Macy’s Makes Last-Minute Gift Shopping Easier than Ever with Grab and Go Gifts, Extended Store Hours and Special Deals
Gifts Arrive In the Nick of Time with Fast Shipping Solutions
It’s beginning to look a lot like … you waited until the last minute. Eight tiny reindeer aren’t coming to the rescue, but Macy’s has it covered with unique and thoughtful last-minute ideas from ultra-luxe to gifts under $100, $50 or $25 to make everyone believe their special gift was wrapped and sitting under the tree weeks ago. Whether you’re looking for something sparkly from the Forevermark Tribute™ Jewelry Collection or scoring an out of this world gift like First We Feast’s “Hot Ones” exclusive hot sauce pack and gear from the hit Complex Networks series, Macy’s makes finding great gifts on every budget so easy that they’re sure to get everything on the “what they really, really want” list.
When the elves have left the building, Macy’s is here to help wrap it up fast with extended store hours, fast shipping solutions and special deals. To ensure everyone’s checked off the list, Macy’s will open early and close late until Dec. 24, check your local store for up-to-date hours.
On Dec. 21, grab your wallet and dash to your local Macy’s, the first 250 shoppers in-store will receive a free $10 Macy’s Reward Card.
Orders placed by Saturday, Dec. 21 with standard shipping or by noon EST on Sunday, Dec. 22 with express delivery will arrive by Christmas.
Orders placed by 3 p.m. on Dec. 24 can be picked up in-store by 6 p.m., just in time for Christmas morning!
STORY at Macy’s
Faster than you can call on Dasher, Dancer or Prancer, score the perfect gift from STORY at Macy’s. “Home for the Holidays STORY,” the latest theme at the narrative-driven concept store inside Macy’s locations nationwide, features more than 900 unique presents from 200 small businesses. Experience this editorial-inspired living gift guide and discover a wonderland of gifts for everyone on the list in the ultimate home setting. From grooming kits and whimsical games to food-themed finds and rock music inspired collectibles, STORY at Macy’s gifts add wonder and merriment to any holiday celebration. Visit STORY at Macy’s at select locations or shop a highlight of gifts online at macys.com/STORY.
Thanksgiving weekend draws nearly 190 million shoppers, spending up 16 percent
Retail sales in November, and especially around the Thanksgiving/Black Friday period are some of the most important sales data in all of retail. And this year’s numbers are even more important than ever before.
Per the analysts at the National Retail Federation, retail sales in November increased 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted over October and were up 2.1 percent unadjusted year-over-year, marking the first half of the holiday season with billions of dollars in shopping left to be done. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
“November showed modest growth on the surface, but you have to remember that the late timing of Thanksgiving delayed the beginning of the busiest portion of the holiday season and pushed Cyber Monday’s billions of dollars of retail sales into December,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “These numbers are more about the calendar than consumer confidence. Consumer spending has been solid, and there’s still a lot of spending to be done. With strong employment and higher wages, we’re on track for a strong holiday season.”
Kleinhenz noted that the year-over-year comparison was challenging because November 2018 was up an unusually strong 4.7 percent over the year before. But December 2018 was down 0.2 percent from the year before, making it likely that next month could show a strong comparison.
In addition, many consumers began their shopping early this year, with some starting before November. NRF surveys showed that 39 percent planned to begin by Halloween, and that consumers on average had completed 52 percent of their shopping as of the Thanksgiving Day weekend.
“Whether they’re looking for something unique on Main Street, making a trip to the mall or clicking from the couch, this is when holiday shoppers shift into high gear.” – NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay
NRF’s forecast predicts that holiday retail sales during November and December will increase between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent for a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion.
November’s results build on October’s increase of 0.2 percent month-over-month and a strong 4.1 percent year-over-year. As of November, the three-month moving average was up 3.3 percent over the same period a year ago, compared with 4.2 percent in October.
NRF’s numbers are based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, which said today that overall November sales – including auto dealers, gas stations and restaurants – were up 0.2 percent seasonally adjusted from October and up 3.3 percent unadjusted year-over-year.
