From eyelash extensions to a ride on a slide —department stores rethink what it means to have it all

The Neiman Marcus location at The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards offers a performance space that can accommodate up to 100 people, space for cooking classes, beauty services including eyelash extensions, and museum-quality pieces of art.

There’s also high-end clothes, shoes and beauty products to buy, but the store isn’t simply wall-to-wall merchandise. It’s a refreshed take on the department store, which may be just the thing that will get people back in these large retail emporiums.

As with all parts of the retail sector, department stores have felt the pinch caused by the shift to e-commerce and the growing preference for experiences over “stuff.

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