Macy's, New York City
Of course we had to visit Macy's while in New York City so one day we made our way to Broadway & 34th Street so we could visit the famous store. It didn't look so big to start with but inside it is really huge. They have just about anything you could want to buy at Macy's it seems...
What to buy: We ended up buying some baby gifts for friends as well as some baseball hats in there.
Macy's is the name of a chain of American department stores including a flagship store in New York City which has long been billed as the "world's largest."
What to buy: Macy's offers everything from the latest designer fashions to Nintendo's Game Boy. Have lunch at one of the stores' several cafes after a hard day of shopping; I recommend a banana split at the Fountain Cafe in the children's department. A trip to Macy's wouldn't be complete without a visit to The Cellar, Macy's collection of gourmet shops in the basement.
So many floors you can easily get lost in this mega-shop.
There are even places men can escape to when visiting Macy's, as if you are with any women, I'm sure they will want to stay there all day!
Well from reading other people's pages and of course seeing it on soaps in the States, Macy's seemed like the perfect place to pick up a bargain! So having not seen it on my first trip there, therefore missing the window displays...I knew it was an absolute MUST to go see it on my return!
But when I entered, it felt just like a really old department store and everything looked quite messy on the hangers and shelves...nothing in any remote way wanted me to stay there and peruse the goods. In fact, the main reason we went in was because we needed to use the bathroom!The one thing I will say that they HAVE got going for them however, are the wooden floored escalators...they were really cool!
Please tell me if Im wrong, but I just couldn't get excited about it at all. But for those who would like to go there still after my not so positive account of the place, you'll be pleased to know that there are 13 floors, including a floor which is called 'one and a half' ! There are 10 different restaurants in here including the obligatory McDonalds and Starbucks and then some nicer places too!
And just for those of you who are interested, gift cards are available too for amounts from $10 - $10,000!!! Anyone want to be my friend?!
Macy's is keenly interested in what customers think of the shopping experience in our stores. We need to know - and want to know - how our stores look and if our sales associates are courteous and respectful.
All of your comments are welcomed and valued. If particular sales associates have provided you outstanding service, help us celebrate their success. Conversely, if you're disappointed in us, we'd like suggestions on how our stores can improve
What to buy: For a look that is striking and refreshing cool, combine the gold-button blazer and the slim-fit polo. Lauren by Ralph Lauren Petites Silk/Cotton Gold-Button Blazer
This very popular department store has for years claimed to be the world's largest, although, there are a few including one in Moscow called Gum, that will fight over this title.
Macy's is one of the last surviving general interest retailers, in large part because of its sponsorship of a fireworks festival on the 4th of July and of course the well known annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.
What to buy: In Macy's sell almost everything... from clothing to homer furnishings, to jewellery.
If you are a visitor in New York and fancy some shopping at Macy's, go to the visitors centre and show a form of ID, and you will get a 11% discound card that is valid for one month, allowing you to get 11% off all your purchases, which helped quite a lot when I spend a whole bunch there during their after christmas sales.
What to pay: Really depends what youare going to buy...
New York City's Macy's is huge - there are 8 floors. This place was so hectic, keep in mind I went right before the holidays so it was packed with tourists plus the local New Yorkers out Christmas shopping. It is just like any other department store - no biggie. I liked how they had the original escalators in the store (wooden), it added character. Honestly, I don't like the area outside of Macy's - I didn't feel too safe - but overall you can put it on your list of things to see in NYC.
What to buy: You can buy Macy's memorabilia - like totes, stuffed toys, and t-shirts. Other than that it's a standard department store.
What to pay: Macy's was relatively cheap - not too expensive at all.
This is the shop of all shops, it has everything, would brought, almost one of everything, some items are pricey, but well worth it, we got some really nice gifts, and clothing, great location from our hotel, just 5 min walk, open every day, almost 24hrs, what else can i say
What to buy: We got lovely snowdomes, showing nyc parade, sweets of every kind, timberland boots, which cost a fortune back in uk, lots of tat forsale on sidewalk, good copies in central park, although one bag fell apart before we got home..........
What to pay: how much have you got?????? you could spend a fortune in here, and we did......
Macy's is the largest department store in the world. It's probably twice the size of Harrods.
