When Howard Unger started as a “trunk jobber”, distributing jewelry out of his basement, he had no idea that what he was really starting was a multi-generational fashion jewelry business that would become an industry leader. His entrepreneurial spirit quickly turned his side business into a family affair for over six decades. Howard went on to be one of the founding members of the Minneapolis Mart in 1975 putting Minneapolis on the map as a wholesale merchandising hub.
Fast forward 64 years, Howard’s is still bringing the latest and greatest in fashion each season. Growing to over 30 employees and a 20,000 square foot facility in Chanhassen MN, Howard’s has expanded their business and their focus. Recently under new ownership, Howard Unger’s grandson David and his wife Melissa are excited to keep the same cornerstones of Howard’s as we know it, while introducing new up and coming lines. One thing is for sure, Howard’s will Always be Something Special.
Our Legacy Leaders
Howard & Luella Unger
Peggy & Dick Fox
David & Melissa Fox
Howard Unger begins selling jewelry as a “trunk jobber”
Howard’s Jewelry moves its office, warehouse and showroom to Midwest Merchandise Mart
Howard’s Jewelry moves the showroom to Minneapolis Mart
Second generation, Dick & Peggy Fox, purchased Howard’s Jewelry
Howard’s begins selling scarves & accessories
Arianna makes its debut as artful metal work jewelry
Howard’s moves into it’s expanded warehouse in Chanhassen, Minnesota
Howard’s introduces apparel
Third generation, David & Melissa Fox, purchased Howard’s Jewelry