The Death Knell

It’s official, get ready to welcome Macy’s to State and Michigan. So long, Marshall Fields. I will miss your beautiful green bags.

15 Comments so far

  1. steven (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 11:12 am

    Damn, that’s a shame. Chicago is losing an institution.

  2. Kristen (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 11:21 am

    This is one of the saddest days of my life.

  3. A E Hansen (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 12:24 pm

    Really? One of the saddest days? Really?

  4. Moon (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 12:56 pm

    Really, Kristen. Get a grip.

    /Or maybe she lives in Happy Land! Can I move in with you???

  5. Alana (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 3:41 pm

    No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no!!


  6. Alana (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 3:53 pm

    Ok. Now I’m pissed. Fuck Macy’s.

    Buy them out, fine, ok, but respect that this is a legacy that is ingrained into this city. The very least they could do is leave the brand intact on the flagship store. -The *very* least. And it would be foolish of them not to do so. The Marshall Fields name is synonymous with Chicago. Shopping gals make pilgrimages to this store. My friend Sunjay’s grandmother loved the store so much that she HAD HER ASHES SCATTERED THERE. Yup. It’s true. She flew up from Houston frequently just to shop at her beloved Marshall Fields and when she died, silly as it sounds, her family honored her wishes and scattered her remains all throughout the planters in their main State Street location.

    They have a golden goose sitting in their lap for this market. Why “fix” it?

  7. ick (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 4:25 pm

    iew. I mean… iew! Field’s has always been full of old ladies but how long have the remains remained? and did I say iew?

  8. K. (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 5:38 pm

    Yeah, I should be able to find better things to get pissed about, but my inner shopper is seriously pissed off about that, as is my inner Chicagoan.

    I’m totally cancelling my Fields card. Which is probably for the best anyway…

  9. A E Hansen (unregistered) on September 21st, 2005 @ 8:56 am

    Boo hoo, ya’ll. This is hardly an exeperience unique to Chicago. Many other citys are losing/have lost there ‘historic’ department stores also.

    In Memphis Goldsmiths has already become Macy’s.

    In Kansas City the Jones Store is becoming Macy’s.

    In St. Louis Famous Barr is becoming Macy’s.

    Filene’s, Foley’s, Hecht’s, Kaufmann’s, L.S. Ayres, Meier & Frank, Robinsons-May and Strawbridge’s…all becoming Macy’s.

  10. nikkos (unregistered) on September 21st, 2005 @ 4:05 pm

    The Trib is saying that they might start making the Frango mints in Chi again…,1,7741298.story

  11. nikkos (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2005 @ 11:35 am

    This oughta piss you off: “JLo’s first U.S. boutique debuts” (at the State St. Marshall Field’s)

  12. Marty (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2005 @ 11:42 am

    To: A E Hansen: How does loss of historic stores in other cities devalue what is going on in Chicago?

  13. c (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 11:26 am

    Field’s was a great store before Hudson-Dayton bought it quite some time ago. To many Chicago natives, Field’s lost that historic connection to the city and became the store for suburbanites and out-of-towners that didn’t know any better.

  14. Trevor (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 8:15 pm

    We’re selling Fuck Macy’s T-Shirts over at our site. Check it out!

  15. fu*k Macy (unregistered) on December 5th, 2005 @ 7:15 am

    hehe bought one outside of Marshall Fields in Chicago! You guys rock!

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