BG Stories

On Location with Minnie Muse

8 29 2012
Franco captures the perfect shot

Bergdorf Goodman, a name synonymous with luxury in New York City, is celebrating BIG since being the leader in retail for 111 years. The already much-anticipated September Magazine has outdone itself this year with a fashion editorial devoted to their 111th anniversary.  In honor of such an event, Bergdorf called upon today’s top fashion houses …

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Read the Book, See the Movie

Celebrating in print and in pictures

8 29 2012

IN WORDS AND PICTURES IN 1901, BERGDORF GOODMAN OPENED AS A DRESS ATELIER ON FIFTH AVENUE AT 19TH STREET. OVER THE YEARS, WE’VE MOVED UPTOWN AND UP IN THE WORLD. THIS SEASON GET IN ON THE STORIES: WE’RE RELEASING A BOOK AND A DOCUMENTARY FILM. Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman is an anthology of …

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The Night Streisand Opened the Doors

William Norwich on BG's Big Broadcast of 1965

8 29 2012

After the fall of 2001, the winter of 2002 was a mournful time in Manhattan. Looking for diverting stories to nourish her readers, Amy M. Spindler, pioneering style editor of the New York Times Magazine, asked her editors and contributors to write about what they thought were the best fashion moments ever. I didn’t hesitate. …

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BG Stories: Andrew Mukamal

8 28 2012

Andrew Mukamal of Today’s Look shares his well-heeled BG Story. Bergdorf Goodman holds a tight place in my heart… I come here more than even my friends who work here… I thought about this for a while and I keep going back to one, of course, that takes place in the Shoe Salon.  You guys know Mama …

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BG Stories: A Winter Wonderland

8 27 2012
Holiday Windows, 2006. Photographed by Shannon Yang

It was 2006, November going on to December; my very first winter in New York. Trees were balding in Central Park, and the air froze your lungs when you inhaled too fast.  Fall was long gone. I stepped out of my apartment at exactly 10pm on a Thursday night. Geared up with a pair of …

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BG Stories: Milly’s Michelle Smith

8 15 2012

Michelle Smith at Bergdorf Goodman

This photo captures my BG moment: I was 24 and looking for my first job as an assistant designer in NYC View More

Night to Remember: Fendi Fashion Show

8 2 2012

How did BG put on a Fendi fashion show on the fountain in the Grand Army Plaza?

In 1981, we did a show for Fendi furs at the Pulitzer Fountain, where we turned the fountain into a runway. There was a drought in New York that year, and the fountain wasn’t working. The city wasn’t in such great shape back then, and they didn’t want to have the water running. View More

BG Stories: My First Red Sole

7 31 2012

Christian Louboutin Simple Pump

Photo: Christian Louboutin

I will never forget my first semester at LIM College, sitting in Fashion Forecasting class, obsessing over Professor Goldfine’s obsession with Bergdorf Goodman. View More

BG Stories: Michael Kors

I was doing a trunk show here at Bergdorfs. I was probably 22, 23. Shoulder length blonde hair. Full Peter Frampton insanity. And I looked out of the corner of my eye and I saw this very glamorous woman come walking through the third floor of the store in a marabou slipper, a chiffon caftan, with a kimono over it, smoking a cigarette trailing ash....

6 17 2012

I was doing a trunk show here at Bergdorfs. I was probably 22, 23. Shoulder length blonde hair. Full Peter Frampton insanity. And I looked out of the corner of my eye and I saw this very glamorous woman come walking through the third floor of the store in a marabou slipper, a chiffon caftan, …

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111 Years of Extraordinary

From the Archives

5 29 2012

This fall, Bergdorf Goodman is celebrating its 111th anniversary with projects including a documentary film and a book. This is the first time Bergdorf Goodman has marked its birthday since 1951 — it’s going to be a festive season.

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Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman, an anthology of personal recollections from notable designers, celebrities, writers and employees. Here are some highlights from inside the walls of BG.

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