Bloomingdale’s to Sell TCM Wares


Federated Department Stores Inc.’s Bloomingdale’s will sell a line of upscale movie-themed giftware for the holiday season following a deal with Turner Classic Movies, announced Wednesday.

The line -- including coffee mugs, glassware, a cocktail serving tray, dessert and canape plates, coasters and pocket mirrors, all designed with classic-movie photo images and famous phrases -- will be carried in all Bloomingdale’s stores beginning Nov. 9 in New York and the following week elsewhere.

The giftware will also be available nationwide through the department store’s holiday catalog, which will be released Dec. 3.

Bloomingdale’s operates 36 stores in New York, New Jersey, Nevada, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Minnesota, Florida, California and Georgia.

“We wanted to find a compatible retail brand that could share our enthusiasm for classic-movie glamour mixed with a sense of humor," TCM senior vice president for marketing and enterprises Katherine Evans said in a prepared statement.

“We’re very excited about working with Bloomingdale's, and the Bloomingdale's holiday-catalog theme, ‘Imagine,’ is a terrific fit for movie-themed gift-giving,” she added.