Specifics from key retail sectors during November include:
Online and other non-store sales were up 7.2 percent year-over-year and up 0.8 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Sporting goods stores were up 4.3 percent year-over-year but down 0.5 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Grocery and beverage stores were up 4 percent year-over-year and up 0.3 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Furniture and home furnishings stores were up 1.4 percent year-over-year and up 0.1 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
General merchandise stores were unchanged year-over-year but up 0.1 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Building materials and garden supply stores were down 1.2 percent year-over-year but unchanged month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Electronics and appliance stores were down 1.7 percent year-over-year but up 0.7 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Health and personal care stores were also down 1.7 percent year-over-year and were down 1.1 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Clothing and clothing accessory stores were down 2.9 percent year-over-year and down 0.6 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
And the good news, such as it is, continued into the proceeding Thanksgiving Day weekend. A record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, an increase of 14 percent over last year’s 165.8 million, the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics said.
“Americans continue to start their holiday shopping earlier in the year, and Thanksgiving is still a critical weekend for millions,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Whether they’re looking for something unique on Main Street, making a trip to the store or searching for the best deals from their mobile device, this is when shoppers shift into high gear. With the condensed holiday season, consumers are feeling the pressure to get their shopping done in time. Even those who typically wait until the last minute to purchase gifts turned out in record numbers all weekend long.”
Something For Everyone This Holiday Season and All with a Touch of Glamour
Use Code HOLIDAY30 for 30% off sitewide (Some Exclusions May Apply)
Badgley Mischka, the iconic American design house that exemplifies timeless glamour, invites you to celebrate this holiday season with the legendary designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka‘s top picks for gift giving. You don’t have to be a famous fashion designer to exchange gifts like these two! Badgley Mischka 2019 Holiday Gift Guide is full of wonderful items and offers gifts for everyone on your list from under $50 to $595 MSRP. When ordering, use code HOLIDAY30 for a 30% off discount sitewide. (Some exclusions may apply. Offer only valid midnight PST Wednesday, Nov 27th until midnight PST Cyber Monday.)
Badgley Mischka’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide has no-fail items that are guaranteed to put smiles on all your hard-to-buy-for friends and family’s faces. There are glamorous options for all, whether it’s beautiful women’s jeweled shoes, which dress up any holiday outfit, to newly launched men’s shoes and stylish sneakers, to girls shoes, perfect the little ones on your list. The stand out this year is the new fragrance, Forest Noir, in its gorgeous emerald green jeweled designed bottle. Both the Badgley Mischka Fragrance and Badgley Mischka Forest Noir have gift sets with body cream, and purse size sprays to complete the collection.
Men’s and women’s eyewear make a perfect stocking stuffer as well as Badgley Mischka’s latest colorful cashmere sweaters with beading and flower details to make any outfit; even your perfect pair of old jeans look dressed up. Choose to give your loved one the topper of a brightly colored winter coat, and she will thank you every time she heads out into the cold. And no need for extra tinsel when you give shimmering, festive Badgley Mischka jewelry to your favorite relative. For that extra special person on your list, surprise a loved one with a Badgley Mischka designed luggage collection and maybe pop in tickets to a favorite destination?
100% of Holiday Party Collection Will be Donated to Nonprofit Baby2Baby; Exclusive Resort Collection to Follow
Today, children’s fashion brand, Janie and Jack, debuts their newest collection with celebrated fashion designer and entrepreneur, Rachel Zoe. A two-collection partnership, which launches with the Rachel Zoe x Janie and Jack Party Collection and follows with chic Resort Collection, features clothing and accessories inspired by Zoe’s iconic signature style, including gold and sparkle embellishments, texture and statement silhouettes. The Party Collection offers glamorous styles for girls and boys to ensure they are dressed for those special holiday occasions. In addition, 100% of net proceeds from the Party Collection will be donated to Baby2Baby*, a nonprofit organization that provides children living in poverty with basic necessities, and of which Zoe is a proud board member.
Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization led by Co-Presidents Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, provides children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. In the last 8 years, Baby2Baby has distributed over 70 million items, including 40 million diapers to children in homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, foster care, hospitals and underserved schools as well as children who have lost everything in the wake of disaster. Every year, Baby2Baby serves hundreds of thousands of children across the country.
and Jack is a design house with every kid at its
heart—because individual style starts early. Each season
collections feature modern twists on classic fashion. Janie and Jack
is known for family moments, thoughtful details and memorable gifts.
