Everyone knows about Macy’s, and wherever you live in America, you probably have a Macy’s in your local mall or somewhere nearby. However, don’t be fooled by the common sight of the store in other parts of the country: Macy’s Herald Square is a whole other ballgame. You have not seen Macy’s until you have seen the beautiful, old, 11-story department store. More than just a place to shop, New York’s Macy’s Herald Square is called “America’s largest department store,” and is as much a historic landmark as it is a great shopping destination. Built in 1902, this was the first building to have escalators. Today, the store boasts charming reminders of its origin, including many of the original wooden escalators from so long ago, as well as other original and antique accents.The huge building takes up an entire block with the women’s shoe department famously requiring its very own zip code! Setting this historic Macy’s apart from the rest, it includes a number of upscale restaurants and cafes, a visitor center and daily events to draw visitors into the store. Around the holidays, the windows light up with beautiful detailed displays, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is world famous for the inventive floats seen each year around thanksgiving.