By Rachel Felder
September 19, 2012

The woman who gives Bergdorf Goodman its distinctive flair shares her on-the-road routine.

“If I don’t look right, then I just don’t feel right,” says Linda Fargo, senior vice president of women’s fashion, store design, and presentation at New York City’s iconic department store. Which is why she packs more than she needs for her jaunts to European runway shows and vacations on the Italian Riviera. One tip: she packs clothes on hangers in plastic dry-cleaning bags inside her large T. Anthonycase. “Almost nothing gets wrinkled,” she swears.

Her go-to ensemble includes J Brand Maverick skinny jeans ($268), a black stretch-wool blazer from the Row ($1,150), and an extra-roomy purse—the one she’s holding is by VBH ($3,750). And contrary to what you might expect, Fargo rarely comes home with personal acquisitions. As she puts it, “I’m so shopped out, I don’t really buy a lot.”

“I love leopard. It’s a bit of a uniform for me. This Chloé coat is great,” she says.

Fargo packs T. Anthony luggage (from $695), checking one bag and carrying the other on board.

Inside this Goyard tote (designed for Bergdorf’s 111th anniversary) Fargo carries her essentials: red lipstick from YSL, Natura Bissé eye cream, and a bar from La Maison du Chocolat.

Fargo skips heels, opting for Roger Vivier booties ($995), which she “can get in and out of quickly.”