Topic: Bloomingdale's

How Bloomingdale’s Plain Paper Shopping Bags Became So Incredibly Iconic

They're big, brown and all over town

The name Marvin S. Traub probably doesn't ring a bell for most people. But it was the far-seeing Traub who, in the postwar era, "transformed Bloomingdale's from a stodgy Upper…

Here’s Why the Spectacle of Holiday Windows Is Still Crucial for Brands

Tradition builds good will and foot traffic

Dozens of heads, torsos and rows of various dismembered limbs hang on the walls of a storage room in Spaeth Design's Queens, N.Y., office. They are labeled—'Macy's, '99, Fat Man'—…

Could 3-D Body Scanners Help You Find the Perfect Pair of Jeans?

Peer into the fitting room of the future

A couple of years ago, the apparel industry was abuzz about Me-Ality, a tech startup from Nova Scotia, Canada, with a radical proposition: If 3-D digital scanning booths could size…

34 Places Where You Can Start Using Your iPhone to Buy Stuff

McDonald's, Macy's, Disney World accept Apple Pay

So Apple’s best lineup of gadgets is out and its next big business is ready for launch—Apple Pay. The mobile payments service launches Monday and today Apple revealed a list…

Get the Perfect Clothing Fit With a Digital Sizing Booth

Bloomingdale’s offering high-tech shopping

A bastion of fashion since 1860, Bloomingdale’s might not be the first place that comes to mind for a high-tech shopping experience. But that’s likely to change with the department…

SapientNitro: Major Retailers Lack In-Store Digital Savvy

Bloomingdale's and Sephora are lone bright spots among retailers

SapientNitro is releasing a 156-page report today that rates retail brands on whether or not they are using digital signage and other interactive features in their stores well. A number…