Macy's, New York City
the largest store in the world (not the largest mall ok!). Macy's is the Classic American Succes Story and their flagship store in Herald Square is purported to be the largest department store in the world (but is now overtaken since 2009 by a south korean department store called Shinshegae). The Building is now a historical landmark and is famous for the Annual Holiday Display Shows during december. It has 5 floors of shopping space and is a mecca for the shopping addicts from the world over who want to shop and buy items from this iconic store. Don't forget to bring your macy's card to get big discounts!
Opens: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday
What to buy: a lot (but for luxe items, go to it's company sister Bloomingdales or the rival of Sak's Fifth Avenue)
they have their in house branded products and they also sell a wide variety of products from around the world like perfumes and colognes (always have sales and free bags and other promos), shirts, apparel, leather goods, fashion, shoes and rubber shoes and a lot more.
What to pay: maxx out your credit card
I had never been to NYC before; this was the first time. What a wonderful store and at Christmas, it was really "dressed for the occasion". Everything there that you could think of.
What to buy: Everything that you can't find in your home store and that's a lot.
What to pay: A little pricey, but what do you expect? It's the landmark store, the store of all stores.
Macy's is a chain of U.S.mid to high department stores,in addition to its New York flagship store the company has over 800 stores throughout the U.S.Despite being advertised as the World's biggest store this is no longer the fact as the 'Shinsegae'store in South Korea now has that famous fact.Macy's was founded by 'Rowland Hussey Macy'in 1843 starting with a corner store or two and quickly expanded into neighbouring stores and promoted such devices as an indoor Santa Claus and big window displays to attract customers.Today Macy's is not only a department store and national brand but a popular tourist destination for both locals and tourists attracting millions every year.
What to buy: Everything from cosmetics,clothes,baby items,toys,etc.
What to pay: Mid to high range prices
If you go to Macy's department store, they should have everything you need. You can get your discount by taking your passport to the Customer Service Desk and you can get a discount card. International shoppers can get a discount card good for 11% off most purchases at the Visitor's Center.
With dollar at $1.50 for £1 and the 11% discount, you can't really go wrong.
City Pass http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/66ac0/cd624/1/
Macy's is living proof that shopping in and of itself is an institution in New York City. A pioneer in the department store mode, the massive retail store is a must see for tourists as well as a heavily-utilized outlet for locals. It comes particularly alive during the Christmas season when not only the avalanche of shoppers give it a particularly strong holiday flair but also elicits memories of old Saint Nick from anyone who as seen A Miracle on 34th Street where Kris Kringle himself actually works for Macy's as Santa Claus, of course. If you haven't, by all means do before any visit to the City during the merry festivities.
Of course, there are many stores beyond Macy's like Saks Fifth Avenue and countless others. Even if you can't afford to actually shop in them, they are worth an extended peak especially during the Christmas season when they do most of their business for the year.
Macy's Flagship store at Herald Square is a very popular shopping destination for visitors to New York City. Macy's Herald Square is well known for its Thanksgiving Day Parade, Holiday Window Displays, and Visits with Santa. Many visitors are impressed with the extensive sales and impressive array of merchandise at Macy's Herald Square. This store is according to the Guinness Book of Records the largest department store in the world with a sufrace of 198.500 square meters.
This department store is huge!! - there is no way you can explore everything even in a day so do what i did - make you way to the visitor department (with your passport) grab a 10% discount card and a store map!
Hint - if you are after a Coach handbag buy it here as it is the only place you get discount on it!
this store still has the wooden escalators and it is quite nice to see them as a change from the bog standard metal ones.
You can get whatever you want here but it is very busy and hot!
Most of the staff are really helpful and if you are lost just ask somebody.
Can be a bit overwhelming because of the size of the place - but there are plenty of places to stop for a coffee break so it isn't too bad :-)
What to buy: Everything and anything!
We went at the end of November so picked up some christmas decorations - including the annual christmas ornament they do and also one of the macy's thanksgiving parade characters.
Handbag department is good - something for all budgets.....just remember that discount card
What to pay: seems to be cheaper than the other department stores plus you have the added bonus of a discount card!
Macy's is one of my favorite deparment stores and was one of the first store credit cards I had when I was first married. They have locations in many cities throughout the United States. The best time to visit Macy's in my opinion is during their huge one days sales which occur at various times of the year.
I love all their departments but some of my favorite have to be their home and house department with huge selection of comforters, sheets, and towels. The children's department is also a favorite and I've been shopping here for over 25 years and it is where I always bought Kristara her baby clothing!!
The cosmetics and perfume department are amazing as well with all the major lines sold here. The handbag department is a great place to snag a designer bag as well.
But, my all time favorite department has to be the shoe department. With a huge selection of designer shoes, boots, sandals, and casual foot wear, it is where I do alot of my shoe shopping.
What To Pay: From inexpensive to expensive
What to buy: Everything, its a department store. But I love buying their comforters, sheets and towels, cosmetics and perfume, handbags and of course shoes!!
