Located on bustling 34th Street, the world's largest department store can seem like a universe all its own. With over a million square feet of space for merchandise, the ten floors offer practically everything you could want—cosmetics and fragrance, handbags, ties, shoes and much more—attracting thousands of tourists and locals who pass through its revolving doors daily. Macy’s recent renovation has added new offerings including Stella 34, a full service trattoria, and luxury shops from Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Burberry and Longchamps.
What are the best times to shop? The store is least crowded on weekday mornings and less busy than normal the last two hours leading up until closing (which is at 10pm most nights).
What shouldn’t I miss? The store’s wooden escalators—they date back to the 1920s.
Can I get a Macy’s discount? Visitors can enjoy a Macy's Savings Pass, which takes 10 percent off purchases and is obtainable for free from the Official NYC Information Center's specialists or by using a driver's license or passport at one of the kiosks inside.
What else can I do at Macy’s besides shop? You can take guided tours and enjoy specialized showcases. Choose from an hourlong expedition that treats participants to the history of the Herald Square store and Macy’s overall; the Breakfast Fashion Show, which includes a fashion show and access to the store before opening; the Cosmetic Master Class, featuring makeup application tips; or Macy’s Modern Man, offering style tips for gents. Go to visitmacysusa.com for more info.