Macy’s New York City – World’s Largest Department Store?

Marketed as “the world’s largest store” and a registered New York City landmark, Macy’s is more a shopping empire than mere retailer. The company produces the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which has been held in New York City annually since 1924. But the store dates back even longer than that – it began as a dried-goods store in 1858! You can still ride the original, old-fashioned wooden escalator to the sixth floor to browse the stock of luxury linens by designers like Kate Spade and Oscar de la Renta.

With glass and wrought iron doors, the icon sits in the middle of bustling and mammoth Herald Square. Although it’s still the world’s largest Macy’s store (1,000,000 square-feet, and its shoe department occupies two entire floors) it’s not the world’s largest department store anymore. Shinsegae’s flagship store in Centum City, Busan, South Korea, is currently the world’s largest department store, surpassing the Macy’s in 2009.


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