As reported yesterday via The Discerning Brute, Henri Bendel has gone fur-free. Henri Bendel is a mainstay of the NYC upscale department store scene (they have been open for 114 years) and competes with Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, Barney's and Bloomingdale's, none of which have adopted a fur-free policy. In going fur-free, Henri Bendel joins the ranks of designers such as Betsey Johnson, Cole Haan (as of fall 2008), Kenneth Cole, and Stella McCartney, and stores such as Anthropologie, Banana Republic, and J. Crew.
Similarly, Juicy Couture recently announced that it plans to go fur-free by 2009. You can thank them here.