|Rendering of Tiffany's planned store in Paris.|
Tiffany & Co. said Tuesday that it plans to open a new European flagship store in Paris. The 10,000-square-foot, multi-level store will be located at 62, Avenue des Champs Elysées and is expected to open in 2014.
"This is a significant development and sales opportunity for Tiffany & Co. While we have been successful in operating three smaller stores in Paris, establishing this store on the Champs Elysées will be the ultimate symbol of Tiffany as a truly global luxury brand," said Frederic Cumenal, executive vice president, Tiffany & Co. "This is a preeminent location that firmly places Tiffany & Co. on an international stage, in the heart of a city where people from all over the world come to visit and shop."
The opening on the Champs Elysées will mark a new milestone in Tiffany's connection to Paris, which began in 1850 when the company established its first store. In 1999, Tiffany returned to Paris with a store on rue de la Paix.
In March, the owner of the rue de la Paix building that housed Tiffany’s Paris store, placed the property for sale.
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