As noted in my previous post, there are all kinds of sales and events going on this weekend at the Mall at Bay Plaza. Macy’s sent over a run down of the events they’re having tomorrow. Check them out and let me know if you attend any of them!
2:00PM – Men’s Department, Main Floor – Macy’s welcomes legendary Bronx Bomber, Russell Earl “Bucky” Dent. Customers will have the exclusive opportunity to meet the former shortstop and MVP and receive his autograph.
3:00PM – Kids Department, 3rd Floor – Families are invited to help kick-off the back-to-school season with a special appearance by Disney Channel’s “I Didn’t Do It” star, Austin North. Immediately following, children are invited to participate in arts and crafts and face painting. Also, with any $35 kids purchase, customers will receive a copy of the reading classic Curious George.
4:00PM – Juniors, 2nd Floor – Customers are invited to join BB Bronx as he performs his hit single, “Bronx Whine.” Following the performance, the first 100 customers will have the exclusive opportunity to meet him in person and receive his autograph.
The new Macy’s at the Mall at Bay Plaza boasts more than 160,000 square feet and three levels. This new, high-tech shopping destination offers a vibrant, customer friendly shopping environment for Bronx residents to enjoy.
Yesterday was the grand opening of the Mall at Bay Plaza. It was a surreal experience. I promise I’m not exaggerating. In high school, I spent a considerable amount of time going to Queens Center Mall, which is at minimum an hour trip on the train from the Bronx. It’s not that I was particularly into tv-teenage mall culture, but sometimes you just want to wander around with your friends and peer into a bunch of different stores without traveling all over the place.
That said, that’s what the Mall at Bay Plaza offers to Bronxites. Now, we don’t have to trek out to other boroughs or god forbid outside the city limits (the horror!) to go to a nice mall. And it is nice. The entire time I was there I couldn’t believe that this was in the Bronx-not that we don’t have nice, well-maintained things, but because we really haven’t had anything like it here before. Suburbia usually freaks me out and makes me feel anxious (so many trees, no bodegas!) but it was nice to have this little slice of suburbia here. Though there were a number of stores that weren’t open yet, many of them are currently hiring and will be open by the fall. Most importantly, we can support our borough’s economy by spending our cash here instead of elsewhere.
I spent most of my time at H&M as I was invited by Natalie of Natalie Off Duty and her sister Dylana who were hosting the grand opening celebration. Kudos to H&M for their organized inventory and super friendly and helpful staff. It did get really crowded as time went on, but that’s to be expected at the grand opening of a store like this, I think. The cherry on top was that I was one of the first five customers to tweet at Natalie and Dylana about the opening, so I got my entire outfit- head to toe- for free! I’m heading to Vegas next weekend and was tempted to buy some cute vacation clothes, but figured it was better to get some work appropriate attire, since my vacation will sadly be coming to an end. I finally decided on a cute long-sleeve heart printed button down, high waisted black stretchy cigarette pants, some black ankle boots with thick heels, and a gold necklace with turquoise triangles hanging from it.
There are events happening this whole weekend to celebrate the opening of the mall, so be sure to check it out to get a chance to meet some celebrities and get your hands on some sales! I’ll be posting Macy’s weekend line up in just a bit.
If you’re not already, follow me on Instagram at @thebxsocialite to see other photos I took of the mall and if you’re curious what a Bronx socialite does in her spare time.
A little bird told me (or, you know, just a friendly email from the co-owner) that our favorite and only! organic Bronx body product boutique has gotten in some fancy new products!
From Bella Bath and Body Boutique:
Hugo NaturalsTheir passion is to enhance peoples’ lives by creating amazing products made from the best raw materials that the Earth can sustainably give. We currently carry their Bar soaps, Shower Gels and All-Over Body lotions. Some of the fun scents, include Mexican Lime & Bergamot, Oatmeal & Shea, French Lavender and much more.Canterbury SoapsAll of these soaps are made naturally in the state of Iowa using a base of palm, coconut, olive oil and pure essential oils. Colorants are either an herb or a natural clay colorant. These soaps are all-vegetable based and none are ever tested on animals. We carry their entire collection of over 20 bar soaps. Some of the scents include, French Lavender, Lavender & Tea Tree Oil, Earl Grey and Doublemint.