I’ve always wanted to recreate the iconic scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s — you know, the one where Audrey Hepburn is dressed to the nines outside Tiffany’s in New York? Well, with the jeweller opening a brand new 5,000 square foot duplex store at ION Orchard, my dream might just come true.
While it may not be the same as standing where Ms Hepburn stood as she enjoyed her breakfast, it certainly comes close. The brand’s first street-front facing store on the island brings key elements from its fifth avenue flagship right to our doorstep. Even before you walk through the doors, you are greeted by the Tiffany Blue façade – the colour is featured throughout the store interior as well – and carved wheatleaf pattern that frame the entrance.
On the first floor, the fashion jewellery salon welcomes visitors with iconic collections such as those by Tiffany’s exclusive designers Elsa Peretti and Paloma Picasso. Channelling the discerning style and energy from New York, the interior features white marble with Tiffany Blue amazonite stone borders and walls of leather panels trimmed with polished stainless steel.
The grand stairway that leads you to the exhibition and private viewing space uses a colour scheme of cream velvet that could almost pass for gold. To get to the private space, simply step through a doorway fitted with — you guessed it — Tiffany Blue drapes and mirror panels.
As you make your way up to the second floor, you can catch a glimpse of the iconic pictures that line the stairwell. Sliding glass doors open up to the second level as well as the fine jewellery salon fitted with custom painted glass magnolia walls, and a hand-leafed chandelier designed by Michelle Oka Doner from New York. One specialty area in the store that is sure to catch your attention, is the private salon with bold, black lacquer. Hand-painted onto the black lacquer are wisteria patterns – a nod to the creativity of Louis Comfort Tiffany, the son of the founder of Tiffany & Co. As Marc Jachet, Group Vice-President of Tiffany & Co. Asia Pacific described, the new store in ION Orchard brings “the warmth, elegance and superior service that have distinguished Tiffany & Co. for the past 179 years”.
The Tiffany & Co. store at ION Orchard is now open.