Spreading from 7th to 8th avenue on 34th street you'll find this huge store. What do they sell?? All the typicall department store stuff. Compared to other large department stores however, Macy's isn't such a very expensive place to do your shopping. It's not cheap either though, but you can find all the products you'd find in any other store. While at a place like Harrods you usually find the more luxurious items.
The store consists of 2 builindgs (connected to each other on all floors) and has about 9 floors filled with products.
Famous is the Macy's thanksgiving parade. On Thanksgiving a parade with Santa Claus will end here. As from then, Santa is in town and the christmas season kicks off. Though some weeks prior to the parade, the christmas windows and decorations are already in place.
Macy's is definately my favourite shop in the world. . .ever. It was fantastic and what they don't stock isn't worth having. All the staff are really friendly and helpful and the ladies on the cosmetics counters are really approachable and not pushy or snotty at all.
It was their spring flower show when we went and it was amazing - flowers everywhere and incredible displays - they had made a giant fish spouting water by the entrance.
The store guide can be a little confusing as some of the levels are split, but take your time and ask for help if you need it - also there is a Ben & Jerry's stand in the shop if it all gets too much!
What to buy: Best of all is the international travellers discount card (The desk to get this is in the international customer service office on the mezzanine aove the cosmetics section) - its completely free and you get 11% off just for being a tourist so it means the sales tax (and a bit more) is negated. Happy days! (however, this doesn't apply to cosmetics or fragrances). This meant a total bargain on a watch as they were also doing double discount at the same time.
That said, the prices are way cheaper than in the UK anyway so go wild!
What to pay: If you are after a paticular item, its best to do a bit of online research before you go about prices and either take a calculator or write yourself out a list of key prices and what they convert as to make sure it is a good deal.
Go into the Visitor information center at the Macy's at Herald Square (34st - the one you'd be going to anyway :)). It's a half floor above the first floor - ask any sales staff and they'll help you find it.
Macy's gives you, with not strings attached, a discount voucher good for that day that gives you 15% of all purchases in their store (there are some exceptions but,... surprisingly few!)
Happy shopping!!! :)
Shopping is best on 34th Street go to Macys
and then walk to the other store a few tourist shops best deals are from street vendors find them in Times Square areas or downtown near the Financial district OR go to Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets near the tenement museum great deals on brand names and leather
What to buy: tshirts
This place is huge. You can walk around in this store forever or so it seems. Make sure you don't get lost. I forgot how many floors there are but if you want to check them all out you'll spend at least half a day here...
Whatever you're looking for you'll find it here. Whether you're looking for perfume, a gift for a friend back home, you name it, they have it !
2 levels of women clothing... from the basic to the extravagant... price from USD5.00 - thousands...
2 levels of women's shoe.. form sandals, boots to sexy heels... got 5 pairs of heels... liz claireborne, nine west... sales goes up to 70%... that's probably why I can grab 5 pairs... for less than USD300... Worry about sizes??? They have till size 12... hahaha , even fit the men's feet ...oppps...
Anyway if ur shopping in US , u 'll need to go back to the promoter that serves u... and they are very particular on that...
What to buy: Everything and anything... I got several business shirts for hubby and friends... after 80% discount , it cost me USD11.00 .... believe it...??
Ladies, you gotta check it out... during sales..
spent a record of 6 hours just in Macy while waiting for a friends to finish their lectures... gosh... until then I wasn't any shopping addict. so i thought.... : )
Since 1902, Macy's Herald Square is one of the last turn-of-the-century department stores in existence. Known for their Thanksgiving Day Parade. They also have some of the best sales of all the NY dept. stores.
Here are some tips:
- International shoppers can get a discount card good for 11% off most purchases at the Visitor's Center.
- Weekdays before lunch are the least crowded times to visit Macy's.
- Take advantage of baggage check/coat check if you'll be shopping for a while.
- Ask the cashier if you'd like to have your purchases shipped home.
- The lower floors tend to be more crowded than the upper floors.
- Check out the local newspaper for coupons that offer extra discounts on most items -- usually in addition to markdowns already taken.
What to buy: Be sure to check out the cosmetics floor and The Cellar. The Cellar features everything for the person who loves to cook. From unique utensils to creative cookery, this is one of New Yorker's favorite places to shop. While Macy's offers a huge selection of fine men's and women's clothing, it also contains a diverse collection of boutiques featuring the world's top designers.
What to pay: Macy's is not just for the rich and famous, people from all walks of life will find what they're looking for.