NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bloomingdale’s collaborates with iconic British brands to create exclusive merchandise for him, her, children, and the home. Shoppers will enjoy #onlyours merchandise in-store and online. Let’s celebrate all things stylishly GREAT about Britain by joining the @bloomingdales conversation with #BloomiesLovesUK.
Gents can shop for exclusive styles and capsule collections from over 50 designers, offering 300+ must-have fashions for fall. Along with exclusives from Burberry, Drake’s, Paul Smith, Turnbull & Asser and more, also included in the round-up for him are Farrell, Flying Horse Jeans, Marwood, and Wolsey, all of which are making their American debut exclusively at Bloomingdale’s.
Women can bring their own taste of Great Britain into their wardrobe via exclusive capsule collections from designers such as AllSaints, Karen Millen, Reiss, and Ted Baker. She’ll also be able to show off her British love affair with UK-inspired exclusives from Aqua, Quotation, Wild Fox, and more. Ladies can accessorize with exclusives from designers like Burberry, Kardinale, The Cambridge Satchel Company, and others. The retailer also put a British spin on the iconic reusable “Little Brown Bag.” Even her lingerie can celebrate the UK with the launch of L’Agent designed by Penélope and Monica Cruz for British favorite Agent Provocateur. As a special treat for the British loving beauty buffs, Bloomingdale’s will be the exclusive U.S. department store launch for the UK’s own Illamasqua.
Boys and girls can go back-to-school in style with British inspired fashions from Aqua, Hunter, Kiddo, me.n.u, Trunk, and more.
And for the home, shoppers can achieve a British flair with exclusives from Fringe and William Yeoward, along with other décor pieces from Alessi and Royal Doulton, just to name a few.
Bloomingdale’s also will be celebrating the phenomenon that started the American’s love for all things British – The Beatles. Together with both Apple Corp Ltd and The Beatles, Bloomingdale’s will offer a one-of-a-kind assortment of men’s merchandise to celebrate 50+ years of “Beatlemania.” With the help of Ben Sherman, Hardy Amies, Lily and Lionel, Ted Baker, and dozens of others, shoppers will be able to scoop up new collectables inspired by the beloved band. Look for Beatles pop-up shops in select stores which will also feature some of the greatest books honoring The Beatles that were hand-selected by Mark Lewisohn, the world's pre-eminent Beatles historian and author of TUNE IN, which will be released by Crown Archetype on Oct. 29 and available in select Bloomingdale’s. Also in October, Bloomingdale’s will partner with Esquire to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the British Invasion and the seismic impact The Beatles have had on the world with special roundtables hosted by Lewisohn. Esquire, the authority on men’s style and culture, will create four invite-only events at the Paley Center for Media in New York and Los Angeles in partnership with Hardy Amies, Kent & Curwen, and Ted Baker. Along with Lewisohn, the evenings will feature additional distinguished speakers, and will focus on the Fab Four’s legacy through their music and films. That’s not all! Rock Paper Photo, the world's leading online destination for music and pop culture fine art photography, will showcase a selection of rare Beatles photos in select Bloomingdale’s including framed and unframed limited-edition prints featuring the work of several renowned photographers including Henry Grossman, Astrid Kirchherr and Trevor Bray, each of whom captured the Fab Four in their own fascinating light.
Bloomingdale’s has also teamed up with national tourism board VisitBritain on a first-of-its-kind partnership showcasing the best of England, Scotland, and Wales with four custom British travel packages. These one-of-a-kind, deluxe travel packages, on offer by go-today, were inspired by the iconic Great Britain landscapes in which Bloomingdale’s shot portions of their fall catalogs and will be available exclusively to Bloomingdale’s customers. Those who book their vacation on a Bloomingdale’s American Express card using promotion code “GREAT” will receive triple points on the final price of the trip (excluding tax).
In London and Liverpool, travelers will experience first-hand what inspired the British Invasion from Abbey Road to Penny Lane. From rolling green hills to tranquil coastlines with charming villages in between, a second travel package brings you to the very best of the English countryside. A Scotland package invites travelers to explore what makes the country so special from bustling city life in Edinburgh to Highlands heritage, including sampling a wee dram of whisky and exploring breathtaking castles. A fourth and final travel package offers travelers a bold outdoor experience in Wales where you’ll visit dramatic mountains and white sandy beaches, discovering castles and charming villages set against a stunning landscape. To learn more about these exclusive trips, or to book your adventure, visit bloomingdales.com/visitbritain or call 1-866-674-1847.
Through a unique partnership with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, Bloomingdale’s will share its love for British rock and pop culture through a custom “UK Rocks” station on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s industry-leading digital radio service, featuring hand-selected music from the UK. iHeartRadio.com will also feature video vignettes that capture the impact that Great Britain has had on fashion, music and pop culture via exclusive interviews with Alasdhair Willis of Hunter, Christopher Bailey of Burberry, singer/songwriter Emile Sandé, singer/songwriter Jake Bugg, John Varvatos, historian/author Mark Lewisohn, Ray Kelvin of Ted Baker, singer/songwriter Rita Ora, Sir Paul Smith of Paul Smith.
The partnership will culminate with intimate performances by Emile Sandé and Jake Bugg on October 10, and Rita Ora on Oct. 17 at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City, celebrating all things British.
Enter for your chance to be one of five lucky winners to be flown to NYC to attend your choice of one of the concerts, complete with a $500 Bloomingdale’s gift card, at bloomingdales.com/britsweeps from 8/28 – 9/25/13. Both concerts will also be streamed live at iHeartRadio.com and bloomingdales.com/ukrocks.
Join the Bloomingdale’s British celebration 24/7 at bloomingdales.com/brit to shop the across-the-pond exclusives and so much more. Inspired to take your own trip to Great Britain? A unique travel guide provides insider tips on where to go and who to see. Here you will also find a round-up of must-see video interviews from iHeartRadio as well as another special video interview with Wil Beedle of AllSaints, and be able to listen the “UK Rocks” station live.
For more details on the special launch events with VIP appearances at your local Bloomingdale’s visit bloomingdales.com/events and be sure to follow @bloomingdales on social media where you can join the conversation with #BloomiesLovesUK.
Bloomingdale's is America's only nationwide, full-line, upscale department store and a division of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M). It was founded in 1872 and currently operates 37 Bloomingdale’s stores and 13 Bloomingdale’s, The Outlet Stores in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, New Hampshire, California, and Texas. In addition, Bloomingdale's has an international presence with a location in Dubai. Be sure to follow @bloomingdales on social media, become a Loyallist, and for more information, or to shop any time, visit www.bloomingdales.com.
VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, is responsible for inspiring the world to explore Britain and for developing the UK’s visitor economy. Americans made 2.8 million visits to Britain in 2012 and spent $3.7 billion USD (£2.4 billion GBP). The US remains in the top spot in terms of market value for inbound tourism and is one of the top three most important markets in terms of visitor numbers. The VisitBritain/Bloomingdales partnership is part of Britain’s GREAT campaign, the UK Government’s largest-ever integrated international marketing campaign, driving inward investment and tourism to the UK. Created to maximize the economic benefits of London’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, it is showcasing the very best of the Britain - from business to sport to culture - across the globe. Visitors traveling to Britain can find out more information from visitbritain.us plus purchase money and time-saving local transport, sightseeing, attraction, theater and tour tickets from visitbritainshop.com/usa. Follow us on Twitter: @VisitBritain, Facebook: LoveUK, and Pinterest: pinterest.com/visitbritain. For hi-res images, HD b-roll and other press materials, please visit www.visitbritain.com/mediaroom.
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