You don't survive nearly 140 years in retail by letting history treat you like a doormat. Heck, no. You evolve, you adapt, you add 5,000-square-feet of shoes. With reconfigured departments, style consultants sporting iPads, a continent's worth of added European offerings, and, yes, 5,000 added square feet of shoes (!!!), Bloomingdale's 59th Street store is ready for another century and a half of stylish service. To make sure the new renovations are up to snuff, we sent a retail test-driver with an unimpeachable sense of style and a highly sensitive B.S. detector — Leandra Medine (aka, The Man Repeller) to Bloomie's. The dogged fashion skeptic perused the racks of Sandro, Maje, Reiss, Ted Baker, and Zadig and Voltaire ready-to-wear on the second floor and returned with a big smile (and a few additions to her wardrobe).
Share what you love about Bloomingdale's in the comments below and you might win a styling session at the flagship 59th street store with Leandra — Man Repeller, herself —along with a photo spread on Refinery29!
Tibi Pink Sweater, Sandro Wool V-neck Jacket, Maje Jacky Wool Twill Mini Skirt, Sandro Sneakers.
Sandro Black Wool Coat with Leather Trim, Sandro Tibet Cotton Blend Sweater, Maje Collar Shirt, Sandro Pants, Sandro Booties.
Photographed by Mark Iantosca