Australia: Down-Under Macy's

The Macy's of Australia is a seven-story sandstone department store that sprawls over two blocks in the heart of Melbourne. The Myer Emporium is Australia's top store, the world's sixth largest, and the major link in the biggest retailing chain below the equator. More than 1,250,000 customers a week pour through its doors and onto its 54 elevators and 32 escalators, and thousands more shop at its 27 branches, which are placed in every state except Western Australia. Myer's has no equivalent of Gimbels to keep it on its toes, but it does not seem to have suffered from...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!