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I spent yesterday evening feeling a bit like this:
Mom and I attended the VIP Shopping Event at the new Tiffany & Co. at Eton Chagrin Boulevard. In the same way I was excited for the kate spade store opening, the addition of Tiffany & Co. to Northeastern Ohio had me abuzz, not just because of the proximity of beautiful baubles, but also because of the growth of the Cleveland area as a luxury shopping market.
I had the chance to do an email interview with Cathy Elward, Vice President of the Central Region about the new Tiffany & Co. store. I’ve woven in our Q&A (bold and italic) with my observations (regular typeface) from last night’s VIP event.
Q. What attracted Tiffany & Co. to the Cleveland area?
A. Tiffany selected Cleveland because the local community is vibrant and growing and Eton Chagrin Boulevard provided a perfect home because it is the premiere shopping center in Northeast Ohio. By being here, it will be convenient for local customers to shop at Tiffany. With the excellence of Tiffany design and our superior service, we hope to establish many lasting relationships.
Q. What is it about the Tiffany brand that will work well in the Cleveland market?
A. We believe that people are looking to celebrate life’s most important occasions with something that embodies true value. We are pleased to share with the Cleveland community a location that captures all of the quality, craftsmanship and design that Tiffany is renowned for, while at the same time offering a range of price points that make the brand accessible to every consumer.
Whether you’re in the market for a 3-carat engagement ring or a simple silver “Return to Tiffany & Co.” necklace, there are options for every budget that still allow for the quality, craftsmanship, and glee-inducing little blue box that signifies a true event in someone’s life.
Q. What can Clevelanders expect when they walk into the new Tiffany & Co. store?
A. Upon walking into the new store at Eton Chagrin Boulevard, Clevelanders can expect all of the glamour and sophistication that Tiffany is known for. Inspired by the iconic architectural elements of the Fifth Avenue flagship store, intimate jewelry salons create a gracious environment that beautifully showcase the magnificent jewelry and accessories one would anticipate from the world’s premier jeweler.
Q. Are there any special events, promotions, etc. to introduce Cleveland to Tiffany & Co.?
A. We feel there is no better way to introduce Clevelanders to Tiffany than with the opportunity to visit the store and observe “The Tiffany Experience” firsthand. People worldwide come to Tiffany because of the unparalleled customer service and the unrivaled shopping experience. Customer satisfaction is our top priority with a team of sales professionals ready to consult with each customer on their individual needs. The Cleveland store has a gracious ambiance created to make our customers feel as if they are being welcomed into someone’s home.
It was immediately apparent from the VIP event the care and time with which Tiffany & Co, treats its customers. Katrina Stolz, the sales manager for the store, walked Kimberly and I through all the collections available in-house and also explained that anything not in the store can be ordered, so that you have the opportunity to work and build a relationship with someone when buying such special pieces.
Q. What are some of the hot items at Tiffany & Co. now?
A. For the fall, Tiffany & Co. presents a new Atlas collection with all the power and magnetism that made this celebrated design a fashion icon. The latest options continue the evolution of Atlas, with its classical Roman numerals styled in jewelry that is eternally modern.
Tiffany refined these symbols of empire with the streamlined contours of American design. This seamless blend of the new and the legendary captures the essence of Tiffany—chic, sophisticated—the premier jeweler of elegant simplicity.
The Atlas Collection truly has some beautiful pieces (I was eyeing the bangles in the photo above), so I was so delighted when in our gift bags from the evening, we found an Atlas Collection necklace to take home!
Tiffany & Co. brings the true glamorous, Audrey Hepburn experience to Eton Chagrin Boulevard. Head over there today and add some timeless sparkle to your life, too!
***Disclosure: I was invited to attend the Tiffany & Co. VIP Shopping Event with a guest, as well as being given the opportunity to interview Cathy Elward. At the event, every guest received a bag with an Atlas Collection necklace. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***