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.
A Reassuring Presence Instilling Calm, Confidence, And Connection
Tapping into sight, sound, smell, taste, and texture Pantone makes PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue the first multi-sensory Color of the Year in the company’s history.
Pantone, provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions, today announced PANTONE 19-4052, Classic Blue, as the Pantone® Color of the Year for 2020; a timeless and enduring hue elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.
“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Imbued with a deep resonance, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”
The Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even up-coming sporting events that capture worldwide attention. For 21 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past selections for Color of the Year include:
PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral (2019)
PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet (2018)
PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery (2017)
PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity and PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz (2016)
PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala (2015)
PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid (2014)
PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald (2013)
PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)
PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)
PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise (2010)
PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
PANTONE 19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
PANTONE 13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
PANTONE 15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
PANTONE 17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
PANTONE 14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
PANTONE 19-1664 True Red (2002)
PANTONE 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)
PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean (2000)
The color selected as the Pantone Color of the Year 2020 was taken from the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color System, the most widely used and recognized color standards system for fashion, textile, home, and interior design.
Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser-like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.
As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colors that are honest and offer the promise of protection. Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted PANTONE 19-4052, Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. Associated with the return of another day, this universal favorite is comfortably embraced.
“The Pantone Color of the Year highlights the relationship between trends in color and what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time, a color that reflects what individuals feel they need that color can hope to answer.” added Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. “As society continues to recognize color as a critical form of communication, and a way to express and affect ideas and emotions, designers and brands should feel inspired to use color to engage and connect. The Pantone Color of the Year selection provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands.”
To fully bring to life the true meaning of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, Pantone has translated PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue into a multi-sensory experience. By extending the sensory reach of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, Pantone is hoping to reach a greater diversity of people to provide everyone with an opportunity to engage with the Color of the Year 2020 in their own unique way.
“As we all head into a new era, we wanted to challenge ourselves to find inspiration from new sources that not only evolve our Color of the Year platform, but also help our global audiences achieve richer and more rewarding color experiences,” added Pressman. “This desire, combined with the emotional properties of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, motivated us to expand beyond the visual, to bring the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year to life through a multi-sensory experience.”
Classic Blue in Fashion
PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a poised and self-assured blue hue elegant in its simplicity. Genderless in outlook and seasonless in endurance, this foundational anchor shade enables color mixes throughout the spectrum, as well as making a strong statement on its own. Emblematic of heritage but at the same time highly contemporary, versatile PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue takes on distinct appearances through application to different materials, finishes and textures from shimmering metallics, lustrous sheens and high-tech materials to hand crafted looks and more fragile fabrics.
Classic Blue in Beauty
In the ultimate display of personal expression, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue makes a dramatic statement for eyes, nails and hair in a variety of finishes from glittery and glam to dusty matte.
Classic Blue in Home Décor
Offering the promise of protection PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a pervasive favorite for home. Creating a stable foundation from which to build, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue injects creative confidence into interiors, transforming a space through unique color combinations and tonal statements. Easily applied across so many different materials, textures and finishes, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a dependable blue that can take you in different directions expressing tradition and elegance as well as unexpected boldness.
Classic Blue in Graphic Design and Packaging
Because of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue’s relation to the sky at dusk, something we see every day, it maintains a perception of dependability and constancy. A color we respond to viscerally as being trustworthy, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is an ideal shade for many applications of graphic design. This is especially true for packaging where PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue conveys the message of honesty, credibility and reliability that today’s consumers are connecting to.
festive 2019 holiday campaign is out. To mark his first holiday
campaign for the fashion house, Burberry Chief Creative Officer,
Riccardo Tisci has assembled a cast of global talent to
celebrate the notion of togetherness, union, hope and love.
entire cast includes Alexis Chaparro, Arah Clarke, Ava Valentine,
Blanket, Bodhi Horton, Boychild, Carla Bruni, Casper Chatfield,
Cassius Varghese, Cecilia Chancellor, Christian Guzman, Dahely Nunez,
Daisy Middleton, Elis Moaven, Fran Summers, Hector Polio, Howard
Griffiths, Ikram Abdi Omar, Jacob Guerra, Jaeda Sherman, Jose Polio,
Keith Summers, Kristians Jakovlevs, Lea T, Leissy De La Cruz, Louis
Chatfield, Mahmood, Marina Morena, Noah Carlos, Noah Landes, Regina
Limon Vega, Reia Zhing Cheong, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Sasha Pivovarova,
Shay, Valentin Bedford, Wu Tsang, Yoo Ah-in, Zhou Dongyu
‘I am connected to the idea of unity, togetherness and challenging the perception of what love is today. This for me is the real spirit of the season. It’s one of my favorite times of the year – when I can stop, reflect and reconnect with those who make me feel happy and at home, no matter where I am in the world. I loved the idea of bringing together a group of people that have been so supportive of me since I joined Burberry to celebrate my first holiday campaign for the house,” states Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer.
campaign centres around a film of the cast dancing to the soundtrack
of ‘What Is Love?‘ by Deee-Lite and is shot by
renowned photography duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.
was a real pleasure working on this project for Burberry. Working
with Riccardo is about connection, it’s about the back and forth of
discussing creative ideas and it’s this that makes our jobs even
more interesting and exciting. We have been friends for many years so
I guess we know each other’s sensibilities – there are always a
lot of laughs!” says Mert and Alas. “My favourite
Christmas memory is when we were preparing a Christmas dinner and the
oven literally blew up! I burnt my lashes and of course we had no
turkey. Disappointing, but it was a funny night!”
the cast itself seems to have had a fun and memorable time as well.
