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Founded in 1826 in Manhattan, Lord & Taylor is the nationâ��s oldest upscale, specialty department store chain, and remains one of the leading retailers in the industry after almost two centuries of service. Samuel Lord, an English immigrant, opened the first store with his wifeâ��s cousin, George Washington Taylor. Later, it became one of the first major stores on Fifth Avenue, and pioneered the New York tradition of featuring holiday themed window displays, as well as the first major department store to have a woman as president in 1946. Today, the Lord & Taylor chain operates 50 retail locations, as well as its website, LordandTaylor.com, where customers can shop for high-end designer fashions, jewelry, cosmetics and fragrance. The store carries popular brands including MICHAEL Michael Kors, COACH, Kate Spade, GUESS and many more. In-store shoppers can enjoy complimentary personal shopping services and restaurants at select locations.