Since 1940, the Tiffany & Co. store at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street has been welcoming customers and visitors eager for a taste of polished Manhattan glamour. The store, featured in the classic Audrey Hepburn movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, is also famous for its unique blue jewelry boxes.
Tiffany & Co. dates back to 1837, when Charles Tiffany and John B. Young opened a store selling lady’s jewelry and watches. Forty years later, the company rose to fame when it purchased what is now known as the Tiffany Siamond—a 128-karat, fancy yellow diamond that is considered one of the world’s finest gemstones. (Movie fans will remember that it was set into a necklace worn by Audrey Hepburn in promotional shots for Breakfast at Tiffany’s.)
Visit Tiffany & Co.’s flagship store to shop for everything from engagement rings and diamond earrings to fine china and exquisite baby gifts—and to see the Tiffany Diamond, which is displayed in the store. Over the holidays, the store windows come alive with special displays.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Tiffany & Co. offers personal shopping assistance for a VIP experience.
- The store is wheelchair accessible.
- The flagship store includes a café that serves morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea.
How to Get There
Tiffany & Co. is located at 727 Fifth Avenue. To reach the store by subway, take the R or W trains to 5th Ave, the F or M to 57th St, or the 4, 5, or 6 to 59th St–Lexington Ave. The store can also be reached on the 5th Avenue bus.
When to Get There
The store is open all year round, from late morning until early evening Monday–Saturday and from noon until early evening on Sundays. The store is closed on some major holidays. If you’re looking for a specific service, like personal shopping or a diamond consultation, book in advance.
Take a Stroll in Central Park
Tiffany & Co.’s flagship store sits just two blocks from the southeast corner of Central Park. Take a break from shopping, and get some fresh air at this famous park, which is larger than the entire country of Monaco. Walk through winding, tree-lined paths, explore a variety of gardens, stop at the zoo, go ice skating, or just relax on one of the grass-covered lawns.