Macy’s; Your One-Stop-Shop in NYC!

We spent the afternoon exploring America's Largest Store; Macy's in NYC! - Words by Hayley / Pictures by Kat...

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On a recent trip to NYC at the beginning of September, I made a confession to Kat; I'd never been to Macy's! I'd previously been to NYC twice, but one time I was staying with family in New Jersey and we visited New York for the day and the other was a university trip; neither of them left too much time to shop and neither of them involved a trip to Macy's. When I think of New York, I think of Central Park, Empire State Building, Rockafella Centre, Times Square, 5th Avenue… and I think of Macy's. It's America's largest store (and still 'technically' the worlds largest store although there is a mall in Asia that covers more square feet - although I don't think a mall counts as Macy's in one store so it's still regarded as the largest!), it covers one whole block which is absolutely crazy big, and is built 11 floors high, so trust me when I say you could genuinely spend the day there if you wanted to!

 From womenswear, to cosmetics, home wear, accessories, children swear, personal styling, blow dry bars or a delicious restaurant; Macy's will keep you occupied for at least a couple of hours and here's an in sight as to why it needs to be added onto your 'NYC to-do list' pronto...
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Around the store you'll spot the original wooden escalators which have been there since the store opened over 100 years ago!

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 7 REASONS YOU NEED TO VISIT MACY'S...
  • The Macy's store in Herald Square, New York is their flagship store so it's a must to say you've been!
  • You'll find the quirky Iris Apfel collection in store which you have to take a look at - even if just to see how they've decorated the mannequins; like a tribe of Iris's minions!
  • Macy's try to offer competitive prices on designer goods, not only with competitive stores but also with outlet villages too, so you'll find some absolute bargains whilst browsing - we spotted goods with up to a whopping 70% off so take your time when hunting for bargains!
  • Make sure you stop by the Visitors centre to pick up a visitors pass which enables you to 10% off your purchases - WHOO!
  • Macy's offer a FREE personal styling service in the My Stylist suite, beforehand you can call up and give the stylist a brief of what you're looking for i.e 'I'm off to a wedding and would love something off shoulder, I tend to stay away from X and Y shades', the stylists will then fill a room with pieces including accessories to complete your outfit ready for your arrival! They will then walk the women's floors with you to pick out some other items, fab huh?!
  • If you're planning to spend a few hours at Macy's; I'd highly recommend grabbing something to eat whilst there (trust me you'll work up an appetite! From Starbucks for a quick coffee to a full on sit down lunch at Stella (which is where we had lunch) and it was delicious!
  • Macy's is heavily trend focused and you'll see each floor laid out into separate trends which makes shopping so much easier so you can find exactly what it is you're looking for!
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The beautiful My Stylist personal stylist service available for FREE at Macy's!

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Make sure you stop by Stella; an authentic Italian restaurant with the most incredible views across the city! P.s the pizza was to die for!

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Have you been to Macy's before? Is it somewhere you'd like to visit whilst in NYC? I highly recommend you pop it on your to-do list gal pals!


*A huge thank you to the wonderful staff at Macy's for our guided tour and beautiful lunch at Stella!

14 Comments

  1. Suze - Luxury Columnist 26th September 2016 / 11:57 am

    I’m a fan of Macy’s and will definitely check out the Iris Apfel collection when I’m next there! Lunch at Stella sounds good too, that’s the name of one of my nieces

    • Hayley 26th September 2016 / 10:54 pm

      I sure am now too – can’t believe i’d never been before, it’s such a great store! Yes do, it was fab! 🙂 x

    • Hayley 26th September 2016 / 10:57 pm

      Lunch really was incredible – such a wonderful restaurant! The store is lovely too, definitely worth a trip if you’re visiting! 🙂 x

  2. Madeline 26th September 2016 / 1:49 pm

    I think I may possibly get lost in this mega store. It is bad enough in Debenhams! I have never been to NYC but I did visit Macy’s in Vegas. such lovely staff!

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    • Hayley 26th September 2016 / 11:00 pm

      Haha same, with 11 floors I didn’t know where to start love! I found that too, everyone was so friendly and super helpful! x

    • Hayley 26th September 2016 / 11:24 pm

      It definitely is, we spent a good 3 hours in there and could easily spent more! x

  3. Anjelique 27th September 2016 / 1:07 am

    OMG Yes, this looks absolutely amazing! Your post makes me want to travel to New York even more- not fair! Haha

    X

    Anjelique

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    • Hayley 28th September 2016 / 9:34 am

      It really was, definitely recommend a visit if you’re heading to NYC lovely! Haha sorry! x

    • Hayley 30th September 2016 / 1:58 pm

      Isn’t it just so stunning?! 11 floors.. where to start?! x

  4. Jenny Cole 30th September 2016 / 8:11 pm

    This post really makes me want to go back to New York! I loved looking round all the amazing department stores, and Macy’s was definitely a favourite!

    Jenny xx

    http://www.jaffacat.co.uk

    • Hayley 4th October 2016 / 11:15 am

      Same here! I love how everything is all under one roof including some delicious lunch – makes for a great rainy day in NYC! x

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