The Macy’s flagship store in midtown Manhattan is the perfect place to freshen your make up, use the toilet, and cross to the next avenue without getting your hair wet. When it comes to shopping, it leaves something to be desired.
Tomorrow brings the 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But did you know this proud, family-friendly American tradition started out in a totally creepy and scary way?
Last night at the Republican National Convention, Ivanka Trump opened for her father, promising that “a Trump Presidency will turn the economy”—while wearing a bland sheath dress that was almost certainly more of a boon to the economy of Ivanka Trump than the economy of America.
A judge has ordered Macy’s to immediately quit detaining and fining people suspected of shoplifting. A class action lawsuit claims that Macy’s detained at least two women suspected of shoplifting in holding cells for hours in the basement of the chain’s flagship in New York. Both women were forced to pay the store…
Macy’s has cut a deal with the union representing employees at four of its big New York City-area stores, including the almighty Herald Square flagship, thereby dodging their first strike since 1972.
CVS Pharmacy has been hit with a pair of lawsuits filed by some of the chain’s former “market investigators” who say they were told to target black and brown customers for shoplifting. This comes one year after four other loss prevention workers of color filed a similar suit claiming they endured racial slurs and poor…
Diddy is back in the celebrity fragrance game, and everyone needs to pay attention, dammit! On May 6, Sean “Diddy” Combs is launching 3AM, which he named thusly because, according to a recent Style.com interview, it’s “a very one-on-one time” of night.
About eight years ago, mainstream companies suddenly realized that there are a lot of Latinas in the United States and oh my god, we actually buy shit. Though we are a vast and deeply complicated bunch who cannot be easily enticed—more complex than a Rubik's Cube or Sudoku—marketers continue to attempt to crack the…
It's Thanksgiving evening, roughly 7:30 p.m. "Are you sure you don't want to bail?" my mother-in-law asks, with barely concealed concern, as we approach the exit for the Secaucus, New Jersey Walmart. I promise I'll text updates and swear that if something goes hideously awry and I'm marooned in a sea of big-box…
Caption this: Ryan Seacrest (L) attends Macy's Great Tree Lighting with Ryan Seacrest at Macy's at State Street on November 8, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
The holiday retail wars are upon us! Macy's kicked off the melee by announcing they'd open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving; now Target says free shipping will be available for every damn thing on their website until December 20. Go right ahead and order that sack of Dove chocolates for your honeybun's stocking.
Macy's will pay $650,000 as a result of a probe the attorney general into its racial profiling practices at its Herald Square store in Manhattan. Boom.
Barneys has finally made amends with those black people it accused of being too poor to shop at their store last fall. How? By paying them $525,000 and hiring an anti-racism consultant to help them into 2014 where folks of color can afford stuff. I call bullshit.
If Zooey Deschanel had a uniform, it would consist of adorable, vaguely retro A-line fit and flare dresses. And that's just what her capsule collection — designed in collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger — looks like.
Another perfectly legitimate, non-purloining shopper has claimed that Macy's, in its ceaseless effort to make shopping in New York as stressful and bigoted as possible, racially profiled him after he purchased a really expensive Louis Vuitton bag.
Just as Krzysztof Kieślowski had his "Decalogue," so too does Justin Bieber have his cinematic masterworks.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched investigations into the complaints about racial profiling at Barneys and Macy's; in the past week, four people have come forward and claimed that they were stopped and detained at the luxury department stores for, essentially, buying expensive things while not…
Allegations from two shoppers claiming Barneys employees saw that they were black and made the snap judgment that they therefore couldn’t really afford their expensive purchases have led to a whole shitstorm of bad PR for the fancy New York retailer, drawing calls from the Rev. Al Sharpton to boycott the store and…
Thanksgiving is for being with family, stuffing yourself full of turkey and cranberries, watching cartoon characters float in a parade, and maybe enjoying the broadcast of violent sports. But this year, you'll be able to start your Christmas shopping even earlier: Some stores will be open on the holiday.
UltraViolet, the activist organization that convinced Reebok to stop sponsoring rapey rapper Rick Ross, is putting the pressure on Macy's for helping to defeat a crucial equal pay bill meant to protect women from gender discrimination.