March 15, 1997 |
One might expect fashion designer Todd Oldham to be concerned that a Bloomingdale's is opening today less than 2 miles from his Beverly Boulevard boutique. After all, Bloomingdale's will help the Beverly Center attract even more of the young, fashion-forward consumers Oldham has tried to reach through his store and MTV appearances.
December 7, 1996 |
Escalating the battle for upscale shoppers, the operator of Saks Fifth Avenue said Friday that it will nearly double its presence in Southern California over the next two years, opening three stores in the region and 17 others nationwide. "This is a clear endorsement of the high-end market, particularly in Southern California," said Richard Giss, a partner in the retail services division of Deloitte & Touche, an international accounting and business services firm.
November 15, 1996 |
Bloomingdale's, the venerable East Coast retailer, will swing open its doors in the San Fernando Valley this weekend, and amid the hype and hoopla, a question will be raised: Can the land of the Valley Girl, where mall shoppers are stereotyped as vacuous teenagers with bad grammar, be a successful market for an upper-crust department store with New York roots? Fer sure.
November 1, 1996 |
Bloomingdale's, the New York-based department store operator that refers to itself as "The Store," is coming to Southern California with its guns blazing. It will host a Nov. 7 gala fund-raiser at its new Century City store featuring entertainers Phil Collins, John Mellencamp and Jerry Seinfeld. The store will open two days later.
October 30, 1996 |
Bloomingdale's, the New York-based department store operator that haughtily refers to itself as "The Store," is coming to Southern California with its guns blazing. Bloomingdale's will host a Nov. 7 gala fund-raiser at its new Century City store featuring Phil Collins, John Mellencamp and Jerry Seinfeld.
October 17, 1996 |
When Bloomingdale's opens in Newport Beach on Nov. 16, shoppers familiar with the famous retailer will discover that, like many East Coast transplants, Bloomie's has changed its look to fit Orange County's lifestyle. To be sure, the new store in Fashion Island, along with three other Bloomingdale's opening in California next month, will have many of the same features that have made the 59th Street store in New York City as much of a tourist attraction as the Statue of Liberty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1996
Edith Swan Bloomingdale of Ojai, a retired teacher, died Monday in an Ojai care center after a long illness. She was 92. One of nine children, Bloomingdale was born March 23, 1904, in Del Rey in California's Central Valley. She majored in music at Fresno State University and taught music for the Alhambra School District, said her longtime neighbor, 80-year-old Larry Border of Ojai. "Up to the time of her death, Edith was getting cards and flowers from former students," Border said.
February 16, 1996 |
Ending months of uncertainty, Federated Department Stores said Thursday that its Broadway department store at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles will be converted into a Bloomingdale's, adding to the list of the upscale department stores making their debut in California this fall. Though it was announced in December that the Beverly Center Broadway would close in mid-March, Federated did not outline its plans for the property.
December 28, 1995 |
In the end, multibillionaire Donald Bren got his badly needed jewel--a Bloomingdale's store tailor-made for upscale shoppers at his Fashion Island Newport Beach. About two years ago, when the famed New York retailer said it would open only one store in Orange County, developer Bren began a battle for Bloomingdale's against longtime local developer Henry Segerstrom, who owns posh South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.
December 28, 1995 |
Federated Department Stores ended nearly two years of intense speculation Wednesday by selecting the open-air Fashion Island Newport Beach shopping center as home for Orange County's only Bloomingdale's department store. The decision was seen as a coup for the Irvine Co.'s shopping center and a bitter defeat for the Segerstrom family's South Coast Plaza, Federated's first choice for the premiere Bloomingdale's location in Orange County.