Snapped at BG: Part 10

For the tenth installment of Snapped at BG, we spoke with a wonderful mix of customers visiting from across the globe to attend the shows at New York Fashion Week. Each of these men and women are fashion enthusiasts that have a strong connection to Bergdorf Goodman in some way, shape, or form. It’s these vibrant individuals that help to make our store the one-of-a-kind destination that it is.

Photography: Reed Young


Bonnie Cantor, New York resident.

“My favorite place to spend time is in Paris. I love shopping and there’s even an expression in French for people like me who love to browse. It’s faire du leche-vitrines, which means licking the windows. Window shopping! I love it.” 

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Lisa West, New York resident.

“I buy. I buy a lot. I guess I’d call myself a little impulsive. When I see something I like, I’ve got to have it. Then I get it home and I’m already thinking about something else. Who inspires me? Diana Ross and Cher – and Barbra Streisand for the nails!”

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Celeste Sibilla (left), New York resident, and Silvia Marcos (right), visiting from Monterrey, Mexico.

Celeste: I love when something really encapsulates a specific time from a designer in house. For example, Dior – from John Galliano to Raf Simons to Maria Grazia Chiuri. I love to have pieces that speak from a certain time of when a designer was there.”

 

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Demetrios Argyropoulos, Visual Production Manager for Bergdorf Goodman.

“I’ve been working on the windows at BG for 17 years. When I tell people that I’m a window dresser they’re always surprised to hear that I do it full time. I tell them that, yes, it’s a job that still exists but you’ve gotta work for the top if you want to do it full time.” 

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Carde Brawer, New York resident.

“I love Linda Fargo’s sense of style. Her shop downstairs is great. This coat is 30 years old but I still love it. I get compliments on it all the time. My late husband gave it to me as a gift. Originally it was long and then I cut it. I even had to take out the giant shoulder pads that it came with. That was the late 80’s when everything came with shoulder pads.”

 

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Cathrine Saks (left), Barbara Potts (center), Founders/Designers of Saks Potts; & Rosemarie Vind (right), close friend and Saks Potts muse.

 

“We’re here to see friends and present our new line. We’ve been in vintage stores all day. Bergdorf’s is the first real store we’ve been today. We’re here for the shoe department.”

 

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Goy, visiting from Bangkok.

 

“I’m the COO of a company called Beauty Gem. I lived in LA for 20 years, but now I’m back in Bangkok. In New York, fashion can be more out-of-the-box than in Thailand. They take more risks here. Back home we only have one season and it’s called hot.”

 

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Sabrina, fashion student visiting from Michigan.

 

I find amazing old clothes and then I flip them on eBay. For example, I recently found an old Chloe suit at an estate sale. I bought it for $130 and then I sold it for $350. I also found a Gucci by Tom Ford dress from 1996 that I bought for $200. I think it’s worth like, five grand.”

 

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Camerone Parker McCulloch, long-time Bergdorf Goodman customer.

 

I’m your edgy and avant-garde girl. I mean come on, with this hair? I wear Comme des Garçons as often as possible. Actually just the other day I bought a new piece up in Linda’s Closet! Comme des Garçons is it’s own show.”

 

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Deborah Symond, visiting from Sydney, Australia.

 

“I’m here for fashion week and I’m a buyer for a boutique in Paddington in Sydney. I’m actually coming back tomorrow and spending a half day here. Bergdorf’s is the best.”

 

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