Jay Landa grew up in McAllen, Texas, where his mother ran a successful jewelry business. After attending The University of Texas in Austin, he worked for the Gap and DKNY in New York. In 1999, he transitioned back to Texas and opened J. Silver in Houston's Rice Village shopping district as a house of brands.
As the business evolved, so did Jay's passion to design. The highly curated store made its first-ever move in the summer of 2020 from its original Rice Village location to a newly renovated space in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston. The new location is anchored by the J. Landa brand, which harnesses a passion for style, travel, art, culture, religions and history. “Each of my pieces represents what I’m feeling at the time and tells a story,” says Jay.