Zoe is such a renowned force in the fashion industry – and as a mom
of two boys, she definitely knows how to blend comfort with style,”
said Shelly Walsh, SVP and General Manager, Janie and Jack. “The
Party and Resort Collections combine Rachel’s exceptional taste and
glamour with Janie and Jack’s modern twist on classic fashion.
We’re proud to be continued supporters of Baby2Baby and offer our
customers the opportunity to give back to this inspiring organization
and help children in need this holiday season.”
Holiday Party Collection offers
38 pieces of clothing and accessories, available in sizes 12-18
months to 12 years, with prices ranging from $18-$169. From a gold
lurex maxi dress, metallic cheetah pant suit and rose
gold lurex jumpsuit to accessories like a metallic turban,
glitter cheetah print booties and faux fur wristlet,
each design will make girls feel chic and ready to celebrate. The
boys’ pieces are standouts too, from velveteen and wool tuxedos
to satin neckties and a dapper fedora, all still
allowing them to be comfortable.
these collections with Janie and Jack has truly been such a dream. I
have always wished to bring my design and glamour to children’s
wear. This collection includes all my favorite design elements with
metallics, sparkle and luxurious fabrics that are easily wearable for
the most active little ones. To make this design collaboration even
more special, Janie and Jack is donating 100% of net proceeds from
our Party Collection to Baby2Baby which is an organization I am so
proud to be a part of. It is infinitely rewarding to know this
collection is giving back, especially during this time of year.”
– Rachel Zoe
December 3, Rachel
Zoe and Janie and Jack will
introduce a second collection, featuring resort wear for girls and
boys to prepare for winter family getaways. The Rachel
Zoe x Janie and Jack Resort Collection will feature 45
pieces, from printed swimwear for boys and
girls, lurex caftan and sun
dresses, and classic linen
separates to must-have accessories like
sandals, sunglasses, straw bag and fedora.
The Resort Collection will be available in sizes 3-6 months to 12
years with prices ranging from $15-$109. Both the Party and Resort
Collections will be sold at select Janie and
Jack stores (NYC, LA and Miami) and online at
Janie and Jack’s continued support of Baby2Baby,
customers will also have the opportunity to donate while checking out
at Janie and Jack stores nationwide and online at janieandjack.com
ambassador, Jessica Alba,
lends her support to the campaign to encourage donation participation
and spread awareness for providing for children living in poverty.
*Baby2Baby will receive (i) 100% of the net proceeds from the
sale of the Rachel Zoe x Janie and Jack Party Collection and (ii)
100% of donations collected at checkout at janieandjack.com and at
Janie and Jack stores in the U.S. from Nov. 18, 2019 through Dec. 31,
2019. In the event that the combination of (i) and (ii) is less than
US$250,000, Janie and Jack will donate the difference.
Get a head start on select savings with Macy’s Black Friday Preview beginning in stores and online on Thursday, Nov. 21
Doorbusters begin on Wednesday, Nov. 27 with Black Friday deals continuing through Saturday, Nov. 30 in-store and on macys.com
Plus, find the best Cyber Monday savings in-store and online from Sunday, Dec. 1 to Monday, Dec. 2 with Daily Deals continuing through Saturday, Dec. 7
the holidays this year withMacy’s
and the best Black Friday and Cyber Week specials on the hottest
items of the season. From buzz-worthy gifts for everyone on the list
to amazing deals on fashion for the whole family, fine jewelry, tech,
beauty and home, the ultimate one-stop shop for holiday gifting has
a broad assortment of offers across favorite brands, these
limited-time deals will begin in stores and online on Thursday,
Nov. 21 with a special Black Friday preview and carry
through Cyber Week (Sunday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 7).
Be sure not to miss the unbelievable selection of doorbuster items,
with major savings or free after mail-in rebate.*
Friday and Cyber Week mark the true start of holiday shopping for
many of our customers,” said John Harper, Macy’s chief stores
officer. “Macy’s is pleased to offer the very best gifts and
holiday entertaining must-haves at unbelievable prices with multiple
days to save. Our curated assortment of deals, both in-store and
online, are sure to help shoppers find the perfect gift at the best
price this season.”
