Lord & Taylor
Tracing its roots back to the 1826 partnership of Samuel Lord and George Washington Taylor on the Lower East Side—and now with 46 stores in nine states and the District of Columbia—the upscale specialty department store Lord & Taylor remains one of New York City’s longest surviving businesses.
The oldest department store in America, they’ve built a reputation for attentive customer service and high-quality merchandise focused on apparel and accessories. Generations of families have shopped year-round at this, their flagship store, established in 1914, attracted by their focus on the quintessential American look and talented American designers, offering a vast selection of sportswear in all sizes, reasonably priced, and particularly fine high-quality, moderately priced shoes and accessories. But while loyal to their traditional customers, the grand store also accommodates the younger, more modern, hipper shopper as well.