Bloomingdale's Ups Home Fashion Profile
March 10, 2008,
Bloomingdale's is expanding its efforts to establish its home furnishings business as a fashion-forward authority.
Until now, "We haven't been as aggressive in making our fashion statement in home," he said, although the home departments have been undergoing a dramatic change in merchandise mix and presentation over the last year or so.
The new "bHome" was mailed concurrently with the store's semi-annual fashion book – "HOT" – that is distributed in March and September.
"It's all about color and florals," Laneve noted. "We're getting animation and excitement in lockstep with the fashion statement in ready-to-wear."
"There are a lot of new beds and furniture, and we're the launch store for exclusives and debuts in tabletop," Laneve added. New merchandise will be featured every month and the store will hold a series of special events for home.