In 2001, Dylan Lauren pioneered creating the world's largest confectionery 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 customers with the most imaginative, state-of-the-art decor and product mix.
Dylan's Candy Bar transports its guests to a modern day version of Willy Wonka's factory the moment they enter. Its pop art installations—such as the iconic oversized lollipop tree, candy cane columns, dripping chocolate shelves, kaleidoscopic candy wallpaper and candy-embedded staircases—embody the pinnacle of "retail-tainment". The ultra-sensory experience is enhanced with delectable smells, a candy timeline and a vast milieu of candy songs and commercials awarding customers not just a sugar high, but a sweet lasting euphoria.
Dylan's Candy Bar houses over 7,000 confections, boasting the largest, unparalleled selection of candies and candy-related gifts from around the world. It is a museum of candy where each piece is literally curated like precious art. The whimsical displays highlight the vibrant colors, textures, eye-popping graphics, creative packaging, gorgeous patterns and distinctive shapes of candy. Dylan's Candy Bar is the launching pad for new candy innovations and one-of-a kind items. There are Dylan's Candy Bar (private label) products, a large assortment of rare American nostalgic favorites, novelty items, imported specialty sweets and dazzling confections for every holiday.
In addition to the 7,000 edible treats, there are also candy-inspired lifestyle products. From stationery to technology, toys to plush, jewelry to handbags, scented body lotions to sweaters; Dylan’s Candy Bar cures any fashion craving. Several locations also include an Ice Cream & Dessert Parlor, Candy Cocktail Bar and Party Rooms offering a wide variety of themed events for all ages. Dylan's Candy bar redefines itself regularly, changing its assortment and window displaysaccording to the themes of holidays or cultural events. It's guaranteed to melt the hearts of even the most sophisticated, seen-it-all shoppers.
Dylan's Candy Bar plans to continue expanding worldwide. Since the birth of the original flagship in New York City, Dylan's Candy Bar has opened in cosmopolitan U.S. locations such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and East Hampton. Dylan’s Candy Bar also has distribution in luxury boutiques, leading department stores, and premium hotels nationally and internationally.
Dylan's Candy Bar locations have become the most popular destination for the ultimate sugar rush. In fact the flagship store in New York City has remained on a variety of “Top 10” lists of New York City tourist attractions since its inception, welcoming over 2 million visitors per year.
Dylan's Candy Bar appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds, which explains the brand’s impressive fan base of over 200 celebrities and influencers. Fans include Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Janet Jackson, David Beckham, Steven Spielberg, Al Pacino, Hugh Jackman, and Tom Cruise.