Everyone knows Bloomingdale's. Its a very well known and respected department store. Everything that they carry is quality stuff and you can feel it when you touch it. But the prices are really high. The Bloomingdales own retail line, Joseph Lyman, is high quality, and comparatively inexpensive (especially during the after Christmas sales). When I shop at Bloomingdales, generally I browse, browse, and browse, and come back to buy when they have a sale. But the staff is super friendly and helpful and don't stalk you to buy something.