Popular culture goes on sale every day at Bloomingdale's. A subsidiary of retail giant Macy's, Bloomingdale's boasts more than 35 upscale department stores and home stores in about a dozen states. The company's flagship store at 59th and Lexington is a Manhattan institution and tourist attraction in its own right. It also operates about a dozen Bloomingdale's Outlet stores (measuring about 25,000 square feet) and bloomingdales.com. Overseas, Bloomingdale's operates under a lease agreement in Dubai. Founded in 1872 by brothers Lyman and Joseph Bloomingdale, the store rode the popularity of the hoop skirt to sales success and practically invented the department store concept at the dawn of the 20th Century.