Macy's Friends & Family Sale Has ALL Of Our Essentials — But Where To Begin?

The 160-year-old department store Macy’s has always been a presence in our lives. From our little-kid memories of watching its Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, to shopping for party dresses holding our mom’s hands, to discovering — and then frequenting — the beauty counter in high school, its been there for us shopping-obsessives since our earliest days of browsing. Now, with a reliable roster of essential brands, its become a go-to for all of our wardrobe staples: everyday makeup, denim, dresses, and work-appropriate separates.
They’re also no strangers to an epic sale, so it was with great excitement that we pointed our browsers to the Macy's homepage when we got wind of the Friends and Family sale. With a hefty 30% off apparel (including go-tos like Levi’s, Free People, and plenty of no-brainer workwear) and a precious 15% off can’t-live-without beauty brands like Urban Decay, Lancome, and Bare Minerals, we may not need to shop again this summer with the hauls that we plan to amass at the sale (which, by the way, only goes until May 5). So click on through to nab all the good stuff you’ll find yourself wearing for the rest of the season.
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Choose dramatic sleeves to punch up a denim-heavy summer wardrobe.

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Sturdier than your average wicker bag.

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We’ve previously sung the praises of the two-piece set. This springy floral top and bottom will weave its way into your wardrobe seamlessly.

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Many, many, many women swear by Benefit’s classic do-everything cheek and lip tint. As one reviewer succinctly put it: “Anyone can use this product on a daily basis.”

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We stan Mickey. That’s all.

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The deal of the week if you're looking to score a dress for upcoming wedding season.

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You thought it was a “basic” black one-piece? Think again — a monochrome floral buckle puts some preppy pep in this maillot’s step.

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“Clean beauty” is (literally) on everyone’s lips these days, but Clinique has specialized in the category since 1968. Their moisturizer is a sworn-by medicine cabinet staple.

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This belted blazer satisfies work dress codes, and comes in a color that satisfies your endorphins.

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The perfect low heel for all your warm-weather special events.

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We are evangelical about Levi’s butt-flattering Wedgie fit. (At least 90 other Macy’s customer agree with us, according to reviews.) The department store stocks the style in straight and plus sizes, and they’re all eligible for a discount.

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This slinky, powerfully-shouldered top has a secret — it’s a bodysuit! Sold.

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Inky black carpenter jeans that could easily be mistaken for a five-times-as-expensive Ganni pair.

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Ask any friend why her skin looks so polished and glow-y, and you’ll probably get the same answer: “Bare Minerals.” This SPF-laden foundation powder shines on for any occasion.

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A long-sleeved but lightweight dress that can be worn all summer.

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One reviewer encouraged us to “forget faux eyelashes” in favor of Lancome’s lash-thickening magic wand.

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When Calvin Klein undies go on sale, we pounce.
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Whether you’re a child of the '70s or a child of the '90s, the mega-flare strikes a hugely nostalgic chord. We envision this light-as-air jumpsuit at every festival from Woodstock to Bonnaroo.

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.Scoop up one of theses best-selling tinted moisturizers with SPF20 in classic, illuminating, or oil-free.

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A demure, a-line shape makes this a sweet summer work dress; a dizzying graphic print makes it cool enough to party in.

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