1000 Third Avenue 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.76227 -73.96727
M-Sa 10am-8:30pm, Su 10am-9pm
Neighborhoods: Upper East Side, Midtown, Lenox Hill
Thank God for Bloomies!!!!! – Well, I have to say there are two things I don't know where I would be without.
One is my mother and Second is Bloomingdales. And sorry mom not necessarily in that order.
This the only truly original Manhattan department store still around. I know we have so many shops but Bloomies still has so much class. Even the employees are good looking and neatly dressed. They Treat you like you should be when shopping like a valuable customer.
whatever you need you will find it at Bloomies and it will more then likely be a better quality item then found at other department store. Forget about diamonds Bloomies is a girl's best friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bloomingdale's plus size department needs work – One of the reviewers mentioned that Bloomingdale's is good for plus size career wear which is true, but if you are looking for stylish, trendy plus size clothing, it is a no-go. I shop at Bloomingdale's because they have Lafayette 148 plus size, but other than that, there is nothing to be impressed about.
I recommend if you are looking for younger, stylish plus size clothing, check out a new boutique that just opened in Manhattan Monif C. Plus Sizes on 38th Street.
Still definitely the acme of department stores/Shop here for plus-size careerwear! – Where to begin?
Some dept stores feature a coffee shop maybe, but there's a few different restaurants/places to eat right in the store too. The only one I've eaten at is the Showtime Cafe, it's a little pricey but the food's good.
As for the clothing selection, I border between both the small end of plus size items and large end of misses'/designer clothes. But I needed plus size careerwear, the misses' suits didn't fit me right at all. I was impressed at the selection of high quality designer suits and other conservative careerwear available in plus sizes (FLATTERING and well-made stuff too, not the flimsy shapeless Coleman tents they sell at Lane Bryant and Marshalls/shelf pull type shops!) and the personal shopper I got was very helpful. I went during the huge "private sale" this past weekend and got a beautiful Ralph Lauren suit that normally sold for over $600 but got it for $240 (incl. tax). If I had more time and money, I definitely would've looked at some more designer items on that last trip!
The Shoe Salon is one of my favorite parts of the whole store, the sales help was very friendly and helpful. Sales help was very patient and helpful and I walked away with a gorgeous pair of Lulu Guinness flats to go with my new suit.
Hosiery section is probably second fave to shoes, you can get everything from cheaper good brands like Hue and punk-inspired Z Tights to really pricey designer hose from Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, and that one Swiss brand that charges $70+ per pair.
Whether you're a native or a tourist I think at least big B-dales trip is integral for the fabuous fashionista. I always leave feeling like a million bucks! Or like I just left the set of S** and the City.
Pros: Everything above!
Cons: I wish I had more money to spend there! I can usually only afford to go during the big Private Sale, or shop mostly from markdown. And if you're not used to big shops/most NYC goings-on, it can get mazelike and confusing to navigate.
Not just your mother's department store--you like it, too, and so does Grandma. – The Scene
For an institution that's been around since 1872, its fresh merch, as well as its cheerful lighting and colorful, quirky displays are all keenly modern. The music is great, the staff is fairly approachable and the crowds do thin out on the upper levels, where things get pricier and more refined. But, on the down side, the place is a labyrinth of columns, partitions and levels. Easy to get turned around, even lost.
One of the best selections of handbags for all tastes and occasions. An incredible array of swimsuits and coats with its own petite section. The second floor is an energizing trip, condensing your favorite labels in one place: French Connection, BCBG and Kenneth Cole next to Bisou Bisou, Theory and Vivienne Tam. The all-too-tempting designer shoe salon on the fourth floor stocks those hard-to-walk-in goodies you see in magazines.
Great selection... – Excellent selection and wide price range of product...however the service is atrocious. For such a high status department store as it is, the service should most definitely be just as special. Nordstrom customer service far exceeds bloomingdales
A Split Personality – The selection at this NYC legend is immense. I often wonder what the buyers and managers of this store think when they stock the store with everything from low-end brands like CK and Tommy to the top of the line designers from around the World. On one floor you may admire a $2000 suit and on the next a $25 toaster oven. Go figure! The higher end stuff here is not as exclusive as what you may find at Barneys or Bergdorf's, but still there is a lot to look at (and buy!) The sales staff, for the most part, is dreadful: either ignorant and untrained people or old-style hard sell people (I have had a couple of great salespeople here.) The layout is confusing and messy. Worth a stop, but beware....
Who's who in Cosmetics – I love shopping at Bloomingdale's for cosmetics. Their main floor is always full of excitement. They have everything I need - YSL to La Prairie to MAC.
The service is usually always so helpful.
Overpriced junk – Bloomingdale's is overpriced junk and their annual statements and lack of sales supports the claim! Sure they had brand name appeal when there were only 10 stores in town to pick from! Now why would anyone shop there - there's nothing unique or fun about it.
Wonders of Bloomingdales – Since a young girl my mother took me to Bloomingdales to shop and browse. I always loved it there, all the colorful decorations, and the soft, gentle music, and my favorite part of our shopping day was that I was allowed to buy a new outfit! Still, today, I can't leave Bloomingdales with a bag or two. Whether its for me or for someone else, you can't leave the store without something. I especially enjoy their handbag department: Burberry, Fendi, Kate Spade, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, etc... And I love there seasonal swimsuits, hats, and evening gowns. Sometimes I buy things I dont even Use!
The everything store! – Bloomingdales has EVERYTHING a girl could ask for! When i was a young girl, my dad took me to Bloomie's for the first time. Me, being a Vermont girl, was amazed by the floors of clothes! You should check it out no matter what your style is! :-)
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