Lady Gaga Defends Her Fur Coats ‘Fabulous’ Kim Kardashian

On MTV News:

Mother Monster pens a letter to fans requesting they respect her decision to wear fur clothing.

Vertical Red Fox Fur Stroller from Marc Kaufman Furs

Just days after Lady Gaga fired back at PETA for criticizing her for wearing fur, the Mother Monster has released a lengthy statement to address her decision to wear clothing made of fur and offering up a mea culpa to her Little Monsters who may have felt hurt by her curt response, “Please don’t forget to credit the designer HERMES.” In it, she notes that she maintains certain rules when it comes to wearing it and that she looks at the material as art.

“To the fans. i want you to know that I care deeply about your feelings and views, and I will always support your philosophies about life. We’ve been having over-arching conversations about society, equality, and politics for the past five years, and we should continue,” she writes in a letter on her Little Monsters website. “I do not however support violent, abusive, and childish campaigns for ANY CA– — USE.

Particularly one that I respect. ‘Animal Rights.’ I am choosing not to comment on whether or not the furs I purchase are faux fur-pile or real because I would think it [hypocritical] not to acknowledge the python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, lamb, alligator, ‘kermit’ and not to mention meat, that I have already worn. This should already put me in a category as one who appreciates and adores the beauty of animals in fashion, but am not a strict vegan.”

She then breaks down the types of fur she invests in and why. “I have truly always stayed away from skinned fur, especially i have never been able to afford a nice one, but this does not mean my morals are rigid and that I won’t bend at the sight of an absolute art piece of a coat. I have no chains about this. You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance,” she writes. “But I am truly sorry to fans who are upset by this, its a fair and applaudable feeling about the health and safety of animals. I respect your views, please respect mine.”

 

Find your own Sable Fur Garment at Marc Kaufman Furs NYC

 

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Since 1910 the Marc Kaufman Fur Family has been manufacturing fur coats and fur jackets in NYC , designing luxury furs, repairing luxury furs and altering along with providing cold fur storage and fur cleaning for fur stores and individuals. With over 100 years of fur expertise “Marc Kaufman FursA Name You Could Trust for All your Fur Needs“.

“Experience Does Matter”

World renowned for our luxurious furs and craftsmanship, our fur coats are worn by socialites, celebrities, hip hop artists and just ordinary people that want to be warm and look beautiful. When you purchase a fur at

Marc Kaufman Furs NY you know that you are getting a quality fur coat, backed by reliability, great customer care and service.

Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC has the most complete selection of the finest fashion fur coats: full length mink coats, mink strollers, mink jackets, fox coats, fox jackets, sable coats, and sable strollers. And for the softest in furs we have the finest Mink coats, Mink jackets, Chinchilla coats, Chinchilla jackets, Lynx coats, Lynx jackets, Sable coats, Sable Jackets and many other types of fur jackets and fur coats. A full range of fur colors including mahogany mink, black mink, and whiskey mink. All furs at very attractive prices. We can also customize a color to your individual taste.

Buying a Marc Kaufman Fur is the Perfect Luxury Gift to give your loved one. During Christmas,Your  Anniversary, a Birthday, Mothers Day or just saying I Love You, surprise them with The Best Gift Idea, a Marc Kaufman Fur.

Our Designer Furs come from different parts of the world. We have some of the most beautiful Italian designed fur coats,some French designed fur garments and some beautifully designed fur coats from our NY fur designers. I must say we have a beautiful fur collection.

Special Orders is our Specialty. We can take a collar from one fur coat, a sleeve treatment from another fur coat, a color from another fur coat, It’s all your Choice.

Our New Russian Designer Fur Coat Collection is coming August 2012. We have developed, with the help of a Russian Fur designer, the most exciting  fur collection too be previewed this year. With over 50 furs styles to choose from, our designs will be unique and individual. Only one fur sample per style will be available for purchase.

Marc Kaufman Furs has a modern cold fur storage vault and a special fur cleaning facility all in NYC. This fur cleaning facility was designed to clean furs, clean leathers and clean shearlings. Special fur cleaning methods were passed down from 3 generations of Kaufmans.

Long Hooded Mink Jacket, exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

Expert Fur Remodeling, we offer many designer styles that will modernize your older fur. Let us take your old and tired fur coat and make it look new again.

