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Macy’s Backstage

Off Price Fashion & Home Outlet

By Suzanne O'Connor

I was confused. Is this off price store, in a store, a Macy’s Outlet? Not Really. Backstage is part of Macy’s (The Federated Group) store, but a separate business.

So an affiliated business that is housed inside of Macy’s and carries many of the brands you find in Macy’s, where is you can use your Macy’s Credit Card, is not a Macy’s outlet???? Yep…. That’s what they said.

Truth is, all of that really doesn’t change anything. This good off price outlet resembles a mix of Ross Dress for Less with TJ Maxx and a bit of Nordstrom’s Rack influence thrown in. You’ll find brand name and designer clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, home goods & décor at 25-65% below original retail.

This cool off price addition to Southern California, is reasonably well organized with lots of eager help. Located inside Macy’s, I visited the Burbank location and liked what I saw.

I stopped in the shoe section first finding brand name shoes for the entire family. Some gorgeous red velvet embellished heels by Betsey Johnson were $35 instead of $109. Women’s Lucky Brand booties were $60 instead of $120. Some Boys Nautica sneaks were $20 instead of $35 and a pair of girl’s Restricted sparkly sneaks were $14 instead of $34.

The racks of clothes held some solid buys for kids including a girls Juicy Couture pant set for $25 instead of $75 and a boys Nautica pant set at $18 instead of $55.

In women’s handbags I found quite a few handbags worth much more than the tag price.  A Sak Leather tote was $80 instead of $200. A MCM mini tote was $499 instead of $690. A purple Coach Cross body bag was $150 instead of $300 and a Dooney & Burke leather trim tote was $99 instead of $230.

The clothes, like most outlets of this type can be hit or miss.
In men’s I found an Ecko tee for $5.99. A Kenneth Cole men’s sweat top was $20 instead of $56 and a Calvin Klein parka was a really good deal at $80 instead of $225.

Women selection was more fruitful with a very hip Style & Co Tunic top at $15 instead of $30. A Sunny Leigh Blouse was $9 instead of $38. A great looking William Rast leather jacket was $130 instead of $520.  An Adrianna Papell wrap top was $25 instead of $90 and BCBGeneration Army Coat with faux fur trim was $60 instead of $120. A Vince Camuto dress was $60 instead of $188. A Tahari Cotton dress was $25 instead of $128 and Donna Ricco dress was $40 instead of $88.

There was a good selection of plus sizes with names like Liberty Love, Sharagano, Cable & Gauge, Charter and even Nanette Lepore. They also had a selection of juniors too.

The Home area had some good buys. Décor Pillow sets were $25. 100% Cotton long thread bath towels were $7.99 instead of $15.99.  Table lamps were $20-$30 instead of $40-$80. They had some pots & pans by Gibson, Farberware, Sheffield and Calphalon.

Over all it’s a rather good off price store. Comparison prices were remarkably accurate and the help was awesome…. I never get to say that.

These stores are popping up all over Southern California now. Definitely worth checking out!

Macy’s Backstage
200 E Cypress, Burbank, CA 91502
750 W 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90017
9301 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324
2000 Montebello Town Center, Montebello, CA 90640
200 Brea Mall, Brea, CA 92821
7855 Kew Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
21600 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance CA 90503
5100 Lakewood Blvd., Lakewood, CA 90712
2850 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
300 Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA 92683

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