Claire’s, Your Kids’ First Jewelry Store, Goes From Malls to Macy’s

The shopping center staple has teamed up with mall anchor Macy’s to open shops-within-a-shop

Claire's store entrance in indoor mall, Idaho.
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Claire’s, the inexpensive jeweler where you may have let your kids get their ears pierced, is teaming up with Macy’s to open fashion accessories boutiques inside the legendary mall anchor.

For decades, Claire’s could be found as one of the standard chain stores situated in-line at just about every mall in America, including the Mall of America. Malls are where you’ll frequently find Macy’s as well – but as an “anchor store” with one of the premium spots at the end of the hall.

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Bob Niedt

Bob was Senior Editor at for seven years and is now a contributor to the website. He has more than 40 years of experience in online, print and visual journalism. Bob has worked as an award-winning writer and editor in the Washington, D.C., market as well as at news organizations in New York, Michigan and California. Bob joined Kiplinger in 2016, bringing a wealth of expertise covering retail, entertainment, and money-saving trends and topics. He was one of the first journalists at a daily news organization to aggressively cover retail as a specialty and has been lauded in the retail industry for his expertise. Bob has also been an adjunct and associate professor of print, online and visual journalism at Syracuse University and Ithaca College. He has a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree in communications and theater from Hope College.