The Cafe at Bloomingdales, SoHo

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Last week, Bloomingdales, the grand, old New York City department store, went downtown–way downtown–to lower Broadway in SoHo, where it opened a second Manhattan store in a cast-iron, loft-style building. The decor of the new retail-fashion palace is a mix of Bloomingdales’s dependable uptown restraint and high-style downtown chic. One of the new store’s two cafes, pictured here, exemplifies the style. Note the design patterns on the wall.

Ivan Corsa Photo