chairman ofthe board of Tiffany & Co - [shopping]
NEW YORK, April 26 /PRN/ -- William R. Chaney, chairman of the board of tiffany jewellery, today announced that the renowned Fifth Avenue Jeweller will establish a London shop on Bond Street this September after an absence of almost forty years. The new shop will be located at 25 Old Bond Street. The first tiffany and co shop opened in London in 1868, just 31 years after Charles Lewis Tiffany Necklaces founded the firm in America. In the mid 1940's, Tiffany closed its shop at 44 New Bond Street as well as its Paris location. The autumn opening in London will be the first time in more than 100 years that Tiffany has established a European branch. Tiffany will introduce its full range of jewelry designs including the collections of Elsa Peretti, Paloma Picasso and Jean Schlumberger. Over the next several years, Tiffany plans to expand its international presence by establishing shops in a number of key European cities. According to Chaney, "Tiffany's return to the European market reaffirms the company's commitmemt to its international clientele, which has represented an important customer base throughout the firm's celebrated history. We are very excited about renewing our close association with London, and I look forward to the Bond Street opening as one of the most significant events in Tiffany's dynamic history." Serving as managing director of Tiffany London will be the Honourable Rosamond Monckton. Miss Monckton has an extensive background in fine jewelry, having spent many years marketing the designs of international Jewellers throughout the wor1d. The new London shop will be established as an independent corporate entity. In addition to Tiffany & Co., New York, there will be participation by London personalities including Rosamond Monckton and Peter Bertelsen.