Saks Fifth Avenue has committed to stop selling products made using animal fur through a phased approach by the end of fiscal 2022. This includes both brand partner and private label merchandise sold online and in stores.
Tracy Margolies, Chief Merchandising Officer, Saks, said, "Across the Saks Fifth Avenue experience, we evaluate a number of factors when making decisions about our assortment, including customer preferences and societal shifts. We recognize that trends constantly evolve, and that the sale of fur remains a significant social issue. As such, eliminating it from our assortment is the right step for us to take at this time."
With this decision, Saks Fifth Avenue will eliminate the sale of products made from animals that were raised for the use of their fur or those made with fur from wild animals. Shearling, goatskin, cattle hide, down, feathers, leather and faux fur products will continue to be sold online and in stores.
Saks Fifth Avenue plans to close all of its fur salons by the end of fiscal 2021. The luxury retailer will also work closely with vendor partners to phase out the sale of fur products both online and in stores by the end of fiscal 2022.