High Fashion on the East Side

Bloomingdale’s is a pillar of high-fashion in New York City, representing the latest trends and classiest looks. During its initial debut in the 1870s, the store resided near Third Avenue and 56th Street. It is a store whose name people immediately recognize and associate with quality. Soon after its opening, popular sites such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral opened up near it as did the newly built subway. Bloomingdale’s then moved to its current location on Lexington Avenue just as new and wealthy customers began to swarm the East Side.

Large glass windows allow for easy access for window shoppers. The windows display mannequins in colorful attire or whatever the season’s trends are. Upon entering, wide open spaces donned with goods and merchandise greet visitors, shoppers, and guests.

Though Bloomingdale’s characterizes as a department store, it is known most for its high-fashion. Several references to the store’s fashion units exist in popular culture today. The most famous is probably Rachel Green’s place of employment within the iconic sitcom Friends. The department store today is popular among high-class New York City residents, as well as those who are looking for trendy and quality clothing.

One of the most popular occurrences in New York City is the holiday department windows, an activity that Bloomingdale store partakes in. Other big name stores, such as Barney’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, participate as well. Bloomingdale’s also partners with creative and visual artists to create memorable and fascinating displays of holiday cheer.

Bloomingdale’s invites visitors to explore its fashionable collections and indulge in quality lifestyles. It immerses shoppers into the lavish lifestyle and introduces them to new names in fashion and other industries.

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Take the N, R, or W subway lines to Lexington Avenue and 59th Street or take the F subway line to Lexington Avenue-63rd Street.

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