Macy's, New York City
Claiming to be the World's largest department store, Macy's is indeed massive. I usually walk through the place when I am in New York and I am bewildered by the sheer size of the store. It rises ten stories and seems to sell everything you can imagine. The prices here extend across a wide range for all pockets. Personally I thought most of the men's clothes kind of bland and not to my taste. I don't use department stores much and think they might be a thing of the past but people still come here in droves.
What to buy: They have everything but it is especially popular for clothing, perfumes and jewellery.
Macy's has just about everything you need in the way of clothes, shoes and beauty! Its' great as you can but all the designer brands at a fraction of the cost they are in Ireland & England. This store is amazing it just goes up and up and up. If you've never been to New York before all the big department stores are like this - elevator after elevator and most of them are around 11 stories high! Macy's has a great Christmas Store and you can buy just about every decoration you can think of there!
What to buy: lots and lots of Christmas Decorations!
This is not widely advertised at Macy's. If you are an International visitor, you can save 11%. Go to Customer Service and show them your passport as proof of being a non-resident of the USA. You will be given a coupon for 11% savings on ALL of your shopping at Macy's. The coupon is good for 3-days. Unfortunately, in NYC this about covers your sales tax. This is good at all of the Macy's in the USA, so if you're planning on traveling to other states, you can probably save on the sales tax. If you don't have your passport with you, you can probably still get the coupon. My friend's UK accent was good enough for the customer service rep. Make sure to confirm that the 11% discount is still being offered before you fill up your shopping basket. These kind of deals tend to come and go without warning in the USA.
Macy's flagship shop in Manhattan boasts to be 'the largest store in the world' and you know what? I believe them :)
This store is so huge I got lost going from the men's department to the household department.
If you haven't shopped at Macy's before it is a rather upscale chain of department stores. It's a good place to buy both everyday work clothing and nice going out clothing. They have a pretty wide selection of clothes for both genders.
The New York flagship store is famous for its holiday decoration and the Thanksgiving parade. The household furnishing department is also an excellent place to shop for gifts like crystal, photo frames or silverwares.
Before shopping, go to their customer service department and upon showing a photo ID you will be given a visitor coupon worth 15% discount that is good for 5 days.
This is overall a great store but it is also very popular so get ready to feel a little bit claustrophobic inside :p
Before I went to NYC I´ve heard of Macy´s but I never imagined what was expecting me. It´s the paradise of shopping. Lots of clothes trends like, Calvin klein, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karen, Tommy and other fashion one´s like ECKO; Make up, Bags, Shoes of all kind. If you like shopping, trends, and ultimate fashion you will loose your mind at Macy´s.
There´s everything you dreamed in this Department Store.
What to buy: Sweaters, Tshirts, pants, trench coats, fur coats, jeans, chemises, tailleurs, skirts, pull overs, all kind of shoes, assessoirs, bags, everything, for women, man and children. I get some amanzing items on a sale: Donna karan sweaters for $16; Calvin Klein Trench Coat for $29, and other stuff.
What to pay: You can sped thousands of dollars or a few dollars, but you will get something great for a great price for sure!!!! If you are a foreigner, or if you are an american visiting NYC, don´t forget to ask for a visitors card. There´s a section on the 1st floor where you show your passport and get a cart which offers 11% of discont in your purchases!!!! It´s unbelievable!
Anyone who has watched Americam movies ot TV over the decades will have heard of Macy's. We visited the store several times during our visit, not wanting to buy clothes and be weighed down with luggage we bought what most tourists need Medica Cards, it was Macys annual sale and 1 gig cards were US$15 , but when I passed the $15 over it was not enough, i had left off the tax.
It is a huge store and my wife was unlucky she was with me as I had been around too many airport duty free stores during this trip to go browsing through a department store, an hour was enough.
One night we were in Macy's and saw their upmarket restaurant with bar, we dined there and had an enjoyable time.
What to buy: Just about anything you want from clothing , cosmetic, housewares, electronic equipment etc.
There are of course many Macy's around the USA, but Manhattan's one is probably one of the biggest.
I though that as a big department store, Macy's was not as impressive and classy as "Harrod's" in London or the "Galeries Lafayette" in Paris. However, the prices were much more interesting there !
What to buy: You can find very good discounts on some famous brands.
I bough some Ralph Lauren and Guess items, for a really low price comparing to Europe.
If you plan to shop at Macy's and you're from out of town, then make sure you head to the Visitors Services desk first to collect your discount coupon. You'll have to show proof of your visitor status, eg passport or driving licence.
Domestic visitors are eligible to receive a Welcome Savings Pass, which offers up to 11% savings in all Macy's stores nationwide for five days after validation (usually the first purchase). International visitors can receive the Welcome International Savings Card, which is available in 10 languages and offers 11% savings in all Macy's stores for 30 days after validation.
Nine floors. NINE. I'd never seen anything remotely like it.
Whatever it is you're looking for, you'll find it there - not necessarily at a price you'll like if you're on a budget. However, if you're in NYC for a shopping spree, this is the place!
The only thing that makes this place special it's the location in the middle of NYC, the size of it and atmosphere of holiday shopping frenzy.
What to buy: So much to buy so little time.
What to pay: Store is kind of like Wal Mart, but you get everything for more instead of less.
Possibly the most famous dept store after Harrods, if in NYC you have to visit this place.
Was not as big as I expected, nor were there bargains such as TV would have you believe. However, there are some good buys.
What to buy: I got my sister some perfume reduced from over 300 dollar to around 30 dollar. So if you are buying smellies, its good place. The staff do tend to pounce on you, esp if they see you are looking to make some purchases
Love to shop? This is the place for you!
Macy's is a chain of American department stores with its flagship store in New York City. This has been named the "world's largest store" since 1924.
There are several spots where you can stop for a bite to eat, including the Cellar - one of my faves.
What to buy: Clothing, footwear, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, and housewares
The largest store in the world! Before you get out the plastic, get a directory of the store from the Information Desk because with 10 floors - you won't know where to start.
What to buy: Designer clothes and accessories.
What to pay: Less than you would pay in the UK for a start!!
I am sure that this tip is somewhere on this site but just in case "you" have not read it , make sure that you got to the information stand at Macys as a tourist you are intitled to a discount card which gives you 10/15% off and that is on top of the other discounts running in the stores as well. all you need to get it is to show your passport or even an non amarican credit card
Acclaimed to be World Largest store, I was quite suprise that Macy's is still using wooden made escalator (looks like in run down state) but was not apparently as new yorkers wanted to keep as it was before when first open.
Lots of choices similar like what you'll find in John Lewis or Selfridges in London. Prices are the main factor as things are cheap to compare in the UK. Downside is that, most sizes sold in this department is lack of choice on small size or tend to have more XL as everybody here in America is extreme large.
What to buy: Ralph Lauren items is much more cheaper to compare the UK.
What to pay: At least 15% prices different comparison of the UK