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Tiffany & Co.

We know it as an icon of luxurious jewelry but Tiffany actually started out as a stationery store when Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young founded the company in 1837. But they did tip their hats to the future, calling the company a “stationery and fancy goods emporium.” The distinctive blue box was introduced in the first year and has been used ever since. Fancy, indeed!

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