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Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

Name it Macy’s but it’s still the flagship Marshall Field’s, built when any downtown department store was the place to shop, dine, meet, visit, see & be seen & spend the day. Nine floors are still open to customers, with vast open spaces, generous aisles, and architectural notes: that arched glass atrium, fountains dotted about, banks of elevators & escalators. Note all the details, including ornate radiators. A must stop is the multi-story Oak Room, a lavish dining room that could (and did) hold hundreds at any time. (About 2 dozen were dining on the holiday afternoon we stopped by.) There’s even a good-sized bar for shoppers needing different kinds of belts from those on the sales floor. Great food at good prices, from 1905 recipes to some Mexican, burgers, fish, salads, Frango desserts. A wine drinker gets a very generous pour (6 ounces? 8? More?)
Retail prices are the same as if you went to Macy’s at the mall, or shopped online. This dinosaur is the way it was. There’s nothing like it back home.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank juliao506
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Reviewed April 20, 2019

We decided to visit this Macy's as it is the original Marshall Fields and we wanted to do some shopping after lunch. This store is nice but you can find most of the products at other Macy's. The thing I do like about this store is that it has some specialty stores on the Lower Level such as a bookstore and a chocolate store. The Lower Level also has bedding, luggage, and kitchen supplies, The first through sixth floors are usual Macy's products that you can find at any Macy's. The Seventh floor has a fancy sit down restaurant and a few aisles of Macy's merchandise and some clearance products, the rest of the seventh floor and the Eighth through Thirteenth floors were either abandoned or closed for remodeling as was some of the first floor. A Chicago Visitors Center is also on the first floor. There is access to the El and the Chicago Pedway System on the Lower Level. I would recommend coming here if you live in a foreign country or don't have a Macy's near you, otherwise just go to your hometown Macy's as it will have the same products. One note, about all Macy's, is that you can't use a Mastercard credit or debit card or the machine will break.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Aaron H
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Reviewed April 20, 2019

A few years ago, I discovered that 3 Macy's Flagship Stores host an Annual Themed Garden Show in their San Fran, NY & Chicago locations. In prior years the Garden Show has been located on the 7th floor at their State Street location. I haven't attended the show for a few years and decided to make it a date with the hubby to visit the Flower Show. It's completely complimentary ;)
Macy's has made a few changes since I attended, it is no longer on the 7th floor but, the Flowers are intertwined amid their 1st floor sales counters. Not sure I like the new location: On the 7th floor, the flowers were at eye level and one could take selfies and the displays were more intricate. There were one or two displays located on the "floor" this year but, most were located several feet above the sales counters, making it hard to appreciate the displays.
However, there were more flower displays on each floor incorporating that department into the display: Women's, men's, children's, etc. Making your ride up or down the escalator artfully interesting.
The inter active activities were increased. On the day we visited, they were giving out a complimentary succulent with a Macy's purchase, additional complimentary activities included: build your own terrarium, pour a candle, cooking demo, candy, hair braided with glitter dust.
Each year's theme is different. 2019's theme was Journey to Paradisios, a cosmic space adventure. Super Cool!
Macy's does not really advertise the Flower Show, you kinda have to keep an eye out for it. It only lasts for 2 weeks and then it's gone. It's usually the last week of March and 1st week of April, again completely complimentary.
Book your SpotHero space, or use Macy's CASH only valet service located on Wabash Street for $15. Have Lunch on the 7th floor which offers a Food Court filled with several dining options. They now offer Macy's lunch for $7! YEP, enjoy a warm Turkey, brie & cranberry sandwich on cinnamon raisin bread with chips for only $7! YUM

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Pam D
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

Although it pains me to write some of the following, if you are an architecture and/or history nut like I am, you must see Macy's (Marshall Fields). Although the new owners (Federated Dept. Stores) only see $$$$$ and consumer goods - which you can see anywhere - they were smart enough to leave some things alone. So you must go to the first floor, State Street Side, and gaze at the columns that support the ceiling. Neo-gothic at it's best and amazing in style and grace. Next, you go to the fifth floor. There didn't used to be a high rail, but there is now so you might have to crain your neck a bit. Gaze up at the ceiling and relish in the beauty of the Tiffany Ceiling. Each tile was hand-made and hand-laid at the turn of the century. I have lived here my entire life and there is never a time that I go to look at it that I didn't see something I didn't see before. It is truly breathtaking. They have a placque about the history displayed, but pay no attention to it. There is so much more history to be gleened. For instance, it was Czech immigrants who made this possible as America was leaning into the 20th century. It is truly something spectacular to see. Believe me. You don't and shouldn't miss this opportunity to see American Art at it's finest. Then go have a bite at the Walnut Room which is a Chicago Institution. Lot's of history there as well as they have been serving elegance since the 19th century. This is fine dining so I don't think it's appropriate for busy toddlers or crying babies. There is a fine restaurant in the basement for families who just need a burger or such.

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank Cheryl C
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Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

Whenever we are in the US we end up in Macy’s in various city’s and my Wife tends to find a new handbag more often than not. This particular one does not disappoint and has the most amazing central ceiling where you can look up about 6 floors or so and there are plenty of bags!!! Well one less!!! Enjoy.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 364andym
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