Tiffany & Co’s storefront on 5th Avenue in New York City is one of the most mythical in the world. Where in 1961, Audrey Hepburn looked with envy at the jewellery on display in front of the store while tasting a croissant, under the eye of Blake Edwards in the cult film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
In 1837, Charles Lewis Tiffany and John Barnett Young founded Tiffany and Young, a luxury goods company based in Lower Manhattan.
When Charles Lewis Tiffany bought out his partner’s shares, the company became Tiffany & Co and soon focused on jewellery, after its acquisition of the Crown Jewels of the French Third Republic.
From then on, the brand became a must-have, making jewellery, in particular Art Deco and Art Nouveau style, as well as swords for the cavalry of the Union Army during the Civil War…
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the prestigious jeweller’s shop contributes greatly to the reputation of the 5th Avenue while also nurturing the prestige of the entire city.