So I sorta screwed this one up. Apparently Ciara (at left in the unbelievable dress), Denise Richards, Mayor Bloomberg, and Jessica Szohr were in attendance at last night’s Lord & Taylor “The Ultimate Face-Lift” event toasting the completion of the store’s considerable (and impressive) renovations, but I was running late and ended up missing them. Which is really too bad, because I would have liked to congratulate Ms. Szohr on the very excellent Piranha 3D (not kidding). Ah, well.
I did, however, get to wander around the store with my mom drinking champagne, getting Swarovski crystal tattoos, and looking at clothing, so, you know…good times anyway. At left, that’s me making a champagne-inspired (and yet, I think, quite awesome) purchase of a Calvin Klein sweaterdress for just $36 (special thanks to the super nice dressing room attendant who went running around the floor to find a coupon to get me an extra few dollars off).
Lord & Taylor is seemingly in the midst of not only physical renovations, but also a massive image overhaul: they’re sort of known as an old-school store, but they’re clearly working on updating their look and feel. As far as I can see, it’s been pretty wildly successful, at least if you gauge “success” by the fact that the place is now on my list of go-to shopping destinations.