In the Spotlight: Gianvito Rossi

Meet Gianvito Rossi and view an exclusive new collection in our shoe salon on the second floor.

2 6 2015
We are thrilled to announce that Gianvito Rossi will be at BG on Monday, February 9 in our designer shoe salon on the second floor. His shoes are made for the chic and modern woman with incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail and you will get a chance to view his new collection here on... View More

#AWxBG: 5th/58th

1 30 2015
#AWxBG has stolen the spotlight on 5th Avenue! BG Visual Director, David Hoey, stated that "our two Alexander Wang windows create a black and white diptych and each window is an interpretation of a sneakerhead's fantasy domain." The black basketball themed window is for the mysterious and edgy sneaker enthusiast and the white tennis... View More

BG Radar: Spring 2015 Accessories

1 26 2015
It's storming out today and we are ready for winter to end here in New York City. We are looking forward to all of the fun trends for the upcoming season and wanted to share some of our favorite accessories picks with you. Click through to see! Shop BG Radar View More

New Year’s Evolution: Resort Trends

1 5 2015
With each new year comes new trends and this season we are focusing on the key looks we're introducing here: Tropicalia, Good Sport, Lacy Days, and Vivids. Scroll through to see some of our favorite styles from Resort 2015. View More

In the Spotlight: Meet the Man Behind Aquazzura

Meet Edgardo Osorio and celebrate his Spring collection on Thursday, November 20 from 3-5pm

11 10 2014
From actresses to fashion industry tastemakers to chic ladies worldwide, Aquazzura is a familiar name--one synonymous with fun and flair. Read along as we ask the designer, Edgardo Osorio, about his inspirations. Bergdorf Goodman: We love the pineapple motif/emblem. What's the story behind that? Edgardo Osorio: I’ve always loved Pineapples and palms. I kept seeing... View More

The Chanel Sneaker: Now & Then

10 6 2014
Sportswear has always been an integral part of the Chanel identity. When Gabrielle Chanel first designed elegant and comfortable active wear, her direction was both avant garde, and daring. Current Designer and Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld has kept the tradition alive by reinterpreting the sneaker with touches of traditional Chanel. In regards to the... View More

Ask The Designer: Malone Souliers

Meet Mary Alice Malone of Malone Souliers and view her Fall shoe collection on Wednesday, August 13

8 8 2014

Malone Souliers

You noted 50′s and 70′s as decades of inspiration – who are your favorite icons from that time?

Mary Alice Malone: The 50’s represent such a lasting, inspired space for fashion; with World War  II concluded, it was time for a fresh start, a fresh dose of reparatory optimism, and, with it, a fresh society and aesthetic. Dior’s New Look, I find unparalleled. It was in that decade that fashion for the sake of fashion was re-energised, an overlap of when the concept of Ready-to-Wear truly emerged in retail consumption. The 70’s were then, really, a decade of female empowerment and, would you know it, I love the women Russ Meyer creates and, of course, the Hitchcock blondes. Enough said.

How has working in London influenced your aesthetic?

MA: Simply, I find London intimately influential. This is a pod so open yet so international. Anything goes here. Whereas, while few survive, everyone yet carries around his/her own story with such prideful energy.

With a history in furniture design, what do you think are some of the most beautiful interiors in NYC?

MA: Oh, The Gramercy – those colours, the randomising art, the scent. They’ve nearly succeeded in rebuilding an ecosystem. Hats off to Messrs Schrager and Lyons.

Kitten heel or sky high?

MA: I’m very moody about what I wear, so both, then neither – by which I mean fluorescent multi-coloured sneakers. But those are my personal issues. The moody moment dictates my heels.

The first pair of shoes you’ll never forget?

MA: Ha! My cousin’s orange ‘beat-up’ hand-me-down cowboy boots. LOVED the boots. I’d wear them with handle-down shorts and ride my ponies bare back. Yes, we were dirty kids.

Who do you think is the ultimate shoe craftsman?

MA: Jermyn Street shoemakers, of course, particularly John Lobb. Then again, you have your Berluti who needn’t be in the scene to dictate it. And, that, they do so well. Sadly, for men, so we will continue to work overtime to bring women that aviation-grade attention to detail that men have enjoyed for so long, which I respect, but equally envy.

As an ex Olympic equestrian, what do you feel that experience brings to shoe design?

MA: Gee! Junior Olympian! Please. Junior!! And I come with a lot of discipline, perfectionism, and the ingrown understanding that, when training, one can have bad days, weeks, and months, but that is part of growing and achieving. I’m not easily rattled, you see.

You focus on the psychology of shoes – please elaborate.

MA: I have always loved Psychology and Sociology – the two disciplines (neither of which I am an expert, just an intrigued civilian) I have always seen as essential to the innate semantics of liking, remembering, and choosing. I couldn’t possibly design and build heels if I did not know why they make us, be you a girl or a woman, feel so sexy and luxuriantly empowered. Only reason I, we, are here. Right now.

 

Meet Mary Alice Malone of Malone Souliers and view her Fall shoe collection on Wednesday, August 13

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Sneaky! Sneaky!

7 15 2014
  Long gone are the days when sneakers are worn only with gym clothes and casual ensembles. This fall, when it comes to footwear, put comfort first. Designers update the trainer this season in fresh colors and luxe materials. Men, try the trend with a dark denim, bomber jacket, and classic sunglasses. Women, add athletic appeal... View More

Summer Shoe Round-up! Part II

7 2 2014
Yes, we did just do a round-up for shoes last week but there are just too many great options we had to come back with a part 2! Shop more shoes, 212 872 8947 View More

Summer Shoe Round-up!

6 23 2014
Because we don't feel like ourselves without a killer pair of shoes on our feet. Click through to see some of our summer faves! Shop more shoes, 212 872 8947 View More