Welcome to my New York City series! This post in my series is about the New York City staple, Tiffany & Co. Tiffany’s four story flagship store is located at 727 5th Avenue, New York, NY 1002. Tiffany and Co. was founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1837. The historical and incredible monument of Fifth Avenue fashion opened in 1940. American icons such as Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt purchased Tiffany for their wives, and women such as Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor wore Tiffany. You can read the entire Tiffany story here: http://press.tiffany.com/ViewBackgrounder.aspx?backgrounderId=33.
The Fifth Avenue flagship store is home to one of the largest yellow diamonds ever discovered, later named the Tiffany diamond. The Tiffany diamond was for sale in the 1970’s for one day only, priced at $5 million if purchased within 24 hours, but was not sold. It is on regular display on the first floor of Tiffany today, but not for sale. The Tiffany diamond was worn by Audrey Hepburn in publicity photos for the classical film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
If you’ve never watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I highly recommend watching it! I did not expect it to be the way that it was at all, but I LOVE this movie!! There are several adorable Holly Golighly watercolor prints available for sale on various websites :)
One of my favorite things about visiting Tiffany on Fifth Avenue is being greeted by the suit and Tiffany blue tie-wearing doorman, and how friendly the staff is! I loved finding the Audrey Hepburn letter to Tiffany, as well as her framed portrait! If you visit Tiffany & Co., be sure to look for them!
On my next New York City visit, the Blue Box Cafe located on the 4th floor of Tiffany is a “must-do” for me! I am dying to have “breakfast at Tiffany's,” as the breakfast menu is titled, “Breakfast at Tiffany.” You can also order a Blue Box petit four! To see photos of the Tiffany blue cafe and read their menus, you can visit the website here: https://www.tiffany.com/Locations/EventDetail.aspx?eventid=1063.
Tiffany and Co. is so unique and special to me as I have always adored the jewelry brand and the classic history behind it. On my 18th birthday, my mom and I visited Tiffany where she bought me my first Tiffany necklace! You can also spot a proposal in Tiffany in the movie, “Sweet Home Alabama.”
Here are a few of my photos from my trips to Tiffany!
If you’re visiting New York, stopping in Tiffany is a must! I love how unique and pretty “Tiffany Blue” is, and hope to have it somewhere in my future home, as you can match the exact color to Pantone color 1837. Tiffany Blue is an officially trademarked color, and it’s Pantone number (1837) matches the year Tiffany was founded!