History of Bergdorf Goodman
At the turn of the 19 th Century, Edwin Goodman began work in a tailoring establishment in downtown Manhattan belonging a German immigrant, Herman Bergdorf. In 1906, Goodman purchased the store from Bergdorf and relocated to where the Rockefeller Center now stands.
Over the years, Bergdorf Goodman began make waves in the local fashion industry with a number of innovative moves. In 1914, the store became the first couturier to introduce a ‘ready to wear’ collection, while in the 1920’s, the store introduced a fur salon, expanded to include a line for younger women and even developed a house brand perfume. In 1928, the store moved to its present location at Fifth Avenue and Fifty Eighth Street, where the former Vanderbilt mansion once stood.
Since those early years, Bergdorf Goodman has continued to expand to bring its customers superb services and products, including “The Decorative Home on Seven”, unique books, bridal salons and day spas. In 2004, Bergdorf Goodman went online, essentially bringing its stunning products to all corners of the globe.