Some things are just too good to last. On January 15th Robert Burke will leave Bergdorf Goodman to start his own luxury consulting company. Good for Robert! BAD FOR ME! Jim Gold was quoted in WWD saying that “Robert’s primary focus was helping to position the store from a fashion standpoint, in terms of vendor assortment, fashion in the windows, the advertising, the Bergdorf Goodman Magazine and on the mannequins.” THAT WAS ALL THE BEST STUFF!!!
I hope I’m wrong but it will be tough enough to replace Michael Bastian ,the recently departed BG Mens Fashion Director, but to also replace both Michael and Robert will be nearly impossible. I know it seems like I’m over exaggerating but I’ve lived in New York for 16 years and Bergdorf has only been truly relevant since Robert overhauled the fashion direction of the store.
Even The BG Magazine often had better editorial than most “true” fashion magazines.
Bergdorf will be Roberts first client but isn’t that like Michael Jordan playing for the Wizards, it is close but not the same.
What do you think?
Will this make a difference at Bergdorf?