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Macy's is Counting Down to the Holidays with Splurges and Steals for Everyone on Your List

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Macy's and macys.com are America's holiday gifting destination for affordable and trendy product from the most sought-after brands and celebrity designers</i> </p>

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Macy's is Counting Down to the Holidays with Splurges and Steals for Everyone on Your List09:00 EDT Wednesday, October 17, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Tick, tock.Today Macy's (NYSE:M), America's most beloved retailer, is unveiling an extensive assortment of gifts as the countdown begins to the upcoming holiday shopping season. With only 70 days left until Christmas, customers will once again discover the magic of Macy's through exciting Gifts from our Stars, quirky and affordable Gift Shop items, gifts that give back and an easy shopping experience designed to keep the merriment alive all season long. Macy's Gift Shop offers fun, affordable gifts for him, her and the home; Native Union Pop Phone $29.99 (Photo: Business Wire) “Macy's continues to offer better assortments that serve our customers' need for gifts for everyone on their list from the best brands at an affordable price during the most hectic shopping period of the year,” said Tim Baxter, executive vice president of Macy's Fashion, Lease and Multicultural Offices. “I'm confident our assortment will resonate with our customer by offering exciting, must-have gifts at compelling prices.” GIFTS FROM OUR STARSOnly one star can bring all of these stars together to create brilliant gifts for one and all! Outdoing themselves again this year, Macy's design stars have created one-of-a-kind gifts for customers only at Macy's. Celebrity items include distinctive designs by Betsey Johnson, Calvin Klein, Greg Norman, Kenneth Cole, Martha Stewart, Michael Aram, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Sean John and Tommy Hilfiger. All at an affordable price, customers can find gifts from our stars like bejeweled accessories, warm weather essentials, fashionable finds for him and her, and merry home goods throughout select Macy's locations nationwide and on macys.com. GIFT SHOPMacy's Gift Shop continues to offer fun, affordable gifts for him, her and the home in 310 Macy's stores nationwide. From whimsical time pieces, bejeweled cellphone covers, fun barware, pet fashions and cute Hello Kitty accessories, Macy's Gift Shop is a one-stop, holiday gifting destination for everyone on your list. Centrally located in high-traffic destinations, Macy's Gift Shop is a festive, branded environment sure to incite merriment and the urge to shop for yuletide gifts that make an impression and won't break the bank. BE-STOWED GIFTSForget the gifts of Christmas past and revel in this year's yuletide favorites. Santa himself would be proud of the un-BE-lievable variety of gifts for everyone on his list. To give customers a head start on the holiday shopping rush, Macy's has come up with a list of the hottest gifts of the season from the best brands at an affordable price. Be Merry in shades of red – the holiday's most magical hue: MICHAEL Michael Kors Studded Clutch, $448LeVian Raspberry Rhodalite and Chocolate Diamonds 14k Strawberry Gold Ring, $3,200Sean John Puffer Vest for him, $148Wacoal Bra and Underwear, $52, $20Hotel Collection Twill Throw, $200KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, $499.99 BeWarm with heartwarming statements that make a big impression: Tommy Hilfiger Fair Isle Dress, $89.50Charter Club Cashmere Sweater for her, $179The North Face Jackets for him, her and the kids, $99 - $199Coach Moccasins, $108Charter Club Faux Fur Decorative Pillows and Throws, $50 - $160Martha Stewart Collection Flannel Bedding, $40 - $260Lacoste Pima Cotton Bath Towel, $30 Be Festive with the perfect finishing touches for your coolest friends and family: I.N.C. International Concepts Sequin Jacket, $89.50Robert Lee Morris Soho Jewelry, $38 - $175Kenneth Cole Reaction Velvet Blazer for him, $129.50Alfani Lace Peplum Dress, $99Tag Heuer Watches for him and her, $3,300 - $5,600Swarovski Crystalline Collection, $75 - $390 Be Santa – make your list, check it twice, irresistible gifts bound to entice: Dooney and Bourke Tote, $238Timberland Boots for him, $190Jones New York Satin Chemise and Wrap, $44, $69Lauren Ralph Lauren Fleece Jackets for her, $109 - $119Tumi Luggage, $495 - $645Frango and Godiva Chocolate and Truffle Gift Boxes, $8.99 - $50Vera Wang Picture Frames, $75 - $100 Be Techy with fun games, sleek gadgets and high-performance gear for geeks and cool guys alike: Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System, $119G-Shock Watch, $160Rooftop Remote-controlled Helicopter, $140Marley Headphones, $89.99Apple iPad 16GB, $499.99; 32GB, $729.99Keurig Special Edition Personal Brewer with LCD Message Center, $219.99Homedics Massager, $79.99 Be Entertaining – Savor, toast, indulge and celebrate with items that give your guests a reason to linger at your holiday table: Michael Aram Metal and Glass Gifts and Serveware, $60 - $325The Cellar Mini Dessert Set, $29.99Lauren Ralph Lauren Home Barware, $35 - $130Nambe Trio Condiment Tray, $185Waterford Crystal Champagne Saucer Pair, $160Martha Stewart Collection Cake Stands and Domes, $43 - $115 GIFTS THAT GIVEFor customers who want to give back while shopping, Macy's exclusive Rwanda Path to Peace and Heart of Haiti programs offer unique and meaningful handmade gifts that benefit artisans in far off places. Items available include woven baskets, jewelry crafted from natural materials, picture frames and wall art made of recycled steel, papier-mache vases and banana leaf trays. Each purchase of Rwanda Path to Peace and Heart of Haiti product gives twice: once to the recipient of your gift and a second time to the artisan who receives half of the wholesale price of that item. These programs benefit the artisans' lives in remarkable ways, offering sustainable employment opportunities that enable participants to feed and clothe their families, access healthcare, repair homes and pay children's school fees. For more information about the Rwanda Path to Peace and Heart of Haiti programs or to shop the collections, visit macys.com/Haiti and macys.com/Rwanda. Rejoice this holiday season with a bevy of gift options available at Macy's stores nationwide! Offering everything from stocking stuffers to glam garments and home essentials, Macy's is the perfect place to go as the countdown begins to the holiday season. When time is of the essence, Macy's provides a complimentary personal shopping service, Macy's By Appointment, which makes shopping for the holidays less stressful and time consuming. For a convenient and easy solution to last minute shopping challenges, a personalized gift card is brimming with possibility and the guarantee that the recipient will end up with something they love. Exclusive to macys.com, customers can customize their own gift card with options for personal photos, messages, clip art, colored backgrounds and patterns. No time to shop? Visit our online gift shop at macys.com to make holiday shopping simple with everything delivered right to your doorstep. Editor's Note: For all Macy's 2012 holiday gift images and information please visit: magicbulletmedia.com/MNR/MacysHoliday2012. For Macy's media materials, images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom. About Macy'sMacy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50441420&lang=en Macy?s, Inc.Alison Kmiotek, 646-429-7449alison.kmiotek@macys.comorKristina DeGrocco, 646-429-7470kristina.degrocco@macys.com