For shoppers looking to get a head start on saving, Macy’s Black Friday preview will offer a selection of Black Friday Doorbusters from Thursday, Nov. 21 through Tuesday, Nov. 26 including:
to 60 percent off outerwear for the family
percent off Effy jewelry
to 65 percent off select Damask and Hotel Collection for the home
women’s Charter Club cashmere sweaters
percent off Carter’s and First Impressions
Begin the savings with doorbusters on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and kick off Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving Day with most stores open at 5 p.m. through 2 a.m., Friday, Nov. 29 from 6 a.m. through 10 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. through 10 p.m. Store hours vary by location. Go to macys.com and click on stores to find local information. Customers can shop online all day from the comfort of their couch at macys.com and on Macy’s mobile app. For more information on Black Friday and Cyber Week deals, store hours and shipping, visit www.macys.com/blackfriday.
a sneak peek at some of the great deals available on Black Friday,
while supplies last:
Him, Her and Home
diamond earrings with any purchase of $50 or more
percent off select dresses
percent off select designer brands
and under Family Pajamas
small kitchen appliances after $12 mail-in rebate
select suits, sport coats and overcoats for him
Charter Club cashmere sweaters
percent off select women’s designer coats
percent off select boots and shoes for her
percent off select men’s loungewear
percent off select designer handbags
percent off select kids’ styles
select kids’ puffer jackets
percent off select diamond studs and earrings
select MAC lipsticks
$100-$200 off select Dyson vacuums
men’s or women’s five-piece fragrance box
beauty products from brands like Clinique, Too Faced, Benefit, Urban
Decay, and more
Nespresso bundle machines
percent off select barware and dinnerware
select Created for Macy’s 1200-thread count sheet sets in queen or
at Macy’s, the always-changing, narrative-driven concept
store inside 36 Macy’s locations nationwide, kicks off the holiday
season with the launch of its latest theme: “Home
for the Holidays.” As an editorial-inspired, living
gift-guide, the concept showcases gifting options within home-themed
environments. Up and running through December 31, “Home
for the Holidays STORY” offers a one-stop destination
for everyone on your holiday list as shoppers explore stylized spaces
that correspond to different gift recipients. Featuring more than 900
gifts from 200 small businesses, including items for foodies, lovers
of travel, glam treats, tech and DIY kits, pet accessories and more,
STORY at Macy’s is the home base for a wonderland of
presents to explore and discover this holiday season.
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 www.macys.com/STORY
for more information.)
“This is our first ‘Home for the Holidays’ installation at our new home inside 36 Macy’s stores nationwide,” noted Rachel Shechtman, STORY founder and Macy’s brand experience officer. “For this year’s living gift guide, we are bringing shoppers a wonderland of gifts for everyone on their list in the ultimate home setting! Our special event programming will bring the magic of the season to life helping shoppers enhance their holiday celebrations.”
section of the ultimate holiday home features merchandise that speaks
to a number of recipients. For the person who has everything,
shoppers will discoverfood-themed
finds, party and entertaining
gifts, whimsical games,
as well as travel, office, and pet accessories. For someone who
deserves to treat themselves, it’s all about glam
and comfort gifts. Cozy up with cold weather must-haves
from Echo, candles from illume,
and super-soft cashmere socks from iLux,
all housed inside a warm and woodsy space. For someone especially
hard to shop for, “Home for the Holidays
STORY” offers the perfect gifts from grooming kits
to tech items and rock music-inspired collectibles, and
even a cocktail kit from Brooklyn’s Hella Bitters. And
finally, for someone little and bright on your list, customers can
discover great space and science-themed gifts, DIY
kits and animal plush toys.
