The BG Men’s Store
Comparing the BG Men’s store to the women’s store is like,
comparing Nicky Hilton to Paris Hilton- stay with me, I’m really goin’ places with this.
The Men’s store, while still awesome and beautiful is a little smaller, get less press coverage and a lot of people come in thinking it’s the women’s store and I have to direct them across the street. It’s a little more serious, and a little more quiet. Do you see what I’m saying?
Nicky and Paris Hilton. If they don’t resemble luxury stores well then, sue me.
Moving on, Thursday I had the pleasure of spending the entire day in the men’s store because we were having our men’s 111th anniversary press preview so… ding ding ding I was working the check-in at the door.
My view while checking press in, mostly I just people watched the tourists and fab New Yorkers. Fifth Ave has that funny dichotomy, there’s a lot of heinous sneakers and A&F bags mixed in with the true Upper East Side glamour.
You’re getting almost a 360 degree recap of my view for the majority of the day. This is right inside the main entrance. Check out that antler chandelier! And the blue horse! What a quirky lil place. But don’t be fooled, the upstairs is much more serious because that’s what formalwear deserves.
So like I said before, we were having our press preview. A lot of the merchandise being designed and manufactured by our vendors will be exclusive to BG and thus is designed with us in mind. Like….
Ferragamo ties- look at the lil BG storefront on it! Soooo New York.
Glittery slippers in BG’s signature purple courtesy of Jimmy Choo.
Ok y’all, click your heels say it with me now, “there’s no place like Bergdorf’s”. Tip: if you are a lady with larger feet and an even larger bank account you should totally try to cop these. All the lady sales associates were swooning over them.
Okay this isn’t designed specifically with BG traits in mind but just, look at them. I have a serious affinity for menswear, especially shoes and if I could snipe these, I would. Prada really can do no wrong. Ugh just look at them.
If you’ve been following my crafting life (omg possible new blog mini series, just thinking through typing here, don’t mind me) you’ll know that I’ve gotten really into safety pins. Well looks like Thom Browne got that memo too because check this ish out. I may try to adopt this into a project this summer.
More Pradas. This is my blog and I can yap about Prada all I want, OKAY? Anyway, apparently this colored thing has rarely ever been seen and the press was for real lovin’ it. I’d wear any of them. Gimme.
Along with the press preview, I also did a men’s store pull with FINOfile Magazine. Their publication is actually pretty cool- it’s all online and you can click things on the magazine pages and it’ll take you directly to where you can buy it. Pretty cool. Also, it doesn’t hurt that I’ve gotten so close with the assistant, Janisse, that she surprised me with macarons. Om nom nom.
Also- shout out to my men’s store BFFs Joseph and Patrick. Joseph is actually an old friend of my professor and internship paper advisor, Professor Sneider. The friendship was cultivated a long time ago through Sneider’s undying love of luxury and frequent shopping trips to BG, selling is very personal here. Fun fact: Joseph was instrumental in getting my Luxury Apparel Industry class in contact with brands Loro Piana and Brunello Cucinelli when we toured major fashion houses in Europe last summer. So, some serious snaps go out to him. Patrick is the king of the Charvet boutique, has a bit of a french accent and is one of the nicest people I’ve met while working at Bergdorf’s.
Just to wrap this up with another piece of eye candy…
If you didn’t already know, this is what the facade looks like of where I’ve spent almost every day of the last four months. This upcoming week is my last, how crazy! I’m not emotionally ready, and I’m happy to say that I genuinely loved my time spent there.