Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This presentation is part of the Biography series on A&E. It diverges from the usual format in that the subject is not a person, but a store -- the famed Bloomingdale's in New York. But behind the storefront, of course, is the story of the people who founded it, and run it. The documentary traces the journey of the dry goods store of Lyman and Joseph Bloomingdale called the Bloomingdale Brothers Great East Side Bazaar, which opened in 1872, into the shopping giant in Manhattan. Managers and salespeople from "Bloomie's" share stories of what it is like to work inside the organization. Shoppers and authors discuss the intangibles that have given "Bloomie's" its mystique.
capitalism, department-store, entrepreneur, shopping