I saw a commercial the other day for Macy’s and it referenced a sale they are having at the moment. It seems like they are always having some type of sale, which is a good thing for consumers. But their prices aren’t really that great on most items. Shoppers like Macy’s because they have something for everyone. They have some of the cheaper brands available but also some higher end products as well. That’s great.
I went to a Ross store this morning and found a couple of dress shirts that are the same shirts you can find at Macy’s, but at a significantly lower price. At Macy’s, a Geoffrey Beene shirt retails for $49.50 but it’s on sale for $32.99. The same one I found at Ross for $14.99. I also found Van Heusen dress shirts at Ross for $12.99 and $17.99. Van Heusen shirts at Macy’s are $40 regular price and on sale right now for $26.99.
Why on earth would I go to Macy’s to buy cheap dress shirts when I can go to Ross and get the same thing? Why would I buy a more expensive shirt at Macy’s when I can get something similar at Nordstrom or Bloomingdales for around the same price? And I definitely won’t have an employee giving me a hard time for trying on a shirt at either of those stores.
I think I’ve answered my own questions.