Cupid’s Arrow Points to Macy’s This Valentine’s Day

Loved Ones Will Adore Special Gifts Found At Macy’s Stores And On Macys.Com

Show that special someone your love and appreciation this Valentine’s Day with heartfelt gifts from Macy’s. By offering an array of irresistible items from the hottest designers and brands, Macy’s has the perfect gifts to make loved ones swoon. From now through Valentine’s Day, shop Macy’s stores nationwide and online at www.macys.com for apparel, jewelry, cosmetics and fragrances that are sure to surprise and delight.macyslogo

At Macy’s, it’s easy to find unique gifts with a personalized feel this Valentine’s Day,” said Cassandra Jones, Senior Vice President of Macy’s Fashion. “Shop for a loved one or yourself – our extensive assortment features a variety of items, from luxe and romantic to flirty and fun. Or, if you need a little extra help, find inspiration from our Valentine’s Gift Guide at macys.com/gifts. Once there, you can search for ideas in various categories, including gifts curated by Macy’s Fashion Directors, The Celebrate Shop or even by price point.

 

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Shop Macy’s for loveable items for all this Valentine’s Day – Skagen 2-pc Boxed Set with Heart Necklace and Watch (Photo: Business Wire)

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Shop Macy’s for loveable items for all this Valentine’s Day – Heart Umbrella, $28 (Photo: Business Wire)

Macy’s makes it easy to shop gifts from the heart for friends and significant others. Find Cupid-approved items from ban.do such as a duffle bag with heart graphics and playful drink tumbler labeled “Love Potion.” Intimates from the Thalia Sodi collection will spark romance in comfort and style. Add a throwback photo to a heart and arrow frame for a thoughtful gift that can be enjoyed for years to come. Michael Kors watches for her and Movado Bold watches for him prove your love together is timeless. Simple and sweet Kate Spade Heart and Arrow ear pins are a treat for your girlfriend or best gal pal. Macy’s is also the ultimate destination for tech gifts such as the Fitbit Flex 2 Fitness Wristband and Polaroid camera and printer. Continue reading

The Los Angeles LGBT Center Receives $10,000 Grant From The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in Partnership with Macy’s

The Los Angeles LGBT Center has been awarded a grant for $10,000 from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in partnership with Macy’s to fund an HIV prevention program tailored for LGBT youth. The grant will be used by the Center’s Sexual Health and Education Program, which provides cutting-edge HIV prevention care that includes rapid HIV antibody testing, ultra-sensitive PCR/DNA HIV testing, comprehensive Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing and STI treatment, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and more.

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The Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Center is honored to be recognized by ETAF for its unique work in the community. Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center’s nearly 600 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. The organization is an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal and complete members of society.

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The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) logo

The late Dame Elizabeth Taylor established The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in 1991 to support organizations delivering direct care and services to people living with HIV and AIDS, especially the most marginalized communities. Today, ETAF also provides grants for innovative HIV prevention education and advocacy programs to existing organizations around the world. With aagrd8rrkey domestic advocacy funding focuses on comprehensive sexual health education and HIV criminalization reform, ETAF continues to bring the marginalized to the center of attention and advocate for their rights. The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation has granted to more than 675 organizations in 44 countries and nearly all 50 states in the U.S.

The work that the Los Angeles LGBT Center does to help people affected by HIV/AIDS is impressive and very much aligned with Elizabeth Taylor’s passionate commitment to the cause,” said Joel Goldman, Managing Director of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. “ETAF and our partners at Macy’s are thrilled to present the Los Angeles LGBT Center with these funds to help further our shared mission.”macys-logo

Through their Cause Marketing Program, Macy’s recognizes their responsibility to the community and their concern for the needs of their neighbors. They are proud to partner with ETAF and have contributed to this grant.

Macy’s Celebrates Black Art, Expression and Culture During Black History Month

Macy’s Hosts BJ The Chicago Kid, Jay Ellis, Marcus Samuelsson, Crissle West And More At Eight Stores Nationwide

This February, Macy’s celebrates Black History Month by welcoming a host of stars from a variety of fields including fine art, music, literature, the culinary arts, and spoken word. Black culture has electrified the pulse of American life for generations, from music and fashion to film, television, and activism. It has created a wave of change that has helped propel the country to new heights. This year, our celebrity guests will share how creative self-expression and a strong connection to their heritage have shaped their careers. As part of Macy’s Black History Month celebrations, Grammy-nominated artist BJ The Chicago Kid, “Insecure” actor Jay Ellis, award-winning Macy’s Culinary Council Chef Marcus Samuelsson, and “The Read” podcast host Crissle West will join other emerging stars in conversations focused on the influence and impact of black culture on all facets of American life.macys-logo

Macy’s Black History Month events will be held at the following stores:

  • Macy’s Herald Square (New York City) – Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m.
  • Macy’s City Center (Philadelphia) – Thursday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Macy’s State Street (Chicago) – Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Macy’s Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles) – Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Macy’s Lenox Square (Atlanta) – Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Macy’s Lenox Square (Atlanta) – Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.
  • Macy’s Aventura (Aventura, FL) – Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.
  • Macy’s Union Square (San Francisco) – Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.
  • Macy’s Metro Center (Washington, D.C.) – Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Macy’s is once again thrilled to celebrate the contributions African Americans have made to our nation with special events in our stores. Macy’s values the diversity of all of its customers and inclusion and respect are at the heart of our core values. We are happy to join with our associates and customers nationwide in honoring the legacy of African American achievement during Black History Month and beyond,” said Kristyn Doar-Page, Macy’s vice president of Diversity & Inclusion Strategies.

