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Bloomingdale’s Pride for All Pop-Up Shop Launch Kicks off Pride Season
Bloomindale's, with the help of Out editor in chief Phillip Picardi, helped ring in World Pride this month, with its latest iteration of The Carousel, a rotating pop-up shop.
Picardi curated products capturing the spirit and history of Pride, that go along with a series of in-store experiences. They include items from size-inclusive swimwear line Chromat, hand-painted leather jackets by Patrick Church, and pieces by the Phluid Project, a t-shirt collection for gender nonconforming people. The shop also features exclusive Housing Works x Opening Ceremony t-shirts that feature logos from some of the most iconic gay nightlife institutions including Uncle Charlie's Downtown, Meow Mix Bar, Paradise Garage and The Saint.
"Bloomingdale's is using its influence in the fashion industry to spotlight up-and-coming queer design talent, like Patrick Church or Chromat. I hope there will be something for shoppers to discover not just for Pride, but for all year round," Picardi said. The company has made donations in the past and worked with several HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ organizations including God's Love We Deliver, the Human Rights Campaign, ACRIA, and The Gay Men's Health Crisis.
Shown at left: Kevin Harter, Nicole Cokley, Phillip Picardi, Jodie Patterson and Patricia Herrera Lansing