This is just as much a downer as the main Chicago bank, Bank One, getting bought up by J.P. Morgan Chase, and next year, all the Bank One banks getting rebranded by the New York bank Chase.
I can't say that I'll stop shopping at Marshall Field's because I basically only shop there for Christmas presents, but it is lame that a New York store is buying up the name of a Chicago store.
They should have kept the State Street store named Marshall Field's and got rid of the rest -- or combined the two somehow: Macy's at Marshall Field's or Marshall Field's Macy's or something.
Nathan Kaufman has some thoughts here on his blog.
And Phil Kadner basically says that Marshall Field's is for rich people, which is why the downtown papers were so affected by it. *Regular* people shopped at Goldblatt's. . . . .his column is here.