Macy's and Bloomingdale's Will Officially Stop Selling Fur

Reactions from animal rights activists have been mixed.

By
Fashion
10,993 Hypes 17 Comments

Macy’s and its subsidiary Bloomingdale’s have recently announced that both companies will officially stop selling fur by February 2021. The new policy will go into effect across all stores including outlet locations and will include product from each company’s private brands, as well as product from brand partners. Additionally, the company will close its Fur Vaults, which currently offer a variety of maintenance services to fur owners. The policy’s one exception is that it will continue to sell ethically-sourced cowhide and sheepskin from products it already carries like UGG boots.

According to Macy’s, this plan has been in movement for a while now. “Over the past two years, we have been closely following consumer and brand trends, listening to our customers and researching alternatives to fur,” Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette said in a recent statement.

The reaction from animal rights activists has been mixed, with some praising Macy’s and others wondering if the company’s move to go fur-less is simply a way out from a monetarily unsuccessful business model. According to NBC News, statistics show that both fur sales and production have been declining in the US. According to market research company Euromonitor International, fur sales in the US are down around 25 percent from a $707 million USD high in 1999 to a projected $547 million USD in 2019. In terms of production, US-based Mink farms are currently producing around $66 million USD less in product than in 2007.

Macy’s announcement follows California’s recent statewide ban of fur, as well as various brands who have pledged to remove fur from their material offerings, including Chanel, Gucci, and Versace.

Elsewhere in business, a #SaveBarneys petition is aiming to Keep the iconic retailer’s integrity alive.

Read Full Article
Source
Nbc News

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

1496 Users Online

What to Read Next

Nike's Stripped-Back Air Max Plus Deconstructed Arrives in Two New Colorways
Footwear

Nike's Stripped-Back Air Max Plus Deconstructed Arrives in Two New Colorways

“Electro Orange” and “Black/Anthracite.”

Davido Joins Popcaan for New 'A Good TIme' Visual & Single "Risky"
Music

Davido Joins Popcaan for New 'A Good TIme' Visual & Single "Risky"

The two superstars connect in London for their latest video.

Reebok Drops Daytona DMX II in Halloween-Ready Colorway
Footwear

Reebok Drops Daytona DMX II in Halloween-Ready Colorway

Featuring bright orange and black paneling.


Burberry Plasters the Monogram Print on a Trio of Colorful Puffer Jackets
Fashion

Burberry Plasters the Monogram Print on a Trio of Colorful Puffer Jackets

Featuring a detachable hood for a crewneck option.

Awesome Boy SS20 Delivers Cargo-Pocketed Baseball Jerseys
Fashion

Awesome Boy SS20 Delivers Cargo-Pocketed Baseball Jerseys

The Japanese vintage store pieces together warm weather patchwork layers.

Beck Shares Blood Orange-Directed Video for Pharrell Collab "Uneventful Days"
Music

Beck Shares Blood Orange-Directed Video for Pharrell Collab "Uneventful Days"

Dev Hynes breathes new life into the latest ‘Hyperspace’ single.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.