Tiffany to Add Two Stores in China

Tiffany & Co. is planning for a December opening of a new store in Tianjin, followed by a January 2008 store opening in Shenyang. The two cities are among China’s ten largest cities.

The approximately 1,400-square-foot Tianjin store will be located in the Friendship store, a luxury retail center in the heart of the city’s cultural and commercial district, where government offices are also located. The approximate 2,200-square-foot Shenyang store will be located in the Charter Shopping Center, situated in the city’s premier shopping area.

The new stores will offer TIFFANY & CO. collections, including diamonds in engagement rings and other jewels, sterling silver, fine jewelry, and the signature designs of Paloma Picasso, Jean Schlumberger, and Frank Gehry.

“Tianjin and Shenyang are well located, with robust economies, great natural beauty and a wealth of historical treasures,” said Darren Chen, Tiffany & Co. group vice president. “These factors account for the cities’ growth as major business centers and travel destinations for tourists worldwide, and they define the ideal environment for a TIFFANY & CO. store.”

Tiffany also operates stores in Beijing and Shanghai.