Discounts + Department Stores | Macy’s Backstage Review + Gift Card Giveaway [Multiple Winners!]

Giveaway alert! Today’s post is brought to you in partnership with Macy’s Backstage and includes a multi-winner giveaway! Scroll down for details…


Once you shop outlet stores it’s kind of hard to go back to regular prices. Like a top-shelf drink you get free on your birthday, designer outlets increase your personal threshold for quality while decreasing how much cash you can yank out of your wallet without wincing.

Lucky us, there’s a new player in the discount game. Say hello to Macy’s Backstage.

Macy’s Backstage is opening a St. Louis location, and I was invited to check out the store before its grand opening and shop with a gifted $100 gift card to see just how much I could find. I was impressed with the store’s wide aisles and impeccable organization, as well as the charming and lighthearted attitude. I heard a lot of early-2000’s pop on the radio, which was a fun throwback while I perused the purses.

Speaking of bags, I was excited to see a variety of price points ranging from budget friendly to designer at a discount. Spoiler alert: There were sincerely more Louis Vuitton and Dooney & Bourke pieces than I’d expected. I was personally impressed with the prices and felt it took longer to spend my gift card than I’d anticipated only because costs were so low. What a fun problem to have, right?

If you’re in the St. Louis area, make sure you stop by the new Macy’s Backstage at South County Shopping Center for the grand opening celebration on August 26, 2017 at 10 AM. The first 100 customers that day will get a $20 gift card!

Now back to my haul. So what all did $100 get me at Macy’s Backstage?

Full disclosure: I went a bit over budget and spent about $108 after tax. For that, I was able to find: a long-sleeved cotton blouse, an embroidered cap, luxe slipper socks, Betsey Johnson sunglasses, a pair of statement earrings, a phone ring light, a makeup blender, and a Nine West watch.

Shall we see how it all looks on?

What’s that you say? You’re crushing hard on those bell sleeves? Same.

Now it’s your turn to shop the bargains at Macy’s Backstage, as we’re giving away a $50 gift card to two lucky readers! (In case there isn’t a Macy’s Backstage in your area yet, these do work at normal Macy’s locations as well. Look for Macy’s Backstage locations here.)

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Good luck!


This post was brought to you in collaboration with Macy’s Backstage. As always, all opinions are my own.

57 thoughts on “Discounts + Department Stores | Macy’s Backstage Review + Gift Card Giveaway [Multiple Winners!]

  1. Honestly i would give it to my wife for a “Thank You” gift for working so hard and taking care of our two kids. She loves Macy’s so this would make her day

  2. I am going to buy myself some jewelry, I like your ear rings!! They are so classy!! I will also get a jacket for my preschooler! As winter approaches, he has outgrown most of his coats n jackets.

  3. I would use it get my daughter a winter coat. She had a huge growth spurt this year and definitly needs a new one.

  4. I’d love a watch like yours. ( I did not see a place to sign up for your email, so hopefully you will get it from my entry and sign me up)
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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