Fur is no longer just for warmth on the coldest of days, furs has moved into the hot “must have” fashion category and is worn from day to night and across all seasons.

Purchasing a Marc Kaufman Fur is a perfect Luxury Gift for your Lady or for your Man. Every time they wear this Marc Kaufman Fur, they will feel the warmth and memory of their gift from you and the occasion that this gift was given.

Used Furs Wanted we are looking to purchase, buy or trade your unwanted used fur coat or used jacket. Marc Kaufman Furs has a beautful collection of used fur coats and used fur jackets. Check out our estate fur link at top of website.

Terms and Conditions: Please note all sales are final. If you are not 100% pleased with your new fur purchase, Marc Kaufman Furs will issue you a Marc Kaufman Fur credit for the amount that was paid. This credit has no cash value. This credit can be used to purchase a fur from Marc Kaufman Fur at any time up to the amount of the credit.  Sorry, no cash or credit card refunds

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You don’t need to wait for a Fur Sale to buy a fur, Marc Kaufman Furs always maintains the very best pricing.

Grey Fox and Blue Finnish Raccoon Fur Coat exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

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Red Fox Fur Stroller with Belt & Hood, exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases and rentals to wherever you may be: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Taos, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Park City, Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, Missouri, Anchorage, Alaska, Moscow, Russia, London, UK, England, Seoul, South Korea, Geneva, Gstaad, Lausanne, Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Chamonix, France, Austria, Italy, Dubai, UAE, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, China, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Whistler, British Columbia, Quebec, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Singapore; to all 50 States, and just about anywhere else in the World! With over 2000 quality furs to choose from, and the option to design your own, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.

Fur Storage How to Store a Fur Properly Marc Kaufman Furs NYC

How to Properly Storage a Fur Coat Marc Kaufman Furs NY

To Maintain the quality and life of a fur coat, cold fur storage is an essential part of the maintenance required along with proper fur cleaning.

Reversible Ranch Mink Short Coat from Marc Kaufman Furs

Store your fur garments in cold storage when you are done wearing it for the season or not using it. This is one of the most important steps you can take in preserving your furs. There are no rules or set dates in regard to when furs should be stored. Whenever it is warm enough outside to be done wearing a fur coat for the season is when you should put it in storage. By the same token, when it is cold enough to justify wearing a fur (depending on your furs individual level of warmth) bring it home from storage. (Usually when it is cold enough to wear a winter jacket, it is time to put on your mink coat). The more time a fur is in cold storage, the longer it will last. Professional Cold Storage facilities should have the following characteristics:

  • 34-45° Fahrenheit is optimal, but any temperature under 55° is worthwhile.
  • Humidity controlled between 45 and 55%
  • Vermin and insect proof
  • Theft protection (vault architecture, alarms, guards or other methods)
  • Minimal U.V. light exposure
  • Ample space for each garment
  • Easily accessible (you may want your garment for an event or suddenly cold weather)
  • If your furriers storage facility is on site, it is always a good idea to ask them to see where your fur garments will be stored.

WHY “COLD” STORAGE?… A SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION

The more time a fur coat spends in cold storage, the better. Please note the word “COLD”. Storing a fur at room temperature negates the most important benefit of fur storage. If a storage facility is kept at room temperature or warmer, then you should consider looking for another facility that meets the temperature and humidity standards.
This is why… as temperature decreases (gets colder) molecules slow down. In biological materials, the less molecular activity, the slower the biodegradation process. One may ask “Why not just freeze it?” You may think that would suspend your fur in time, and this is true. But, if we think back to 5th Grade science class, we remember that when water freezes, it expands. When freezing and thawing is repeated season after season the expansion and contraction stresses, stretches and tears the material on a molecular level and actually speeds up deterioration. The same concept is demonstrated on city streets every spring thaw when pot holes appear. Also, frozen materials become brittle, risking cracking and breakage

This same principle applies to the natural oils in fur and leather materials that keep them soft and pliable. Colder temperatures slow down the evaporation of these necessary oils in your fur garments. Once the oils are depleted from fur or leather it can tear as easily as tissue paper.
With the understanding that colder temperatures protect fur and leather materials against deterioration and drying (as long as there is no risk of freezing), the experts advise that any temperature under 55°F is worthwhile and temperatures of less than 45°F are considered especially valuable to the preservation of fur and leather materials, with effectiveness increasing as temperatures decrease.
Note: It is always a good idea to ask your furrier to see their storage vaults, assuming they are on-site (see below “About Storage Facility Locations). Remember, you are the customer giving them your hard-earned money, you have every right to ask and they should be pleased to oblige you.

THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMIDITY CONTROL

Humidity level is important when a fur will be hanging in one place for a significant amount of time. If the humidity is too low (dry air) the natural oils in the pelts will evaporate more rapidly causing the garment to become dry and deteriorate. If the humidity is too high (damp air) they pelts can rot at a fast rate.

Sapphire Mink Stroller from Marc Kaufman Furs

Since 1910 the Marc Kaufman Fur Family has been manufacturing fur coats and fur jackets in NYC , designing luxury furs, repairing luxury furs and altering along with providing cold fur storage and fur cleaning for fur stores and individuals. With over 100 years of fur expertise “Marc Kaufman FursA Name You Could Trust for All your Fur Needs“.

“Experience Does Matter”

World renowned for our luxurious furs and craftsmanship, our fur coats are worn by socialites, celebrities, hip hop artists and just ordinary people that want to be warm and look beautiful. When you purchase a fur at Marc Kaufman Furs NY you know that you are getting a quality fur coat, backed by reliability, great customer care and service.

Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC has the most complete selection of the finest fashion fur coats: full length mink coats, mink strollers, mink jackets, fox coats, fox jackets, sable coats, and sable strollers. And for the softest in furs we have the finest Mink coats, Mink jackets, Chinchilla coats, Chinchilla jackets, Lynx coats, Lynx jackets, Sable coats, Sable Jackets and many other types of fur jackets and fur coats. A full range of fur colors including mahogany mink, black mink, and whiskey mink. All furs at very attractive prices. We can also customize a color to your individual taste.

Buying a Marc Kaufman Fur is the Perfect Luxury Gift to give your loved one. During Christmas,Your  Anniversary, a Birthday, Mothers Day or just saying I Love You, surprise them with The Best Gift Idea, a Marc Kaufman Fur.

Our Designer Furs come from different parts of the world. We have some of the most beautiful Italian designed fur coats,some French designed fur garments and some beautifully designed fur coats from our NY fur designers. I must say we have a beautiful fur collection.

Special Orders is our Specialty. We can take a collar from one fur coat, a sleeve treatment from another fur coat, a color from another fur coat, It’s all your Choice.

Marc Kaufman Furs has a modern cold fur storage vault and a special fur cleaning facility all in NYC. This fur cleaning facility was designed to clean furs, clean leathers and clean shearlings. Special fur cleaning methods were passed down from 3 generations of Kaufman’s.

Expert Fur Remodeling, we offer many designer styles that will modernize your older fur.

Fur is no longer just for warmth on the coldest of days, furs has moved into the hot “must have” fashion category and is worn from day to night and across all seasons.

Purchasing a Marc Kaufman Fur is a perfect Luxury Gift for your Lady or for your Man. Every time they wear this Marc Kaufman Fur, they will feel the warmth and memory of their gift from you and the occasion that this gift was given.

Cream and Brown Rabbit Fringe Jacket from Marc Kaufman Furs

Marc Kaufman Furs NYC NY 10001 212 563 3877

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marc-Kaufman-Furs

@marckaufmanfurs

E-mail: kaufmanfurs@aol.com

www.kaufmanfurs.com

Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases and rentals to wherever you may be: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Taos, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Park City, Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, Missouri, Anchorage, Alaska, Moscow, Russia, London, UK, England, Seoul, South Korea, Geneva, Gstaad, Lausanne, Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Chamonix, France, Austria, Italy, Dubai, UAE, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, China, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Whistler, British Columbia, Quebec, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Singapore; to all 50 States, and just about anywhere else in the World! With over 2000 quality furs to choose from, and the option to design your own, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.

 

Marc Kaufman Furs NY Russian Fur Designer Fur Collection

Marc Kaufman Furs NY Russian Fur Designs 2012-2013 Fur Collection Fur Fashion Show

Dyed Blue Silver Fox exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

Marc Kaufman Furs of New York City is developing a fur collection designed for the Russian woman. The new collection is being developed with designs that are so unique and beautiful.. A must see…. The following are a few samples that are being developed for the 2012-2013 fur selling season.