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Macy’s celebrates Black art, expression, and culture during Black History Month (Graphic: Business Wire)

In New York City and Washington, D.C., writer and pop culture commentator Crissle West will moderate thought-provoking conversations with local artists. In Philadelphia and Atlanta, Chef Marcus Samuelsson will share stories from his new book, “The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem!” In Chicago, BJ The Chicago Kid and Jay Ellis will participate in an engaging panel discussion and talk with the audience.

Rapper, spoken-word poet, actor and activist Saul Williams serves as the national ambassador for Macy’s Black History Month Celebration. Exclusive video performances and interviews from Williams, hailed as the “poet laureate of hip-hop” by “CNN,” will be featured at www.macys.com/celebrate.

I am very glad Macy’s is furthering the discourse around artistic self-expression in black culture. As a performer who uses words to bring attention to social justice causes, I feel it is paramount to stimulate engagement and awareness through our words and our art,” said Williams. Continue reading

Macy’s Kicks Off Ninth Annual Believe Campaign, Benefiting Long-Standing Charity Partner, Make-A-Wish®

This Season, Macy’s And Make-A-Wish Celebrate $100 Million Raised Over 13 Yearsmacyslogo-1

Macy’s Ninth Annual Believe Campaign launches this past week with the return of its cherished letter writing program to benefit Make-A-Wish. From the beginning of November through Dec. 24, customers can visit their local Macy’s store to drop their letters to Santa into the big red letterboxes or send online at macys.com/believe.

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Macy’s and Make-A-Wish® team up for the ninth annual Believe campaign, featuring the iconic letter writing program; visit macys.com/believe for more. (Photo: Business Wire)

Nearly 120 years ago, 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Editor Francis P. Church penned the heartwarming response that famously began, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist …” which became one of the most celebrated newspaper editorials in history. Inspired by the true story of Virginia, the Believe Campaign encourages acts of kindness and goodwill during the holidays, celebrating the season of giving through the time-honored tradition of letter writing.

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Macy’s “Believe” Campaign logo

For each letter collected in-store and online, Macy’s will donate $1, up to $1 million, to Make-A-Wish, the national organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. In addition to letter writing, this year’s campaign will bring back the beloved National Believe Day on December 9.

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 28,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 35 minutes. It has granted more than 270,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,800 in 2015 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.

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Virginia and Macy’s Letterbox

This is an incredibly important milestone for any organization, and we are proud to be celebrating it with Make-A-Wish as part of this year’s Believe campaign,” said Holly Thomas, group vice president of Cause Marketing for Macy’s. “Our program has touched the lives of our customers, employees, and most importantly, the lives of wish kids and their families across the country. We hope to provide even more support to Make-A-Wish this holiday season through our letter writing campaign, so they can continue their mission and meet the growing need of wishes across the country.”

The season also marks a major milestone, as Macy’s will celebrate $100 million in total giving to Make-A-Wish since 2003, with nearly $13 million donated through the Believe campaign. That represents nearly three wishes granted every day for the past 13 years, and more than 2.4 million people impacted in total by wishes that Macy’s has helped to grant, including wish kids and their families, volunteers, community groups, nurses, doctors and more. Continue reading

Macy’s “Buy 1 & We’ll Donate 1” Coat Campaign Kicks Off in Support of Clothes4Souls

From October 25 to 30, for every coat purchased at Macy’s stores and macys.com, one brand new coat will be donated for those in need

Macy’s and Clothes4Souls will partner again this fall season for the annual “Buy 1 & We’ll Donate 1” campaign. From Tuesday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 30, Macy’s will donate one new coat, up to 35,000 coats, to Clothes4Souls, for every coat purchased in the men’s, women’s, juniors’ and children’s outerwear departments at Macy’s stores and macys.com. Since the program’s start in 2013, Macy’s has donated 130,000 new coats, with retail value of more than $5.2 million.

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Macy’s and Clothes4Souls kick off ‘Buy 1 & We’ll Donate 1’ coat donation program at Macy’s stores and macys.com, Oct. 25 to Oct. 30. (Photo: Business Wire)

Clothes4Souls, a division of Soles4Souls, is a not for profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of clothing. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used clothing from individuals, schools, faith based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Clothes4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance. (Please visit www.clothes4souls.org for more information.)

