Karen Scott

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Karen Scott is one of the private labels manufactured for exclusive sale at Macy's. The brand features an array of casual apparel for women. Rowland Hussey Macy founded R.H. Macy & Co. in 1858. The entrepreneur moved to New York City after several failed attempts at setting up dry goods stores in Massachusetts, and he opened his first store in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. Business was successful almost immediately, and Macy began to grow the store into neighboring buildings. After ownership passed through the Macy family until the end of the 19th century, the company was sold to brothers Isidor and Nathan Strauss in 1895. In 1902, Macy's moved several blocks uptown to its current flagship location in Herald Square.

Macy's made several acquisitions of department stores in metropolitan centers across the country throughout the first half of the 20th century, but it wasn't until a merger with Federated Department Stores in 1994 that the company began to infiltrate smaller markets. Several more acquisitions over the last 20 years have brought Macy's stores to shopping malls in practically every major region of the country. Today, Macy's operates about 800 stores in the U.S. and is one of the nation's largest department store chains. Macy's is known for its assortment of exclusive brands and private labels, which are sold alongside major name brand merchandise.

Women's Merchandise


You'll find all the apparel categories you need to make complete outfits when you shop the Karen Scott collection at Macy's. Tops range from casual to upscale casual, and they include all the basics. Options like tees, henleys, tanks, polos, and sweatshirts are all available. Many of these garments feature simple floral patterns or stripes, while others have more intricate details like embroidery. Unique graphic tees are also popular. Button-down shirts and blouses are a little more formal, but they are also still designed to put comfort and style first. Cardigans, sweaters, turtlenecks, and hoodies are all available for light outerwear, and the brand also features zip-up rain jackets, windbreakers, and anoraks for bad weather.

Pants from Karen Scott are mostly lightweight and designed to be easy to wear. Capris, cargo pants, and denim pants are all available with elastic waistbands and drawstrings that won't be constraining. The brand also has casual shorts, skirts, and skorts to wear on warm days. Shoes make up a major part of the Karen Scott collection, and they are available in a number of styles. You'll find pumps, sandals, flats, boots, and more.

Our rating

Like many of the other Macy's exclusive brands, Karen Scott really makes an attempt to appeal to the everywoman. The brand's apparel is stylish without ever going over the top, and its use of bright colors and classy adornments helps make it very relatable. Karen Scott caters to women of all different sizes with its standard, petite, and plus-sized collections. The assortment of pull-on pants, in particular, sways more toward plus-sized shoppers. Women who are interested in a brand that showcases the latest runway-inspired styles likely won't be too interested in the Karen Scott collection, but those who prefer classic, straightforward apparel at very affordable prices will love it. We give Karen Scott 4.5 stars out of 5.

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  • Established 1858 (Macy's)
  • Classic casualwear
Sold at:
Macy's stores and online
Types of items:
Tees, tanks, henleys, blouses, polos, button-down shirts, graphic tees, pull-on pants, capris, loungewear, sweaters, cardigans, jackets, shorts, skirts, shoes
Related brands:
Alfani, Style&Co., Greendog, Charter Club, First Impressions, Epic Threads, American Rag, Bar III, I.N.C. International Concepts
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