Macy's Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in Houston

Style News Wire | 9/17/2012, 11:15 p.m.
This fall, Macy’s partners with Vanidades, the nation’s first-ever Spanish language women’s lifestyle magazine, to celebrate Latino-Americans in honor of ...

“Macy’s is delighted to honor influencer, style maker and music legend Carlos Santana as our Icon of Style in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Dineen Garcia, Macy’s vice-president of Diversity Strategies. “Latinos have had an immense impact not only on fashion, but music, food and every aspect of culture and we are proud to honor those contributions as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage with great special events in stores across the country.”

Carlos Santana commented, “I am so honored Macy’s has chosen me as an Icon of Style for 2012. I believe that personal expression is the essence of the human spirit...and for me that has always been through my music and my style. I am proud to be Latino and I think it comes through in everything I do, every song, every rhythm, the colors, prints and textures in my designs. Muchas gracias Macy’s!”

Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month events will take place at stores in nine markets including Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Orange County, Miami and the San Francisco Bay area. Customers who join the celebration will have the opportunity to explore Carlos Santana’s influence in music and fashion via a panel of local style makers and industry experts who will discuss his impact of Latino culture. From Latin music and refreshments to fashion presentations, the events will also offer fans the opportunity to receive a limited edition Carlos by Carlos Santana key chain with any $50 or more purchase of Carlos by Carlos Santana shoes and accessories; while supplies last. Carlos Santana will make a special appearance at the Herald Square, New York event on October 11th to personally thank his supporters during a special meet and greet with fans.

Carlos Santana is world-renowned for his virtuoso guitar playing and Macy’s and American Airlines have partnered to offer a lucky winner and a guest the opportunity to see him perform up close and personal. From September 27th through October 13th, Fans can enter in-store to win*, a trip for two to Las Vegas courtesy of American Airlines to see Carlos perform live. The winner will receive two VIP tickets to “An Intimate Evening with Santana” at the House of Blues, a complimentary night at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, as well as a $500 Macy’s shopping spree.

Houston Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month Event Details:

WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 6:00pm

WHERE: Macy’s Memorial City

900 Memorial City Mall

Houston, TX 77024

WHO: Join Macy’s and Vanidades magazine “In Conversation” with Christian Ramirez, Actor, TV Host and Celebrity Stylist, Ana Abrahams from the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Celebrity Stylist Elizabeth Torres and Fashion Designer Cenia Paredes, moderated by TV host and Founder of SuperLatina TV, Gabby Natale for a discussion on Carlos Santana’s influence in the music and fashion world.