A look from Banana Republic's 'Mad Men' collection.

The NBC network and Bloomingdale’s have entered into a two-month Fall partnership that will provide branding opportunities for both organizations: Bloomie’s catalogs will feature actors from some of NBC’s new shows (The Playboy Club and Prime Suspect are a couple of them), and Bloomingdale’s will be featured during the network’s Primetime Preview Show. Bloomie’s will also have in-store promotions and store windows as part of the tie-in.

“The combination of NBC’s new fall slate of programming with Bloomingdale’s powerful brand and multiple touch points creates a very engaging consumer experience,” Tim Farish, NBC Entertainment’s SVP of marketing said in a statement.

These days, it seems clothing retailers are finding a great deal of promo value in TV partnerships that largely bypass the traditional 30-second spot.

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