucci. More to come, he says, but doesn't know when.
 

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Just got a phone call from Windy - her and a girlfriend are having a little retail therapy in the King of Prussia Mall. They saw BB&B open again with signs saying they have 'on-line' pricing. Did somebody buy the name and their locations or is it the same company reopening their stores?
I noticed it couple of weeks back when I was walking through the KOP mall myself.

It was late and they were closed, but I did have to do double take to make sure they were opened.

Also, looks like Tourneau landed Rolex AD as there were signs all over the window saying "Rolex is coming soon!"
 

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I noticed it couple of weeks back when I was walking through the KOP mall myself.
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Also, looks like Tourneau landed Rolex AD as there were signs all over the window saying "Rolex is coming soon!"
Correct. Tourneau in KoP mall is turning about 30% of their store space into a Rolex display space. They were working on it most of the summer.
 
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