Bloomingdale’s NYC is a shopping icon known for its incredible selection of contemporary designer clothes, jewelry, accessories and more for women, men and children.
About Bloomingdale’s NYC: To think it all started with a 19th century fad – the hoop skirt. That was the first item that Joseph and Lyman Bloomingdale carried in their Ladies’ Notions Shop in New York’s Lower East Side. In the late 1800’s, most fashion retailers specialized in just one type of garment. Not the brothers Bloomingdale – their East Side Bazaar, opened in 1872, sold a wide variety of European fashions. It was the beginning of what would become a “Department Store”. In 1886 came the visionary move uptown to 59th Street and Lexington Avenue. The store expanded steadily and by the 1920’s, Bloomingdale’s converted an entire city block. Flexing his marketing muscle, Lyman created splashy ad campaigns to bring people in the door. People started seeing the “All Cars Transfer to Bloomingdale’s” slogan everywhere – on billboards, delivery wagons, and even ladies’ beach umbrellas. But, print ads couldn’t say it all – the store had to be experienced. So Bloomingdale’s became the stage for gala events and fashion shows, including “Woman Of The Year, 1947.” With music, lighting and sophistication, it was retailing as theater. Then in 1961, the Bloomingdale’s team came up with the first designer shopping bags. Since then, many have become collector’s items. By the 70’s, everyone was stopping by 59th Street and Lexington Avenue for a look – including Queen Elizabeth. People came to see and to be seen. Once there, they were dazzled by the cutting-edge fashion of designers like Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis and Norma Kamali, who got their first truly big opportunities at Bloomingdale’s. Bloomingdale’s is committed to lead the way with exclusive merchandise, customized services, and alternative shopping venues. Carrying on the Bloomingdale’s brothers’ dream, they are always finding ways to set our stores apart. That’s both the legacy and the promise of Bloomingdale’s NYC.
Distance from the Row NYC hotel: 20 Blocks
- 504 Broadway, New York, NY 10012