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Peek Inside Glendale Galleria's Glorious New Bloomingdale's

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As mentioned yesterday, the (formerly) sorely outdated Glendale Galleria is gearing up for its major comeback with a slew of grand opening haps this weekend, including the unveiling of its long-awaited new Bloomingdale's. Yesterday, we scored a sneak peek of the department store's very holiday-ready 115,000-square-foot space, which, despite its modest size compared to Bloomie's standards (at 335K square feet, SF's store is the Cali's largest), still manages to pack a massive punch.

Boasting metallic mannequins, super-high ceilings and industrial accents, the new Glendale location offers "a little bit more bling and a lot more jazz" than the NYC-based chain's other stores, says Jack Hruska, executive VP of creative services. And on top of taking over Mervyn's old digs, the retailer also snapped up some of the Galleria's own real estate to extend their fashionable footprint.

Scroll through the gallery to see inside the store—including their seriously innovative dressing room technology—before the ceremonial ribbons are officially cut this Friday at 10am.

Can't wait until Friday and got the dough to give up for a good cause? From 6pm to 9pm tonight, Bloomie's is partnering with VH1's Save the Music Foundation for a fancy cocktail gala featuring tasty bites prepped by Wolfgang Puck, plenty of sips and of course, charity-minded shopping—100% of ticket proceeds and 10% of retail sales will benefit the non profit. In addition, guests will enjoy live performances by Brit singer Cher Lloyd, upright bassist Miles Mosley and DJ Samantha Ronson.

To score tickets for tonight's stylish soiree, go online here or shoot an email to
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