The "good" Macy's just got better


Stylish crocodile sighting at Colonie Center.

By Aja Lownes

The Macy's at Colonie Center (also known as the "good" Macy's) just got a little better.

There is now a BCBG MaxAzria section at the store. It's definitely edited, but it's also the real deal; not a watered-down department store version.

The saleswomen told me that the "boutique" is brand new, and the company is experimenting with select stores on the East Coast.

Another new development : Lacoste.

A year or two ago Macy's got a men's Lacoste section, and I remember complaining because they conveniently left the ladies out to pasture. Well that's been addressed as well. There is now a women's Lacoste table. They have both the classic boxy cut and the more modern fitted version in maybe 7 or 8 colors.

It's not much people, but a little goes a long way.


Macy's at Colonie Center also has a pared down selection of Michael Kors, and the addition of BCBG Maxazria is certainly welcome. I would still rather go into NYC to do my shopping and can't understand why retailers like Bloomingdales (now owned by Macy's) and Neiman Marcus avoid the Capital District like the plague. We have so many empty department store spaces around that would be perfect for a more upscale store chain. Last night I was thinking as I was driving to the Cohoes Music Hall to see 42nd Street, (which is spectacular, by the way...) how much I missed the old Cohoes Manufacturing Co. I long for the days when I could go in there and grab a Norma Kamali or Diane Von Furstenburg. And I still can't believe I sold all my old DVF's in a garage sale. Who knew?

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