Lord & Taylor

Lord & Taylor New York

There is plenty of elegant shopping along New York City’s glamorous Fifth Avenue and one of the most elegant department stores to visit is Lord & Taylor. Also known as L&T, this classic New York department store is renowned for its fashionable collections and superior customer service. The Fifth Avenue building is the flagship location of the Lord & Taylor chain and an historic site, having been designated a landmark by New York’s Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2007.

America's Oldest Department Store

Founded in 1826 by Samuel Lord and George Taylor, Lord & Taylor is the oldest department store in the U.S. The store boasts many firsts in retail history. L&T was the first store to set up shop on Fifth Avenue in 1914, setting the stage for the street to become one of the premier shopping destinations in the world. Other firsts include installing an elevator, opening a branch location in 1941, and in 1945 employing a woman president, Dorothy Shaver, who made a huge impact on American fashion by strongly promoting American designers in the upscale department store’s collections. Legendary American designers like Vera Maxwell got their start in the industry when their designs were showcased in L&T’s Fifth Avenue store windows.

The Lord & Taylor Shopping Experience

This historic department store blends modern trends with classic pieces. Lord & Taylor offers shoppers a wide range of apparel and accessories from the latest styles right off the runways to more classic, traditional designs. From denim and dresses to sweaters and swimwear, the hippest fashionistas as well as the most understated style mavens will find what they are looking for at L&T. A wide range of designer labels are available including many popular American brands such as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Badgley Mischka and Cole Haan.

Lord &Taylor was one of the first stores to offer in-store personal shopping services, and to this day the company prides itself on providing customer service that is a cut above the rest. The store offers a complimentary shopping service that includes a personalized file of your sizes and style preferences for more convenient shopping, consultation on gift-giving, reminders of birthdays and anniversaries and private dressing rooms.

A Holiday Tradition

The top New York department stores unveil their holiday windows in late November or early December, and each year it’s a battle of which store will have the most spectacular scenes. Lord & Taylor has a rich tradition of creating stunning holiday displays in their Fifth Avenue store windows for almost a century.

While many of the stores use their displays to promote merchandise, L&T was the first retailer to showcase elaborate and creative holiday displays in their windows without products, created purely for their beauty, artistry and the enjoyment of those walking by.

Visiting Lord & Taylor NYC

Location: at 424 Fifth Avenue between 38th and 39th streets, New York City, New York
Phone: 1-800-223-7440
Store Type: Department Store

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