19 April 2010
A tiny bit of history: It was founded in 1850 by Mr. R. Macy, a Quaker from Nantucket (you should visit this town, its like a picture out of a story book). He was a whaler by trade. In those days, whalers became very rich, very quickly! At age 15 he had a red star tattooed on his hand. Whalers relied on stars not sonars to find their way back to shore. He used his "lucky" tatoo as a logo for his first shop which consisted of a "fancy dry goods" store in New York! His lucky red star logo worked because today Macy's has sales of well over 25 billion a year.
The New York store is an institution as well as an attraction for shoppers around the world. From what I read Mr Macy was a gentleman. He was the first one to promote women executives and did a lot for his employees. To help celebrate their new American heritage, Macy's immigrant employees organized the first Thanksgiving Parade in 1924. The New York store has over one million square feet of retail space. I always say if you cant find it at Macy's you wont find it anywhere else. If its something special you are looking for Macy's has it: clothing, furnishings, catering, jewelry, perfumes, parades, fashion accessories, kitchenware, linens and towels, etc... Here is a list of pictures of my favorite things about Macy's:
The Spring is in the Air flower festival is now on:
The Thanksgiving Parade is always a treat:
At Christmas, the stores are beautifully decorated. I like the "I believe" theme:
In Canada we have Boxing Day while they call it Black Friday: quite a few people...
The rest of the pictures are just "eye candy" for the fashionista in you!. Also if you like to decorate your home, your table, dress up your baby, buy flowers, give parties, Macy's has it all: try a sample of a new wine!
Are you a fan of Harajuku?
with matching shoes: