Instead, a light, bright blue and a striped panel of brown and white are inspiring oohs and ahhs from passing customers - especially the female set.

Iconic colors have sprung up on the north end of Easton Town Center. And not just those red and green Christmas banners.

Instead, a light, bright blue and a striped panel of brown and white are inspiring oohs and ahhs from passing customers - especially the female set.

Tiffany & Co. and Henri Bendel both opened their adjoining doors within the last few months, creating a prime window-shopping corner for women.

The Henri Bendel store has been recruiting Columbus "Bendel Girls" since opening at the end of September. The New York icon, with its "lady and dog" logo, offers every manner of handbag, jewelry and accessory to the women who embrace the brand.

Although it's smaller than the Tiffany space, plenty is packed in without seeming overwhelming - mostly because there are limited quantities of many pieces to begin with.

Two oversized brown chandeliers dance above the floor, dripping with ribbons and charms. And in addition to purses, umbrellas and doggie sweaters covered in the crisp, iconic brown-and-white stripes, pops of purple, lemon-lime and pink punch up the current collection.

Super-soft embossed leather satchels, shiny clutches and bags with chain-link handles sit on brown-leather-covered shelves. In cases around the store, you'll find jewelry like charm bracelets, a gemstone-covered cocktail ring and dozens of brightly striped enamel bangles.

Giftables including day planners, little black books and scarves fill the back half of the store alongside collectibles, including stuffed Bendel Girl dolls and holiday snow globes.

The luxury continues next door at Tiffany's first Columbus location. Once customers pass through the giant stainless-steel doors, they'll find three showrooms already decked out for the holidays.

The space's 20-foot ceilings bring a certain presence that other Tiffany showrooms don't have, said Christiane Branderhorst, the store's director. Warm, heavy woods form the display bases and wall paneling.

To the left, you'll find classic sterling silver and diamond Tiffany designs, including the store's most expensive diamond ring, priced at $335,000. To the right are "fashion jewelry" collections. Those include pieces from the company's designers, like Paloma Picasso's Moroccan-tile-inspired pendants, rings and earrings and Jean Schlumberger's sterling silver, diamond and bright enamel bracelets.

The collections are modern and colorful, and they don't always use Tiffany's trademark sterling silver. But the new Tiffany Notes line does offer an updated twist on the popular "Tiffany tag." The smooth and shiny disc-shaped pendants are engraved with "Return to Tiffany & Co.," as well as the flagship store's New York address, in Tiffany script.

Along the far wall are piggy banks and sterling silver feeding spoons for baby, bold men's cufflinks and watches, and gifts like key chains and ceramic jewelry boxes modeled after a certain little blue box.

At the "charm bar," which runs between the two main showrooms, charms of every design - the Eiffel Tower, a Tiffany shopping bag, an apple and lock shapes - are set out so shoppers can experiment with creating bracelets and necklaces. The hands-on display is meant to help bring back the appeal of charm bracelets, Branderhorst said.

And shoppers will find plenty of that familiar Tiffany blue in wall displays of day planners, scarves and playing cards.