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Unfortunately this location is going out of business. Sales are a bit stale, my visit was more because of the landmark status once being Kaufmanns flagship location.
Laverne on the fourth floor is amazing! Best staff member ever at this store!
On May 17-18, Macy's celebrated the 100th anniversary of the historic Kaufmann's Clock.
The junior department sucks and if you're in the men's suit section ask for Mel. Super helpful!!
25% Off Sale 2morrow!!!
I got a steal today with 2 purses on clearance + coupon!!! :)
Stop by the Tic-Toc for some coffee and tea sandwiches, or even a burger before or after you shop.
This is tha dirtiest Macy's I've ever seen.
Skip downtown store for holidays. Kids Santa shop is disappointing and so are the holiday windows - a drunk bear with a boat Ralph Lauren you are out of touch with the Macy's shopper. Ack.
The store is currently downsizing, so the signs by the elevators with what floors have what are incorrect. Be prepared to wander.
Try the TicToc
Came in to buy some Lush cosmetics. Try them, they're great!
Get a shoe shine by Pete - he is the best!
Go to the 4th floor to see Laverne! She's the best!
#PghHistory: Before its headquarters was merged with Filene's in 2002, Kaufmann's boasted 51 stores in four states, including 16 in Pennsylvania. The store employed roughly 6,700 people.
#PghHistory: In 1955, a 10-story addition is built on the store’s Fifth Avenue side, along with a parking garage.
#PghHistory: Kaufmann's expands to 12 floors in 1913. In 2010, Macy's utilized 10 floors for retail and part of an additional floor for offices.
#PghHistory: In 1885, the store officially becomes Kaufmann Brothers, filling a block between Forbes and Fifth avenues.
#PghHistory: In 1877, brothers Jacob and Isaac Kaufmann open a four-story store at Smithfield Street and what now is Forbes Avenue, moving their tailoring business from the South Side to Downtown.
Did you know? This is one of seven Macy's nationwide to offer Santaland. The others include New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland and Chicago. Kaufmann's began the event decades ago.
Did you know? This is one of four Macy's stores nationwide to offer a holiday season parade. The others include New York, Seattle and Portland. Pittsburgh's parade began in 1980 with Kaufmann's.
Did you know? The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is not the oldest. The Gimbels Thanksgiving Day Parade marched through Philadelphia in 1920, seven years before Macy's parade in New York City.
Did you know? This is one of seven Macy's stores nationwide to offer Christmas window displays. The others include New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.
#PghHistory: In 1976, area department stores sold out of black and yellow hand towels, prompting Kaufmann's competitor Gimbels to begin marketing "The Official Myron Cope Terrible Towel."
#PghHistory: Since the 1930s, Pittsburghers have been amazed by the sights of the annual Kaufmann's Christmas window displays. Macy's continues the tradition of offering holiday-themed windows.
#PghHistory: In 2002, Kaufmann's parent May Company merged operations with Filene's and moved its headquarters to Boston, laying off 1,200 — about 1 percent of Downtown Pittsburgh's workforce.
#PghHistory: Kaufmann's was acquired by May Company in 1946. The Kaufmann's division operated stores in Pa., N.Y., Ohio and W. Va. until 2002 when operations merged with Filene's and moved to Boston.
#PghHistory: Before becoming a victim of consolidation itself, Kaufmann's absorbed other department store chains over the years: Strouss, Sibley's, Hengerer's, May Company Ohio, McCurdy's and Hess's.
#PghHistory: This wasn't the first Kaufmann's location. The store opened in 1871 in Birmingham (now South Side) before moving to Fifth Avenue and Smithfield Street in 1877.
#PghHistory: In 1980, Kaufmann's began a new Pittsburgh tradition: the Celebrate the Season parade. In 2010, it was renamed the My Macy's Holiday Parade. The parade has aired on Channel 11 each year.
#PghHistory: Before becoming Macy's, this building served as the flagship for Kaufmann's, which opened in 1871 in Birmingham, now the South Side. The Kaufmann's name was retired in September 2006.
#PghHistory: Kaufmann's Clock and the department store building are registered as National Historic Landmarks. Kaufmann's was founded in Pittsburgh in 1871. The name was retired in 2006.
#PghHistory: Pittsburgh once had seven department stores: Kaufmann's, Kaufmann & Baer, Gimbels, Horne's, Boggs & Buhl, Frank & Seder's and Rosenbaum's. In 2010: Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue.
The guy and lady at the home goods floor are super nice!
Nice but they close very early!