Margo Manhattan With Ramona Singer

Margo Manhattan, a Upper East Side jewelry store, where the celebrities like Beyonce and Selena Gomez flock, was robbed on Friday by a man who tied up the manager and stole $60,000 in bling,

The thief posed as a customer at the star studded store on Madison Ave, off East 88th street. The star studded boutique’s manager, Marcy Imbert, was the only employee in the shop when she buzzed the man in about 1:30 p.m on Friday.

Margo Manhattan told the NY Daily News that the employee "thought he was maybe a rap star,”.

The thief asked to see several items and then grabbed Imbert by the neck once she opened a display case. Brandishing a stun gun, he put his hands over her mouth and dragged her into a back room.

As Imbert struggled, the man tore the straps off a Theory designer bag he found in the shop and used them to tie her wrists behind her back.

“She came to a point where she saw her life in front of her,” said Margo. “He was really forceful. He choked her. He said, ‘I’m going to kill you.’”

The crook even kicked Mika, Manhattan’s 13-week-old German shepherd puppy, who was also at the store.

He to grabbed jewelry from cases Imbert had opened and from an open vault in the back room, according to cops and the store owner. Surprised when another employee arrived at the store, he again acted like a customer and told the employee, “She’s in the back.”

Neither the employees nor the dog was injured.


Margo Manhattan, an internationally-renowned jewelry designer, was born into a life of art, beauty and culture since she is the daughter of prima ballerina Karin Von Aroldingen and god-daughter to ballet legend George Balanchine. She gets inspiration for her designs from the fast pace of New York City and ballet worlds theatrical scenes. Margo's designs are bold and edgy, yet elegant and sexy.

Margo began dreaming of becoming a jewelry designer when she was a child and started making jewelry in the byzantine technique at the age of 15. As she grew, her passion for metals, stones and jewelry making developed. After studying jewelry design at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Margo perfected her design skills in Paris at the Studio Bercot. During her time in Paris she began working with fashion icons Karl Lagerfeld, Patrick Kelly and with famed vogue photographer Arthur Elgort. Not long after her arrival to Paris, Margo’s jewelry was prominently featured in Paris Vogue after her jewelry was discovered in a styling shoot by Patrick Demarchelier. After being discovered, Margo Manhattan’s designs were sold around the world from Paris to Hong Kong. After her time in Paris, Margo Manhattan moved back to New York City in order to continue producing her jewelry line.


Celebrity Clientele: Margo Manhattan boasts an impressive celebrity clientele; these include:


Nicole Miller



Selena Gomez

Alexa Ray Joel

Mandy Jiroux


Justine Skye


Kate Winslet

Queen Latifah

Emma Roberts

Mischa Barton

Kyra Sedgwick

Amber Heard

Annabelle Wallis

Heather Matarazzo

Jacqueline Macinnes Wood

Jasmine Guy

Margot Bingham

Lauren Stamile

Samantha Gutstadt

Film Writer

Richard LaGravenese


Wendy Williams

Katie Couric

Star Jones

Patti Stanger

Melissa Lee

Lori Greiner


Darci Kistler (Ballerina)

Kelly Sonders (Golf)