The new fur collection, will be designed by a talented Russian fur designer, will be very fashionable, easy to wear, and different from what is currently being shown.

Marc Kaufman Furs full Russian fur collection will be available to be viewed by August 2012. We currently have a few samples in stock to show.

This special fur collection will be designed with one of a kind fur coats and fur jackets that we will not duplicate.

We will be arranging a fashion show in August to introduce our new collection

RSVP will be necessary.

Slate-colored Rabbit Fur Vest with Fox Fur Collar

Since 1910 the Marc Kaufman Fur Family has been manufacturing fur coats and fur jackets in NYC , designing luxury furs, repairing luxury furs and altering along with providing cold fur storage and fur cleaning for fur stores and individuals. With over 100 years of fur expertise “Marc Kaufman FursA Name You Could Trust for All your Fur Needs“.

“Experience Does Matter”

World renowned for our luxurious furs and craftsmanship, our fur coats are worn by socialites, celebrities, hip hop artists and just ordinary people that want to be warm and look beautiful. When you purchase a fur at Marc Kaufman Furs NY you know that you are getting a quality fur coat, backed by reliability, great customer care and service.

Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC has the most complete selection of the finest fashion fur coats: full length mink coats, mink strollers, mink jackets, fox coats, fox jackets, sable coats, and sable strollers. And for the softest in furs we have the finest Mink coats, Mink jackets, Chinchilla coats, Chinchilla jackets, Lynx coats, Lynx jackets, Sable coats, Sable Jackets and many other types of fur jackets and fur coats. A full range of fur colors including mahogany mink, black mink, and whiskey mink. All furs at very attractive prices. We can also customize a color to your individual taste.

Buying a Marc Kaufman Fur is the Perfect Luxury Gift to give your loved one. During Christmas,Your  Anniversary, a Birthday, Mothers Day or just saying I Love You, surprise them with The Best Gift Idea, a Marc Kaufman Fur.

Our Designer Furs come from different parts of the world. We have some of the most beautiful Italian designed fur coats,some French designed fur garments and some beautifully designed fur coats from our NY fur designers. I must say we have a beautiful fur collection.

Special Orders is our Specialty. We can take a collar from one fur coat, a sleeve treatment from another fur coat, a color from another fur coat, It’s all your Choice.

Marc Kaufman Furs has a modern cold fur storage vault and a special fur cleaning facility all in NYC. This fur cleaning facility was designed to clean furs, clean leathers and clean shearlings. Special fur cleaning methods were passed down from 3 generations of Kaufman’s.

Expert Fur Remodeling, we offer many designer styles that will modernize your older fur.

Fur is no longer just for warmth on the coldest of days, furs has moved into the hot “must have” fashion category and is worn from day to night and across all seasons.

Purchasing a Marc Kaufman Fur is a perfect Luxury Gift for your Lady or for your Man. Every time they wear this Marc Kaufman Fur, they will feel the warmth and memory of their gift from you and the occasion that this gift was given.

Marc Kaufman (left) with legendary NY Jets quarterback “Broadway Joe” Namath

Marc Kaufman Furs NYC NY 10001 212 563 3877

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marc-Kaufman-Furs

@marckaufmanfurs

E-mail: kaufmanfurs@aol.com

www.kaufmanfurs.com

Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases and rentals to wherever you may be: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Taos, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Park City, Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, Missouri, Anchorage, Alaska, Moscow, Russia, London, UK, England, Seoul, South Korea, Geneva, Gstaad, Lausanne, Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Chamonix, France, Austria, Italy, Dubai, UAE, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, China, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Whistler, British Columbia, Quebec, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Singapore; to all 50 States, and just about anywhere else in the World! With over 2000 quality furs to choose from, and the option to design your own, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.

