Holiday 2017: Give the Best This Holiday Season with Gifts We Love from Macy’s

Make Your List and Check It Twice, Macy’s Has Everything You Need This Holiday Season

Offering An Incredible Assortment Of The Perfect Gifts For Him, Her, Kids And Home, Including Fashion, Accessories, And Beauty, That Will Delight Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Macy’s has upped the ante for 2017 through partnerships, specially created collections, and a handy guide of the best presents that will make gifting friends and family fun and easy. Additionally, Macy’s Fashion Office brings shoppers the latest and greatest trends from around the globe, with a curated selection of festive wares perfect for every occasion, from cozy nights in and office fetes to full-blown holiday extravaganzas. Find the perfect gift for the fashionista, techie, beauty guru, at-home chef, interior décor connoisseur, and everyone in between, and ensure you look chic and party-ready — all at Macy’s.

The holidays are a celebratory time when loved ones come together and show how much they appreciate having each other in their lives,” said Cassandra Jones, senior vice president of Macy’s Fashion. “I truly believe that the perfect gift can bring people together. To enhance that experience for our customers, we’ve created an unparalleled assortment of gift-giving items, from tech to beauty, so that each present is the perfect one. Plus, we’ve curated fashion and accessories to ensure our customers will look and feel incredible wherever their celebrations take them this season.”

From new brands and technology to an updated reservation system at Herald Square Santaland in New York City, Macy’s makes life easier this holiday season

Plus, shop hundreds of the hottest Black Friday specials beginning at 5 p.m. in most stores and all day at macys.com on Thanksgiving, November 23macyslogo

This holiday season, make your list and head to Macy’s to find the best new brands and tech gifts galore, look your best for every occasion and make sure your home is company-ready. Plus, Macy’s will open most full-line department stores at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23. Customers who want to begin their holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day will find hundreds of Black Friday specials in-store and online at macys.com.

For Her

Give the gift of luxury with opulent knits and sparkly pieces that pack as much glamour as they do comfort. A tiered, ruffle-sleeved sweater from I.N.C International Concepts is both fabulous and cozy, but also versatile and can be dressed up and down with ease. Glitter slippers, also from I.N.C, are perfect for the one whose sparkle is never dulled. For a true high-shine moment, give the special lady in your life the opportunity to feel like a star with an EFFY® sapphire bracelet certain to take her breath away or choose a cultured pearl strand for a timeless gift she will treasure. The trend-obsessed fashionista is no doubt a diehard fan of the 90s athletic-inspired logo craze strutting the runways, so a Tommy Hilfiger logo sweater is right up her style alley. A statement-making messenger bag from Michael Kors or luxurious leather wallet from Coach will help her stay stylish while keeping all her essentials organized. She’ll be party-ready with Clinique’s Pick Your Party set, created for Macy’s. This charming collection of Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer holiday lip shades treats lips to bold color packaged in a limited-edition tin. Give her a gift from her favorite designer with a fragrance from Gucci, Carolina Herrera, Dior or Yves Saint Laurent, or give beauty lovers the gift of options with Macy’s Beauty Box; for $15 a month, customers will receive five deluxe beauty samples selected by Macy’s beauty experts, plus a bonus sample and a $5 coupon to use in-store or on macys.com on their next beauty purchase.

For Him

Macy’s gift choices are just as great for guys. Upgrade his style game with eye-catching intarsia sweaters from I.N.C International Concepts while making sure he also smells the part with eau de toilette from Coach. Pamper his feet with out-of-this-world soft slippers from Ugg® and make sure his face always glows with the Hydration Hits four-piece face cream set from Kiehl’s. Deepen his musical history knowledge with the book, Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey. The luxury, large-format coffee table book explores the origins, evolution and cultural impact of Hip Hop culture over the last four decades through critically acclaimed essays and profiles, as well as captivating images. A puffer jacket from Calvin Klein or denim trucker jacket from Levi’s will keep him warm throughout the holiday season. Sprezza Box is a surefire way to revamp his style in one easy step. There are four distinct boxes created for Macy’s, each containing five items including ties, pocket squares, socks, sunglasses, wallets and money clips, curated by the experts at Sprezza. Each box evokes a specific look and feel—pick the right one for the guy on your list and instantly add panache to his style.

Tech

Keep the tech whiz in your life up-to-date with the latest releases in drones, Virtual Reality, acoustics, and more with the phenomenal offerings from Macy’s. Star Wars Battle Drones from Propel let fans recreate the epic clashes from their favorite Star Wars movies, while the Dream Vision virtual reality headset combines mind-blowing visuals with crisp audio to transport users and immerse them in any world they choose. Give the gift of convenience with the Amazon Echo Dot, the hands-free, voice-controlled device that enables you to make calls, send and receive messages, play music, set alarms, and more. For those true music fans, old school meets new school with the Victrola Acrylic turntable with Bluetooth speakers.

