The history of both Chicago and Marshall Field’s are inextricably linked. It was amid the smokestacks and stockyards, the dusty streets and the wooden sidewalks of mid-1800s Chicago that Marshall Field’s, the venerable retail institution, began.

In a city whose heritage was built by laborers, Marshall Field’s became an icon of elegance. It lent luster to a city known for its industrial roots. The store built its reputation on quality and customer service and is one of the few retail institutions that has managed to maintain its reputation and its allure over the last 150 years.

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