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Macy’s New York City: America’s Largest Department Store

With a retail space of over 2,136,600 ft² spread over 10+ floors, Macy’s is the largest department store in America. Harrod’s in London pales in comparison with just over a million square feet of space.

A must on your New York City to-do list: Macy’s

At the time of its opening in 1902, the Macy’s department store at Herald Square was a shopping sensation that neither New York City nor the world had ever experienced before. It was, for example, the first building that featured a modern escalator. One of these historic escalators has actually been preserved on the upper floor. Over the last 100+ years, Macy’s has become a true icon of New York City and is widely regarded as a trendsetter in the retail world. Macy’s should truly be on the To-Do list of every visitor especially if you’re trying to do some shopping in New York City. The slogan, “America’s Largest Department Store” is definitely justified, this can already be seen by the fact that Macy’s occupies an entire city block and is spread over 11 floors.

At Macy’s, you can find anything and everything – their selection includes clothing, toys, books, flowers, and electronics. You will also find a variety of options to take a break and get a bite to eat on the upper floors as well.

Macy’s New York: No. 1 Advertiser and Sponsor

The parent company, Macy’s Inc., owns of 810 department stores – it seems as though the name Macy’s is absolutely everywhere, especially in New York City. A tradition since 1927, the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” draws a crowd of over 250,000 and is broadcast on live TV. The 4th of July fireworks are also annually sponsored by Macy’s. You will also notice how many people have visited the department store when you begin to recognize the store by its signature trademark, the red shopping bag.

Attention New York Pass Holders!

All holders of a New York Pass receive a discount of 11% at Macy’s on almost all items in the store. Get more information at Macy’s Visitor Center on the 34th Street Balcony Level.

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I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 20 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On my blog I show you the best and most beautiful spots of the city, so that you have a really good time! You can also find lots of insider tips in our New York travel guide. Also check out my hotel finder for New York!

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Monique Espinosa

Your department store brings me great joy each year, watching the Christmas show Miracle on 34th st has always been one of my favorite movies at Christmas. It takes me back to my own childhood and the original movie in black and white is simply a treasure for me. I just wanted to say thanks, I’m aware the people have changed over the years but Macys is an icon in our world and if I ever get the chance to visit New York your store will be my first stop. Thanks again to whomever it concerns.

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