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Macy's Herald Square
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Historic Tour of Macy's Herald Square
Ranked #81 of 1,151 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 5 October 2017

This is a very impressive department store, you could spend a whole day there. It is also located perfectly in the heart of New York, worth a visit.

Thank Dan P
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Yes, we are tourists. Yes, we live in a village in the middle of the British countryside. We had a tiny window of free time on our first trip to New York, and I chose Macy’s.
When so much shopping is relegated to anonymous concrete malls, it was a breath of fresh air to go to a proper shop, with old-fashioned wooden escalators and a proper warren of departments to get lost in.
If only we hadn’t been so shattered, I’d have enjoyed it properly.

Thank Anne A
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Loved this place.
All the designers and brands you could ever hope to find in the one place.
So big, you could easily get lost in here...but it'd still be fun.

You have to visit.

Thank GemsNI
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Sooo Hugeeeee Macy's store. Largest Macy's store for sure. Has it about 7-8 floors? I was lost half the time. But you can definitely find any retails inside this Macys. All the big brands you can find here. It would feel like they have the separate outlet for these big brands like Gucci. You can spend hours in the store. Recently remodeled and is very nice with white and light marble throughout
We got lost a bit trying to find out a way to the mezzanine level for the men's jeans/young men’s' section. Apparently, you have to use their older/wooden escalators to reach this "hidden" level. It really feels like a maze to find anything, but it was fun.
They put up nice decorations for Christmas also and they are very famous. In Christmas, its must go place.

There are restaurants here if you get hungry while swimming through a sea of crowded people...and tourists. Shopping at the world's largest department store was somewhat of an adventure. And yes, they have 4 wooden escalators. How are they still working...?

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I've been to New York a couple of times and in each occasion I seem to spend a lot of time in Macy's.

It's a bit of a New York institute. It seems to have had a makeover since the last time I was there but it still has a couple of those rickety old escalators that give it something of an authentic feel.

There's seven floors so you'll find something for everyone. The exchange rate isn't that good just now but there's still a chance you'll get a bargain compared to what you'd pay back home.

It could do with a bit more toilets as it seems to be a mission to find them and there's a McDonalds now in the kids clothing department which is a bit of a shame.

But apart from that this is an essential visit if you're in New York and you like shopping, picking up a bargain or rickety escalators.

Thank neilrenton01
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