A new three-story Bloomingdale’s Outlet is set to open on the corner of 72nd street and Broadway on Saturday, replacing the Urban Outfitters that closed a few months ago. And not only will it sell clothes and accessories, it’s also going to have its own froyo shop. The yogurt shop, called Forty Carrots, will serve four flavors and toppings. (You should always have a few scoops before you try on those pants to see what they’re really going to look like.)
There will be unspecified “special savings” this weekend for the grand opening.
With 25,000 square feet on three levels, Bloomingdale’s Outlet on Broadway will offer a range of off-price apparel and accessories, including women’s ready-to-wear, men’s, children’s, women’s shoes, fashion accessories, jewelry, handbags and intimate apparel — all delivering a compelling combination of fashion, quality and value.
“This is a premier, flagship location for Bloomingdale’s Outlet at one of the busiest intersections in Manhattan, and with a major subway located just footsteps away,” said Tony Spring, chairman and chief executive officer of Bloomingdale’s. “This is a great opportunity to expand the reach of our brand to value-conscious customers as well as better serve the expansive needs of our core west side customers. We look forward to serving this thriving and diverse neighborhood where so many shoppers are already well acquainted with the unique offering of Bloomingdale’s.”
Bloomingdale’s, The Outlet Store will celebrate grand opening weekend with special savings and surprises for shoppers as they check out the new store.
Can we get Bloomies to be good corporate citizens and get rid of that messy bazzar in front of their store front?
The police say there’s nothing they can do. What do you expect from Bloomies?
I expect Bloomies to put pressure on the local politicians to have the existing laws enforced. As has been pointed out multiple times on WSR, the exisitng laws are not being enforced.
Don’t those vendors sell books? They’re very well protected.
This off price madness in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in all of Manhattan is sickening.
Marshalls has such crap, it’s laughable.
DSW, not such a bargain! Now Bloomingdales “outlet?”
I am sure that Upper Westsiders, given the choice, would rather have Bloomindales…not a crappy outlet.
Don’t shop there, send a message that we UWS’ers deserve better!
Shop your local stores instead!
I’ve never understood how the UWS became the discount mall of NYC.
I just picked up some great winter buys at Marshall’s at a fraction of the cost I would have paid elsewhere. It’s a great place for bargains.
If you don’t like it, don’t shop there. If they stay open, it’s because people want to buy what they’re selling.
And if you need your ridiculously overpriced luxuries, don’t worry, Barney’s is just a couple blocks away. You can still find plenty of stuff on the UWS that’s beyond the budgets of we plebs.
Can’t believe there are people around here complaining that stuff is *too cheap*.
Yes, cheap is cheap. Take it to another neighborhood. Who needs more junk that falls apart? You want low-end merch.and crowds of people-wow-that’s so odd. What a dismal way to think.
And Jon, yes, Trader Jo’s has brought us a mess of people and dirt and lines around the block. We just don’t need it here. Nobody wants to live in a “destination” neighborhood
When that destination is cheap goods.
You are so right! Enough junky stores-Marshalls is a depressing disgrace. Our once cool and quiet neighborhood is now a dirty mecca for crowds and homeless. Trader jo has brought in a sloppy element. The streets are
filthy and unwalkable. And now—a low-end bargain Bloomies-with made for outlet cheap clothes. All made in China.
The crowds will be unbearable. Help!!!
Hey CJ, where do you think clothes are made these days? Shop at “regular” Bloomingdales
and you’ll find the made in China label.
Unfortunately this is the sad reality.
You’re lamenting the presence of Trader Joe’s? Seriously?
What UWSider are you the spokesman for? The “gals” can’t wait for this to open. They want The Rack to come here too.
Actually, as a man with limited clothing selections on the UWS, I welcome this store. WHy do you assume they deserve better? I think B does a great job with their outlets. I like LI’s and I like Estero, Fl.
Seems like there will be need for regular NYPD/traffic assignment here…
Trader Joe’s is a “destination” store and since it opened has increased the pedestrian and vehicle (delivery and customer car/Uber/taxi)traffic. Bloomingdale’s will add to that congestion.
Can’t wait to drive these guys away from the neighborhood with quality of life crimes. Bloomingdales? Hah! They will end up like that one babysitter that never comes back after the first night. I’d love it if they tried bothering a book vendor knowing how much trouble we’d raise if they did. The Upper West Side won’t tolerate any broken windows harassment, we take action.
Are you on drugs? This don’t make no sense.
I am even more excited about Forty Carrots than I am about the actual store. It’s the BEST frozen yogurt!!
I agree! Love 40 Carrots!
I agree with you Isabelle! Although we may have to wait until after ‘the holidays’ to reclaim the wonderful coffee yogurt. I dropped into the Soho store last week before a movie and they had replaced coffee with pumpkin, which, despite my disgust, the cashier told me sells quite well. Of course, we can always hope they give us more than 2 flavors, like they do at the Lexington store, but that may be too much to hope for.
I just reread the main article and we’re promised FOUR flavors. I’m officially in heaven.
My daughter just told me that my “property values just went up because of my proximity to Forty Carrots Frozen Yogurt.” Don’t know what all the fuss is about but I’m sure I’ll find out soon enough.
So sick of people bashing the street vendors. They have been there for years, it’s very New York. You don’t like it move to the Burbs –
Lynn, people are not “bashing street vendors.” They are complaining about the way they conduct themselves. Simple requests: dont yell at people, dont take up so much of the sidewalk, dont leave your stuff there overnight and dont play loud music. That would be a good start.
