Get Thee to Macy’s!

Sitting listening to Channel 6 news just now, as I do every morning, I received a jolt. No, it didn’t come from my morning coffee. It came from the wondrous news that Macy’s will finally be opening in Center City Philadelphia today. FINALLY! If I had known I would have taken the day off. I have been wishing for a Macy’s since I moved into the city 7 years ago. Why should I have to go to Cherry Hill or King of Prussia to take advantage of their fabulous merchandise and one-day sales (which always last for at least two days?). When the JCPenney’s at the Gallery shut down a few years ago, I hoped for a Macy’s. Before that, I had hoped that perhaps that wretched pit formerly located at 8th and Market would be turned into a Macy’s. But now, I have my wish. Dreams do come true!!

This development is not, however, good news to my budget, and my repeated attempts to curtail my love of shoes and clothing. However, surely the money I will save on getting clothes that I REALLY want on sale will in fact help my budget, right? Ahem.

In all seriousness, if you live or work anywhere near the former Lord and Taylor at 13th and Chestnut, check it out! Supposedly there will be giveaways–who can pass up free stuff? Please get something for me too while you’re there.

4 Comments so far

  1. Les (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 10:32 am

    You’re not the only one who’s really excited about the Macy’s opening. As I went by on my morning commute around 8am, I saw a long line of folks waiting outside for the store to open! I agree that Macy’s opening is very exciting. But exciting enough to wait outside on a day like today? They’d have to be giving away free A/C units to make that worthwhile for me!!

  2. Brandyn (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 1:30 pm

    Aww, hell naw. My friend who works downtown told me that there was some sort of parade, then I read this on I guess that many have more commitment to Macy’s than myself! I will be going when I can charge right into the A/C :).

  3. jen (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 4:42 pm

    i was also puzzled by the lack of macy’s and found strawbridge to be dank, poorly laid out and difficult to navigate. yay macy’s!

  4. suzanne (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 11:57 pm

    I’m still not interested in Macy’s because this isn’t NYC. If I wanted Macy’s or Bloomingdales, I’d hop a bus to our ruder neighbors to the north.

    I’ll miss Strawbridges and Lord & Taylor.

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