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Bergdorf Goodman

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Bergdorf Goodman

Luxury goods department store based on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City add

Category: Business (19)

Founded in 1899.

Countries: United States (46%), (13%), France (12%)

Main connections: Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Fifth Avenue

Linked to: Gucci, TPG Capital, Bontoni, Chanel

 

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1899

The company traces its origins to 1899 when Herman Bergdorf, an immigrant from Alsace, France, opened a tailor shop just above Union Square in downtown Manhattan add something

 

The company was founded in 1899 by Herman Bergdorf and was later owned and managed by Edwin Goodman, and later his son Andrew Goodman add something


1901

Within two years, Goodman had raised enough money to purchase an interest in the business, which was renamed Bergdorf Goodman in 1901 add something


1906

In 1906, Bergdorf Goodman moved to a new location on 32nd Street, just west of Fifth Avenue and "Ladies' Mile" add something


1914

Although Goodman had developed a good business as a ladies' tailor on 32nd Street, in 1914, he decided to move uptown add something

 

In 1914, Goodman became the first couturier to introduce ready-to-wear, making Bergdorf Goodman a destination for American and French fashion add something


1928

Bergdorf Goodman's main store, which opened at its current location in 1928, is located on the west side of Fifth Avenue add something

 

The store moved to its present location at 5th Avenue and 58th Street in 1928, building its Beaux-Arts style store on the site of the Cornelius Vanderbilt II mansion add something


1930

Throughout the 1930s, Goodman purchased the mortgages of the surrounding businesses, eventually acquiring the entire block add something

 

George Platt Lynes - While he continued to shoot fashion photographs, getting accounts with such major clients as Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue during the 1930s and 1940s he was losing interest and had started a series of photographs which interpreted characters and stories from Greek mythology


1947

Jacob H. Horwitz - Horwitz was awarded the Coty Award in 1947 alongside Nettie Rosenstein, Adele Simpson, and Mark Mooring, the made-to-order designer for Bergdorf Goodman


1950

Ellen Stewart - In the 1950s she worked as a fashion designer for Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, and Henri Bendel


1953

In the 1953 movie, "How to Marry a Millionaire", Lauren Bacall's character, Schatze Page, reprimands Betty Grable's character, Loco Dempsey, and says "Next thing you got to remember is the gentlemen you meet at the cold cuts counter may not be as attractive as the one you meet in the mink department at Bergdorf's add something


1960

Harry Lewis (actor) - In the late 1960s, Marilyn Lewis launched a ready-to-wear line of clothing under the brand name Cardinali, which was sold at prestigious stores including Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman


1962

In the 1962 movie "That Touch of Mink", Doris Day is feted by Cary Grant with a shopping spree at Bergdorf Goodman, and the store is mentioned several times in the film add something


1966

In the 1966 film "Penelope", the main character, played by Natalie Wood, uses the proceeds of a bank robbery to purchase her disguise at Bergdorf's add something


1969

CHH had acquired Neiman Marcus, a three-unit operation at the time, in 1969 add something


1970

In the 1970 film "Airport", a woman coming in from France is stopped at customs after failing to declare her purchases add something


1972

At first, CHH considered building branch locations, ultimately only constructing one location, in nearby White Plains, New York in 1972 add something


1974

In a 1974 episode of "Rhoda", Phyllis shows up late for her wedding, drawing everyone's attention add something


1975

To combat its image difficulties, the company hired Dawn Mello in 1975 as vice president of fashion add something


1980

Bergdorf Goodman's parent company became the object of takeover bids in the 1980s, and as a way to maintain its independence, Carter Hawley completed a major financial restructuring add something

 

Azzedine Alaia - In 1980, while designer Andrée Putman was walking down Madison Avenue with one of the first Alaïa leather coats, she was stopped by a Bergdorf Goodman buyer who asked her what she was wearing, which began a turn of events that lead to his designs being sold in New York and in Beverly Hills


1981

This location was eventually converted to a Neiman Marcus branch store in 1981 add something

 

Michael Kors - In 1981, Kors launched the Michael Kors womenswear line at Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue

 

