Russian tycoons would not have to travel to New York looking for Tiffany’s goods. Luxury American multinational jewelry and silverware corporation, with headquarters in New York City reportedly plans to open a two-level store in Moscow’s GUM department store in Red Square. The luxury 4,520 square feet store is expected to be opened in the first quarter of 2014.
“Establishing a presence at this pre-eminent department store is a milestone in our growth strategy as a leading global luxury brand and underscores the importance of the Russian market,” said Frederic Cumenal, executive vice president at Tiffany.
“We’ve designed the store with the warmth and elegance that make our legendary jewelry collections a pleasure to explore, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the Tiffany shopping experience.”
Rumor has it the store will have Tiffany Blue themed interiors with archival motifs symbolic of Tiffany’s 175 year heritage. Some of the exclusive features are polished stainless steel details with a wheat leaf pattern that frames the entrance of the jeweler’s Fifth Avenue flagship store; marble and amazonite floors; and custom furnishings inspired by the stained glass works of Art Nouveau designer Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of the company’s founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany.
The luxury retailer’s brand has had a presence in Moscow for years. But not like this.