Go to Macy’s® at Grossmont Center on any given day, and you’ll uncover all kinds of interesting stories inside. The giggling girls trying on sparkly sequined dresses are getting ready for their big high school formal. Over in menswear, there is a man in search of a new suit for an interview that will change his life. The young couple excitedly browsing the linens and glassware are selecting items for their upcoming wedding, while the older retired couple across from them on the second floor is buying luggage for a European cruise. Macy’s® is many things to many people, which is why it lives up to its billing as the “Great American Department Store.”
“Macy’s® has a legacy of quality that dates back to its founding in 1858,” Manager Pam Tolliver says. “The word ‘iconic’ is frequently used to describe the store, and for good reason. We have built a reputation for carrying famous brand names at wonderful prices, with unparalleled service. We have a multigenerational clientele—people shop here because their parents did, and their grandparents before them. Macy’s® is a name that customers trust.”
That trust is well earned on many fronts. The department store’s brands hold enormous cachet: Ralph Lauren, Levi’s®, Clinique, Calvin Klein®, Martha Stewart Collection, Vanity Fair®, and INC International Concepts are just some of the prestige labels sold at Macy’s®. The fact that all these brands are found in one place only adds to Macy’s® allure.
Macy’s® wares are elegantly displayed throughout the two-story building. Clothing and accessories for men, women, and children are standouts. Coats, sportswear, formal attire, swimsuits, and athleisure garments can all be found here; women’s clothing is also available in juniors, maternity, petite, and plus sizes. Accessories include ties, shoes, handbags, watches, jewelry, and undergarments. There is also a sizeable beauty department with an array of cosmetics, fragrances, and other personal care products.
Then there is the housewares department. Many couples schedule a visit to Macy’s® soon after they get engaged in order to set up their wedding registry. To help celebrate the impending nuptials, Macy’s gives registered couples discounts on items throughout the store to make the beginning of married life an easier transition—and the special offers continue six months after the ceremony with the 20% Newlywed Discount. Talk about a great wedding gift! Macy’s® consultants can knowledgeably guide couples through the registry process; one of their smart suggestions is adding the Dream Fund™ Gift Card to the registry list. Groups of friends or family members can contribute money towards the gift card, and couples can use the resulting funds to buy items still available on their registries or purchase big-ticket items.
Of course, you don’t have to be newly engaged to appreciate the Macy’s® housewares selection. Among the items in store: dishes, silverware, and other tabletop products; bedding and pillows; bath linens and accessories; cookware; and small electric appliances such as stand mixers, toasters, and blenders. To add a festive flair to your home during the winter season, visit Holiday Lane for ornaments, lights, wreaths, dinnerware, and other decorative items.
One of the most popular departments at the Grossmont Center department store is Macy’s Backstage®. Savvy shoppers make it a point to visit here often, as the store gets new stock every day. Macy’s Backstage® is an exceptional, permanent sale section featuring a mix of overruns, closeout items, and goods made especially for this department. The price tags are all marked “compare at” so that you can see the original retail price—and the great discount you are getting!
In addition to its regular retail offerings, Macy’s® also provides customers with special services. These include jewelry and watch repair, ear piercing, store pickup for online orders, LensCrafters® Optical, and the Benefit Brow Bar. Need to make a return, buy gift cards, or just have a product question? Visit At Your Service on the first floor, and the efficient associates are ready to help you!
At Your Service also accepts payments on Macy’s® credit cards, which are a must-have for regular shoppers here. Macy’s® has a rewards program where Bronze-level members can earn perks without having a store credit card, but the rewards increase exponentially for cardholders. Silver members who spend between $1 and $499 annually on their Macy’s® credit cards get extra savings, event invitations, a birthday gift, and more. Spending $500 to $1,199 qualifies you for Gold status, which gets all the Silver-level rewards plus free shipping on orders, while Platinum members (more than $1,200) also earn 5% back in rewards on all merchandise. That is some fantastic plastic!
What is your Macy’s® story? Are you searching for a new pair of dress shoes for a special event, or do you need some pots and pans to help you with your goal of cooking more homemade meals? Whatever your shopping story, you will find a happy ending for it at Macy’s®!