111 Years of Extraordinary!

Bergdorf Goodman is celebrating 111 years in business. Why celebrate 111 and not 100? According to the store, the 111 year milestone properly conveys “Bergdorf’s being one store in one city, providing one singular luxury experience.”  And rightfully so! The store drips with the best designer goods, a splendorous interior and impeccable customer service.

In celebration of their significance, the window displays were dressed with 12 outfits that depict fashion since 1901. On top of that, the 12 displays were all made out of paper by New York artists Mark Gagnon and Samantha Smith. UH- MAY- ZING!!!

Over 100 designers including: Oscar de la Renta, Jimmy Choo and Valentino, have created exclusive anniversary collections. The designer shoe pictured above is an exclusive by Charlotte Olympia.

I stood by the glass case and drooled over the lavender wedge with its intricately-stitched shopping scene. Then I vacillated over the thought of taking a photo or leaving with just a mental image. I didn’t want to risk the chance of being reprimanded by the staff for unauthorized  photos, but when I glanced over at the display of stacked books titled “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman”, I pulled out my Canon Rebel and clicked.

I figured life is too short to not take risks, and if I was going to get myself in trouble in NYC, it best be at the distinguished “first family of fashion’s” glorious establishment. Luck was on my side, I got the shot, and I left  thinking that I too would like to have my ashes scattered over BG.

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