The Charter Club brand offers women's apparel and accessories in addition to bedding and bath collections. It is manufactured for exclusive sale at Macy's. Rowland Hussey Macy was coming off a string of failed stores in Massachusetts when he opened R.H. Macy and Co. in New York City in 1858. The modest dry goods store in the Chelsea neighborhood quickly attracted astounding business and had to expand to nearby storefronts. By 1895, Macy had passed away and his enterprise was acquired by brothers Isidor and Nathan Straus. Under new ownership, the flagship Macy's store moved uptown to its current location in Herald Square.
Macy's began to expand into the Midwest in the early 1940s and reached the West Coast by 1946, but the retailer stayed relegated to relatively large urban markets until the 1990s. After a merger with Federated Department Stores, Inc., Macy's acquired A&S Department Stores and The May Department Stores Company. With all the properties formerly owned by these other brands being transformed into Macy's locations, the company suddenly had a presence in suburban markets across the country. Today, there are more than 850 Macy's stores in operation, and the retailer sells major national brands alongside its own private brands like Charter Club.
Charter Club is designed to be modern and stylish while still being incredibly wearable. Its garments range from casual to elegant, and women can easily build an entire wardrobe with pieces from this collection. Tops include tunics, blouses, henleys, button-down shirts, turtlenecks, and cotton tees. The brand also puts an emphasis on light outerwear with its wide selection of cashmere sweaters, cardigans, ponchos, sweater vests, and more. Slightly heavier jackets are fitted and stylish, and they are made from materials like denim and faux-shearling.
The brand's jeans definitely indicate a departure from the generic, and they are available in a number of colors (including plum, salmon, and teal) in addition to patterns like paisley. Other pants are decidedly more formal and might make excellent choices for wearing to the office. Dresses range from casual shirt- and sweater-dresses to more formal print dresses that would be perfect for a night on the town. A decent selection of the clothes from Charter Club can also be bought in either petite or plus sizes. Moving away from apparel, the brand's jewelry is decidedly glamorous. You'll find earrings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, pins, and more. The other major category featured by Charter Club is home décor. Bedding options include sheets, pillowcases, comforters, throws, and bedroom sets, while the bath collection features towels, bath mats, shower curtains, and more.
While some fashion-inspired brands cross the line into being a little too trendy, Charter Club takes the elegance of runway collections and translates the clothes into very consumer-friendly styles. Comfort is the foremost consideration when these garments are designed, so you can be sure that they are suitable for all-day wear. The brand's tops, especially, are incredibly versatile, and the same garment might be suitable for wearing to work in addition to enjoying a night with friends. Macy's always does a good job ensuring that its house brands are made with impeccable quality, and the company has more than 150 years of history behind it. We give Charter Club 4.5 stars out of 5.
- Established 1858 (Macy's)
- Comfortable, modern apparel
- Sold at:
- Macy's stores and online
- Types of items:
- Blouses, tunics, cotton tees, button-down shirts, tanks, fashion tops, jeans, pants, trousers, cardigans, sweaters, cashmere, light jackets, vests, dresses, loungewear, jewelry, bedding, bath accessories
- Related brands:
- Epic Threads, First Impressions, Ideology, INC International, Style&co., Alfani, Bar III, American Rag