Macy's to ban fur sales by 2021
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Macy’s stores will stop selling fur products at the end of fiscal 2020, the store announced Monday. 

The ban will include all Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s private brands, as well as items sold from brand partners. Fur items will also no longer be sold in off-price stores, including Macy’s Backstage and Bloomingdale's The Outlet. 

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Macy’s said it will also be closing its "Fur Vault" and salons.

“Macy’s private brands are already fur free so expanding this practice across all Macy’s, Inc. is the natural next step,” Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s Inc., said in the announcement. 

Gennette added that Macy’s remains “committed to providing great fashion and value to our customers,” and will offer “high-quality and fashionable faux fur alternatives.”

Earlier this month, California became the first state to ban the manufacture and sale of fur products. The state ban goes into effect in 2023. 

Gennette said Macy’s has been meeting with the Humane Society of the United States and other organizations to discuss the issue for the past two years. 

Humane Society CEO Kitty Block applauded Macy’s move. 

“This announcement is consistent with the views of countless consumers in the marketplace, and other retailers should follow,” she said in the Macy’s statement. “With so many designers, major cities and now a state taking a stand against the sale of fur, we’re that much closer to ending this unnecessary and inhumane practice.”