Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday Shopping Saturday: Where else but Macy's

In 1862, Macy established an in-store Santa at Christmas time. Soon after, he began decorating his large windows with themed, illuminated displays to attract the attention of passers-by and pull in customers.
The Macy's Star, which has been present since the very beginning, comes from a tattoo that Rowland H. Macy got as a teenager when he worked on a Nantucket whaling ship, the Emily Morgan.
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1 comment:

Jenny Jones said...

Hi, reading this late but love it anyway! I think many of us have fond memories of Macy's for a variety of reasons, but especially Macy's at holiday time, with the Thanksgiving Parade! As a small-town Baltimore girl, I still remember my first trip to NYC and going into Macy's was shopping Nirvana!