The retailer opened as R.H. Macy & Co. in New York City in 1858 and in 1902 moved to its flagship in Herald Square, expanding in 1924 to become the world’s largest store. In 1994, Macy’s East joined with Boston-based A&S/Jordan Marsh to form a new division of Federated. A&S and Jordan Marsh stores converted to the Macy’s nameplate in 1995 and 1996, respectively. On the West Coast, Macy’s acquired O’Connor Moffat & Co. of San Francisco as its first Western property in 1945. The name was changed to Macy’s California in 1947. In 1988, Macy’s purchased the Bullock’s division of Federated, and it was converted to the Macy’s nameplate and incorporated into Macy’s West in 1996.
Macy’s East operates 95 stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Puerto Rico. Macy’s West operates 144 stores in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Guam.
Founded by Edward Nordhoff as a dry goods store in 1890, the Seattle-based retailer Bon Marche was named after a department store in Paris. It joined with Macy’s in August 2003, promising to deliver “the good life in the Northwest.” Bon-Macy’s operates 50 stores in the Pacific Northwest, most in the state of Washington but with smaller stores in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Wyoming.
William M. Burdine and his son John opened Burdines in 1898 to sell work clothes to construction workers on the new Florida East Coast Railroad and soldiers from the Spanish-American war. Federated acquired it in 1956. In January 2004, Burdines joined with Macy’s, which had been a presence in Florida since 1980. Burdines-Macy’s operates 63 stores, all in Florida.
In 1851, Simon Lazarus founded F&R Lazarus & Co. as a men’s tailor in Columbus, Ohio. It was one of the several family-owned stores that formed Federated Department Stores in 1929.Federated retailers Shillito’s of Cincinnati and Rike’s of Dayton, which merged in 1982, came under the Lazarus name in 1986. These were followed by Indianapolis-based Block’s in 1988 and Pittsburgh-based Horne’s in 1994. In March 1995, Lazarus joined with Rich’s and Goldsmith’s as a single division of Federated. In August 2003, Lazarus took the Macy’s name. Lazarus-Macy’s operates 37 stores in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Rich’s opened in 1867 in Atlanta as a dry-goods store owned by Morris Rich. Purchased by Federated in 1976, it was consolidated with Memphis-based Goldsmith’s in 1989 and with Lazarus in 1995 as a single division. In February 2003, Rich’s operations in the Southeast were combined with Macy’s East operations based in Atlanta. Rich’s-Macy’s operates 29 stores in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.
The first Goldsmith’s opened on Beale Street in Memphis in 1870. Founded by German immigrant Jacob Goldsmith, it remained a family business for three generations until acquired by Federated in 1959. Goldsmith’s joined with Rich’s in 1989, and then with Lazarus in 1995 to form a single division of Federated. The Goldsmith’s nameplate was integrated with Macy’s in August of 2003. Goldsmith’s-Macy’s operates five stores, all in Tennessee.
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye