Bergdorf ready for store wars

As online sales force department stores in New York to shut down one by one, those still standing are in a high-stakes battle to grab stranded customers

Goodman's (above), the new bar in the Bergdorf Goodman men's store in New York, will have its own app and martini makers. The store's move to attract more shoppers is driven by its president Darcy Penick.
Goodman's (above), the new bar in the Bergdorf Goodman men's store in New York, will have its own app and martini makers. The store's move to attract more shoppers is driven by its president Darcy Penick.PHOTOS: NYTIMES
Goodman's, the new bar in the Bergdorf Goodman men's store in New York, will have its own app and martini makers. The store's move to attract more shoppers is driven by its president Darcy Penick (above).
Goodman's, the new bar in the Bergdorf Goodman men's store in New York, will have its own app and martini makers. The store's move to attract more shoppers is driven by its president Darcy Penick (above).

NEW YORK • The bankruptcy and liquidation of Barneys New York, the cutting-edge department store that was critical to the career starts of many designers and adored by a set of young, fashionable Manhattanites, has spurred hand-wringing throughout the shopping world.

It has also unleashed a wave of high-stakes competition in Manhattan.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 16, 2019, with the headline 'Bergdorf ready for store wars'. Subscribe