by Michael Macko



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Kevin Harter

In an industry filled with nice guys, Kevin Harter is one of the nicest. He’s Bloomingdale’s VP for fashion direction, fashion office-home & men’s and has been with the company for 25 years. He’s also a husband and dad of twin boys and serves on the board of Housing Works. We take a look inside his glass walled office on Third Avenue and see how Kevin Harter works.

1. SURFBOARD “This surfboard was in our 59th Street store windows as part of a benefit for Surfers Healing. I loved the design and wanted to support the cause so I bought it. Bloomingdale’s is currently gearing up to open its first Hawaii location in November 2015 so all things surf-related are top of mind.”

2. ROLODEX “I know these are old school and obviously I keep my contacts electronically, but I’ve had my Rolodexes since the beginning of my career and they hold so much history. I will never get rid of them.”

3. TOM FORD SKETCH “I am very fortunate to have worked with the legendary Kal Ruttenstein. When he received the Eleanor Lambert CFDA Award in 2002 Tom Ford, then at Gucci, designed his tuxedo for the ceremony. I have a box that contains all the sketches from the design process. I love having a reminder of Kal in my office.”

3. JONATHON LEWIS PRINT “Bloomingdale’s did a book signing for artist Jonathan Lewis’ coffee table book, ‘The End.’ This is a reproduced print of one of my favorite images in the book.”

4. PHOTOS “I’m lucky to have worked with so many designers, personalities and athletes throughout my career at Bloomingdale’s. However the most important photos are of my husband and two sons, Jake and Alexander.”

5. BLOOMINGDALE’S CUBE “I’ve worked at Bloomingdale’s for 25 years and this cube, which says ‘Like No Other Store In The World,’ our company motto, keeps me focused on our vision.”

6. ORANGE PORTFOLIO “I have a slight obsession with finely constructed portfolios. I found this orange one in a little store in Florence while in town for Pitti Uomo—it’s the current one in rotation and I’m really into the color.”