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Your local bodega might still be open, but thanks to Hurricane Sandy, any major New York store with a corporate office is likely to be shuttered today. Department stores have been particularly diligent about keeping their customers updated, especially compared with grocery chains and big box stores. Call it a convenient side effect of fashion's obsession with social media—it's practically impossible to figure out whether Target is still open in Harlem, and yet Bergdorf is busy retweeting updates from ConEd. Below is a quick round-up of major closings. Got updates? Let us know in the comments.
Bergdorf Goodman: Announced via Twitter at 3:28 yesterday that the Fifth Avenue store will be closed today, although you can still shop online ("because fashion waits for no storm.")
Saks Fifth Avenue: Announced via Twitter at 7:22pm last night that the New York store—along with Bergen, Walt Whitman, Stamford, Greenwich, and Short Hills—will be closed today.
Macy's: Announced a massive list of Monday closings, including in New York City, via Facebook at 3:33 pm yesterday.
Lord & Taylor: Announced via Facebook 19 hours ago that the Fifth Avenue store would be closed today.
Bloomingdale's: Announced via Facebook 18 hours ago that many stores, including the Soho and 59th Street locations, will be closed today.
Barneys: As of 6:29pm last night, they tweeted that they weren't closing the store. But when we called the flagship just now, we got a security guard who said that of course the store was shuttered in a tone that suggested he'd been getting crazy phone calls all day. (He assured us he was safe in the lower levels of the store.)
Target: The Brooklyn store has a voice message announced they're closed. As of now, the East River Harlem location hasn't issued any updates that we've been able to find, and the most recent update on the official Target Facebook page follows a day in the life of Bullseye the dog.
Trader Joe's: The chain has no official Twitter or Facebook, and nobody's answering the phone at any of the four locations—Brooklyn, the Upper West Side, Chelsea, or Union Square. The unofficial @TraderJoe'sBK Twitter account did announce yesterday that they'd close at 5pm, but hasn't issued a follow-up.