Home and Entertaining

Home is where the heart is, and whether you’re gifting someone a special item for their home or entertaining in yours, Macy’s has the best in décor, cuisine and service tools for the holiday season. Hotel Collection glassware and barware, along with the exceptional bar cart, are sophisticated and urbane. Tumblers and decanters boast a modern shape while the cart and bar tools mix polished wood and steel for a beautifully mid-Century aesthetic. Give the gift of holiday charm with decorative pillows from Martha Stewart Collection featuring an array of adorable critters from cats and dogs to stags and polar bears. Studio Mercantile novelty bar games are excellent ways to take parties up a notch, and decorative lighting, also from Studio Mercantile, provide ambiance to a setting. Appreciate the true essence of coffee by embracing the deep flavors of a freshly ground and pressed brew with the Primula French press bundle. The press draws out the natural oils and robust taste of beans, preparing six cups at a time. The bundle, created for Macy’s, comes with the press and a tumbler so you can share the experience with friends and coffee lovers everywhere. Gourmet gift baskets created for Macy’s from Di Bruno Bros. are sure to make an impression. Choose a curated basket with themes including “Let’s Brunch,” and “The Sriracha Foodie” filled with a wide variety of specialty foods and products that have all been hand-selected for top quality.

New Brands

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Macy’s has everything you need this holiday season; SB by Sachin & Babi, Bossa Top $89, Oak Skirt $129 (Photo: Business Wire)

Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia, known for producing stunning pieces through their eponymous line that has redefined eveningwear, have created a dazzling collection for Macy’s that makes dressing up fun, easy, and empowering this holiday season. With close attention to detail and high fashion artistry, SB by Sachin & Babi goes beyond traditional special occasion wear with a selection of breathtaking dresses and gowns, stylish statement jackets, and mix-and-match tops, skirts, and pants. Fans of the new collection can preview the line on macys.com now, prior to the official launch in 149 stores on Nov. 15. Continue reading

Burton Unveils U.S. Snowboard Team Uniforms for PyeongChang Olympic Games 2018

The sport of snowboarding is neither nationalistic nor team-oriented in nature; however, all of that changes for a minute every four years during the Olympic Games,” said Jake Burton, Founder and Chairman of Burton Snowboards. “If the global expectations are that U.S. snowboarders represent their country in a uniform, then Burton wants to design and manufacture it. By doing so, we assure U.S. riders that they will have outerwear they can trust to perform at the highest level with a look they have input into and ultimately respect. Simply put, they want snowboarding outerwear, not athletic wear, and who better than Burton to provide it.

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Burton Unveils U.S. Snowboard Team Uniforms for PyeongChang Olympic Games 2018

The U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team will be nominated based on a series of selection events this season including the three-stop Toyota U.S. Grand Prix with stops in Copper Mountain, Aspen/Snowmass and Mammoth Mountain.

Inspired by the rich history of the American space program, the 2018 U.S. Snowboard Team uniform is both innovative in function and retro-futuristic in design. On the futuristic side, both the competition jacket and pant have a liquid metal look, thanks to an exclusive iridescent silver fabric coated in very fine, real aluminum. Burton custom developed the fabric solely for the 2018 uniform by infusing an extremely lightweight aluminum-coated fabric typically used for audio equipment with highly technical properties ideal for snowboarding in any weather condition. The end result is a super technical, lightweight and waterproof fabric that reflects and deflects light as well as sound. Next, to pay homage to the spirit of the American space program, the competition jacket also features hand-drawn patches depicting the American flag and ‘USA’ in space-age font. Even the inside of the jacket is highly detailed, with artwork sewn to the lining that includes Korean translations of helpful lighthearted phrases like ‘Do you speak English?‘ and ‘Wish me luck!‘.

In addition to the competition jacket and pant, two stand-out pieces in the uniform collection include a spacesuit- inspired down one-piece and village down jacket, both created with bright white non-woven Dyneema® fabric, which is the world’s strongest fiber. Extremely lightweight, breathable and waterproof, the fabric itself has a very space-age feel inspired by the iconic 1960s moonwalk suit with a texture that breaks in over time, giving it a weathered look. To wear with the competition jacket and pant, Burton also created a super soft fleece jacket and pant made with custom Polartec® High Loft™ fabric that was originally created for the U.S. military. The uniform also includes a lightweight down insulator in a ‘moonbeam’ colorway and drirelease wool base layers in ‘international orange’, a signature color used by the American space program for astronaut suits. Leather mitts, fleece gloves, tech tees and beanies complete the uniform.

