Macy's Is Participating in 17 Pride Festivals This Year

  • metta

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    Jun 05, 2011 7:00 AM GMT
    Macy's Is Participating in 17 Pride Festivals This Year

    http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=84477&p=RssLanding&cat=news&id=1570186
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    Jun 05, 2011 5:52 PM GMT
    Stop posting links and just give us a damn summary!
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    Jun 05, 2011 7:08 PM GMT
    ^^ that was brash... but a good point. I was interested in being brought to speed about the thread topic, but when I saw a link to what I assume is a long article I just thought nah, I'll finish getting ready to work out.

    So what's the recap?
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    Jun 05, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
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    Jun 05, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
    And when you don't provide links, then guys complain about that, too. I happen to like links.

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    Jun 05, 2011 9:10 PM GMT
    Incidentally, about Macy's: I've been impressed by their support of our gay community before. Though not directly in gay events like Pride, they've been a sponsor of things like AIDS Walks down here for instance (in Miami they had a booth on the route with refreshments, and handed out other goodies, plus also merchandise coupons worth a discount in their stores).

    Then they were a sponsor of our Broward House annual gala for HIV/AIDS. And for whom they also hosted a men's fashion show fundraiser in their Fort Lauderdale Galleria store, putting up a runway with lights, seating and everything for us, including city-wide advertising, since we sold admission tickets to raise money.

    The models were mostly gays, and the fashions somewhat targeted gay buyers. I and the rest of us participating (me involved with running the thing, not modeling!) were warmly greeted by the Store General Manager, the Mens Dept. Manager, and their Media Relations person, who arranged press coverage. I was very pleased by Macy's, and indeed, we shop there regularly.
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    Jun 05, 2011 9:13 PM GMT
    I think this is a very encouraging development, because Macy's seems like one of the most mainstream, "middle-American" companies I can think of. It's like the 21st century Sears.
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    Jun 05, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
    I hope they support our half brothers the Bisexuals and fly their flag/banner too, and help them feel pride, now they should get a link about their flag; it's simple but nice.
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    Jun 05, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    Jay0416 said^^ that was brash... but a good point. I was interested in being brought to speed about the thread topic, but when I saw a link to what I assume is a long article I just thought nah, I'll finish getting ready to work out.

    So what's the recap?


    Thank you! I mean, I click on the RJ topic and there's a link to another website. WTF? I don't have time to read the thing!
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    Jun 06, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidI think this is a very encouraging development, because Macy's seems like one of the most mainstream, "middle-American" companies I can think of. It's like the 21st century Sears.

    Macy's is in the tradition of the classic, old-fashioned American department store, before the discount places and big-box stores came along. Most department stores were once like Macy's, though it's always fluctuated, almost schizophrenically, between up-scale luxury and bargain-basement sales.

    I've bought most of our small kitchen appliances and a lot of dinnerware at Macy's, waiting for sales that made their prices as good as Wal-Mart or Target. And I get to be waited on by a polite person impeccably dressed in business attire, coat & tie for men, who helps me find things I want and discusses their features, and who often has my purchases taken out to my car for me. And beautifully gift-wrapped at Christmas.

    You don't get that at Wal-Mart! Nor do I have to get on line to push a shopping cart through a checkout, like a supermarket.

    I guess I'm also nostalgic for my youth, when this was the norm. Or the even finer stores that had their own restaurants (some Macy's did, too), with food & drinks at remarkably reasonable prices. I'd arrive in time for lunch and a martini (to lube me because I actually hate to shop), and there'd be a fashion show around the tables as you ate, most often for women but men's attire could be featured, too.

    And you'd ask to have items brought to your table for your consideration. You might have it boxed (and in those days you often had it home-delivered, you never schlepped packages around with you), or if it required a fitting you set a time for their men's tailor.

    Gawd I do miss that world. I love the hi-tech we have now, but so many aspects of daily living are ugly & coarse. Macy's reminds me just a little of what was.
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    Jun 06, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
    ^
    As a child, I used to love the the holiday Robinson's catalogs. It was fun seeing a race horse or some crazy luxury item on the front cover.

    And then there were the Sears, JC Penny's and Montgomery Wards Catalogs.

    At one time, the interest on credit cards was deductible and my parents accountant used to tell them to run up their credit card more so they would have more write-offs. Tax rates were much higher back then. My parents used to write a note giving us the ok for us to use their cards and drop us off at the mall. Good times...hehe...
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    Jun 06, 2011 5:22 PM GMT
    How is Target fairing?
  • ZacktheMan

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    Jun 06, 2011 6:46 PM GMT
    metta8 saidMacy's Is Participating in 17 Pride Festivals This Year

    http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=84477&p=RssLanding&cat=news&id=1570186


    Wow, this is fantastic. Great news. Will Macy's be providing those big blow-ups of naked gay men and women. Wonder were they hook the blow up air pump? icon_biggrin.gificon_wink.gif