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Fashion retailer Saks Fifth Avenue just announced a commitment to stop selling fur across its properties by the end of the 2022 fiscal year (January 28, 2023). Through a phased out approach, Saks will stop selling fur items made by brand partners and private label merchandise. The commitment applies to fur from animals raised for their skins and fur sourced from wild animals.

“Across the Saks Fifth Avenue experience, we evaluate a number of factors when making decisions about our assortment, including customer preferences and societal shifts,” Tracy Margolies, Chief Merchandising Officer at Saks, said. “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.” Saks will also close all of its fur salons by the end of the 2021 fiscal year (January 29, 2022). While…

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