Macy’s Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Macy’s partners with Vanidades Magazine to honor ‘the Queen of Latin pop’ Thalia and international animated heroine Dora the Explorer as Macy’s 2013 Icons of Style

NEW YORK--()--This fall in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Macy’s honors Latino-Americans contributions to fashion, music and culture in partnership with Vanidades, the nation’s first-ever Spanish language women’s lifestyle magazine. With exciting special events across the country, Macy’s is set to commemorate the cultural influence of the Latino community while also paying homage to two international stars and named this year’s Macy’s Icons of Style - singer, actress, author and fashion designer Thalia and Nickelodeon’s animated preschool heroine Dora the Explorer.

“Macy’s recognizes and values the deep heritage and influence Latinos have contributed to our nation not only in fashion, but music, food, and every aspect of culture,” said Dineen Garcia, Macy’s vice-president of Diversity Strategies. “As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Macy’s is proud to commemorate those contributions with great special events in stores nationwide while also honoring our two Icons of Style - influencer, style maker and music superstar Thalia and animated heroine Dora the Explorer.”

Thalia commented, “I am so honored Macy’s has chosen me as an Icon of Style for 2013. To be recognized as a Latina Icon of Style means a lot to me and am grateful to Macy’s for all they do to promote Hispanic Heritage. I am proud of my culture and think it comes through in everything I do – my passion for my family, my music, my writing and my personal style. I hope to always inspire and to be a positive Latina influence for others.”

Macy’s Hispanic Heritage events will take place at stores across the country including Santa Ana, New York City, Jersey City, Chicago, Miami, El Paso, West Covina, Glendale, Santa Clara, Bellevue, Gurnee, Atlanta, McAllen and Roseville. Customers who join the celebration will have the opportunity to take a look Inside Thalia’s Closet and/or meet Dora the Explorer. The Inside Thalia’s Closet events will explore Thalia’s influence in music and fashion with a look at her most coveted red carpet looks and her own personal style. From Latin music to fashion presentations, these events will also offer fans the opportunity to receive the latest copy of Thalia’s album “Habitame Siempre” and the live DVD “Habitame Siempre – Edicion Especial” as a special gift with any $25 or more purchase during the event; while supplies last. Thalia will make special appearances at the Herald Square, New York event on September 26th and the Newport Center, Jersey City event on September 28th. The Dora the Explorer events will include a Reading Circle event with featured Dora book “Dora’s Chilly Day,” a backpack craft station and the opportunity to meet Dora and take a photo with her! Customers will receive their very own Dora fun pack with any $25 or more Dora the Explorer merchandise purchase during the event; while supplies last.

Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month events will take place at the following locations:

Thalia Event Celebrations
Macy’s Santa Ana Mainplace – Santa Ana, CA – Saturday, September 21st @ 2:00PM
Macy’s Herald Square – New York City, NY – Thursday, September 26th @ 6:00PM
Macy’s Newport Center – Jersey City, NJ – Saturday, September 28th @ 2:00PM
Macy’s State Street – Chicago, IL – Wednesday, October 2nd @ 5:30PM
Macy’s Dadeland – Miami, FL – Saturday, October 5th @ 2:00PM
Macy’s Cielo Vista – El Paso, TX – Saturday, October 5th @ 2:00PM
Macy’s Union Square – San Francisco, CA – Thursday, October 10th @ 6:00PM

Dora the Explorer Event Celebrations
Macy’s West Covina – West Covina, CA – Friday, September 20th @ 5:00PM
Macy’s Arrowhead Towne Center – Glendale, AZ – Friday, September 20th @ 5:00PM
Macy’s Valley Fair – Santa Clara, CA – Saturday, September 21st @ 2:00PM
Macy’s Queens Center – Elmhurst, NY – Saturday, September 28th @ 2:00PM
Macy’s Bellevue Square – Bellevue, WA – Saturday, September 28th @ 2:00PM
Macy’s Gurnee Mills – Gurnee, IL – Saturday, October 5th @ 2:00PM
Macy’s Miami International – Miami, FL – Saturday, October 5th @ 3:00PM
Macy’s Lenox Square – Atlanta, FL – Saturday, October 5th @ 2:00PM
Macy’s Cielo Vista – El Paso, TX – Sunday, October 5th @ 2:00PM
Macy’s La Plaza – McAllen, TX – Saturday, October 6th @ 2:00PM
Macy’s Northwest – Roseville Galleria, Roseville, CA – Saturday, October 12th @ 2:00PM

For complete details on Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month Events, please visit www.macys.com/celebrate.

About Macy’s

Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy's Foundation, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

About Vanidades

Launched in 1961, Vanidades became the first Spanish-language women's lifestyle magazine in the United States. As a pioneer in the US Hispanic market, Vanidades has accomplished many noteworthy achievements; as it became the first to interview top Latino designers such as Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, and Narciso Rodriguez. It was also the first to cover international fashion runway shows directly from the runways of Milan, Paris, and New York. The Vanidades woman is a classic yet modern one that is defined by her different roles, a professional, a fashionista, an entertainer or a stay at home mom – whatever the role Vanidades provides compelling editorial that is exciting, trendsetting, and evolving for the Hispanic woman.

Contacts

Macy's, Inc.
Orlando Veras, 646-429-7450
Orlando.Veras@macys.com
or
Georgi Pipkin, 305-577-1973
Georgi.Pipkin@macys.com

Macy's celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with special events honoring Latina superstar, Thalia. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Contacts

Macy's, Inc.
Orlando Veras, 646-429-7450
Orlando.Veras@macys.com
or
Georgi Pipkin, 305-577-1973
Georgi.Pipkin@macys.com