Mayor Bloomberg Shops For JC Penney Ties With The Help Of Kimora Lee Simmons

by Rachelle Hruska · July 31, 2009

[Kimora Lee Simmons helps Mayor Michael Bloomberg shop for ties at JC Penny. Photos via Getty]

Yesterday, the first ever JC Penney store opened it's doors in Manhattan's Herald Square, and Kimora Lee Simmons was there to help our Mayor, Michael Bloomberg stock up on some purchases.  The mayor wears ties from JC PENNY? How recessionista-fab of him! The store is the subject of "a major, multimedia marketing campaign, a rarity for Penney." “A special case gets a special level of attention.

"When you consider how expensive it is to live in New York, I think people will appreciate the style and quality” of Penney merchandise, Mr. Boylson said, which is sold “at very affordable prices.”-Mike Boylson