I recently picked up some bathroom items and accessories for our new home while doing a bit of shopping with my sister here on 34th Street.
What to pay: Anywhere from inexpensive to expensive
First of all, I love Macy's. The New York Macy's is SO HUGE, that even a seasoned shopper like me was overwhelmed. My only tip for you is to go early, as soon as they open. Otherwise, there are long lines to try on clothes and long lines to pay.
If you're shopping in New York then you're bound to stop by Macy's. Macy's is huge. We went there twice and even though I thought I'd seen it all I still managed to find a section I didn't see on my first visit.
You may be able to pick up a free gift in Macy's with a voucher. I got a bag from the visitor centre.
One other thing I would mention is the lovely green haired lady at the Benefit make up counter. She somehow convinced me and my friend to get our make up done (in order to sell us something) and while I was purchasing a concealer from her she noticed my 21st birthday badge on my handbag and gave me a free eyeshadow! :-)
What to buy: Macy's bags are quite popular and there are many different styles, perhaps not quite as famous as Bloomingdales brown bags but pretty cool all the same.
What to pay: Spend as much or as little as you like. I personally found Macy's to be slightly cheaper than Bloomingdales but some of the girls I travelled with disagreed.
We didn’t particularly come to New York to shop (it’s not Chris’s idea of a holiday and in any case the fast changing exchange rate made things less of a bargain than they had been in the past). But we couldn’t pass by Macy’s without checking out what claims to be the world’s largest department store. A New York institution since it first opened in the mid nineteenth century, Macy’s has occupied this prime spot on Herald Square since 1902. Although it is now a huge company with many outlets, this flagship store retains something of that sense of history, including the old wooden escalators from that time.
Macy’s also hosts a number of events during the year. We didn’t spot anything particular happening on this visit, but we still have special memories of the 1982 exhibition staged here – Touch the Moon at Macy’s. The star exhibit was a piece of moon rock which visitors were permitted to touch so I can genuinely claim to have touched the moon! Macy’s also of course sponsors the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and other big annual events such as 4th of July fireworks.
What to buy: We were coming towards the end of a long day’s sightseeing on this occasion so we had a fairly quick look round. But I did take the time to stock up on some of my favourite Clinique products as they were quite a bit cheaper than in the UK and a little less than Duty Free prices.
If you are looking for a Macy bag then head downstairs to the basement. This department store has some wonderful preserved features such as the old wooden elevators. To be honest it is just so big in here I was too overwhelmed to shop
Macy's is helping nonprofit organizations like WellPetUSA with their financial goals through their Shop For A Cause program. Making a $5 tax deductable donation will entitle you to 20% off regular merchandise and 10% off furniture, mattresses and rugs in any store nationwide on September 20, 2008 (some designer bags ar eexempt, this is stated ont he pass.)
Shop For A Cause day is one of the many ways it gives back to the community. Shoppers can donate to a worthwhile charity (such as WellPetUSA) and can get significant discounts on their shopping purchases all day. In addition, you can fill out your ticket and drop it at a collection box at any Macy's store on that day for a chance to win a $500 gift card.
You only have to purchase $25 worth of merchandise to make back the cost of your donation!
And ... it's tax deductable!!! If you provide your contact information at the time of donation, each donor will receive a letter from WellPetUSA for the fair market value of their donation for tax purposes at the end of the 2008.
Purchase you pass here and get enjoy your shopping frenzy!
What to buy: This pass is great for wedding gifts and Christmas/holiday presents that you can have shipped home.
Pass is good for sale and full price items so score a Diane VF or Nicole Miller dress. I'm buying shoes b/c the selection in NY is rediculous!
What to pay: Must be purchased by August 31st.
A huge sign outside reads –‘The World’s largest store’. Well, it is a very big store, and reminds a lot of stores in Europe like the Ka Dee Wee in Berlin. The friendliness of the staff is very noticeable. Remember that foreigners can get discount!
What to buy: Whatever you need, especially clothing
I hadn't really planned on going to Macy's but as we were walking on 34th street, we decided to go in to see how big it really was. Well, it's huge! Serious shoppers could easily spend an entire day there. The store runs along 34th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue, and has at least 7 floors if I remember correctly. It is however very easy to get around this store, as each floor is separated into two sections and there are plenty of indications. The merchandise all seemed to be reasonably priced, and there were also many sales racks (where I found a great sweater for only $5!). Since we were there in November, the store was nicely decorated for Christmas, and we got to see the giant ball they would later drop at Times Square on New Year's Eve. So even if you don't really plan on buying anything (but be warned that it's really hard to leave Macy's without a shopping bag), it's still worth going in just to take a look around.
Macy's is open everyday from 10:00 am to 9:30 pm (11:00 am to 8:30 pm on Sundays).
What to buy: Be on the lookout for sales - you can get really good deals.
What to pay: Same as other department stores