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What an NYC Fur Sales Ban Would Mean for Shoe Retailers

New York City may soon become the latest city to go fur-free.
A bill introduced Thursday by Council Speaker Corey Johnson would make it illegal for businesses to sell fur apparel throughout the five boroughs. A second piece of legislation, introduced last week in the state assembly, would go even farther, prohibiting “the manufacture, sale, display for sale, trade, giving, donating, or otherwise distributing of a fur product,” including fur accessories and accents.
“In a progressive and modern city like New York, banning the sale of fur clothing and accessories is long overdue,” said Johnson in a statement. “Saying no to fur is fashionable and a symbol of progress. This proposal is about protecting animals and their unnecessary killing.”
It remains to be seen whether the municipal law, if passed, would extend to items like mink-trimmed sandals and rabbit fur boots, but recent fur bans in several cities across California offer a glimpse at what could be to come. Last month, Los Angeles’ city council passed an ordinance that will prohibit the sale and manufacture of products made both in whole or in part with fur, including apparel and accessories, beginning Jan. 1, 2021. (Used furs — or designs made from recycled furs

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