This store definitely holds a special place in the hearts of many Chicagoans. Going to see their wintertime window display and Christmas tree, is part of my own family tradition. Over the years, we've seen a real drop in the quality of their merchandise. THis was once a company that prided themselves on top quality, and their prices reflected that. You can still spend hundreds on a pair of jeans, and they will probably be some really great jeans. But I can no longer say they have the TOP quality. Years ago, if you saved your money to get your oriental rug, or bedroom set, or Christening outfit for your newborn at Marshall Field's, that kind of held some merit. And you were sure that the product would last forever. Nowadays, there are great ways to get high quality at cheaper prices, and Field's isn't in a league of its own. In fact, it's becoming a little ordinary. Anyway, Macy's bought them out and they are continuously losing that old spirit.