Macy’s Celebrates Divine Nine Fraternities with Exclusive Collection

Macy’s proudly honors the profound heritage and influence of the five historically Black-founded fraternities within the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), affectionately known as The Divine Nine®. In a tribute to their legacy, Macy’s introduces an exclusive and versatile product line that celebrates the essence of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

This new collection encompasses an array of meticulously crafted items, ranging from polos and blazers to cardigans and accessories. With prices starting at $49, these products will be exclusively available online at macys.com and at select in-store locations, with full availability by July 2024. Rooted in Macy’s social purpose platform, Mission Every One, this collection underscores the brand’s enduring commitment to nurturing present and future leaders.

Echoing the success of the Sorority collection launched in 2022, this menswear line, developed in collaboration with The Kasper Group, offers an evolving assortment tailored for signature events and conferences.

Elwyn Mapps, Macy’s Vice President of Men’s Sportswear and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., expresses his excitement: “As a proud member of The Divine Nine, I am delighted to present a collection that resonates with the ethos and history of these organizations, empowering individuals to showcase their unique style. This assortment authentically embodies each fraternity’s essence through signature colors, reflecting their commitment to academic excellence, community service, and brotherhood. Through Mission Every One, Macy’s pledges financial support to foundations selected by The Divine Nine Fraternities, fostering a future marked by inclusive representation.”

The exclusive line features an array of tailored pieces, including suit separates, sport coats, neckwear, hats, and dress shirts, alongside casual essentials such as polos and sweaters. Available in a diverse range of styles and sizes, this collection offers members ample choices to express their personal style while proudly representing their organizations at various gatherings, from Conclaves to Founders’ Day events and beyond.

In collaboration with Tayion Collection®, founded and designed by Montee Holland, a graduate of The Workshop at Macy’s and S.P.U.R. Pathways participant, as well as Stacy Adams and Macy’s private brand label, Club Room, the collection showcases exceptional craftsmanship and style.

To further bolster the missions of these esteemed organizations, Macy’s pledges to donate $3 million to various foundations selected by Divine Nine Fraternities and Sororities by the end of January 2025. To date, Macy’s has already contributed $1.75 million to the education and research foundations of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Macy’s remains committed to collaborating with Divine Nine organizations, exploring avenues to offer strategic support and additional resources to members and affiliates, thereby advancing each organization’s mission and aspirations.

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