Elegant clothing grants its wearer entry to lavish mansion parties and well-tailored pockets in which to smuggle home fistfuls of monogrammed jellybeans. Exude refinement with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a gift card good for $20 worth of merchandise at Fashion's Night Out at Macy's. This Groupon may only be redeemed at Macy's Herald Square location, but the gift card may be used online or at any Macy's location. To redeem your Groupon at Fashion's Night Out on September 8, present it at the Groupon table on the eighth floor between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. To redeem your Groupon any other time, present it at the visitor's center on the balcony.
The third annual Fashion's Night Out lands shoppers amid celebrities, performers, and famous designers as they mingle in one of the world's largest department stores. Over the course of the event, fashionistas can hearken to the soulful sounds of a live performance by critically acclaimed songstress Joss Stone, behold Bobbi Brown as she presents a line of cosmetics, and watch as fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger mystifies all present with his blitz chess prowess. Witness the launch of new fragrance lines and participate in exclusive activities such as trivia and giveaways, all while a radio personality and DJ emcee the event. The after-hours shopping gala takes place in historic Herald Square and sends New York Fashion Week hurtling toward its catwalk-propelled finale in style.
Philanthropic shoppers can contribute to the New York City AIDS Fund by purchasing any item from the Fashion's Night Out Official Collection 2011, which includes graphic short-sleeved T-shirts for women and men ($25 each). Check out the pictures and videos from last year's event to see which celebrities attended and which designer ate an entire wedding dress to honor a bet.
Events are subject to change and are accurate as of the date this is published.
Thanks in part to Miracle on 34th Street, the classic Christmas film, and its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy's has been immortalized in the minds of generations of Americans. It's hard to imagine that Macy's was once a small storefront operation founded by a businessman whose previous stores had failed. But success was just around the corner.
Eleven dollars and six cents. That was the total of first-day sales when Macy's opened its doors in 1858. Of course, at that time, it wasn't a retail superpower—it was a small dry-goods store on the corner of 14th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City. Before founding that little shop, Rowland Hussey Macy had suffered several failed retail ventures. This time, things would turn out differently.
By 1877, R.H. Macy & Co. had become a full-fledged department store, spreading its way into the ground spaces of 11 adjacent buildings. Just about 25 years later, the store had outgrown even those expanded confines, so the company moved to its iconic Herald Square location on Broadway and 34th Street. There, Macy's began to attract shoppers from the rest of the country and the world. This location also saw the store become a major part of American holidays, especially in 1924, when immigrant employees wrangled the city's packs of stray floats and organized the first annual Macy's Parade.
Today, Macy's boasts 850 locations across 45 states and US territories. A far cry from that initial dry-goods shop, the modern-day stores carry everything from clothing and shoes to furniture and electronics. Though it is now headquartered in Cincinnati, the company's flagship store in Herald Square still attracts throngs of customers from all corners of the globe. The same can be said for the Macy's website, which is one of the most visited retail destinations on the Internet.
151 W 34th St.
Manhattan, New York 10001