Today, it’s all about brick & motar stores. Here are our top 5 favorits.
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1_Barneys New York
Barneys New York, chain of luxury department stores, founded by Barney Pressman in 1923. The company’s headquarters is located in Manhattan, New York but can also be found in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas and other locations across the US. Amongst others, Barneys carries brands such as Giorgio Armani, Manolo Blahnik, Marc Jacobs, Jil Sander, Prada and Fendi, only to name a few.
Bergdorf Goodman, luxurious department store, founded by Herman Bergdorf in 1899. Located in the heart of Manhattan, New York, the retail house was owned by Edwin Goodman who eventually passed the business over to his son Andrew. Today, Bergdorf Goodman is part of the Neiman Marcus realm.
Fred Segal, American businessman, founder of namesake retail store Fred Segal. Segal, who used to work in branding and fashion marketing was a master of architectural design. He noticed a development of casualty in fashion and decided to open a new store promoting new fashion custom jeans. His jeans were fashion forward and form-fitting which resulted in much popularity that allowed him to sell those jeans at a price 5 times higher than average. Segal took all responsibilities in his own hands, buying, designing and visual merchandising by himself. In 1985 the brand opened its first “Fred Segal Santa Monica” store now also selling suits and shirts. This shop became more and more popular and well known for great service, quality and selection, which led to a large clientele of celebrities including Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Oprah Winfrey. Fred Segal revolutionized jeans making them fashionable and formfitting.
Henri Bendel, American upscale retailer, founded in 1895. Based in New York, the specialty store for women offers a variety of fashion accessories, cosmetics and fragrances.
Neiman-Marcus, American luxury department store, founded by Carrie Marcus Neiman, Herbert Marcus and Abraham Lincoln “Al” Neiman in 1907. The retailer is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and operated by the Neiman Marcus Group in the US.