BRUNI: “I love the
concept of the campaign – this big group of different people coming
together. I had a fabulous time with Riccardo and was thrilled to
find myself behind the lens of Mert & Marcus again. On set,
Riccardo gave me this feeling of freedom and modernity – his talent
is beyond words. You can see that he has this profound and precious
knowledge of fashion, and has this simplistic way of using the past
to invent the future. My most precious festive memory is a Christmas
Eve in a castle completely buried in snow in Touraine.”
Holiday Window Unveiling to Include Live Performance by Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2”
Fifth Avenue today reveals additional details of their
holiday collaboration with Disney. The two brands will come
together to delight shoppers this holiday season with dazzling
“Frozen 2”-inspired windows, exclusive product and
a one-of-a-kind in-store experience.
holiday season is an important moment for Saks and gives us an
opportunity to stretch our imagination,” said Marc Metrick,
President of Saks Fifth Avenue. “Each year we look for ways
to entertain our customers and connect on an emotional level through
meaningful experiences. Our collaboration with Disney is the perfect
way to capture the joy of this time of year and we look forward to
bringing this one-of-a-kind concept to all stores across the country
and our digital platforms.”
will debut its holiday windows on Monday, November 25 and
continue its long-standing tradition of holding a spectacular holiday
show in the middle of Fifth Avenue. The epic unveiling event will
include a musical performance by Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa)
of a song from the “Frozen 2” Original Motion
Picture Soundtrack, along with a song from her upcoming holiday
album, “Christmas: A Season of Love.” The
production will also include a 10-story-tall theatrical light show
and entertainment from a 50-person choir, along with a flurry of
Disney entertainers. The event will be livestreamed on
“FROZEN 2”-INSPIRED WINDOWS
by Disney’s “Frozen 2,” Saks’s center six windows of
the flagship store will bring scenes from the film to life. The
displays will depict Elsa and Anna’s extraordinary journey to
discover truths about their past while encountering the four spirits
of nature. Adored characters Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven will also
appear throughout the vignettes as they champion the sisters along
color, texture and cavernous landscapes inform the overall
composition of the remaining windows that wrap the building.
Theatrical lighting in bold hues illuminate the landscapes and create
a surreal environment—a perfect backdrop for mannequins dressed in
over-the-top designer fashion.
featured is Ferrero Rocher® premium chocolate. The two corner
windows of the store will display the brand’s signature pyramids made
of fine hazelnut chocolates delicately wrapped in gold foil.
FROZEN 2 ENCHANTED FOREST EXPERIENCE AT SAKS
Frozen 2 Enchanted Forest Experience at Saks will be an
immersive, wonder-filled experience that will offer visitors the
chance to be transported to the spectacular world of “Frozen
2” and experience Anna and Elsa’s journey through the
enchanted forest, encountering the four spirits of nature and other
beloved characters along the way. Located on the ninth floor of the
New York flagship store, the activation will run from Tuesday,
November 26 through Tuesday, December 24. Tickets are $5
each (+ taxes and fees) and Saks will donate $5 from the sale of each
ticket to New York-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky
Children’s Hospital. Tickets can be purchased at
X DISNEY FROZEN 2 PRODUCT
special “Frozen 2”-inspired fashion, accessories and
giftable items are available at all U.S. Saks stores and on Saks.com.
Created in collaboration with designers like Roberto Coin,
Converse and S’well, shoppers can purchase product
inspired by the beautiful imagery and elements from the film.
Exclusive to Saks are “Frozen 2” limited-edition Elsa
and Anna dolls. Designed by Disney store artists, the dolls will
awaken a new spirit of adventure in Disney fans and collectors alike.
GIVING & SERVICES
Customers can find Saks’s
ultimate guide to exclusive gifts and designer delights within the
120-page Holiday Book, featuring
Idina Menzel on the cover. Available now in stores and on Saks.com.
Concierge: For the
holiday season, Saks offers a dedicated digital concierge to assist
customers with all of their gift-giving needs, including, shipping,
delivery, or simply finding that perfect present. Customers may
access the holiday concierge 24/7 on Saks.com/Locations/Services
beginning on November 15.
Gift Guide Chatbot: Available
on Facebook Messenger beginning on November 15,
the Holiday Gift Guide Chatbot curates the perfect gift
recommendations from Saks.com based on the user’s needs. To access,
visit Saks Fifth Avenue’s Facebook page and click “Send
Avenue Club: Customers can make an appointment with the Fifth
Avenue Club (FAC), located at select Saks stores, and work with
an expert Style Advisor to find everything from gifts for
loved ones, to a must-have holiday look. Throughout the holiday
season, the FAC will also offer gift wrapping and assistance with
from abroad can visit the International
which offers a multi-lingual concierge to assist with service needs
including luggage and coat storage, package pick-up and more.
Fifth Avenue and Disney welcome viewers to connect via their social
media channels, listed below, and to follow #SaksHoliday and
#SaksxDisneyFrozen2 for insider access.
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.
Global Advertising Creative Aims To Energize Scotch Whisky Conventions And Evoke A Thirst For Exploration
pioneering legacy of Johnnie Walker was built on challenging
conventions and inspiring people to stretch their boundaries. Today,
the brand reveals a vibrant creative world as part of its Keep
Walking campaign, inviting a new generation of whisky drinkers to
taste more out of life and explore the rich possibilities of their
world with Johnnie Walker.
the new campaign, created by Anomaly, Johnnie Walker comes to
life through a bold new visual identity that celebrates the sensorial
dynamism of its blends, conveys a range of cocktails and occasions,
and breaks down traditional Scotch conventions creating a desire to
discover and explore the brand in a whole new way. As people continue
seeking new experiences, Blended Scotch Whisky has become a
more vibrant and exciting category for discovery, with Johnnie Walker
itself seeing a 9% net sales growth in North America in Fiscal 19
(reported net sales).