Marshall Field’s vs. Macy’s

I work right next door to the legendary State St. Marshall Field’s building. Two years ago on Tuesday Macy’s officially took over Marshall Field’s stores and changed the name–and Chicagoans were NOT amused. Sales at Field’s are down–way down–and on the anniversary date a few faithful shoppers protested the name change in spite of it happening two years ago!

The above photo gives an overview of the scene–minor compared to the previous protests. Most people are just protesting by sending their hard-earned money elsewhere.

This is my favorite pic. The motto of Marshall Field’s is “Give the lady what she wants.” This sign holder–also holding her child–is a play on that. Give the baby what he wants! Ha!

This fellow has a slightly darker take on the name change.

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I love working downtown. Odd things happen all the time.

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