30 September 2020
The Weekly
United States

Nordstrom said the decision was made following conversations with the Humane Society of the U.S. and the ban on the sale of products like fur coats and accessories made from snakeskin, for example, will go into effect by the end of next year. The retailer’s decision includes all of its retail, including e-commerce, as well as its off-price locations Nordstrom Rack and Last Chance. While other retailers such as Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s have agreed to stop selling fur, Nordstrom is actually the first retailer in the U.S. to agree to stop selling exotic skins as well, commonly used in shoes, bags and belts. All of the retailers will continue to trade in leather goods, as well as shearling, as that material is generally considered to come out of the food industry. Efforts have been successful with a number of brands. Gucci, Chanel, Michael Kors, Prada, Jimmy Choo and Versace have all said they will no longer produce collections that use fur, most after decades of use. Michael Kors even had a separate fur collection for many years. Apparel groups such as G-III, PVH and SMCP have also said the same.

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