OK, I emailed Bloomingdales, here is their reply.
Thank you for your recent e-mail. We appreciate you taking the time to
We have received your recent communication regarding the sale of fur in
our stores, and want to thank you for taking time to share your views
with us on this very sensitive and emotional topic.
We respect your views, and those of the many others who decline to buy
fur products or to shop in stores that sell them. Clearly, such
decisions made by individual consumers function as an effective
barometer for determining what will and will not be offered for sale in
a free and open marketplace.
As retailers, our role is that of a buying agent for the American
consumer. It is the consumer who ultimately will determine whether fur
will continue to be a viable product in the American retail
If no one wants to buy, retailers will not sell it. Right now, this is
not the case.
Unfortunately, while many people share your opinions about fur, and buy
only faux furs, which we also sell, many others do not-and they too,
our customers. It is our belief that censorship of legitimate market
offerings by the retailers would subvert a role that properly is the
consumer's in a free market process.
I hope you can appreciate our position on this subject, even though it
may differ from your own. Nonetheless, I appreciate having this
opportunity to respond, and thank you again for taking the time to
If you have any further questions or concerns, please e-mail us at[email protected]
or call us at: 1-866-593-2540. Our
office hours are Monday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
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