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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 STANHOPE 2.0 Watch NY2468
Reviewed on 2nd January 2018
Reviewed by Ola
I bought this DKNY watch for my daughter as her Xmas present. Its style is classy, the strap is genuine 100% leather. I liked the round shape of the face and the fact that the inside is white. The gold face makes it look really expensive. She absolutely loved it and it fits her perfectly. Really pleased with my purchase.

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Ladies DKNY Stanhope 2.0 Watch NY2293
Reviewed on 11th April 2017
Reviewed by MrB1gg5
Bought this watch as a surprise mother day gift for my missus. It was delivered the following day with regular updates. Really excellent service and much better value than the main high street retailers. Missus was very happy with the DKNY watch and described it as The watch is perfect and durable.
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Ladies DKNY Murray Bangle Watch NY2600
Reviewed on 22nd February 2017
Reviewed by dangducdinh
beautiful gift. highly recommended!
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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.
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Ladies DKNY CHAMBERS Ceramic Watch NY2467
Reviewed on 12th January 2017
Reviewed by Karleen
Love it
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Ladies DKNY Crosby Watch NY2472
Reviewed on 11th January 2017
Reviewed by Mrs D
Lovely watch I am very pleased with it. The cheapest I could find it anywhere. Well worth the money.
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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
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Ladies DKNY Watch NY2461
Reviewed on 9th January 2017
Reviewed by Annie
Another great watch from DKNY, quality and comfirtable. Great service from watch shop
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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!
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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
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