Macy’s Offers Exclusive Collection by NBC’s “Fashion Star” Winner Kara Laricks in More Than 100 Stores and on Macys.com

Shop now for Kara Laricks limited-edition Macy’s collection available in 110 Macy’s stores (complete list at bottom) and on macys.com

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- During a thrilling one hour finale, Kara Laricks, 38, was named winner of NBC’s exciting, new reality competition “Fashion Star.” Throughout the season, 14 talented designers competed in a series of challenges and eliminations, vying for the ultimate prize to sell one unique collection in each of three of the country’s largest retail stores, including America’s Department Store, Macy’s (NYSE: M). Laricks exclusive collection for Macy’s highlights her avant-garde aesthetic and unique approach to traditional women's fashion, and is available at 110 Macy’s stores across the country and on macys.com for a limited time beginning today.

"Fashion Star" winner Kara Laricks collection for Macy's available today (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are extremely excited to have NBC’s ’Fashion Star‘ winner Kara Laricks’ collection sold exclusively for Macy’s,” said Martine Reardon, chief marketing officer for Macy’s. “This show has been an amazing platform for aspiring designers, catapulting their careers into the spotlight and giving them real experience in balancing the demands of fashion and retail. Kara has demonstrated great design talent over the course of the show, and Macy’s is the perfect place to launch a debut collection accessible to customers across America. We congratulate Kara on her success on ‘Fashion Star’ and expect that customers will be eager to get their hands on a piece of this special collection.”

Kara Laricks “Fashion Star” capsule for Macy’s reflects the designer's signature styling with a focus on blending feminine with masculine silhouettes. With modest details and clean lines, the collection is a fusion of collectible pieces that can easily transition from day-to-night. Priced on average from $29 - $99, the collection will feature soft fabrics and graphic prints in dresses, pants and tops. The line is grounded in black, red and cream with touches of gold and bronze infused throughout. Standout pieces include dresses with subtle high-low hems, a cropped three-quarter sleeve blazer, jumpsuit, pleated pants and great blouses. The Kara Laricks collection for Macy’s combines pieces that are modern and versatile for a woman on the go.

As a former fourth grade school teacher, Kara always told her students to be true to themselves. Finally, she took her own advice and pursued a career in fashion. Designing androgynous clothing for men and women, Kara is inspired by her love of menswear and an avant-garde, Japanese design aesthetic. Best known for her hoodie scarves and collar-and-ties, Laricks put a spin on what is deemed traditional women’s fashion.

For more information about “Fashion Star” winner Kara Laricks, visit macys.com/pressroom. To shop this collection starting today, visit macys.com/fashionstar, or one of the 110 Macy’s stores carrying the collection in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

About Macy’s

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 the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.

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Kara Laricks collection will be available for purchase in the following Macy’s locations (listed alphabetically by state):

BILTMORE FASHION PARK, AZ
SCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE, AZ
FRESNO FASHION FAIR, CA
MODESTO VINTAGE FAIR, CA
ROSEVILLE GALLERIA, CA
SACRAMENTO DOWNTOWN PLAZA, CA
SHERMAN OAKS FASHION SQUARE, CA
SOUTH COAST PLAZA , CA
FASHION VALLEY, CA
PASADENA, CA
BEVERLY CENTER, CA
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA
VICTORIA GARDENS, CA
THOUSAND OAKS, CA
NEWPORT FASHION ISLAND, CA
GLENDALE GALLERIA, CA
VALENCIA TOWN CENTER, CA
PALM DESERT , CA
DEL AMO FASHION CENTER, CA
MISSION VIEJO, CA
TEMECULA PROMENADE, CA
WESTMINSTER, CA
CARLSBAD PLAZA CAMINO REAL, CA
CENTURY CITY, CA
SAN FRANCISCO UNION SQUARE, CA
VALLEY FAIR, CA
PLEASANTON STONERIDGE, CA
SANTA ROSA PLAZA, CA
CAPITOLA, CA
CORTE MADERA VILLAGE, CA
MONTEREY DEL MONTE CENTER, CA
STANFORD, CA
WALNUT CREEK BROADWAY PLAZA, CA
CONCORD SUNVALLEY, CA
CHERRY CREEK SC, CO
BOULDER TWENTY NINTH STREET, CO
DANBURY FAIR, CT
DADELAND, FL
AVENTURA, FL
BOCA RATON TOWN CENTER, FL
ORLANDO MILLENIA, FL
CITYPLACE, FL
NAPLES COASTLAND CTR, FL
WEST SHORE PLAZA, FL
SOUTH BEACH, FL
GALLERIA (FT. LAUDERDALE), FL
LENOX SQUARE, GA
NORTHPOINT, GA
PERIMETER, GA
ALA MOANA (OAHU), HI
BOISE TOWNE SQUARE, ID
STATE STREET, IL
WATER TOWER PLACE, IL
NORTHBROOK COURT, IL
OAKBROOK CENTER, IL
WOODFIELD, IL
CASTLETON SQUARE, IN
OXMOOR CENTER, KY
FAYETTE, KY
LAKESIDE SC, LA
BOSTON (DOWNTOWN), MA
BURLINGTON, MA
SOMERSET COLLECTION, MI
WOODLAND, MI
SOUTHDALE CENTER, MN
MINNEAPOLIS (DOWNTOWN), MN
ROSEDALE CENTER, MN
RIDGEDALE, MN
CHERRY HILL, NJ
MONMOUTH, NJ
HAMILTON, NJ
SHORT HILLS, NJ
GARDEN STATE PLAZA, NJ
NEWPORT CENTRE, NJ
RENO MEADOWWOOD, NV
LAS VEGAS FASHION SHOW, NV
HERALD SQUARE, NY
MANHASSET, NY
STATEN ISLAND, NY
ROOSEVELT FIELD, NY
SMITH HAVEN, NY
COLONIE CENTER, NY
KENWOOD TOWNE CENTRE, OH
EASTON TOWN CENTER, OH
WASHINGTON SQUARE, OR
EUGENE VALLEY RIVER CTR, OR
LEHIGH VALLEY, PA
ROSS PARK, PA
SOUTH HILLS VILLAGE, PA
CENTER CITY, PA
PLAZA LAS AMERICAS, PR
GREEN HILLS, TN
OAK COURT, TN
THE AVENUE CARRIAGE CROSSING, TN
MEMORIAL CITY, TX
GALLERIA HOUSTON AT HILDAGO, TX
GALLERIA (DALLAS), TX
NORTHPARK CENTER, TX
GALLERIA HOUSTON AT SAGE, TX
THE DOMAIN, TX
WOODLANDS, TX
VILLAGE AT FAIRVIEW, TX
TYSONS GALLERIA, VA
FASHION CTR AT PENTAGON CITY, VA
BELLEVUE SQUARE, WA
ALDERWOOD, WA
SEATTLE (DOWNTOWN), WA
REDMOND TOWN CENTER, WA
TACOMA, WA
MAYFAIR, WI

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