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The History of DKNY

Every time you slip a DKNY watch onto your wrist, you should realise that there is a long, compelling history behind how it came to be. DKNY, of course, is the fashionable label that was created by long-time designer Donna Karan. The roots of DKNY lie in the New York City area and span all the way back to Karan's childhood years on Long Island. Karan came by her fashion sensibilities honestly; after all, her father was a tailor and her mum was a model and fashion sales rep. Karan produced her first collection while she was still in high school, setting the stage for a truly incredible journey.

Early Career
Karan attended the Parsons School of Design, a well-regarded NYC-area institution. During her second year there, she was hired by fashion maven Anne Klein. This jump-started Karan's own career, and she impressed Anne with her fashion know-how, creativity and flair. Upon Klein's death in 1974, Karan was named to be her successor. Of course, this cemented Karan's inevitable rise to fashion stardom. In honour of her mentor, Karan debuted the Anne Klein II label in 1982. It wouldn't be long, though, before Karan put her own name forward.

Karan paired up with her late husband, Stephen Weiss, to create the Donna Karan label in 1984. The label revolved around high-end women's fashion; accessories, including watching, followed later. In the meantime, though, Karan recognised a gaping hole in accessible urban-inspired fashion; it was brought to her attention by her daughter Gabby. In response, Karan founded DKNY in 1989. The aim of DKNY has always been to provide edgy, wearable and sophisticated clothing for fashion-forward individuals. Needless to say, this goal has always been met throughout the years. In 1996, DKNY and Donna Karan were publicly traded for the first time.

The Smashing Success of DKNY
DKNY was an immediate success for Donna Karan. It quickly spawned a number of specialty lines; DKNY Kids, DKNY Jeans, DKNY Active and DKNY Underwear are just a few of the most notable examples. Of course, accessories quickly became a mainstay of the DKNY line-up. DKNY watches proved to be the perfect addition to the label, and they have always flown off of the shelves. In 1999, DKNY opened its flagship store at Madison Avenue and 60th Street in New York City. A downtown store, on West Broadway, was opened shortly thereafter.

If one thing's for sure, it's that DKNY - and its founder, Donna Karan - has never rested on its laurels. In 1992, a menswear line debuted; that same year, its beauty division premiered. Karan brought everything full circle by delving into the world of home fashions in 2001. From candles to bedding, DKNY's home fashions line has proved to be extremely popular. Still, anyone who wants to own an accessory that distils the elegant essence of the DKNY name should invest in a DKNY watch. Like all other Donna Karan and DKNY products, DKNY watches are reliable, gorgeous, edgy and absolutely timeless.

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Recently Reviewed DKNY Watches

Ladies DKNY Crosby Watch NY2472
Reviewed on 18th January 2017
Reviewed by Calum Russell
Watch was very well priced compared to high street jewellers. Only slight complaint would be that website offers free next day delivery. I did not receive my item for 2 days but i wasnt in a rush so that didnt matter too much.
(reviewed 1 time)
Ladies DKNY Park Slope Watch NY2493
Reviewed on 17th January 2017
Reviewed by Margaret Usher
2nd review for this item. Bought as a gift. Very attractive watch, excellent value for money. Securely packaged and arrived very quickly. Have purchased items from watchshop before and never been disappointed.
(reviewed 1 time)
Ladies DKNY Parsons Watch NY2365
Reviewed on 11th January 2017
Reviewed by P Sandhu-Dickens
Very elegant looking watch. The watch face is quite large but does not look clunky and the silver face is very smart. My main criticism is about the date window which is too small to see the figure easily. Perhaps the manufacturers could take note. Because of the style of clasp, I dont think it would suit a very small wrist. Ive had the watch 3 weeks and the time keeping seems good with no adjustment needed since I set the time on day 1.
Very good
(reviewed 2 times)
Ladies DKNY Chambers Ceramic Watch NY2498
Reviewed on 2nd January 2017
Reviewed by Helena
Love this watch! It looks really good on. Lots of people have commented how good it looks. Only down side is that I struggle to read the date but that might be due to my poor eyesight... The colour combination looks even better when watch is worn!
(reviewed 1 time)
Ladies DKNY Parsons Watch NY2488
Reviewed on 2nd January 2017
Reviewed by Matt P
Amazing Watch. Stylish looking. Comfortable to wear. Easy adjustable strap. Party occasion or everyday use
(reviewed 1 time)
Ladies DKNY Chambers Ceramic Watch NY2497
Reviewed on 2nd January 2017
Reviewed by Louise Abbott
A beautiful watch. Very tasteful and elegant true to imagines. Rather large braclet but had no problems with goldsmiths making adjustments then and there on day of collection, even though it was Christmas Eve.
(reviewed 1 time)
Ladies DKNY Stanhope Watch NY2405
Reviewed on 1st January 2017
Reviewed by Alex Parish
A really great watch - very attractive - a great Christmas present. Well made with good attention to detail.
(reviewed 1 time)
Ladies DKNY Park Slope Watch NY2383
Reviewed on 31st December 2016
Reviewed by LEP
Received my watch today, very happy with it! Would recommend. I also used the goldsmiths free size adjusting service, it was quick and easy! So pleased!
(reviewed 2 times)
Ladies DKNY Parsons Watch NY2489
Reviewed on 29th December 2016
Reviewed by Suresh
I am happy with the watch but the box in which it is packed isnt user friendly. It is always a puzzle to put the watch in the box. The box could be made simple to use.
(reviewed 1 time)
Ladies DKNY STANHOPE 2.0 Watch NY2457
Reviewed on 21st December 2016
Reviewed by Ibby
Bought this as a present for my sister and she loves it! Fits perfectly and goes with every outfit. The colour is neutral and stylish. She wears it both as an everyday and an occasion watch and is often complimented on it.
(reviewed 1 time)