In the 80s the YSL showroom was robbed in broad daylight- the culprits made off with all the jewelry which was never recovered.

The very first factory M&J used was a run down tenement building they bought for almost nothing. They used it until they had enough money to purchase their first real factory in downtown Providence some years later.

During the depresion with money scarce, M&J  could not meet payroll one week, so they went grocery shopping,  coming back with bags of food for each employee so they could at least feed their families that week!




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About the Author

Alice Vega is a freelance fashion and graphic designer living in New York City. As a member of Costume Jewelry Collectors International and the Society of Jewelry Historians she has combined her long standing interest in collecting vintage jewelry with her passion for history, preservation and the arts in this her first book.


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