What: Even the finest retailers out there have outlet stores, but not Bloomingdale’s. Well, until now apparently. The retailer is considering opening up outlet stores across the USA; it already has one for non-apparel items like furniture.
What They Say:
Bloomies didn’t comment on the rumor. While it would be a latecomer to the outlet game, it’s not a bad time to get into it. As other tenants vacate, more space is opening up in outlet malls, and they’re in general doing better than other retail.
What We Say: We wish we knew more details, and we wish this wasn’t just a rumor at the moment. With the recession, however, we don’t find it difficult to believe that Bloomingdale’s will soon venture into the outlet mall territory. Are your fingers crossed?