MrsLaurenET
Master September 2016

Choosing between Macy's and Crate & Barrel Registries?

MrsLaurenET, on January 28, 2016 at 11:29 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 17
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We are already planning on a BB&B registry since it's pretty universal and people love to use the coupons. However, kinda stuck on choosing between Macy's and Crate & Barrel for the second registry. I love the style of Crate & Barrel but Macy's seems to have more variety and is more accessible to most people.

Anyone have any experiences with either or both and care to share your thoughts?

Thanks so much Smiley smile

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Latest activity by Sqwiggy, on January 28, 2016 at 11:01 PM
  • ******
    Master February 2016
    ****** ·
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    We had the exact same thought, and about a month after creating our BB&B and Crate and Barrel registries, we scrapped Crate and Barrel and created a Macy's registry. I'm no help because I really don't remember why, but I think it had to do with the toaster oven or toaster that we wanted.

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  • EatKnitRun
    Master May 2016
    EatKnitRun ·
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    I like the selection at Macy's better. I never really shop at Crate & Barrel. Macy's also has great sales.

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  • P
    Super October 2015
    puppybagel ·
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    Crate & Barrel was our main registry because we liked their dishes and linens, but we had a few Macy's items (e.g. food processor, pots and pans--we didn't really care where that stuff came from and Macy's had better, more cost effective options). We used MyRegistry so we could easily add stuff from anywhere.

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  • Chelsea
    Expert May 2016
    Chelsea ·
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    We were thinking of doing Crate & Barrel, but everything was really limited, so we didn't do it. I would go with Macy's I have heard great things about them

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  • MrsLaurenET
    Master September 2016
    MrsLaurenET ·
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    Thanks for the ideas ladies!

    Annie, I will look into MyRegistry, thanks!!

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  • Jeanne
    Master August 2015
    Jeanne ·
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    Macy's give you 20% off your remaining registry items as well as household good for up to 6 months after the wedding.

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  • Alyssa
    Expert June 2016
    Alyssa ·
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    I just registered at Macy's at one of their sip and scan events. It was super fun, easy, and all the associates were super helpful explaining products if you had a question without being overbearing. To be honest I've never been in crate and barrel. I live in Kansas City and we have one in the entire area. Macy's has five stores in the Kansas City area and all over the US! Plus they always have sales and coupons!

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  • OriginalLaura
    Master March 2017
    OriginalLaura ·
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    We like Macy's because I have never seen a crate and barrel in person lol but we love macy's because of their credit card, if you link it to your registry you get a percentage back in gift cards after the wedding to use on the remaining items. Also macy's has a lot of sales.. like right now there is a 50% off on home items and if you use the card you get an additional 15% off. Also you don't need a receipt to return gifts at macy's, they will just look up your registry!

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  • OG_MrsC
    VIP September 2016
    OG_MrsC ·
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    Im actually registering all 3 of these places. I don't really shop at Crate and Barrel, but a friend recommended their registry event. We found a lot more things than we expected and most of the kitchen items we registered for were even cheaper than they were at Macys. I was shocked! We still plan to register at Macys for other things since they have a bigger selection had have great sales/coupons regularly.

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  • annakay511
    Master July 2015
    annakay511 ·
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    It's your gifts! Personally, there's no Crate & Barrel near me -- but if that was the case and I was your guest, I'd either buy something online (which I normally do anyway) or just buy from your BB&B registry Smiley smile

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  • Ali
    Devoted July 2016
    Ali ·
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    If you're already using BBB I'd recommend Crate and Barrel for your second registry. We added a few furniture items so that we can use their completion discount (10%) and they have really stylish kitchenware and entertaining pieces - and everything is much more affordable than people seem to think.

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  • 714HBLady
    VIP June 2016
    714HBLady ·
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    I have one at each of those locations. I think from a logistical point of view the a rate and Barrel registry is easier to navigate and manage. I also think it's a lot easier to get items in a very wide price range, I have items on my registry from there that are under a dollar and some that are over $300. But I do agree that Macy's is more accessible to people from a buying perspective. I generally like my experience though with crate and barrel over Macy's.

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  • Michelle
    Expert October 2016
    Michelle ·
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    I have one at all 3. There's lots of crossover between BBB and Macy's, Crate and Barrel has its own stuff (cookware is universal). I mostly registered at Macy's for a few Michael Aram pieces, I feel like BBB generally gives better deals (and 20% off coupons that they let you use even if they are expired!)

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  • B
    VIP April 2016
    bridetobe ·
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    I only did BBB

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  • Susan
    VIP September 2016
    Susan ·
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    WE did BBB and Crate & Barrel. I love the look of C & B and we really enjoyed our experience there more than the other. The only reason I chose BB& B as a second is because my FH's family is all from Michigan and C & B isn't well known over there.

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  • Possum
    Master December 2015
    Possum ·
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    Crate and Barrel

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  • Sqwiggy
    VIP April 2016
    Sqwiggy ·
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    I did Macy's. I never shop at C&B so I wanted a place that I could actually afford if I need to complete or replace anything.

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