US retailer Macy’s is banning fur from 2021
- Macy’s and its subsidiaries, including Bloomingdales, will stop selling animal fur and products made from it, joining other major department stores including Sears and JC Penney, as well as designers including Burberry, Gucci and Michael Kors.
- The move is a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States. Kitty Block, the organization’s CEO, said Macy’s decision is “consistent with the views of countless consumers in the marketplace, and other retailers should follow.”
- The Cincinnati-based department store chain announced that its Fur Vault, salons dedicated to selling and repairing fur coats and products, will also be shut down.
Crucial quote: Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc., said: “We are proud to partner with the Humane Society of the United States in our commitment to ending the sale of fur. We remain committed to providing great fashion and value to our customers, and we will continue to offer high-quality and fashionable faux fur alternatives.”