The world’s largest department store, Macy’s offers clothing, jewelry, accessories and more for women, men and children in the heart of New York City. Visitors can enjoy 10% savings with their Welcome Savings Pass.
About Macy’s NYC: From its very inception, Macy’s NYC Herald Square was a store unlike any other and over the past 150 years it has become a true New York City icon. Built in 1902, Herald Square was the first building to have the modern day escalator. Since then, Macy’s Herald Square has continued to be a trendsetter and today, “America’s Largest Department Store” covers an entire city block with ten and a half levels of the latest fashions for you and your home. For your convenience, Macy’s NYC offers a full service Visitor Center located on the Lower Level, restaurants throughout the store and exciting events almost every day. No one would have guessed that the small, fancy dry goods store that opened on the corner of 14th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City in 1858 would grow to be one of the largest department store retailers in the world. But after several failed retail ventures, Rowland Hussey Macy’s determination and ingenuity paid off at the age of 36 with the launch of R.H. Macy & Co. He adopted a red star as his symbol of success, dating back to his days as a sailor. First-day sales totaled $11.06 but by the end of the first full year, sales grossed almost $90,000. By 1877, R.H. Macy & Co. had become a full-fledged department store occupying the ground space of 11 adjacent buildings. Always the innovator, Macy’s is known for several firsts that changed the retail industry. Macy’s was the first retailer to promote a woman, Margaret Getchell, to an executive position, making business history. Macy’s pioneered such revolutionary business practices as the one-price system, in which the same item was sold to every customer at one price, and quoting specific prices for goods in newspaper advertising. Known for its creative merchandising, Macy’s was the first to introduce such products as the tea bag, the Idaho baked potato and colored bath towels. Macy’s also was the first retailer to hold a New York City liquor license. Macy’s now serves customers through approximately 800 stores in virtually every major geographic market in the United States, as well as the macys.com website.
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