The redesign was spearheaded by Bergdof's fashion director, Linda Fargo, and incorporates a palate of ivories and grays. The salon's centerpiece is a pair of ornate custom-made chandeliers inspired by Lobmeyr’s “Sputnik” designs. Some of the renovation highlights include a private viewing room for VIP clientele and trunk show events. The 57th Street windows will now be available for jewelry-specific displays.
The space that is now the Jewelry Salon, was previously inhabited by scarves, sunglasses and select handbag brands like Givenchy, Celine, Alexander McQueen and others. These handbags have been relocated to the Fifth Avenue main floor entrance thoroughfare. Unfortunately, the new set-up is more reminiscent of a holiday market than the City's premier shopping destination.
Change can be difficult and long-time Bergdorf shoppers are likely to feel a bit disoriented by the redesign. We will miss the warm welcome of the the dazzling jewelry that differentiated Bergdorf's from other first floor handbag bazars.
One characteristic that remains the same is the second markdown discount. Right now, shoppers can save 50% on an assortment of designer handbags. The sale selection includes a moderate assortment of bags from Christian Louboutin, Proenza, Nina Ricci, Tom Ford and Bottega Veneta. (Head this way to see pictures and pricing.)
Among the sale merchandise are Proenza Schouler's Croc-Embossed bag that's $1340 from $2680, Alexander McQueen croc embossed clutch is $940 from $1345 and a Nancy Gonzalez authentic croc clutch for $1300 from $1865. Other highlights include the Tom Ford Alexis Shopper that's $1400 from $2800 and Bottega Veneta aqua shopper is $1800 from $3600. (Take note that many of the online Neiman Marcus prices are sometimes higher than what we found in the store and other times they are even lower.) Pictures and prices of the Bergdorf Goodman sale selection are here.
We are sure that we will adjust to the renovations and can't wait to see what else Bergdorf Goodman has in store. We will just have to remember to take a 57th detour to spend time with all of our best friends-- diamonds, of course.
|Nina Ricci $889 from $1790|
|Proenza & Givenchy|
|Stella McCartney & more|
|Valentino & Dolce & Gabbana|
|Bottega Veneta $1850 from $3700|
|Aqua Bottega $2179 from $4350|
|Christian Louboutin $839 from $1695|
|Givenchy & YSL|
|Tom Ford $1239 from $2480|
Tom Ford $889 from $1990