See Vintage Images From Bergdorf Goodman’s 111 Year History

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Barbra Streisand.
Barbra Streisand. Photo: CBS Photo Archive

It’s been 111 years since tailors Edwin Goodman and Herman Bergdorf founded their eponymous luxury store in the Garment District. Now located in a grand stone building at former site of the Cornelius Vanderbilt mansion on 58th Street and Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman has been the site of many a flushed, feverish shopping spree over the past century, and continues to be one of the most dangerous places to bring a credit card after a boozy weekend brunch. The retailer will observe its anniversary with a documentary film, Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s, which features Karl Lagerfeld, Joan Rivers, and Michael Kors; a corresponding book has been written by Sara James Mnookin. See a first look at a timeline of the store’s history here, and click through our slideshow for vintage images of Barbra Streisand, Halston, and more.

Photo: Michael Evan/The New York Times/Redux

Modeling Dior on the main floor, 1962.

Photo: CBS Photo Archive

Barbra Streisand trying on furs while filming her My Name is Barbra TV special, 1965.

Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Women window shopping, 1942.

A vintage Chanel sketch.

A vintage Chanel sketch.

A vintage Dior sketch.

Photo: Ormond Gigli

Halston fitting a model, 1962.

Photo: Burt Glinn/Magnum Photos

Gown shopping for a Metropolitan Opera gala, 1951.

Photo: Natan Dvir/Polaris/Newscom

Bergdorf’s “Carnival of the Animals”–themed holiday windows, 2011.

Photo: Natan Dvir

Bergdorf ’s “Carnival of the Animals”–themed holiday windows, 2011.

Vintage Images From Bergdorf Goodman