In October 2019, Macy’s, Inc.—which includes Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Macy’s Backstage, and Bloomingdale’s The Outlet—announced that it would end the sale of animal fur at its properties by the end of fiscal 2020.
“Over the past two years, we have been closely following consumer and brand trends, listening to our customers and researching alternatives to fur. We’ve listened to our colleagues, including direct feedback from our Go Green Employee Resource Group, and we have met regularly on this topic with the Humane Society of the United States and other NGOs,” Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc., said in a statement, noting that Macy’s private-label brands were already fur-free, so this mandate would now extend across the entire company. “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.”
As part of this move, Macy’s, Inc. will close its Fur Vault and Maximilian locations, also by early 2021.