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“huge store ... what about the prices ???” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Macy's Herald Square

Macy's Herald Square
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Owner description: From its inception, Macy's Herald Square was a store unlike any other. Over the past 150 years, it has become a true New York City icon. Built in 1902, Macy's Herald Square was the first building to have the modern-day escalator, and it has continued to be a trendsetter. Today, "America's Largest Department Store" covers an entire city block with 11 levels of the latest fashions for you and your home. Macy's offers a full-service Visitor Center on the Mezzanine Level, plus restaurants throughout the store and exciting events almost every day.
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“huge store ... what about the prices ???”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

the store is huge.. with 2 different buidlings connecting each other with almost 9 floors of shopping .. its a single largest shopping STORE (not mall ) in the world , the floor plan is layed out near to the escalator and elavator (with one section having bags for women, jewellery, one for watches, sports wear, formals for men , women, one floor for bags , etc etc etc... most of the brands are available under the roof...

there are some discounts available for some of the brands which are stacked seperate as clerance... you might get a good deal in this area only if you are lucky , with a lot of searching , incase you have time and patience... or if you visiting in the time of festival/occasion...
there is a discount available seperately for tourists , you need to check with the information counter and show your passport as proof to avail this discount...
but hang on ! there is a lot of variety here and even if you calculate the discount on stuff, still the prices are steep .. its not worth , unless you come across something good due to the variety at display ....
but frankly, i have been to malls in other cities and countries that are cheaper.. was only able to spot a couple of clothes (denim) for decent price... but if you check some other stores I am sure you would get better prices.... its a good visit to see the madness and the massive store .. there are also cafes and some snack counters inside incase you get tired or lost seeing the stuff... ;)

Visited February 2013
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“Great selection with good prices.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

I love this store. They still have old-fashioned wooden escalators and some fabulous Art Deco decor on the ground floor. Prices are good and they have an excellent selection of plus-size fashion.

Visited February 2013
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“9 Floors of Shopping”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

I guess it is worth saying that you saw the biggest Macy's. They have alot of lovely places to sit and have coffee, but the store itself is not that impressive.

Visited February 2013
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Although Macy's is iconic in New York, this just wasn't great. Way too many people and stores. They didn't seem to have anything we asked for, which was weird considering the size of the place, and everyone who worked there was rude.

Visited February 2013
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“Shopping heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

I loved it. Arranged to meet my husband at Starbucks inside Macys, didn't realise there are 4 Starbucks inside! Won't make that mistake again. Make sure you take your passport to prove you're from outta town, it gets you a 10% discount card to use in store.

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