From the archives: Bloomingdale's in 1976!

In 1976, Morley Safer turned his eye on Saturdays at "Bloomie's." It was THE thing to do on Manhattan weekends in the 70s

In honor of spring, we dove into the 60 Minutes archives and came up with this treasure: In 1976, Morley Safer paid a Saturday visit to the famed New York City department store Bloomingdale's. Regulars called it "Bloomie's," and on any given Saturday, 60,000 people flocked to be a part of the scene. It was evidently THE thing to do on a Manhattan weekend, so much that Bloomingdale's merchandised the idea in a special department called Saturday's Generation.

As you'll see in this Rewind for 60 Minutes Overtime, you don't have to be young to be part of Saturday's Generation. A good part of the Saturday crowd came just to have the demonstration make-up applied for a possibly "heavy" date later on. If not, you could fantasize Mister Right was right there in the store, and who knows-- maybe you'd meet him before closing time.

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