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  • October 26, 2022

The story has now become legend.

In 1967, when Ralph Lauren was just starting out, he talked the team at Bloomingdale’s into buying his fledgling line of wide men’s neckties. The relationship that began that day has persevered and today, the designer’s brand is one of the retailer’s top vendors.

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But that was just one of the menswear milestones the department store has racked up over the course of its storied 150-year history.

“The partnership with Ralph — from the introduction of the ties to the first shop in America — is the one that gets a

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