from hooped skirts to high-end fashion

For 150 years, Bloomingdale’s has been a New York City landmark. It is the only national high-end department store that reaches across the US from the east coast to the west.

Founded in 1872 by businessmen Joseph B and Lyman G Bloomingdale, the retailer celebrates its 150th anniversary in September. A division of Macy’s, it has moved far beyond its NYC roots, operating 33 Bloomingdale’s stores and 21 Bloomingdale’s outlets from California and Connecticut to Maryland and Massachusetts, along with one Bloomie’s boutique concept store in Virginia. Its headquarters and flagship store has been famously located at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan since 1886.

Bloomingdale’s sells women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories, jewellery, and furniture and homeware. Brands sold range from Adidas to luxury labels Bottega Veneta, Celine and Dior.

As well as being a behemoth of US retail, Bloomingdale’s has offered British brands the chance

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