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“Excellent store for bargains”

Macy's Herald Square
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Ranked #177 of 1,155 things to do in New York City
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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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Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

I visited this store in february whilst holidaying i have been to macys in san francisco, las vegas but new yorks is huge each macys i have visited no matter what time of year i have always found things i like at bargain prices. I love handbags and on my visit i got my 10 percent international discount card. When i was making a purchase i was advised that if i donated two dollars to the heart foundation i would get twenty percent off my purchases all i had to do was show the pin i was given. Some of the purchases i made had a sale price between 25- 85 percent off anyway with the twenty percent discount this made things even cheaper. I also visited century 21 but on found macys prices to be better than there for some handbags especially the guess ones. Definately worth a visit, but the store is massive so prepare to spend a good few hours there if you just want to browse. I found it was better to have an idea of what you would like ti buy before you go there and then at least you can try to head to the deaprtments you want. You would need days to broswe the whole store.

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Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

In the middle of a shopping trip I went to use the men's bathroom (cubicle!!), and had to wait 10 minutes for one to become free. The reason?? That the male staff see that the rest rooms are for that reason and sit in there for long periods!! It was so obvious that one guy was even half asleep as he walked out!!
Disgraceful from such an iconic place in NYC!!

1  Thank SuntanMan10
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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... ;)

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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.

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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.

Thank Ilovepapillons
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