My Sutton Place apartment hasn’t nearly enough square footage or walls to contain my love for vintage furniture, art and interior design. My taste for these things is as varied, historical, au courant and curious as my taste in fashion. Fortunately, just as Bergdorf Goodman is like my alter-ego clothing closet, the store itself is my alter-ego home.
Over the course of my 20—yes, 20!—years at Bergdorf Goodman, I have “touched” almost all 300,000 square feet of it! Renovating, collecting,
curating and employing craftspeople, artisans and artists to customize special pieces just for us—and for you.
We are highly respectful of the place Bergdorf Goodman and its building hold in the continuum of New York’s great history, and we know that the experience of its windows, interiors and content all have to surpass expectations and remain an oasis and a bastion of style, elegance, beauty and taste. We pride ourselves on our lived-in residential atmosphere, preferring to be warm, welcoming and a little worn, over white, bright and assertively brand new.
Through thoughtful and inspired interior design, we hope most of all to create a place where you feel better just by entering through its doors, a place where your memory of it is never eroded by the next encounter. -Linda Fargo
My Little Corner of the World: Linda’s at Bergdorf Goodman
My hope is that Linda’s at BG coalesces my love not only for fashion but for decor and furniture. I see it as an ever-changing stage, a house to redecorate over and over with the seasons. The de Gournay Eden wallpaper is one of my current favorites from this legendary company. It became the centerpiece of our summer shop. I layered into it the obsessively perfect rope furniture from the Parisian designer Christian Astuguevieille, with some brass and glass to swank it up and a few carved masks from my personal collection for good measure.
A Continental Touch
Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan (below) Schiaparelli’s showroom, Paris’s Les Puces…all these stimulating references have found their way into our store over time.
The Main Floor, Reimagined
Bergdorf Goodman has great bones and one of the best addresses in the world! Redesigning and decorating our Main Floor last year was probably the pinnacle of my design experience! All my favorite design references made it into the mix.
- The famous “Sputnik” exploding- dandelion lights, inspired by Lobmeyr’s for the Metropolitan Opera, are in our Jewelry Salon.
- Eileen Gray and Pierre Chareau influenced the monumental folding-glass “screen wall.”
- Jean Cocteau, for a touch of surrealism.
- Baguès’s rock crystals inspired the chandeliers that hang over your head.
- Murano’s sensuous handblown glasswork graces our 58th Street room’s unusual
tiered light fixtures and palm leaf sconces.
- Hervé Van der Straeten’s spiral jetty mirror hangs over the door.
- Max Ingrand inspired the glowing feldspar crystal jewelry cases.
- Constantin Brancusi influenced the abstract “brutalist” reliefs surrounding the Accessory Pavilion.
Designers and Architects I Love
Kelly Wearstler, who did our BG Restaurant (above) Jean-Louis Deniot, Renzo Mongiardino, Jacques Grange, Axel Vervoordt, Oscar Niemeyer…