Personally I’ve had enough of the harassment from the vendors on that block. I don’t care how long they’ve been here. If they want to be part of the neighborhood then they should start showing some respect to the people around them instead of cursing and behaving like pigs. I agree that Marshall’s is tacky, but I’ve been to Bloomingdale’s outlets in other cities and they have a great variety of quality items to choose from. (lynn9)
At least it isn’t another bank, Drug Store or a Home Depot 🙂
Bloomingdales should have put their racks on the street and saved the rent money.
So typical of people on the UWS to bitch about everything. You hate the neighborhood takeover by the banks and drugstores and lament the passing of the old neighborhood stores with their ridiculous prices. But the booksellers are part of the old NY that exists in your fairy tale mind. Maybe you should move to the other side of the park to be near the real Bloomingdale’s and similar shopping meccas. And if the booksellers are such evil people, get off your ass and do something to make some changes instead of just complaining here on WSR.
Real outlet sales then can be good
And shoot clean up street In front of and side of them. And we how good they are cleaning up snow and ice.
Interesting that Bloomingdale’s decided to do an “outlet” so close to its flagship store and also situate in a residential neighborhood.
Some industry analysts believe that big retailers like Bloomingdale’s (and Macy’s) are harming their core retail business by having related “outlet” stores in the same area. Among other things, “outlet” stores cheapen the image of the retail store and condition the sheeple to skip the retail store and go straight to the “outlet.”
As store “outlets” have proliferated, it is clear that much of the merchandise is not great stuff at a really reduced price, but in fact is lower quality stuff for the “outlet”. (This is now the norm with the multitude of brand “outlet” shopping centers throughout the U.S.)
If looking for both quality and price, probably better off going to Bloomingdale’s when stuff is on sale. And for price but short-term quality, there is H&M.
Shoppers on the UWS would rather go to Century 21 at Lincoln Square than wait for the uncertainty of special sales at the eastside Bloomingdale’s. This outlet is intended to draw those shoppers away from Century 21.
I really don’t understand why the general consensus is that outlet=low quality. There are great outlet stores in Woodbury and I’ve also shopped at several outlets out-of-state. The GAP, Banana Republic, and Eddie Bauer, just to name a few actually have new styles, accessories and great bargains (even compared to sales) that aren’t available in the retail stores. Eddie Bauer and LL Bean have the same parkas and boots for almost half the price at the outlets. Lohmann’s (sp?) closed shortly after I moved here so I have no idea what that shopping experience was like, and Marshall’s and 21st Century are a waste of time, so if there are other stores on the UWS that have women’s and children’s clothing that I’m not aware of I’d like to know about it.
Sorry don’t mean to be a pessimist about outlet stores. thought was meant more about whether “outlet” Bloomingdale’s ends up harming regular Bloomingdales etc? And retail cannibalization in general?
Shoppers can certainly find things they like at outlets.
But the outlet paradigm has changed. Originally brand outlets were places to find last season’s $500 item marked down to $100 at the outlet. Now brand outlets include quite a few items manufactured (lower-cost) specifically for the outlet stores.
As for store outlets, personally, after visits to Nordstrom Rack throughout the U.S, have given up there. In the end,have had best luck with mark-downs at Macy’s and Taylor 🙂
I should probably add that I thought H&M was for teens, so maybe I’m just in the wrong age group as far as knowing where any hip UWS shopping is located.
I’m surprised at all the griping over the various shopping venues on the UWS. I’ve lived here over 35 years: the congestion on 72nd is no worse than it was 30 years ago. And who doesn’t like a bargain, especially in an expensive city like NY? I’ve picked up some great items at Marshalls since it opened. I load up at Trader Joe’s once a month and eat quite well for a fraction of the cost of other places. As a long timer here I welcome all the new businesses.
Daffy’s, Filenes, Loehmann’s – all closed shop. I am delighted there will be a Bloomingdale’s outlet on the UWS. I shop the sales anyway. Who wants to pay 500% mark up on clothing? The idea that I don’t have to slog downtown or cross town to get in some retail therapy, is most welcome.
The book sellers- I prefer them to the baby carriage brigades that mow me down.
Just be aware-bloomies outlet will in no way resemble the real store. Careful! What you buy is made for the outlet and made for “offprice”. No resemblance to Loehmann’s at all. Now we know that OFF SAKS is opening where Daffy’s used to be. That’s a quality ouutlet—Bloomie’s not so much.
thank you! and good to know.
This is GREAT GREAT news. Maybe now I can come out of mourning for the loss of Loehmann’s. But we will soon determine just how off price the Bloomies outlet will be.
Glad it’s not going to be a vacant store, I went to the loehmans on the UWS before I moved here, I didn’t think it was that great. The clothing at a Bloomingdales outlet isn’t made for the outlet, I’ve shopped at one in Dallas and we also have Neimans last call, and off saks, I bought a dress from The Bloomingdales outlet by a major designer and got a better deal there than the other two I mentioned, same dress. As I recall, it may not have the really high end you will find at Century 21, but the one in Dallas carries major brands at better deals and is nice. I’m guessing this one will be too. Glad to see something new going in, and I think more use than Urban Outfitters.
Still miss HMV in that location. And for those of you who find the *messy bazaar* an eyesore and regret the wonderful food treasures of Trader Joe’s, check out the scene 10 blocks north in front of that other *destination* store, Zabar’s. Then please move to Norman Rockwellland in another neighborhood. Thank you.