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Barneys may have been the first to reopen after Hurricane Sandy yesterday, but today, almost all of the other major department stores have followed suit. As of now, everyone from Saks to Bloomingdale's are up and running; Lord & Taylor, on the other hand, remains closed on Fifth Avenue.
Keep in mind that most stores are probably operating with a much leaner staff, and there's bound to be some technical issues at checkout. For example, Bergdorf has already alerted its customers that the social media team is stuck at home, and that shoppers will need to redirect their customer service issues to a phone number. Consult our list after the jump for additional details.
Barneys: The Madison Avenue flagship actually opened yesterday, however, no one was answering the phones at the Soho, Chelsea, Brooklyn, and Upper West Side Co-ops. Update: The Brooklyn Co-op is open.
Bergdorf Goodman: Bergdorf announced via Twitter at 5:27am this morning that they're open today, but cautions that since the social media team is stuck at home, shoppers need to call for customer service.
Saks Fifth Avenue: Saks announced via Twitter at 4:48pm last night that its Fifth Avenue store would open at 11am today, and that all other locations would be open as well. Update: Saks just tweeted that they would be closing at 5pm today.
Macy's: It took a while for us to get someone on the phone at Macy's Herald Square this morning, but once we did, we learned that both the 34th Street and Downtown Brooklyn locations are operating under normal store hours.
Lord & Taylor: About an hour ago, Lord & Taylor announced via Facebook that its Fifth Avenue store will remain closed today.
Bloomingdale's: At 9:53pm last night, Bloomingdale's announced via Facebook that the 59th Street store would open at 10am today. They add that all other stores, including Soho, "will open late as they get power." As of last night, that was expected to be around 1pm, but we suggest calling before heading down there.
· Sandy Closing Report: Don't Even Think About Shopping Today [Racked NY]
· All Hurricane Sandy coverage [Racked NY]