Macy’s, originally R. H. Macy & Co., is a mid-range chain of department stores owned by American multinational corporation Macy’s, Inc. It is one of two divisions owned by the company, with the other being the upscale Bloomingdale’s. As of January 2014, the Macy’s division operates 789 department store locations in the continental United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam, including a prominent Herald Square flagship location in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
The first thing most people recall when Macy’s is mentioned is the Thanksgiving Day parade. This 150 year old retail chain is known for the luxurious and expensive nature of the products its sells and shopping at Macy’s is a serious, and usually satisfying, experience. But that does not mean that there is no fun to be had. So here are some fun facts about Macy’s that will give you a better idea of where you are doing your shopping for quality products.
Macy’s is known for quality and high end retail shopping. Obviously these are not stores where you will get bargain basement prices. But that does not mean that getting bargains is impossible. The firs thing to do is keep an eye out for advertised sales and make the most of them. The next, and equally obvious tip, is to use the Macy’s website to look for special offers and deals. In many cases the regular online prices are lower than the store ones because of the savings in overheads the company achieves by selling online.
Macy’s has its sales, but often these are deliberately not well publicized. Macy’s does not want to be known as a discount store. But if you have a network of friends who shop there with some frequency, you can set up a grapevine whereby you will be able to get news on the sales and special offers. And the savings, on the high end products that Macy’s sells, can often be really large.
A very important tip is to go shopping at Macy’s with some friends. Having different people spend time searching different departments to look for sales and specials offers. Spare a whole morning of afternoon for this and keep in touch with each other at fixed intervals by cell phone so that when one person spots something interesting the rest of you will know where to go.