Lord & Taylor



Lord & Taylor moved to Fifth Avenue and 39th Street
in 1914, and announced the opening of its new store
with a line drawing of the new facility.

The brown brick and limetone building reminiscent
of an Italian palazzo has remained a retail landmark
in New York to this day.

Though its home is stately and traditional in design,
Lord & Taylor was also a pioneer in the development
of suburban branches with a chic, modern atmosphere.
Lord & Taylor's fashion illustrators frequently sketched
the store for advertisements.

Lord & Taylor
424 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10018

WIsconsin 7-3300


Street Floor
Fine Jewelry • Jewelry • Watches • Leather Goods • Gloves • Handbags • Scarves • Hat Bar • Belts • Hosiery • Cosmetics • Stationery • Bar Accessories • Notions • Les Must de Cartier • Street Floor Sportswear • Street Floor Blouses • Street Floor Sweaters
The Man’s Shop Sweaters • Belts • Loungewear • Dress Shirts • Ties • Pajamas • Shirts • Accessories • Hosiery

Street Floor Balcony
Beauty Salon

Second Floor
Second Floor Sportswear • Second Floor Dresses • The Woman’s Shop • Career Shop • Town Shop • Spectator Dress Shop • Second Floor Evening Shop • Second Floor Coat Shop • Petite Collections • Butte Knit Collections • (Supermarket)

Third Floor
Sports Dresses • Designer Coats • The Salon • Evening Collections • 54 Shop • Calvin Klein Shop • Fur Salon • Bridal Shop • Importique • Designer Jeans • Contempora • (Glamour & Glitter)

Fourth Floor
Manhattan Shop • Negligees • The Tea House • Loungewear • Shape Shop • Lingerie • The Body Bar • At Home by Design • Career Shoes • Designer Shoe Collections • Etienne Aigner • Casual Shoes • (Scents of Christmas)

Fifth Floor
Sports Separates • Fifth Floor Blouse Shop • Sweaters • Designer Sportswear • North and South Shop • Sports Coats • Country Clothes Shop • Ralph Lauren Shop • Evan-Picone • Design V Shoes • Esprit • The Bird Cage Restaurant • (Country Christmas)

Sixth Floor
Young New Yorker Shoes • Dresses • Sportswear • Accessories • Intimate Apparel • Pizazz • Young New Yorker Hairworks • Intermission Restaurant

Seventh Floor
Young People’s Floor Boy’s Shop • Boys 4-7 Shop • Girl’s Shop • Girl’s 3-6X Shop • Flair • Toddlers’ Shop • Infants’ Shop • Layette • Children’s Accessories • Shoes • Toy Shop • Luggage Shop • (Teddy Bear Shop)

Eighth Floor
Furniture Galleries • Sleep Shop • Rug Bazaar • Far East Gallery • Lord & Taylor Design Studio • Lord & Taylor Gallery • Now & Then Shop

Ninth Floor
The Gift Shop • China • Silver • Glassware • Lamp Shop • Linens • Bath Shop • Household Bazaar • Americana Shop • The Closet Shop • (Christmas Bazaar)

Tenth Floor
The Man’s Shop
Sportswear • Clothing • Shoes & Hats • Robes & Loungewear • College-Alumni Shop • Designer Jeans • Luggage • The Soup Bar





Street Floor
Fine Jewelry • Jewelry • Watches • Leather Goods • Gloves • Handbags • Scarves • Hat Bar • Belts • Hosiery • Cosmetics • Stationery • Notions • Les Must de Cartier • Street Floor Sportswear • Street Floor Blouses • Street Floor Sweaters
The Man’s Shop Sweaters • Belts • Loungewear • Dress Shirts • Ties • Pajamas • Shirts • Accessories • Hosiery • Robes & Loungewear


Mezzanine
The Man’s Shop Sportswear • Clothing • Shoes & Hats • College-Alumni Shop • Designer Jeans

Second Floor
Second Floor Sportswear • Second Floor Dresses • The Woman’s Shop • Career Shop • Town Shop • Spectator Dress Shop • Second Floor Evening Shop • Second Floor Coat Shop • Petite Collections • Butte Knit Collections  • Career Shoes • Designer Shoe Collections • Etienne Aigner • Casual Shoes

Third Floor
Sports Dresses • Designer Coats • Esprit • The Salon • Evening Collections • 54 Shop • Calvin Klein Shop • Fur Salon • Bridal Shop • Importique • Designer Jeans • Contempora • Manhattan Shop

Fourth Floor
Sports Separates • Fifth Floor Blouse Shop • Sweaters • Designer Sportswear • North and South Shop • Sports Coats • Country Clothes Shop • Ralph Lauren Shop

Fifth Floor
Young New Yorker Shoes • Dresses • Sportswear • Accessories • Intimate Apparel • Pizazz • Beauty Salon

Sixth Floor
Negligees • The Tea House • Loungewear • Shape Shop • Lingerie • The Body Bar • At Home by Design • Luggage
Young People’s Shop Boy’s Shop • Boys 4-7 Shop • Girl’s Shop • Girl’s 3-6X Shop • Flair • Toddlers’ Shop • Infants’ Shop • Layette • Children’s Accessories • Shoes • Toy Shop • Luggage Shop • (Teddy Bear Shop)

Seventh Floor
The Gift Shop • Bar Accessories • China • Silver • Glassware • Lamp Shop • Linens • Bath Shop • Household Bazaar • Americana Shop • The Closet Shop • Rug Bazaar • Far East Gallery • Now & Then Shop • (Christmas Bazaar)







Manhasset
Miracle Mile
Northern Blvd. at Shelter Rock Rd.
May, 1941
56,000 s.f.
The Bird Cage

Scarsdale
750 White Plains Road
February, 1948
135,000 s.f.
The Bird Cage

Millburn, NJ
Millburn & Wyoming Avenues
February, 1949
82,000 s.f.
The Bird Cage



West Hartford, CT
Bishop's Corner
February, 1953
120,000 s.f.
The Bird Cage

Bala Cynwyd, PA
Bala-Cynwyd Shopping Center
City Line & Belmont Ave.
February, 1955
120,000 s.f.
The Bird Cage

Garden City
1200 Franklin Ave.
February, 1956
154,000 s.f.
The Bird Cage

Chevy Chase, DC
5255 Western Ave.
September, 1959
135,000 s.f.
The Bird Cage


Jenkintown, PA
332 Old York Road
April, 1964
150,000 s.f.
The Bird Cage


Falls Church, VA
at Seven Corners
October, 1965
155,000 s.f.
The Bird Cage


Ridgewood-Paramus, NJ
East Ridgewood Avenue
1967
155,000 s.f.
The Birdcage


Boston, MA
Prudential Center
1968
125,000 s.f.
The Birdcage


Stamford, CT
110 High Ridge Road
1969
155,000 s.f.
The Birdcage

Atlanta, GA
Phipps Plaza
1969
121,000 s.f.


Oakbrook Center (1973)
Oak Brook, IL
102,000 s.f.

Woodfield Mall (1973)
Schaumburg, IL
124,000 s.f.

Hawthorn Center (1974)
Vernon Hills, IL
116,000 s.f.

Dallas, TX (1974)
NorthPark
135,000 s.f.

Houston, TX
The Galleria
October, 1974
135,000 s.f.

Fox Valley Mall (1974)
Aurora, IL
116,000 s.f.

Water Tower Place
845 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
140,000 s.f.

White Flint, MD (1976)
118,000 s.f.

Fairlane Town Center
Dearborn, MI
March, 1978
122,000 s.f.
The Bird Cage

Lakeside Mall
Sterling Heights, MI
March, 1978
122,000 s.f.
The Bird Cage

Twelve Oaks Mall
Novi, MI
March 1978
122,000 s.f.
The Bird Cage

South Shore Plaza
Braintree, MA
1978

Burlington Mall
Burlington MA
1978
118,000 s.f.

Greenspoint Mall
Houston, TX
1979



Coming in due course.


38 comments:

  1. In addition to the Lord and Taylor in NorthPark Center in Dallas there were a couple of other locations in that market. One was in Prestonwood Town Center. Once this mall was on a decline and finally closed the Lord and Taylor and the Neiman Marcus stayed open for a few years basically freestanding. Then when plans to open a new mall a few miles north in Plano both of those stores relocated to that mall...The Shops at Willowbend. This mall opened at a very bad time around 9/11 and has not been that successful since. The Lord and Taylor in this mall was a new rollout of stores for them and was a beautiful store. Sadly it closed just after a very short period of time and the building has now been torn down to build a new Crate and Barrel. This mall is on a bit of an incline at this point. As well, there was a Lord and Taylor in Collin Creek Mall in Plano, TX which later turned into a Mervyns and now an entertainment type place. Also, in Houston, TX there was a L&T at Memorial City Mall which has now been torn down.

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  2. Lord and Taylor has locations at garden state plaza in paramus nj and palisades center mall in west nyack n.y.

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  3. Lord and Taylor has not only had a miraculous turn around but has become a beacon for many a retailers of what can happen when there is commitment and merchants running a chain. My favorite store has gotten better. The truest gem of all retailers out there to date.

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  4. Is this any relation to Taylor-May Co.? I remember a Taylor's in Southgate Shopping Center in Maple Heights, Ohio (suburb of Cleveland) in the late 50's/early 60's, with a huge, lighted, cursive "Taylor's" sign. It was a great store! Lamented and long-gone.

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  5. The store is not related; Taylor's of Cleveland was absorbed by the May Company, which assumed their Southgate location. Other store(s)were closed.

