Macys Petite Department Has A Very Interesting and Colorful Background!

Macy's first store was built in 1858 by Rowlan Hussey Macy, but did not include Macys petite department until much later. The first store was named "R.H. Macy & Company" in New York City.

Macy's - A Colorful History


From the very beginning the star logo has always been included in the logo.

The star comes from a tattoo that R.H. Macy had as a teenager when he worked on a Nantucket whaling ship.

So in 1875 he took on partners to grow his business but he died just two year later in 1877 from Bright's disease.

The store was then acquired by Isidor Straus and his brother Nathan Strous who already had licenses to sell china in the store.

But on April 14, 1912 Isidor Straus died in the sinking of the Titanic.

That original store in New York City's Herald Square at 34th & Broadway has been designated a National Historic Landmark. 07/02/2010-07/05/2010

Thanksgiving Day Parade


The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been marching with their gigantic floats down Broadway since 1924.

Originally for the immigrant employees to celebrate their new American Heritage!

The store adapted to the times well and in the years of the Great Depression (the last one, not this one) they implemented many "firsts" such as:

  • "pay when you can" credit policies
  • arranging merchandise by size (not by color) and
  • surprise!, one of the best and boldest ideas of the time...
  • In 1939 the new president realized that Thanksgiving would fall on the last day of November, thus giving fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Mr. Lazarus, Macy's president suggests to President Roosevelt that in the future Thanksgiving should permanently fall on the fourth Thursday of Nov. Within two years Congress passes it into law.

    Macy's Petite Department

    Macys petite department is a fantastic are of the store packed with huge selections from different brands that specialize in petite sizes. If you are looking for ideas or suggestions just check out their "Hot List".

    They carry:

  • AK Anne Klein Petite Suits
  • Style&co. Petite Suits
  • INC International Concepts Petite Dresses
  • Lauren by Ralph lauren Petite Sweaters & Cardigans
  • Levi's Petite Jeans
  • DKNY Petite Tops

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    Macy's Black Friday

    Huge crowds + huge sales. Their doors open at 5:00 a.m! Must wear comfortable shoes and not be afraid of the crowds.

    For one of the biggest shopping days of the year Macy's Black Friday event is not for the timid. Get all the information & a little history of the event too.

    Here are some other popular pages!

  • Work out daily? Grab a pair of petite sweat pants for those downward dogs!

  • Ugg Boots on sale. You know them, you love them and now you can pick up a pair on sale. Keep your feet warm all winter!

  • When you know exactly what your looking for silver high heels to match that dress.

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