STORY at Macy’s teams up with Well+Good to demystify wellness with curated products, health tips and experiences at 36 stores nationwide
STORY at Macy’s, the ever-changing, narrative-driven retail concept inside 36 Macy’s stores nationwide, unveils its latest theme: “Feel Good.” Now through April 2020, Feel Good STORY brings a fresh focus on wellness and uses merchandise curation and events to explore simple and actionable ways for customers to find greater balance, energy and nourishment. In partnership with the award-winning fitness and wellness media platform, Well+Good, Feel Good STORY leverages its expertise in the field to help define and demystify what it means to live a healthy life through both editorial tips and product picks.
The wellness-focused retail narrative invites discovery through three curatorial spaces and each introduces merchandise and experiences to help you feel Balanced, Energized and Nourished. The Balanced moment is all about mindfulness and invites guests to pause for a complimentary meditation in partnership with Calm, the number one app for sleep, meditation and relaxation. To feel Energized, customers are invited to explore something new, from weighted arm bangles by Bala to an in-store barre fitness class. Finally in Nourished, healthy habits are the focus with new takes on snacking from Dada Daily and alcohol-free elixirs by Seedlip.
STORY at Macy’s product curation meets with editor-approved intel from Well+Good to add a simple, informative layer to the experience. For example, shoppers will discover that to get a good night’s sleep, editors suggest “cooling down your bedroom,” alongside the dodow, a glowing timer that teaches you to fall asleep. Additional tips cover topics like the benefits of dark chocolate, relaxation techniques, and how to maximize your crystals. Well+Good also supports STORY’s merchandise curation by leveraging its 2020 Wellness Trends to inform product selections like snack-able chickpeas. Within these broad moments, STORY at Macy’s and Well+Good take aim at trending topics like sleep, self-care, exercise, hydration, muscle recovery and healthy snacking.
“Well+Good decodes and demystifies wellness to help our community live a healthy lifestyle in a way that works for them,” said Alexia Brue, co-founder of the award-winning media company Well+Good. “Partnering with STORY at Macy’s allows us to share our rigorously researched editorial content in a new and exciting way, giving people in-person tips to feel more Balanced, Energized and Nourished.”
To bring the Feel Good experience to life, STORY energizes its in-store environment with meditation spaces in partnership with the Calm app at all locations and a range of community-centered events focused on wellness. The concept will host events featuring local experts in the health and wellness space for cooking classes, panel discussions, journaling and meditation workshops, a manicure bar, yoga and barre classes, and mocktail-faking workshops.
A special selection of STORY at Macy’s wellness product will also be available on macys.com, curated by the three focus areas. From a lavender mimosa candle by Paddywax in Balanced and collapsible foam roller by Brazyn Life in Energized to a mocktail faking kit by Luckies of London in Nourished, online shoppers will be able to discover something that will make them feel good, too.
In-store, the STORY at Macy’s flagship shop at Herald Square in New York City will leverage its footprint to give visitors even more ways to find their feel good moment. Macy’s Herald Square visitors can enjoy meditation within The Calm Booth by ROOM, a soundproof and acoustic booth designed to bring mindfulness into busy environments. In the Nourished section, STORY at Macy’s also offers a convenient market stocked with healthful grab-and-go snacks, from grain-free granola to diet-compliant bites by Sun & Swell. At both the Herald Square and State Street Chicago STORY at Macy’s locations, Farmer’s Fridge, a vending machine stocked with healthy options, like salads and breakfast bowls, will also give shoppers an added boost of nourishment.
Sugar Free with Michele Promaulayko, Tuesday, Jan. 28 – Macy’s Herald Square
Michele Promaulayko, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and author of Sugar Free 3, along with nutrition expert Kerri Glassman and Well+Good editor Jessie Van Amburg, talk through the benefits of going sugar free on your mind, skin and body.