    BAK

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  6. Lord & Taylor in Manhasset (the first suburban Dept store) was rather run down by teh 1970's BUT still had great goods and the best service (every sales person had a book and a register was not used). The best sales people were Mr. Campo and Lee Mr. Leonard (I believe) was the store manager.....I knew the store was ruined when May took over and you couldn;t get a gift box with the rose on the men;s level (but Mr. Leonard to the rescue).

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  7. The Lord & Taylor in West Hartford (Bishop's Corner) was closed years ago and the operation was moved to the West Farms Mall.

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  8. since May was taken over by Macy's and then sold the Lord & Taylor devision, ... L & T has begun a come back...they have been doing a great job of upgrading themselves. They just recently remodeled the 5th avenue store and re-opened their home store. It is all upgraded and modern..with a concept design. They sell the top names in domestic products (read sheets and towels - almost all either CK or RL). They have also just annnounced a major expansion of their original suburban store (and still one of their most profitable stores) in Manhasset. The addition will house more fashion plus the home store. Its it good to see this...if only they would return to the days of fine service. Some stores even have a Sarah Beth's Restaurant! Now if they would only bring back the solid rose gift box!

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  9. Sarah Beth's may not be the best addition to L&T. It is overpriced, the service is rather rude, and the food is only so-so. Why they need two in the NYC store is a mystery. The original restaurant (Bird Cage I believe) was always a good quick meal. It was replaced with American Cafe (or something like that). Department store food is not always that special.

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  10. All of my family's Christmas ornaments are kept in Lord and Taylor red rose boxes (real boxes). They have lasted for years!

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  11. Lord & Taylor is making a come back.. it gets better every day. It will never have the service of the past, but it has upgraded its quality in the kast few years, soon it will be up to the quality standards of the past.

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  12. Do not forget the suburban Lord & Taylor stores currently at Walt Whitman Mall in South Huntington, and the store at South Shore Mall in Bay Shore, both on Long Island, NY. L&T has now been taken-over by the American businessman who bought The Bay in Canada, and sadly is not nearly as good a store as it was back in the mid 2000's. However, it remains my favorite department store. Lord & Taylor plans to open stores in Canada!

    JMF

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  13. There are Lord & Taylor stores at Walt Whitman Mall in South Huntington and at South Shore Mall in Bay Shore, both on Long Island, NY. It is my favorite store, but is not nearly as good as it last was in 2005 and before. L&T is currently owned by an American businessman who took-over The Bay in Canada, and plan to open stores up there.

    JMF

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  14. when will the L&T in Manhasset, NY finish its expansion and renovation? Aren't they adding a Home Store? Any details??

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  15. I was in the flagship NYC store last week. I purchased a baby gift..asked for a box and was given a box too small. I asked for a larger box and you would have thought I was robbing the store.
    No service, stupidity, and where are those beatiful red rose boxes. What a shame, I think they have lost a customer.

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  16. so...what's the dealio with new orleans,what happened to the super dome location?

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  17. The two-level Lord & Taylor opened at Westfarms in 1982 apart of an expanded wing. I believe they haven't changed a thing in that atrium (mirrored polls, stone planters out front mall entrance). The scheme to move into the glorious Westfarms was an obvious move from the 50's Bishop Corner location. Other later locations include Danbury Fair (late 80s) and Trumbull Shopping Park (now Westfield Trumbull).

    Westfarms picture in 2007: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10073060@N00/607936820/

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  18. The New Orleans Centre L&T closed about the time I started high school in the mid 90s and eventually became a health clinic. The rest of the mall closed after Katrina, with the Macy's moving to Lakeview. The NOC facade and parking lot were torn down and were rebuilt as Champions Square, with Dominion Tower, the building it was located in, now renamed "Benson Tower." I know, gag me...

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  19. I have a vintage red rose box, it's small is it worth anything.

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  20. What was Lord and Taylor back in the 50s and 60s comparable to? Nordstrom? Bloomingdale's? What could be done to bring that atmosphere back? Reintroduce Chanel, Balenciaga, and other exotic brands they used to carry? Something different. Expand and renovate stores and add restaurants?

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  21. Lord & Taylor had terrific advertising in the 1970's (my decade of interest in fashion advertising history). Most of the ads I have in my collection are from L&T; they were so beautifully drawn and understated. Simplistic yet elegant.

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  22. I worked in the charge/cash office and as a plug-board telephone operator at the Scarsdale L&T in the 80's. I was there when they changed from sale pads to cash registers, when they replaced the old plug switchboard with a state-of-the-art (at the time) new one, and when the Bird Cage became the American Cafe after a store-wide renovation. It was a fun part time job in my 20's, and I met some life-long friends and my husband there too, so I've got good memories.

