This iconic brand and hundred-year-old building will forever bring me happy memories of Thanksgiving Day Parades - my family went every single year for my entire childhood (and then again with my own children) braving freezing temperatures, high winds, growing crowds, and more to experience one of New York's greatest spectacles. My 90-year-old father even tells a heart-warming story of being a little boy in the 1920's: While sitting patiently in the lobby of a nearby hospital waiting for the arrival of his new baby cousin, a Macy's truck drove by. As a five-year-old, he told his parents he knew how the baby must have been delivered - by a Macy's truck, of course! I am certain that with the storied past of the now-national Macy's chain that spans three centuries, I am not the only one with stories to share and memories to cherish.
Although a big fan of Nordstrom's, I had never been in a Nordstrom Rack prior to my visit to the Union Square location. We learned from the customer service manager that "yes, we have lots of leftovers here from the Nordstrom department stores, but we also have our own buyers, who select things appropriate for the Rack customer. "