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Seeing the large number of white bags with a red star when you exit the subway at West 34th Street will instantly indicate that you’ve arrived at Macy’s - New York’s first ever department store. The 10-storey building covers an entire block: the dream of every shopaholic!
No one could have known in 1858 that the small clothes’ shop on the corner of West 14th Street and 6th Avenue would grow into an American icon. The first day’s turnover was $11.06 and within a year it was nearly $90,000. By 1877, Macy’s had developed into a huge department store that occupied 11 adjoining buildings. Founder R.H. Macy, who clearly had a good eye for business, decided to move the business to West 34th Street and 6 th Avenue in 1902, where it still remains today.