Tiffany & Co. has opened up shop in Washington, D.C. The jeweler’s first location in the heart of the U.S. capital bowed on March 4 in the CityCenterDC shopping complex at 960 New York Avenue, and measures some 5,000 square feet. Tiffany operates retail locations in nearby Chevy Chase, Md., and Tysons Corner, Va.
“Tiffany & Co.’s first store in Washington, D.C., is both significant for our past, given the brand’s great legacy in the nation’s capital, and for our future, as it’s one of our most important store openings of the year in North America,” said Tiffany’s chief executive officer Alessandro Bogliolo.
“Washington, D.C., has played a significant role in Tiffany & Co.’s history. Historical figures, presidential leaders and first ladies have donned our designs. In fact, Tiffany designed some of the most important U.S. seals in American history, including the Great Seal of the U.S., which can be seen on the dollar bill,” said Alexandra Winokur, Tiffany’s group vice president, northern America Retail.
The store carries many of Tiffany’s fine jewelry lines, as well as its love and engagement offering and its home and accessories collections. There is also a personalization counter, where consumers can have select styles engraved on-site.
The space includes a chandelier rendered in Tiffany’s signature shade of blue, as well as a neon installation by the graffiti artist Faust — featuring a quote from Charles Louis Tiffany, the jeweler’s founder.
The brand will host a grand gala to mark the store’s opening on March 27, and has developed a limited-edition Washington, D.C., postcard charm to mark the occasion.
CityCenterDC is holding an archival exhibit of important Tiffany jewelry that relates to Washington, D.C., open through March 30. Included in the show are Tiffany items from Mary Todd Lincoln, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jacqueline Kennedy’s personal collections. A diamond and platinum American flag brooch, as well as various U.S. seals developed by Tiffany, are also on display.