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Macy's Flower Show

February 26, 20241 min read

The Macy's Herald Square building is a landmark in and of itself. The store's 2.5 million square feet has been an integral part of New York City shopping--and film and television--culture since
1901. I mean, who can forget Natalie Wood plopped on Santa's lap in the 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street? (We just knew that Santa was real!) More recently, the store has been featured on Project Runway, Seinfeld, and Friends, truly living up to its iconic status.

True, Macy's owns the holidays with SantaLand, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and those oh-so-creative holiday windows that tourists and locals alike line up to view. But the Flower Show every spring has been every bit as much of a must-see event for the past 49 years. (We New Yorkers look upon it as the first harbinger of spring.)

Here's the scoop:

The show begins on March 24th and runs through April 7th. Admission is free, as the collection is on the first floor, woven among the makeup and handbags, and is open to the public during store hours. Countertops, windows and specially designed architecture will showcase thousands of varieties of plants, trees and flowers.

Each year the organizers pick a theme to explore with brilliant flora. This year, the they've partnered with the fashion and fragrance house Dior, who has created an installation on the store's balcony level that will take visitors through a floral field to show how the brand makes its perfumes. The Broadway window display will resemble a magical garden, featuring designs by students from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

The cool thing about this show is that the flowers from different climates around the world bloom in sync--an occurrence that you won't ever find in nature.

Check it out!

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