Since 1826, Lord & Taylor has built a reputation for service, for quality, and most of all, for style. By creating a unique mix of the latest trends and the timeless classics, we have become the favorite store of generations of shoppers.
The windows of our flagship location on Fifth Avenue have been making an impact on the New York fashion scene for more than 90 years and that influence is only going to spread as we continually expand and improve lordandtaylor.com.
...a store of firsts
Lord & Taylor is not only at the forefront in fashion but we've also set significant trends in the retailing industry. We were the first retailer with the vision to move to Fifth Avenue – and the first to install an elevator. We were also the first to open a branch store, the first to develop the concept of offering personal shopping services and the first to create Christmas windows for pure delight rather than selling merchandise, a tradition that continues today.
And, perhaps our most significant first is that Lord & Taylor was the first store to have a woman as president. Dorothy Shaver was a visionary who made an impact on the emerging American fashion industry by showcasing the work of the American designers who truly shaped American style. Claire McCardle, Bonnie Cashin, Norell, Pauline Trigere, Luis Estevez and Vera Maxwell all made their debut in our Fifth Avenue windows.
...the way shopping should be
We think shopping should be an experience – and we're always looking for new ways to enhance that experience. We have added to our list of customer services, and we are continuing to bring you the designer names you want as well as enhancing our own exclusive lines. We've also made online shopping easier by editing our merchandise assortments with you in mind.
Our goal is simple – to make Lord & Taylor your favorite store.