I love to shop like many other women but recently have been disappointed, especially by Macy’s. It was once a store I really liked going to but lately they keep taking away designers that I like and forcing us to only look at their own labels. It just seems very un-American. Our variety of options, along with good prices is what keeps all the Europeans and Asians coming here for shopping excursions.
Each time I have been to a Macy’s recently I have been told “oh, we don’t carry that designer anymore”. This has been a standard answer to my search for clothes I liked from their Impulse, Michael Kors, and DKNY departments. I finally asked what lines they do carry and was told by a sarcastic employee “INC, we just carry INC!”. I can’t deny that I do like the INC clothes but there needs to be variety. I don’t know if this is a function of the economy and some of the Macy’s are not carrying the higher end brands or if Macy’s is just trying to increase their margins by giving us no choice but theirs. I can understand most malls in the suburbs wouldn’t carry all the brands of a big city store but they are going too far. I don’t expect Versace and Chanel in these malls but at least bring back what we’ve been buying for years. Otherwise, I guess I’ll just shop there less and be a Lordy or Nordy instead!