A Fashion Trend Starts It AllIn the 19th century, hoop skirts were all the rage and brothers Joseph and Lyman Bloomingdale catered to the demand in their women’s wear shop located in New York's Lower East Side. This was the first item the retailers carried at a time when shops just offered one type of clothing. In 1872, the Bloomingdale brothers started to think bigger. They decided to carry a wider selection of items, including stylish European designs. The concept of the “department store” was born with the opening of their East Side Bazaar. Click to book your Fashion on Fifth Avenue Shopping tour By 1886 the brothers moved their store uptown to its present location, which featured large plate glass windows. The displays were innovative for the time, showcasing just one or two pieces of merchandise as props in a scene. Bloomingdale’s holiday windows are legendary and tourists and locals alike flock each season to see the beautiful and artistic scenes on display.
Like No Other Store in The WorldOffering the latest styles by the hottest names like Tory Burch and Marc Jacobs, Bloomingdale’s particularly lives up to its slogan “Like No Other Store in the World” with its massive selection of merchandise. There are dozens of designer collections of men’s and women’s clothing and shoes as well as a wide selection of purses, jewelry and accessories. Whether you are shopping for the latest peeptoe booties or a more classic pair of oxfords, there is something to suit every type of shopper at Bloomie’s. The store’s designer store Paradox features unique pieces by the designers making waves in the fashion world, including cutting edge favourites like Japanese label Comme des Garçons and the Halston Heritage line.
The Infamous Little Brown BagThe bag is almost as fun as the purchase when you shop at Bloomingdale’s. Swinging one of the Bloomingdale’s "Little", "Medium" or "Big" brown bags is all part of the shopping experience- one that has a long history. The store’s marketing team created the first designer shopping bags in 1961, and it became so popular that many of the bags designed by different artists have become collector’s items. In 1973 the iconic brown bags labelled by size came on the scene and to this day are symbolic of the department store giant’s long history as a premier New York shopping destination.
Visiting Bloomingdale's New YorkLocated at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, Bloomingdale’s flagship location is a more than just a department store.
Location: 1000 Third Avenue (at Lexington Avenue and 59th Street), New York City, NY, 10022
Click here to visit Bloomingdale's New York official website.Published On: 2016-10-10
Updated On: 2016-10-10
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