To help customers save while giving back, Macy’s will offer 40 to 50 percent off a large selection of outerwear during the length of the campaign.

Our program with Clothes4Souls is one that our customers and employees look forward to every fall season,” said Holly Thomas, Macy’s group vice president of Cause Marketing. “With 130,000 new coats donated to date, we’ve seen incredible impact in our local communities. It’s an honor to partner with Clothes4Souls to once again bring brand new coats to people in need, and we hope to be able to deliver another 35,000 coats this year.macyslogo

It’s such a privilege to be working with Macy’s for the fourth year in a row,” said Buddy Teaster, Soles4Souls President and CEO. “The fact that we have been able to put 130,000 coats into the hands of people who need them most is extraordinary. A new coat can help provide much needed warmth during the harsh winter months and can bridge the economic gap for thousands across America. Macy’s and its customers understand the power they have to make a difference and we couldn’t be happier to be a partner in this work.”

Coats donated through the program average in retail price from $40 to $100 and distribution will take place in cities across America, beginning in November. To view this year’s outerwear assortment to participate in “Buy 1 & We’ll Donate 1,” visit macys.com.

Nambé Introduces Sterling Silver Jewelry Collection

Nambé, a leading tabletop and home décor company, has announced the launch of a fine jewelry collection, debuting nationwide at Macy’s in mid-September 2016.

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Nambe Jewelry debuting at Macy’s in mid-September 2016. (PRNewsFoto/Nambe)

Recognized for its award-winning designs for 65 years, Nambé’s commitment to timeless beauty, artistic integrity and uncompromising quality is evident in the brand’s highly covetable collection of dinnerware, serveware, barware, home décor and gift items. The company collaborates with the world’s most esteemed designers to develop products that bring function and style into the home. From The British Museum in London to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Nambé pieces are exhibited in renowned galleries– and in all the best homes– around the world.

Inspired by the same award-winning, shape-driven designs that have become synonymous with the brand’s home and decorative pieces over the past six decades, Nambé Jewelry is a contemporary line of sterling silver necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. The initial 26 piece collection introduction will rollout to 400 Macy’s locations at launch, and will be followed in October by an additional 12 items that will remain exclusive to Macy’s.

Designed by notable jewelry designer, Carolyn Pollack, Nambé Jewelry draws clear references from Nambé’s existing home products. “It is important that the Nambé aesthetic remain uniform across all product categories, and Carolyn has translated it perfectly for jewelry,” says Lou Scala, Nambé CMO. “The collection is sculptural and artistic, yet sophisticated and on-trend.”

Created with the stylish woman in mind, each piece of Nambé Jewelry is a unique work of art designed for everyday wearability. Hand-crafted in the U.S.A. and made from the finest materials, including sterling silver, semi-precious stones and leather, the collection will range in price from $120-$550.

We’re very excited to partner with Macy’s for the launch of Nambé Jewelry and are thrilled with the ambitious new direction in fine jewelry at Macy’s,” says Bill Robedee, Nambé President and CEO. “Jewelry is a natural next step in the evolution of our brand and an amazing opportunity for us to share Nambé’s unique design-heritage with a wider audience.”

I.N.C International Concepts Launches Fall 2016 Campaign and Iris Apfel Emoji Keyboard at Macy’s

I.N.C International Concepts, exclusively at Macy’s, reveals its fall 2016 campaign, “Iris Meets I.N.C,” and launches its corresponding emoji keyboard inspired by campaign star, Iris Apfel.

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I.N.C International Concepts, exclusively at Macy’s, revealed its fall 2016 campaign, “Iris meets I.N.C” with imagery and a corresponding emoji keyboard inspired by fashion icon Iris Apfel. (Photo: Business Wire)

Designed by Snaps and with input from Apfel, the keyboard includes emojis, stickers and GIFs featuring Apfel, her signature quotes, and items from the “Iris Meets I.N.C” collection. The emojis also incorporate lifestyle categories, including beauty, food and beverage, and an assortment of birthday-themed graphics in celebration of Apfel’s upcoming 95th birthday on Aug. 29.

I’m a little old for emojis and I didn’t know what they were,” said Apfel. “But everyone seems to like them, and I want everyone to have a good time. If my face makes people happy, I’m all for it.

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I.N.C International Concepts, exclusively at Macy’s, revealed its fall 2016 campaign, “Iris meets I.N.C” with imagery and a corresponding emoji keyboard inspired by fashion icon Iris Apfel. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The creative advertising campaign, shot by Ben Watts, features Apfel, both on her own and alongside model Linda Vojtova, wearing five looks from the collection. As previously announced, I.N.C teamed up with Apfel to develop a collection of approximately 40 must-have clothing and jewelry pieces that play into fall’s “mod” trend revival. Apfel consulted with I.N.C’s design team and provided creative direction on the collection, which focuses on stylish and versatile wardrobe staples and a wide assortment of her signature bangles. Continue reading