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Dated and not worthwhile - Review by G L | Bloomingdale's


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Dated and not worthwhile 9/5/2006

I've always heard about the famed Bloomie's on Lexington Avenue in New York, but with the price of gas nowadays, I thought I'd pay this store a visit. This Bloomingdale's is very disapppointing. Firstly, it is in the Court at King of Prussia, the older part of the mall. The prices are high, but the store feels low-end. Black checkerboard floors cover the floor of the cosmetics department on the second floor. Parquet is in the furniture department at the top floor. The fine china here is very nice, but I'd rather shop in Neiman Marcus for the same price. Also, I would never buy utensils here (like spatulas) since they are definitely overpriced. Everywhere all you see are cashiers standing around. The clothes are not wonderful, either. You'll find the standard Lacoste and Ralph Lauren, etc. Worst of all, the ceilings are very low, and the escalators are narrow. This is so unlike Nordstrom, which is far nicer. The only plus is that this store is near the Cheesecake Factory, which I've heard the best about. Now to check that place out... more
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