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Jones launches tech with style at Macy`s

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Jones New York, a division of , announced the opening of an innovative in-store experience at Macy`s Herald Square in New York City. The new section at Macy`s will feature a smart store design and offer smart-phone content created to enrich the shopping experience for the customers. This marriage of technology and store design is a first for the Jones New York shop at Macy`s Herald Square.

The brand created the space to reflect the company`s `Empowering Your Confidence` campaign, which is a broad national initiative celebrating the brand`s over 35 years of empowering women`s lives and successes through style. The shop features a store design that guides shoppers to put together a working .

Susan Metzger, Chief Executive Officer of Women`s Wholesale Sportswear said, "Our new shop is visual, powerful and completely aligns with our empowerment platform. The shop is a gateway to an enhanced shopping experience from suiting to separates to our Easy Care wardrobe solution pieces. Being able to deliver video content directly at point-of-sale is an exciting new feature we feel will resonate with our customers."

Senior Vice President and General Manager of Macy`s Herald Square, Patti Lee, said "The new Jones New York shop creates an unique retail environment that not only showcases the assortment of one of our core classic sportswear brands but also brings modern mobile technology to enhance the shopping experience right on the selling floor."

The brand is one of the first retailers on the better sportswear floor to incorporate Microsoft tag technology into the retail experience. Microsoft tags within the shop deliver 25 unique videos; shoppers can download content to their phones as they shop, including a message from `Empowering Your Confidence` campaign ambassador Dee Dee Myers; video quotes of inspirational women from the Jones New York Little Black Book of Career Advice; and style tips from the Jones New York Style Guy, Lloyd Boston.

Consumers will also have an opportunity to view the making of the `Jones New York Empowering Your Confidence` campaign shot by Annie Leibovitz in Grand Central Station through an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary.

The brand will also be hosting a shopping event at Macy`s Herald Square. Guests will enjoy live music and refreshments while viewing the newest collections on live models and experiencing the interactive shopping experience.

In celebration of the campaign, they will release a limited edition `Empowerment Scarf` in two colour options, which feature the words `Empower` and `Confidence`. These scarves will be on sale exclusively at Macy`s Herald Square.

Jones Apparel Group Inc. is a leading designer, marketer and wholesaler of branded apparel, footwear and accessories. The company also markets directly to consumers through its chain of specialty retail and value-based stores and through its e-commerce websites. The company`s nationally recognized brands include Jones New York, Nine West, , Gloria Vanderbilt, Stuart Weitzman, Robert Rodriguez, Kasper, Bandolino, Easy Spirit, Evan-Picone, l.e.i., Energie, Enzo Angiolini, Joan & David, Mootsies Tootsies, Sam & Libby, Napier, Judith Jack, and Le Suit. They also market costume jewellery under the Givenchy brand licensed from Givenchy Corporation, women`s footwear under the Dockers and Dockers Women brands and infants`, toddlers` and boys` footwear, licensed from ., apparel and accessories under the Rachel Roy brand licensed from Rachel Roy IP Company, LLC, and jeanswear licensed from VCJS LLC.

Macy`s, the largest retail brand of Macy`s Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy`s stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including a range of exclusive fashion brands for him, her and home.