A Review of Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s


If you’re looking for something fun and fashionable check out this neat documentary.  I’ve never been privy to the Bergdorf’s shopping experience, but never the less the film held my attention.

Apparently, Bergdorf Goodman is where it’s at for designers – their holy grail.  An array of fashion elite gives an upbeat commentary about the store throughout the film.  Michael Kors talks about getting discovered across the street and an employee shares his tale of the Christmas Eve night when John Lenon and Yoko Ono shopped till they dropped.

The documentary shows the process of how designers get bought by the stores fashion director, Linda Fargo, and Ally Hilfiger makes an appearance playing guinea pig with her line Nahm.  Wasn’t she on that MTV show Rich Girls?

To me the best thing about the film was the behind the scenes of how the window displays are created.  Putting all shopping aside just let me see those windows, especially at night.  Interestingly enough it’s not the fashion that inspires the window, but the window that inspires the fashion.

Then there’s Betty.  She’s the not so friendly personal shopper that everyone loves because of her not so friendliness. Now what do you think Betty and her co-workers make a year in sales/commissions?  Well, if I remember correctly their salaries can range from $450,000.00 – $500,000.00.  My first reaction was shock and my next was…..I need to get a job at Bergdorf’s.

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