Ensconced in green marble and gilt embellishments, this institution of fine jewelry and timepieces oozes expensive luxury.. In Short The store has been an accessories powerhouse since 1847 and its name-brand clout practically jumps through the glass cases. More innovative and fashion forward than its classics-oriented neighbor, Tiffany, Cartier is for those who have no shortage of cash or courage. On display: Cartier watches by the dozen; rings and other jewelry that glitters like ice; leather goods such as wallets and purses; key chains and other logo paraphernalia. Prices are predictably exorbitant.