Macy’s and its subsidiary, Bloomingdale’s, will stop selling fur by February 2021, the company announced on Monday.
According to a media release, the new fur-free policy includes all Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s private brands, as well as items sold from brand partners.
Fur will no longer be sold in any of its off-price stores, including Macy’s Backstage and Bloomingdale’s The Outlet.
It will also close its fleet of Fur Vaults and salons, which offer storage, repairs, and alteration of furs. However, it will continue to sell ethically sourced cowhide and sheepskin that shoppers can find in products such as Ugg boots.
The announcement comes as luxury brands slowly phase out fur from their product lines, including Chanel, Versace, Armani, and Gucci. Fashion houses have moved toward faux fur and vegan leather as consumers become more ethical shoppers embracing cruelty-free and eco-friendly brands.
Earlier this month, California became the first state to ban the sale of animal fur products, beginning in 2023.