International News - Bloomingdale's opens second New York store

Federated Department Stores opened its second Bloomingdale's department store in New York last week. Located in the city's downtown SoHo district, the 90,000 sq ft (8,360 sq m) renovated building, built in 1862, pays homage to the area's trend-conscious shoppers. It stocks 'younger, hipper' clothes than its uptown cousin, according to local press reports.

'The opportunity to extend our brand downtown is really exciting for us,' said Bloomingdale's chairman and chief executive Michael Gould.