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Bloomingdale's is a luxury department store that sells a wide range of high-end goods, whether that's chic clothing or the latest designer home furnishings.
All about Bloomingdale's
Bloomingdale's started out selling hoop skirts, but you won't find any of those at a Bloomingdale's location nowadays! Today, the luxury department store is better known for its selection of high-end goods that you can't find at lots of department stores.
Even if your wallet doesn't normally stretch to indulging in products from brands like Burberry or Michael Kors, you're in luck! There are lots of great deals and discounts at Bloomingdales, whether that's by finding Bloomingdale's coupons online or shopping at their outlet stores and during their sales. If you're looking for the very best prices you can get on Bloomingdale's products, why not see their current offers right here on Tiendeo?
The history of Bloomingdale's
Bloomingdale's was founded in 1861 by a pair of brothers, Joseph B. and Lyman G. Bloomingdale. Back then, they were selling their wares at the Ladies Notions' Shop, and they specialized in hoop skirts (like we were saying before!) They opened their own store for the first time in 1872 in New York City.
Unluckily for them, hoop skirts were quickly falling out of fashion, but luckily the brothers figured out how to turn things around and started selling a wider range of garments, including the latest European fashions. They had another stroke of luck by choosing a location that would soon become chic and trendy, with the opening of the then-new Metropolitan Art Museum. That drew in wealthy customers, and the rest is history!
In 1886, they moved to a Bloomingdale's location that still exists today (59th and Lexington, if you're curious).
Bloomingdale's is among the first companies to participate in Android Pay (Google’s mobile payments system).
Soon, you’ll be able to tap and pay for just about anything with your cell phone. Actually, at some stores you can already do that – including Bloomingdale’s!
Google has launched its mobile payments system, Android Pay, and the upscale department store is one of the first to sign on.
Want to use your phone to pay for your purchase at Bloomingdale’s? You’ll need a smartphone that has the KitKat 4.4 operating system or higher, plus NFC (near-field communication) capability. Right now, Android Pay is only available in the U.S.
Bloomingdale’s is one of the very first companies to sign on, as well as Macy’s and Subway. There will almost certainly be lots more companies joining in the future.