Do you ever recall a time that Bloomingdales wasn’t undergoing some sort of renovations? Bloomies most recent endeavor, dubbed ‘The Heart of Shoe York,’ combines its original contemporary (2nd floor) and designer (4th floor) shoe floors into a nearly 27,000-square-foot department on the fifth floor.
The total “footprint” of the shoe department is now more than 40,000 square feet and incorporates 100 brands. The shoe salon contains nine shop-in-shop boutiques, which include Louis Vuitton, Ferragamo, Fendi, Dior, Gucci M. Gemi, Jimmy Choo and more. (You can click over this way to see pictures of the new 5th floor taken by our friends @nycshopguide.)
While you are checking out the new fifth floor== and we strongly suggest you do so– you can also begin presaling for the upcoming friends and family sale, which starts Friday. The discount is 25% off an assortment of shoes, bags, clothing and accessories. Beauty shoppers can take $15 off every $150 spent on almost all beauty purchases. To make the friends & Family sale even sweeter, you will receive a $25 reward card for every $100 you spend.
Bloomingdales can be frustrating to shop (especially with all the construction). We’ve become a big fan of the “In-Store Pickup” service. Shop online and retrieve everything from the customer service department on the 3rd floor. Once you get there, you can try everything on and just take the items you like.
We love this Frame and Partners jumpsuit ($299), this rose gold sequined dress ($232) and this rainbow sweater is just $42 and that’s before the f&f discount. The promotion can also be applied to sale items. These frayed white jeans come to $140 from $300 and this Stutterheim rubberized raincoat will about $150 from $300.
The friends and family promotion runs through Sunday, April 15. We suggest that you shop during this markdown. The next sale with similar discounts won’t be until mid-May.