The debut of our holiday windows; J.W. Anderson’s newest bags; new baubles by Santo, Verdura and more.
Window Of Opportunity
The holidays in New York City wouldn’t be complete without our legendary windows, featuring magical, innovative installations. This year, we celebrate seven iconic institutions that embody the city’s world-renowned culture— the American Museum of Natural History, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Museum of the Moving Image, The New York Botanical Garden, New York Philharmonic, New-York Historical Society and UrbanGlass.
View the displays at the women’s and men’s stores from Tuesday, November 14 through Wednesday, January 3.
What A Doll
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of his brand, JASON WU has released two particularly well-dressed dolls. Outfitted in looks from his previous collections, they are available exclusively at BG on our Third Floor.
In The Bag
New to Bergdorf Goodman this season is JW ANDERSON. The London-based label was founded by designer Jonathan Anderson, who took over as creative director at Loewe four years ago and works for both brands in tandem. Head to the Main Floor to check out his must-have leather handbags, such as the Pierce bag and clutch, which feature the signature gold clasp and come in a variety of color ways. A hit with the street-style crowd, these beauties are Instagram gold.
Featuring pieces with precious stones set in 18-karat and 14-karat gold, Zani Gugelmann’s New York–based SANTO brand is a new addition to the Jewelry Salon this season. The Alma collection is inspired by orb pendants from the Victorian era. Each piece opens to reveal a surprise inside, and all can be custom-made to include an engraving— the perfect way to say, “I love you.”
For another history-inspired design, look no further than the Ravenna cuff, a new variation of the Maltese Cross cuff created by Fulco di VERDURA for his friend Coco Chanel. Head to the Main Floor to see the new Verdura collection, which features three variations of the cuff, in 18-karat gold and enamel and set with aquamarine, tanzanite, moonstone and green tourmaline.
Right now, the Second Floor is bursting with embroidery and embellishment by way of two new shoe collections.
Beaded-butterfly appliqués feature in our VALENTINO GARAVANI capsule collection, created exclusively for Bergdorf Goodman. You can choose from three styles—a slide, a sneaker and a bootie.
The new Resort Collection from ROCHAS is just as luxurious. Slip into a pair of slides, sandals or ballerinas adorned with the latest iteration of the label’s ever-evolving bow for irresistible day-to-dinner style.
Fit For A Princess
J&A ESTRADA, the label behind the most-coveted custom dresses on the bat mitzvah circuit, has just landed at Little BG. The founders, Mexican-born identical twins Jesus (Project Runway, season 7) and Antonio Estrada, had little familiarity with Jewish tradition but experienced their “Aha!” moment when Antonio was working in a Westchester shop specializing in dresses for the coming-of-age celebration. The brand’s hip-meets-princess pieces are now making tween dreams come true for special occasions of all kinds.
Meet the designers and discover the collection. Thursday, November 16 from 6:30-8pm on the Seventh Floor.
Dressing On The Side
“When fashion zigs, I zag.”
By Ben Widdicombe, Illustration by Jordi Labanda
Step into a dark, enigmatic and intoxicating world with CLIVE CHRISTIAN’s new AddictiveArts collection, which features three perfume pairs, available on our Beauty Level. Hedonistic, for example, is a woody, oriental scent with a citrus accord of bergamot, grapefruit and neroli, coupled with lush, fruity
notes of black cherry and clary sage.
The “IT” In Italian
’Tis the season to expect the unexpected-A theme that two Italian designers on the fifth floor have ever so stylishly embraced.
No. 21, the eccentric and feminine cult label creative directed by Alessandro Dell’Acqua, enters BG’s Resort mix for the first time with pajama sets decorated with bejeweled buttons, botanical bomber jackets (which, by the way, work wonders over cocktail dresses and gowns), and other cool-girl twists.
Also making its Resort debut is PICCIONE.PICCIONE, a collection brimming with beautiful intricacies like 3D floral embroidery and complex sequin detail, upon which the brand was born. Each piece begs to be mixed and matched in a fresh new way.
The names on Natalie Ratabesi’s résumé speak for themselves— Dior, Gucci, Alberta Ferretti and Yeezy. So, it’s no surprise that the first collection under the designer’s own label, TRE BY NATALIE RATABESI, is an instant hit. Debuting with pieced denim, cropped bombers and oversized sweaters, her styles ooze with the kind of casual, confident sex appeal native to Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles (the home of the TRE studio).
Of course to achieve the look in New York, you’ll have to head to the third floor, where the collection is exclusively available.