On a bright, breezy Wednesday in May, I travelled by the F train to 57th Street, on my way to Bergdorf Goodman, the elegant bastion of luxurious chic on New York's 5th Avenue. The occasion was the opening of Linda's, a shop created and curated by Linda Fargo, head buyer and senior vice president, fashion and store presentation of Bergdorf's.
The shop, on Bergdorf's 4th Floor, is a bon-bon box of edgy, colorful clothes and accessories, reflecting Linda's taste in downtown, uptown and every thing in between with a little bit of outrageous thrown in for good measure.
A mannequin styled as Linda.
I was fortunate that Linda was in the shop while I
was there. She can't be missed in her signature silver bob
and red lip stick.
Linda's has the exuberance of an African bazaar.
The Matisse-like colors and patterns on the fur coat
An expansive beach hat by Lola.
A frock both prim and unique
with it's flouncy cape.
A tableau of jazzy colors
The shop is a jumble of color in
the midst of its refined neighbors on the 4th floor.
Aprons for kids.
Fun sandals with Linda faces.
Stars and hearts and red lipstick.
The dressing rooms are wallpapered with
invitations that Linda has received for runway shows.
This fancy dress is shown with a woven
bag from Africa that you could find
at a street fair.
But don't expect bargains here.
The prices are strictly Bergdorfs.
Here is the back of a rain coat hand-painted by
artist and filmmaker, Suzan Pitt.
It is held aloft for me to photograph by Linda.
I believe it was sold shortly thereafter.