Macy’s Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Macy’s brings together
“Los Influyentes” Mario Lopez, Don Omar and Angel Merino at six stores
nationwide for inspiring discussions on pop culture, music and beauty

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), Macy’s
(NYSE:M) celebrates Hispanic and Latino culture and accomplishments with
celebrity guests Mario Lopez, Don Omar and Angel Merino, who have
influenced pop culture through their music, lifestyle and beauty
expertise. During exciting special events across the country, Macy’s
will bring together these three influyentes to share their
inspiring stories with customers in live candid conversations.

“Macy’s stand on diversity and inclusion is a clear reflection of the
rich cultures we serve in our marketplace. Macy’s is committed to
honoring and recognizing the significant contributions Hispanics have
made in entertainment, music and beauty through this campaign,” said
Dineen Garcia, Macy’s vice president of Diversity Strategies. “Diversity
is at the heart of our business and we look forward to celebrating these
achievements with our Hispanic Heritage Month events from

Mario Lopez is an accomplished host, actor and author, currently
hosting “Extra” and his own nationally-syndicated radio show, “On With
Mario.” He became an overnight teen idol in 1989 playing A.C. Slater on
the television sitcom “Saved by the Bell.” He has since appeared in
several films and on Broadway, as well as hosted numerous television
shows, including “The X Factor” and MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew.”

“I’m grateful to Macy’s for recognizing the significance of Hispanic
culture in America, and for providing an opportunity for me to share the
importance my family and my heritage have played in my life,” said
Lopez, who is first generation Mexican-American. “I am proud of my
culture and always hope to be a positive influence for others.”

With two Latin Grammy awards under his belt, Don Omar became one
of reggaeton’s first international superstars with his debut album “The
Last Don” in 2003. He is also an acclaimed actor, known worldwide for
his role as Rico Santos in the “The Fast and the Furious” movie

“First and foremost I’d like to thank Macy’s for the opportunity and
interest in having me participate in such a grand event. A corporation
like no other uniting brands of fashion, style and most of all, uniting
cultures,” said Omar. “I am a proud Hispanic because it means I am part
of a group that has unique cuisines, music, morals and artistic
traditions. I am a proud Hispanic because our language has broken
barriers and enhanced multiculturalism merging Latino communities while
adding respect and honor to the United States of America.”

Angel Merino is an international makeup artist and style icon who
has worked closely with the industry’s top photographers and celebrity
clients such as Christina Milan, Cassie, Mel B and Chanel Iman. He’s
known for bringing out his clients’ dewy, ultra-glowy skin.

Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month events will take place at stores across
the country including Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, New York
City, and Houston. Customers will have the opportunity to be part of a
casual conversation with the Latino influencers about their cultural
heritage and the role it has played in their lifestyles and careers.
Angel Merino will also conduct a live beauty demo and offer
mini-consultations with attendees. Customers who make any purchase of
$50 or more during the event will receive a copy of Don Omar’s latest
album “The Last Don II”* and get to take a photo of the influencers.

*While supplies last

Event Celebrations

Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month events will take place at the following

Macy’s State Street – Chicago – Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m.
Dadeland – Miami – Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m.
Macy’s Montebello
– Los Angeles – Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m.
Macy’s Valley Fair –
Santa Clara, CA – Saturday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m.
Macy’s Herald Square
– New York City – Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m.
Macy’s Memorial City
– Houston – Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m.

For complete details on Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month Events, please

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and
affordable luxury to customers at approximately 775 locations in 45
states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to
customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations
through its leading online store at Via its stores,
e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive
assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion
brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®,
as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and
celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square
in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in
Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern
California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for
visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the
collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen
communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than
$69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our


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