The Best Departments to Shop During Macy’s Friends & Family Sale

With Macy’s Friends & Family sale in full swing, and so many items on a discount, it can be hard to navigate your way through the savings. See our favorite departments to shop during the sale, below (it may just help you get started)…

By: Niki | May 3, 2017

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of sales, and Macy’s, so when their famous Friends & Family sale comes around, it’s like our version of paradise. The great thing is that it’s a great time of year to get your shop on. When true signs of spring arrive, we tend to get the urge to go out with the old and in with the new (and there’s nothing better than revamping for a new season with items you got at deep discounts – are we right?) However, you wouldn’t be the first ones to mention how overwhelming it can be to navigate through the sales, so we’ve scoped out the savings and narrowed it down to our version of the best departments to shop during the Macy’s Friends & Family sale. Our picks may surprise you!

Take a look…

1. Housewares

With so many other “needs” in our life, its rare that fun and unique kitchen and decor items make the top of the list. This makes it the perfect time to treat yourself to new trendy pieces at a great price! We have loved this farmhouse/industrial-inspired collection ever since we laid our eyes on it during holiday, and now is the time to stock up on our favorite pieces.

2. Bed & Bath

Speaking of housewares, with spring being a big time for moving and remodeling, new bedding and bath items are essential! A lot of the gorgeous comforters and bathroom decor we found was more than 50% off with the extra savings from the Friends & Family sale added on.

3. Kid’s Clothing

While clothing for ourselves may have been your first guess as to what we’d pick for this post, it actually didn’t even make our list (although we found some amazing things for jaw-dropping prices there too). When it comes to dressing your kiddos, there’s frustration that comes with spending a fortune on clothes they will quickly grow out of. That’s why this department is the jackpot during this sale. Not only are a majority of the items already on sale, but the additional savings means you can dress your littles from head-to-toe without breaking the bank.

4. Gifts & Trinkets

Does anyone else feel like they always find themselves at some sort of spring or summer soiree during these months? Between Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation parties, and birthdays, there always seems to be a gift needed. We not only love everything we found in Macy’s new gift department, but the prices on some of our favorite finds made it all that more lovable.

Tip: Don’t need a gift at the moment? Stock up while these items are on sale, and you’ll always have something handy for that next celebration!

5. Shoes

If you’re a frequent reader of our blog, this should not come as a shock. You can find us in Macy’s shoe department on any given day, but especially when we can save on some of our favorite brands that rarely go on sale. We love that there’s a good mix of styles out right now so not only can we get that new pair of sandals for the summer, we can also grab that last pair of booties on the clearance rack to hang around until the fall!


Ready to get your shop on? Macy’s Friends & Family sale is on now through Sunday, May 7! Take an extra 30% off clothing and accessories; an extra 35% off jewelry, watches, and home items; and an extra 10% off cosmetics/fragrances, electronics, furniture, rugs, and mattresses. (Exclusions apply)


I have the privilege of being on the amazing Marketing, PR and Fashion team as the Digital Marketing Manager at West Acres. When I am not managing our social and digital platforms and brainstorming content ideas, I am the woman behind (and sometimes in front of) the camera – creating content and working with the media to create segments to introduce the latest trends! When I’m not at the mall, you can find me watching “Friends,” eating ice cream by the carton, spending time with my family and friends, feeding my Pinterest addiction or crossing off destinations on my traveling bucket list.




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