This is the fourth Olympic uniform that Burton and myself have had the distinct pleasure of working on,” says Greg Dacyshyn, Head Designer of Burton’s Olympic uniform program. “Like the previous three which had a retro-inspired influence, the 2018 theme is also a heavy nod to Americana, because its main influence is the iconic suits of the United States’ leading space exploration program. I have always loved the astronauts’ suits, because not only do they have such a cool and amazing aesthetic, they also were designed to function under the most extreme conditions, so this gave us an incredible platform to push the innovation and technology of the garments as well. My hope is that these pieces help the athletes go where no rider has gone before.”

As one of the most recognized global brands in snowboarding, Burton brings tremendous value to our Olympic snowboard team with both its product quality and brand essence,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard Chief Commercial Officer Dan Barnett. “We have very ambitious targets for all our athletes in South Korea. Success at the highest level of global competition comes from acute attention to detail and we know that Burton shares that philosophy. The shared vision Burton has with U.S. Ski & Snowboard and our world-class roster of athletes is another of the vital building blocks being put in place to help our athletes achieve the medal targets set for PyeongChang.”

When You Wish Upon A Star, Saks Fifth Avenue And Disney Celebrate The Season With Once Upon A Holiday

On Monday, Nov. 20, Saks Fifth Avenue, collaborating for the first time on a holiday experience with Disney, will debut its iconic New York holiday windows and 10-story-tall theatrical light show in true fairytale fashion, in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Sofia Carson, the multi-talented actress, star of Disney’s “Descendants“, and Hollywood Records/Republic recording artist, will perform live at the unveiling event accompanied by a 40-person choir and appearances by Snow White, Snow Prince, and the seven dwarfs.

The fantastical new show, entitled Once Upon a Holiday, will include the unveiling of 14 animated holiday window displays, presented by Mastercard, marking the first time Saks will animate all of the windows along Fifth Avenue in its 94-year history.

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Alberta Ferretti one-of-a-kind fairytale gown sketch for Saks Fifth Avenue.

In all things we do at Saks, we strive to reach the people in a meaningful way that captures their emotions—it’s what we call the New Luxury. This comprehensive and unprecedented collaboration with Disney in our stores, on Saks.com, and in our New York flagship windows exemplifies that strategy by bringing the magic of the holiday season into the lives of our customers everywhere,” said Marc Metrick, President, Saks Fifth Avenue.

Highlights of the multi-faceted program include:

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The 14 Fifth Avenue windows will each depict a different scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, beautifully translating the iconic story into real-life delights. Vignettes will include Snow White dancing among woodland creatures, the seven dwarfs “heigh-ho!”-ing home from a day’s work in the diamond caves, and the Wicked Queen‘s mischievous trickery with the infamous red apple. Also new to the windows this year is aSaks_Fifth_Avenue_Logo 3D layering technique which incorporates original artwork from the film into the backdrops for each display.

In Saks New York’s 49th Street and 50th Street windows, four legendary designers—Alberta Ferretti, Naeem Khan, Monique Lhuillier, and Marchesa—have created one-of-a-kind fairytale gowns for a 21st century Snow White. The luxury dresses will be set against a fantasy forest backdrop.

The New York window unveilings will be live-streamed via Saks.com, at 6:45 p.m. ET, for audiences around the world to enjoy. The window animation and light show will continue throughout the holiday season until Jan. 2, 2018. Continue reading

Adwoa Aboah Announced As Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Newest Face In 2018 Campaign

Marc Jacobs Beauty announces model and activist Adwoa Aboah as the newest face of the brand for 2018, with dedicated campaigns appearing in-store and all media platforms beginning late 2017. the first official campaign image featuring Adwoa Aboah was shot by David Sims, creative direction by Katie Grand, with makeup by Diane Kendal, hair by Guido Palau and nails by Jin Soon Choi.

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Adwoa Aboah Announced As Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Newest Face In 2018 Campaign

In this image, Adwoa wears the newest product from marc jacobs beauty debuting in the spring 2018 collection, le marc liquid lip crayon in the shade how rouge, which will debut online and in-stores this December. in this product, liquid lipstick takes on a new form: the first-ever liquid lipstick in a crayon delivers powerful one-swipe color that lasts, while the crayon creates control and precision to fill and shape lips effortlessly. the innovative “ghost pearl” subtly shimmers to add dimensions to lips for a never-before-seen finish with 16-hour wear.

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Adwoa Aboah Announced As Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Newest Face In 2018 Campaign

Marc gave me my first fashion show in new york city. it was a dream come true and from that point on, he has been one of my biggest supporters. I am so excited to be the new face of marc jacobs beauty, and to have been able to work alongside marc once again is truly inspirational. his attention to detail is like no other and you see his vision instantly come to life.” – Adwoa Aboah

Adwoa joins iconic women such as Jessica Lange, Edie Campbell, Winona Ryder, Aya Jones and Kaia Gerber, who has previously and/or continue to serve as faces of the brand.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon launches on December 12, 2017, on sephora.com, December 16, 2017, on www.marcjacobsbeauty.com and is available in stores on December 26, 2017, at Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Harrods and John Lewis.