Joseph and Lyman G. Bloomingdale started selling hoop-skirts on Manhattan's Lower East Side paving the way for what would soon become 'Bloomingdales, one of the fashion industry's most well-known names. Owned by Macy's Inc., the company is an American upscale chain of departments stores first founded in 1861. More than just a store, Bloomingdales offers cutting-edge fashion and exclusive merchandise from some of the most illustrious designers. Forming part of the store's popular diffusion line, C by Bloomingdales knitwear is supple and comforting for cooler months. Feminine cardigans, sweaters and sweaters are based in a striking color palette and provide go-to, timeless staples.