Alfred Sung - In 1981, the "Alfred Sung" label was launched in the United States through Saks Fifth Avenue, later appearing in Macy's, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman


1984

She was successful in reinvigorating the conservative store and became president in 1984 add something


1987

Workers for Freedom - By 1987, Workers for Freedom was opening a store within Bergdorf Goodman in New York, set to feature a mural of the Mississippi on the walls and with an opening party to be attended by Cher and Tatum O'Neal

 

Nick Wooster - From 1987 to 1993, Nick Wooster was a buyer, first for Barneys New York store chain, and for Bergdorf Goodman chain

 

Isaac Mizrahi - Mizrahi presented his first collection in 1987 at a trunk show held by famed New York department store Bergdorf Goodman


1989

She left her post in 1989 to work for the floundering Italian fashion house Gucci, though she returned to her post as president in 1994 add something

 

Gucci - In 1989, Maurizio managed to persuade Dawn Mello, whose revival of New York's Bergdorf Goodman in the 1970s made her a star in the retail business, to join the newly formed Gucci Group as Executive Vice President and Creative Director Worldwide


1990

A separate men's store, established in 1990, is located on the east side of Fifth Avenue, directly across the street add something

 

Chairman and CEO Ira Neimark expanded the women's store three times in the 1990s add something

 

The men's store was moved across the street to the old FAO Schwarz space at 745 Fifth Avenue in 1990 add something


1991

Prudence Millinery - Prudence designed her first collection for spring 1991 under her own label, Prudence Millinery, and received orders from Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel both in New York


1997

In 1997, the penthouse apartment on the building's ninth floor was converted into the John Barrett Salon and Susan Ciminelli Day Spa. In 1999, the Beauty Level opened directly below the main floor, offering a luxury spa and Goodman's Café, serving lunch and afternoon tea add something


1998

Alberta Ferretti - By 1998 she opened in-store boutiques for selling her signature and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti lines at Bergdorf Goodman


1999

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia (b. 1958) - Prince Dimitri began designing jewelry in 1999, with a collection of gemstone cufflinks that was sold at Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue


2001

In 2001, it was the subject of the documentary film "Dita and the Family Business" add something

 

Nick Smith (milliner) - Smith's hats have been stocked at stores around the globe from New York's Bergdorf Goodman to London's Harrods, where store owner Mohamed Al Fayed hosted an exclusive soiree to welcome the designer in 2001


2002

In 2002, Bergdorf Goodman underwent a major renovation, during which artisans and craftspeople began a dramatic restoration of the main floor of the women's store add something


2003

In 2003, the store introduced new boutiques for Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent add something

 

Assouline Publishing - In 2003, Assouline opened a corner boutique in Bergdorf Goodman

 

Assouline Publishing - In 2003, Assouline opened a corner boutique in Bergdorf Goodman


2005

On May 2, 2005, Bergdorf's parent company, Neiman Marcus Group, was acquired in a leveraged buyout , selling itself to two private equity firms, Texas Pacific Group and Warburg Pincus add something


2006

Sherry Wolf (artist) - In 2006 Wolf launched a line of handbags sold through Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, and Bloomingdales


2007

Bergdorf's figures into the lyrics of Jay-Z's 2007 song, "30 Something", and one of the main characters of Plum Sykes' 2005 novel, "Bergdorf Blondes", is a descendant of the store's founding family add something

 

Helmut Lang (fashion brand) - From February 2007, select upscale retailers such as Barneys or Bergdorf Goodman started to carry the spring/summer 2007 Helmut Lang contemporary sportswear collection


2008

Christina Aguilera - In 2008, jewelry designer Stephen Webster and close friend of Aguilera released "Shattered", a collection of sterling silver pieces, through Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.


2011

Kelly Wearstler - The Winter 2011 line was sold exclusively by Bergdorf Goodman, and featured ready-to-wear, clutches and jewelry


2013

In 2013, Bergdorf Goodman was the subject of a full length feature documentary ://www add something


2014

Christian Louboutin - The range will be more widely distributed on August 6, 2014 to Bergdorf Goodman, &Neiman_Marcus, Nordstrom, and select Sephora boutiques