In 2001, Dylan Lauren pioneered creating the world's largest confectionary emporium and lifestyle brand, Dylan's Candy Bar. By merging the worlds of art, fashion and pop culture with candy, Dylan's Candy Bar has innovated the way we see candy today. With a mission to awaken the creative spirit and inner child in everyone, Dylan's Candy Bar surrounds its customers with the most imaginative, state of the art decor and product mix.
Although the first Dylan’s Candy Bar opened in 2001, the candy emporium began on Dylan Lauren's 5th birthday – with a showing of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Dylan was so awed by the candy land of Willy Wonka’s factory that it inspired her dream to one day open a candy store.
Dylan also has a great passion for art, which she cultivated during her college junior year abroad in London and Rome. Dylan loved the rich art history of the beautiful European capitals, but she also loved discovering and tasting new candies, and admired how artistically they were wrapped.
Dylan’s dream of combining a love of candy and a passion for art became a reality in 2001, when the first Dylan's Candy Bar, located in New York City, opened for business. Since then Dylan has expanded her stores to include locations in East Hampton, Los Angeles and Miami.
In 2008 the New York City flagship store was renovated to include a third floor, growing from 10,000 to 15,000 square feet – and making it the world’s largest candy store. The third floor now houses a café, offering classic soda fountain favorites, over 100 ice cream and frozen yogurt flavors, 18 types of Belgian hot chocolate and a bakery full of sweet treats. Parties and events are also held on the third floor – check out our party packages or contact us at 1-866-939-5267 to create a custom-made celebration.
Dylan's Candy Bar products are also carried in select Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sephora, Alice + Olivia, Urban Outfitters and Juicy Couture stores. Check our Store Locator to find out where Dylan’s Candy Bar is located in your state.