Home for the Holidays is also about how we spend time together – so drop by for pop-up card making sessions and ornament crafting. Tired from shopping? Pop in for a workshop or art class where the staff will be customizing gifts for everyone on your list – yourself included. If you’re gearing up to host family friends this season, join us to discover how to take your tablescape up a notch with napkin ring customization, decorating tips, ceramic bowl customization, and cookie decorating classes for mini-makers. This season, it’s all happening at Home for the Holidays – so remember to RSVP and get on our nice email list for updates and more.
would the holidays be without sweet treats? STORY
at Macy’s has joined forces with Kellogg’s Rice
Krispies Treats, a favorite in homes across the country for
generations. “We are excited about bringing our brands to life
in new contexts and occasions. When the opportunity to be a part of
STORY’s Home for the Holidays installation at Macy’s came up, it
seemed perfect for Rice Krispies Treats, to further spread our
message of love through holiday events,” shared Gail Horwood,
chief marketing officer Kellogg North America. In all 36 STORY at
Macy’s locations, customers will be able to take a break from
shopping and decorate their own holiday Rice Krispies Treats
to gift to friends or enjoy at their own family celebrations.
STORY at Macy’s flagship location inside Macy’s Herald Square
in New York City, the wonder of the holidays will be celebrated with
a larger-than-life experience, created with designer David Stark.
“For the flagship location, we wanted to give shoppers the
ultimate home experience and introduce them to our friends who’ve
been part of STORY holidays year after year – David Stark designed
our amazing flagship environment, artist Darcy Miller will bring our
NYC section to life with original art and will host special events,
and Iris Apfel is back by popular demand to sell jewelry from her
personal collection,” added Shechtman.
Inspired by Chen’s New Picture Book, Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure, Capsule Collection Now Available at JanieandJack.com and Stores Nationwide
Children’s fashion brand Janie and Jack and fashion influencer Eva Chen has debuted the second installment of the Juno Valentine by Janie and Jack Collection. The collection consists of clothing, swimsuits, shoes, and accessories inspired by the fashion icons from Chen’s newest children’s book, Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure, published by Feiwel and Friends and released on October 29th. Featuring over 50 fashion and accessory pieces, the collection is inspired by iconic women from Eva Chen’s new fashion fairytale—who Juno and Finn meet on their quest to find the perfect outfit for school picture day.
and Jack is a design house with every kid at its heart—because
individual style starts early. Each season collections feature modern
twists on classic fashion. Janie and Jack is known for family
moments, thoughtful details and memorable gifts.
so excited to be partnering with Janie and Jack again for our second
Juno Valentine collection,” says Chen. “Writing the second
book was an adventure, and seeing the clothes come to life at the
hands of Janie and Jack’s talented design team has been a thrill!
My personal favorite are the deliciously fluffy tulle dresses—they’ll
be on every girl’s wish list—and the bandana print puffer.”
Juno Valentine by Janie and Jack Collection features effortless
fashion for young fans of Hollywood glamour with classic silhouettes,
including a tunic adorned with pearl button necklace, black ponte
pants and leather ballet flats. Dresses, perfect for any celebration,
include a black and white embroidered organza dress with black velvet
bodice and a red tulle dress with a satin bow bodice. Inspired by
Marie Antoinette and her reported love of sweets, styles are
portrayed through whimsical dresses, skirts and tops with layers of
pastel tulle, ruffles and oversized rosettes. Standout dresses
include a French blue embroidered organza style and a blush pink
tulle dress, designed with just the right amount of twirl-factor.
Taking inspiration from the bold and glamorous style of The Jazz Age,
all-over snakeskin and banana prints add a twist to leggings,
sweatshirts, and swimwear.
addition, Juno’s everyday look gets an update, while still
incorporating her playful signature stripes and red bandana print.
And her brother Finn now has a look of his own, which includes denim
overalls with embroidered lightning bolts and a classic Juno
red-striped tee, made for any and all fashion adventures!
with Eva on a second Juno Valentine by Janie and Jack Collection has
been a phenomenal collaborative experience,” said Shelly
Walsh, SVP and General Manager, Janie and Jack. “Eva brings
a fun, fashion-forward point of view, and as a mother of two young
children, she understands what kids like to wear. The new collection
is a thoughtful balance of iconic fashion design and kid-friendly
available at www.janieandjack.com
and Janie and Jack stores nationwide, the collection is offered in
sizes 3-6 months through 12 years, with prices ranging from $16 to
$159. For more information on the
Juno Valentine by Janie and Jack Collection, please