    Also, there is a L&T in Lawrenceville NJ, at the Quakerbridge Mall that I don't see listed here.

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  23. Also, L&T changed the boxes when I was there as well, from the sturdy beautiful rose boxes to flimsy ones that we had to give to the customers flat so they could fold it into a box themselves. Those rose boxes were like gold - we were always told to never give out more than was needed, and people always asked for extras. Customers had a FIT over the new boxes at the time. Needless to say it didn't go over well!

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  24. What to make of the current L&T on Fifth Avenue, NYC? Give it A+ for effort.. their remodel is GREAT! Their fine jewelry has it's own enterance and nice ambiance. Atlas, the merchandise.... compariable to Macy's... enough said?
    Again, the remodel is GREAT @ Fifth Avenue NYC. Unfortunately the merchandise fails to impress for Fifth Avenue. Can't say about service as I left without making a purchase. L&T you are improved but a ways to go. Good Luck!

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  25. I have beautiful vintage clothing from Lord & Taylor do they take it back at any time for exhibit in their museum.

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  26. Was there ever a designer named:
    Russel Taylor. I have a beautiful vintage coat with that label on it.

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  27. The downtown, freestanding Lord & Taylor store in Westfield, NJ (built for Hahne & Company in 1963) is great.

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  28. When I was younger, I remember shopping at the Lord & Taylor in Jenkintown, PA and Bala Cynwyd PA. The Jenkintown branch closed as soon as L & T was taken over by The May Co. For a few years, I think that it as operated as a L & T clearance center. The Bala Cynwyd location remains open today - - - but the last time that I was there, about one half of the store was closed off, and it appeared as the store going through some sort of construction. The size of the store appeared much smaller that it used to be. Anyone been there lately?

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  29. During the late 1990's, a Lord & Taylor store was opened in downtown Pittsburgh. It was a beautiful store - - but the merchandise was exactly the same as that of next door neighbor Kaufmann's - - another division also owned by The May Company. I remember Lord & Taylor had very little bridge to better fashions at this location, making this store feel like another branch of Kaufmann's. It closed after just a few years. I visited Lord & Taylor just a few months ago in King of Prussia and was absolutely stunned by the change. It seemed like a completely different store. The upgraded merchandise and visual presentation made it look and fee like I was in Nordstrom. The dowdy atmosphere was gone - all I can say is that this change is a positive one. For any L & T employees reading this, WAY TO GO. You have completely turned this franchise around.

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  30. Just to add a note about the Westfield store, this always busy and prosperous location was the savior of Hahne & Company in the 1970's.
    This location carried Hahne's during some difficult years when their mall locations had not yet developed a following and the loss of revenue at downtown Newark continued to mount. The ADG Annual Report of 1978 spotlighted this location as not only important to Hahne's, but to ADG as well.

    Ken

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  31. My mom keeps her decoupage art supplies in these old red rose boxes....still in great condition. She also has some red foil boxes that pre-date the rose box....they are holding up 60 years later! Nothing like those boxes exit today.

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  32. HI! Looking for information about antique furniture that was sold at Lord & Taylor. Can't find anthing on the internet!

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  33. When I was in high school and college, I'd always shop at the Lord & Taylor in Jenkintown. It was such an elegant store, very modern with an open design plan. They had a furniture department on the second floor near the Bird Cage Restaurant. I still have an Italian gold mirror that my family bought in the 70's. Their furniture department did not have the selection of other stores but they had very high quality items. Those 'rose' boxes as well as the brown boxes they used for men's clothing still hold Christmas ornaments and other items 40 years later! It's a shame they went through that truly awful period with that terrible May Co. I remember shopping a few days before Christmas at the Bala Cynwyd store in the late 80s and they were already taking down Christmas decorations.

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  34. Lloyd and Taylor was the only clothing store i shopped at in Houston, when the store closed i was devastated, and in tears, it was a while before i shopped agin, but still there is no store like L&T. I wish they would come back.

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  35. My Mom kept all her Lord and Taylor Shopping bags and we just put them on ebay. They are truly a work of art.

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  36. The Lord & Taylor store in Stamford, CT has been recently listed on the Connecticut State Register of Historic Places for its Modernistic architecture. It was designed by Andrew Geller, in 1969. By doing this, it has slowed the process of demolition to erect a shopping mall on the site! This building is beautiful ! Thank God for small miracles.

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  37. I miss the Lord & Taylor at the Water Tower Place on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

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  38. There are several new Lord&Taylor stores that have been built within the past five years. One of the funkiest is Ridge Hill L&T in Yonkers, NY, designed by architect Giorgio Borruso, who's done stores all over the world. This is more of "boutique" style L&T that caters to a younger crowd. Here's a photo of the front:
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CRoyNqbKjL8/Uiu7sLhntsI/AAAAAAAAKcw/avEjlnlw94s/s1600/Picture+20.png

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