Macy's Backstage, the department store's outlet, is to open June 17 inside the existing Macy's at Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn, creating a store within a store.

It will be the state's first Macy's outlet.  Other Backstage stores will open within Macy's stores at Oakland Mall in Troy and Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights later this summer, promising discounts of 20 percent to 80 percent off comparable department store prices.

Backstage is an attempt by Macy's to cash in on the biggest trend in retail : off price shopping.

The Macy's Backstage store will be about 21,900 square feet and have a youngish vibe with a focus on of-the-moment clothing and accessories.  Here's more from the Detroit Free Press.

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