Pictured above: Macy's Department Store's flagship location in Manhattan, New York/Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer/between 1980 and 2006/LOC
VAV!/September 21, 2014
YOU ALWAYS GET MORE AT THE WORLD'S LARGEST STORE!
Established in 1858 by 36 year old Rowland Hussey Macy as a small dry goods store on the corner of 14th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City, R. H. Macy & Co (Macy's) is the Great American Department Store that transcends ordinary shopping. Macy's signature events include - the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Fourth of July Fireworks, flower shows, fashion extravaganzas, celebrity appearances and holiday traditions that range from the arrival of Santa Claus to tree lightings and festive window displays. What's more, Macy's delivers an exemplary shopping environment, service and merchandise. Macy's Herald Square, built in 1902 and universally recognized as a pre-eminent global shopping destination. Who knew?
First-day sales totaled $11.06 and by the end of the first full year, sales grossed an astounding $85,000.
With the advent of 1877, R.H. Macy & Co. had become a full-fledged department store occupying the ground space of 11 adjacent buildings. It was then that Rowland adopted the red star as his symbol of success, that dated back to his days as a sailor.