Applications for the 2021 Workshop are now open through November 30th

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To be considered for participation, an applicant must be the majority (51 percent or more of equity) owner or co-owner or otherwise have operational control (by control of voting stock rather than all equity, by contract or other arrangement) of an established U.S.-based business that produces goods for resale in a department store environment for at least two consecutive years.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a woman, veteran, LGBT, or of Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-Indian or Asian-Pacific descent
  • Aged 21 years or older
  • Operate an established U.S.-based business that produces goods that can be sold in a department store environment
  • Be either a U.S. citizen or have Permanent Legal Resident Alien status (note: you must have a current U.S. passport, U.S. birth certificate, naturalization papers, or Permanent Legal Resident Alien card (green card))
  • Verification of your business as a legal entity (corporation, limited liability company, partnership, sole proprietorship)

Required documentation for enrollment:

  • Your application, including your 250-word biographical statement, completed in full and submitted in accordance with instructions
  • Lookbook or line sheet of your product complete with wholesale cost and suggested retail price points
  • Resumes of ALL owners
  • Government-issued recent photo IDs of applicant and ALL other owners of business
  • Financial Statements (Profit/Loss Statement, Cash Flow Statement and Balance Sheet) for the business for two years

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Key dates and information

  • Online applications for the 2021 session must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. EST on November 30, 2020.
  • Final selections will be made after all prospective candidates are interviewed.
  • Please note that acceptance and participation in The Workshop does not guarantee a contract or ongoing opportunities with Macy’s or any of its subsidiaries.
  • All eligible applications will be reviewed and select applicants will be called in for a virtual interview.
  • Class size is limited. Details regarding dates and pre-work will be included in a welcome packet that applicants receive upon acceptance into The Workshop.

What we're looking for

In order to be considered for The Workshop at Macy’s, you’ll need to thoroughly complete your application. To help you do this effectively, we’ve compiled a list of the information, documents and certifications you’ll need to complete the application. All information and documentation must be submitted for your application to be considered.

  • Your business’ name.
  • Business contact information:
    • Contact person
    • Business address
    • Daytime/office phone
    • Cell phone
    • Email address
    • Website URL
    • Date your business was established
  • Number of years in business (must be at least two consecutive years).
  • How the business was acquired (founded, purchased, etc).
  • Verification that the majority owner is a woman or minority and either a U.S. citizen or have Permanent Legal Resident Alien status (note: you must have a current U.S. passport, U.S. birth certificate, naturalization papers, or Permanent Legal Resident Alien card (green card)).
  • Majority owner ethnicity information.
  • Be able to confirm the business is U.S.-based.
  • List major product category.
  • Current gross annual sales.
  • Legal structure information (e.g., proprietorship, partnership, corporation, etc).
  • Description of what makes your product unique.
  • List of competitors and why they’re your competitors.


  • Applicants must complete the application in full.
  • Description of current manufacturing and replenishment capabilities.
  • Whether production is offshore-compliant.
  • Whether you are doing business with any Macy’s entity at this time or in the past.
  • Prior trade names and brands, if applicable.
  • List of any business awards, recognitions or editorial credits.
  • 250-word biographical statement, which should include the story behind your brand (required).
  • Lookbook or line sheet of your product, complete with wholesale cost and suggested retail price points.
  • Government issued recent photo IDs of applicant and ALL other owners of business.
  • Resumes of ALL owners.
  • Financial Statements (Profit/Loss Statement, Cash Flow Statement and Balance Sheet) for the business for two years.
  • Verification of your business as a legal entity (corporation, limited liability company, partnership, sole proprietorship).
  • Where your merchandise is produced.
  • EDI compliance.

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We're now accepting applications through November 30.
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