Macy’s Herald Square

The shopping mecca in midtown

Macy’s Herald Square is the frontrunner of all Macy’s stores. The building is made up of more than 2.2 million square feet. Its interior size makes it one of the biggest department stores in the world. The chain itself is the largest chain of department stores in the world. Macy’s Herald Square has been in that location for over 115 years.

Rowland Hussey Macy founded the department store and first opened it up in Massachusetts. He established four stores in Massachusetts. However, each of his stores failed and he chose to move to New York City for a fresh start. He settled down on 14th Street and Sixth Avenue.

Throughout the years, Macy’s expanded. With its expansion, Macy had to find more partners and more locations, which prompted the move to 34th Street. To accommodate the customers who had grown to love the Macy’s brand, Macy set up a steam wagonette to transport them from 14th Street uptown. In 1978, the building was claimed as a National Historic Landmark.

Nowadays, Macy’s is especially famous for its Christmas window displays and the world famous MACY’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

In addition to its iconic Christmas displays, Macy’s is also the go-to store for high-fashion options. Macy’s Herald Square attracts shoppers from all around the world, despite having built over 740 other locations nationwide. Macy’s is a favorite shopping destination among both locals and tourists.

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151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001


(212) 695-4400


Take the 1, 2, 3, or 5 subway lines to 34th Street-Penn Station or take the B, D, F, M, N, R, Q, or W subway lines to 34th Street-Herald Square.

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