Yesterday Page Six published an item reporting that Saks Fifth Avenue had pulled John Galliano‘s eponymous line from the floor of their flagship Manhattan store. The item went on to cite a quote Suzanne Johnson, the general manager of Saks flagship store, gave site dot429: “We have values like I hope everyone else has. What happened was not right, and we would not want to carry [Galliano's] merchandise in honor of our customers and my employees that work in the store. That decision is being carried out.” Of course, Saks clarified to the Post that they’ll still carry Dior. This isn’t suprising–Galliano is no longer affiliated with Dior and Dior is too big a brand for retailers to consider dropping.
But while the Page Six item implied that Saks was pulling Galliano, the retailer’s website is still selling products with his name. Galliano has an extensive kids line (who knew?) and Saks.com is selling a wide range of John Galliano Kids. We reached out to Saks to inquire as to whether they’d continue to stock Galliano Kids but they declined to comment.
Galliano’s website also lists Bloomingdale’s flagship Manhattan store as the only US retailer to carry the Galliano line. Bloomingdales.com doesn’t carry any Galliano items and our calls and emails to Bloomingdale’s for comment went unanswered.