Late breaking news (sorta) is that Federated Department Stores to rename the recent May Company acquisitions to either Macy's or Bloomingdale's.
Here is the Chicago Tribune article. For those needing to login use these:Username: cyburbia10, Password: cyburbia
Now, what does this say about the current trends in upper-middle and high end retailing. This is could be preceived as a negative by-product of the retail consolidation, but not really because the consolidation has already occurred and this is simply a name change in most instances.
Here in Chicagoland, there is sure to be a minor backlash due to the emontional attachment many people have toward the name "Marshall Field"s" , but I think people will get over it soon. This happened in Michigan about 10 years ago when May Company, then owners of Marshall Field"s and Hudson's (Hudson's was the premiere department store in Michigan), changed all the Hudson's to Marshall Field's people had a problem with it but got over it and shopped there anyhow (though some would still absent-mindedly refer to it as Hudson's).
So, essentially what are your thoughts on this trend in general and specifically for Chicagolanders, do you have a problem with the name change, and would you stop shopping in the State St. store when it's renamed Macy's?