Good Times: Mocktails Mixology, Wednesday, Jan. 29 – All STORY at Macy’s locations
Join mocktail experts from Brooklyn’s favorite alcohol-free bar, Getaway Bar, to craft (and enjoy!) delicious and nutritious drinks.
Good Conversations: A New Era of Eating Well with Well+Good, Check macys.com/STORY for event information
Join Melisse Gelula, co-founder of award-winning media company Well+Good, and some of the top nutrition and food experts for a conversation around decoding diet trends in a data crazy world, eating for nourishment and creating healthy, long term habits with food.
Good Notes: Journaling + Meditation, Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Macy’s Herald Square; Wednesday, Feb. 26 – All STORY at Macy’s locations (excluding HSQ)
Put pen to paper and learn to transform creativity into self-expression with AllSwell Creative followed by intention setting with Wishbeads.
Flow Yoga with Y7, Tuesday, Feb. 11 – Macy’s Herald Square
Join Y7 at STORY at Macy’s for a free flowin’, sweat drippin’, beat bumpin’ yoga class that will spark your mind, body and spirit.
Bright Futures: Astrology with Susan Miller
Wednesday, March 4 – Macy’s on State Street;, Tuesday, March 10 – Macy’s Herald Square;, Thursday, March 12 – Macy’s Metro Center
Join renowned astrologer Susan Miller for an inspiring look into the year ahead.
For a complete list of “Feel Good STORY” events and to RSVP, visit macys.com/STORY.
“Feel Good STORY” launches at all STORY at Macy’s locations:
- Macy’s South Coast Plaza – Costa Mesa, CA
- Macy’s Newport Fashion Island – Newport Beach, CA
- Macy’s Stoneridge – Pleasanton, CA
- Macy’s Union Square – San Francisco, CA
- Macy’s Westfield Valley Fair – Santa Clara, CA
- Macy’s Boca Raton Town Center – Boca Raton, FL
- Macy’s Dadeland – Miami, FL
- Macy’s Orlando Millenia – Orlando, FL
- Macy’s Lenox Square- Atlanta, GA
- Macy’s Perimeter – Atlanta, GA
- Macy’s State Street – Chicago, IL
- Macy’s Woodfield – Schaumburg, IL
- Macy’s Castleton Square – Indianapolis, IN
- Macy’s Fayette – Lexington, KY
- Macy’s Ridgedale – Minnetonka, MN
- Macy’s Las Vegas Fashion Show – Las Vegas, NV
- Macy’s Bridgewater – Bridgewater Township, NJ
- Macy’s Freehold – Freehold Township, NJ
- Macy’s Short Hills – Short Hills, NJ
- Macy’s Willowbrook – Wayne, NJ
- Macy’s Brooklyn – Brooklyn, NY
- Macy’s Roosevelt Field – Long Island, NY
- Macy’s Herald Square – New York, NY
- Macy’s Queens Center – Queens, NY
- Macy’s Cross County – Yonkers, NY
- Macy’s Kenwood Towne Centre – Cincinnati, OH
- Macy’s Easton Town Center – Columbus, OH
- Macy’s Polaris Fashion Place – Columbus, OH
- Macy’s Center City – Philadelphia, PA
- Macy’s Ross Park – Pittsburgh, PA
- Macy’s Northpark Center – Dallas, TX
- Macy’s Houston Galleria – Houston, TX
- Macy’s Memorial City – Houston, TX
- Macy’s Bellevue – Bellevue, WA
- Macy’s Alderwood – Lynnwood, WA
- Macy’s Metro Center – Washington, D.C.
STORY is a retail concept that changes every few months to bring a new narrative experience to life through curated merchandise and event programming. The ever-changing experience began in 2010 in New York City, where STORY operated as an independent small business for seven years and pioneered a retail as media business model that changed every eight weeks to open a new theme while engaging brands as sponsors for each themed story. Macy’s acquired STORY in 2018 and its founder, Rachel Shechtman, now serves as Macy’s brand experience officer. STORY relaunched in spring of 2019 as STORY at Macy’s. Visit macys.com/STORY for more information.