Owned by Macy's Inc., Bloomingdales is an American upscale chain of departments stores first founded in 1861. Joseph and Lyman G. Bloomingdale started selling hoop-skirts on Manhattan's Lower East Side, paving the way for what would soon become one of the fashion industry's most well-known names. More than just a store, Bloomingdales offers cutting-edge fashion and exclusive merchandise from some of the most illustrious designers. C By Bloomingdales accessories form a coveted collection from the department store's cashmere diffusion line. Travel wraps, gloves, hats and scarves are crafted from supple fabrics for a luxury touch of comfort.