Red and green are the standard-issue holiday hues, but for legions of ladies who, like Truman Capote’s character Holly Golightly, have lingered longer than usual in front of a certain iconic jewellery store’s window, the one true colour of Christmas is Tiffany Blue. And this December, Vancouver gets its bluest yet. Because it’s the most popular time of year to give gifts, not to mention get matrimonially engaged, it’s also the month Tiffany & Co. opens a second Vancouver location at Oakridge Centre.
The fifth Canadian location features some of the architectural characteristics of the beloved Fifth Avenue flagship in New York. Tiffany Blue fluted glass, wheat leaf–patterned stone and those large show windows grace the façade. Inside its 3,100 square feet are all those glittering gemstones one comes to expect, set in silver or gold designs conceived by the likes of Jean Schlumberger, Elsa Peretti and Paloma Picasso.
Getting bluer still, the brand’s premier location cornered at Burrard and Alberni Street was recently refit to make more room for the Richard Lambertson– and John Truex–designed leather collection. Beautiful bags to pair with that bague, essentially; many of the clutches, coin purses and totes come in Tiffany Blue. And with Tiffany & Co. celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2012, it seems the blues will carry into next year, too.