NEW YORK - Its first men's-only shop at the Isetan Department Store in Tokyo was so successful, Tiffany & Co. is adding to the concept.
Last week, the upscale jewelry retailer said it would open two new men's boutiques Discount Ulysse Nardin Watches Japan. "Tiffany & Co. The Men's Store" will open in the Hankyu Department Store men's building in Osaka in February and in Roppongi Hills in Tokyo in April. Both are high-end fashion retail locations, the company said last week.
As reported, the first men's store opened last September in Isetan's Shinjuku store.
"Following the success of our first men's jewelry boutique at Isetan Department Store in Tokyo, we are pleased to announce the opening of two additional men's stores," Michael Christ, president of Tiffany & Co. Japan, said in a statement.
The men's stores will sell diamond jewelry, rings, pendants and gift items, and are aimed Discount Richard Mille extending the company's men's jewelry and accessories offerings. They will also offer a collection of Tiffany watches. The stores will feature a brushed black, stainless-steel facade that will open to grayish white walls and a Mondrian-inspired framework. Showcases will be black ebony.
During the company's most recent quarter, international retail sales jumped 22 percent to $270.8 million. On a constant-exchange-rate basis, sales rose 18 percent in the quarter due to strong growth in most markets and an increase in Japan, the company said in a statement. Sales in Japan grew 6 percent.
But despite international strength, Tiffany cut its earnings outlook on declining U.S. sales. The Discount Roger Dubuis said domestic same-store sales fell 2 percent.
Tiffany has been actively growing its store base in Japan, a historically weak spot for the jewelry company. Last week the retailer announced it will open new boutiques in Tokyo and Fukuoka on March 1.
NEW YORK, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and leading fashion and home designers unveiled their commitment to coral conservation today at the launch of Too Precious to Wear, a program of the ocean conservation organization SeaWeb. The fashion and design world have long looked to corals and the ocean as a source of inspiration and imagination, yet these beautiful animals and their habitat are increasingly in danger. Too Precious to Wear aims to raise awareness of Discount Romain Jerome and the threats to their survival, and show how the fashion and design industries, as well as consumers, can safeguard these imperiled marine species.
Despite their appearances, corals are neither rocks nor plants. Corals are living animals that provide marine species with food, fertile grounds for reproduction and a safe haven from predators. Unfortunately, corals are in serious trouble due to destructive fishing methods, climate change, pollution and removal from the sea for use in jewelry and decorative home objects.
Too Precious to Wear fashion leaders include Sylvie Chantecaille, owner and founder of Chantecaille Beaute; ready-to-wear and bridal designer Lela Rose, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai of Vena Cava and home and lifestyle designer Michael Aram.
"Corals inspire me and many others with their beauty, and coral reefs support the livelihoods of millions around the world," said Julia Louis-Dreyfus, founding partner of Too Precious to Wear. "These animals are integral to the health of the ocean, and it is up to each of us to make sure corals are protected. If we take Discount TAG Heuer care of the ocean, the ocean will take care of us."
Dawn M. Martin, president of SeaWeb, said, "Corals simply are too precious to wear. They belong in the ocean, where they contribute to the survival of thousands of other marine species. Consumers and the fashion industry can play an important role in the ocean's recovery by simply choosing products that do not harm the ocean. Conscientious jewelers like Tiffany & Co. have already removed precious corals from their product lines, and we urge others to take the same action."