As we told you, Bloomie's is a brand-new retail beast, and we've asked Leandra Medine (aka, The Man Repeller
) to take it 'round the block for a test drive. Sitting in the passenger seat and playing dress-up doll to Ms. Repeller's professional stylist is her friend (and victim?), Molly. But Leandra's spot-on picks — which included pieces by Sandro, Maje, Tibi, Milly, and more — almost took second billing to another find — stylish, designer-themed dressing suites have replaced the changing rooms of old. Our girls tried on both the brash and colorful Alice + Olivia room as well as the very different, stylishly stark Akris Punto pod. In-between runs to the racks for printed pants, they came across yet another unexpected discovery — an in-store, first-floor Magnolia Bakery. Sugar rushes followed, naturally. Oh, and about the clothes… Well, we'll tell about that next time.
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!
Sandro Black Coat, Maje Denim Shirt, Vena Cava Dress, Sandro Black Booties
Photographed by Mark Iantosca