How to Take Care Maintain a Shearling Clean a Shearling Once a Year

How to Take Care and Maintain a Shearling Clean a Shearling Once a Year

Basic Steps to Taking Care of Shearling Coats and Jackets

  • Rule #1 – Never put the coat into a washing machine or a dryer! With few exceptions, most shearling products need to be either dry cleaned or “air-dryed”. A trip through the washing machine and a dryer is a splendid way to kill a high-quality shearling coat product!
  • Rule #2 – Frequent small cleanings are good. What this means is that you do not want to let dirt get heavily soiled into the jacket – as it can be very difficult to remove, if at all. Instead, clean the jacket soon afterit gets dirty.
  • Rule #3 – Keep the jacket away from open flames or high heat sources! This not only will damage the shearling but can also damage the leather too.
  • Rule #4 – Avoid prolonged exposure to strong sunlight – such as hanging the coat or jacket in a sunny windows for weeks at a time – as this can bleach out the jacket.
  • Rule #5 – Long term storage. Do NOT use a plastic garment bag, as it does not breathe and allows moisture to get trapped. Instead, use a cloth garment bag that allows for air movement.
  • Rule #6 – Give the jacket some space. Hang the jacket or coat loosely – not stuffed tightly among other clothes. You want it to hang naturally, not in some contorted way.
  • Rule #7 – Speaking of hanging, always hang a shearling jacket on a hangar – a stout one. Never drape it over a doorknob or other round point like that (such as on a coat rack) unless the jacket specifically has a place that it can be hung from (most do).
  • Rule #8 – When wet, just let the jacket air-dry.
  • Rule #9 – Clean the jacket in the spring, and clean it good. Winter solvents and salt will accumulate on the jacket and, if not removed, slowly destroy the jacket. Clean in spring and then forget about it til next season.
  • Rule #10 – Just say no to silicone. Silicone and shearling/leather jacket products don’t mix.
  • Rule #11 – Don’t put adhesive stickers on the jackets, as the stickers – when removed – may pull out some of the fabric.

Summing it Up

After reading the above list, you may have come to the conclusion that a high quality shearling jacket may not be worth the trouble of owning. Truth is, a high quality jacket is very, very easy to take care of. And is incredibly versatile – functioning as a gorgeous day-use jacket, backwoods jacket and just about everything in between.

It just needs to be remembered that shearling is a different type of insulation than other fabrics – and thus requires its own unique brand of care.

Since 1910 the Marc Kaufman Fur Family has been manufacturing fur coats and fur jackets in NYC , designing luxury furs, repairing luxury furs and altering along with providing cold fur storage and fur cleaning for fur stores and individuals. With over 100 years of fur expertise “Marc Kaufman FursA Name You Could Trust for All your Fur Needs“.

Brown Sheared Mink Fur Coat, exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs

“Experience Does Matter”

World renowned for our luxurious furs and craftsmanship, our fur coats are worn by socialites, celebrities, hip hop artists and just ordinary people that want to be warm and look beautiful. When you purchase a fur at

Marc Kaufman Furs NY you know that you are getting a quality fur coat, backed by reliability, great customer care and service.

Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC has the most complete selection of the finest fashion fur coats: full length mink coats, mink strollers, mink jackets, fox coats, fox jackets, sable coats, and sable strollers. And for the softest in furs we have the finest Mink coats, Mink jackets, Chinchilla coats, Chinchilla jackets, Lynx coats, Lynx jackets, Sable coats, Sable Jackets and many other types of fur jackets and fur coats. A full range of fur colors including mahogany mink, black mink, and whiskey mink. All furs at very attractive prices. We can also customize a color to your individual taste.

Grey Fox and Blue Finnish Raccoon Fur Coat exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

Buying a Marc Kaufman Fur is the Perfect Luxury Gift to give your loved one. During Christmas,Your  Anniversary, a Birthday, Mothers Day or just saying I Love You, surprise them with The Best Gift Idea, a Marc Kaufman Fur.Our Designer Furs come from different parts of the world. We have some of the most beautiful Italian designed fur coats,some French designed fur garments and some beautifully designed fur coats from our NY fur designers. I must say we have a beautiful fur collection.

Special Orders is our Specialty. We can take a collar from one fur coat, a sleeve treatment from another fur coat, a color from another fur coat, It’s all your Choice.

Marc Kaufman Furs has a modern cold fur storage vault and a special fur cleaning facility all in NYC. This fur cleaning facility was designed to clean furs, clean leathers and clean shearlings. Special fur cleaning methods were passed down from 3 generations of Kaufmans.

Expert Fur Remodeling, we offer many designer styles that will modernize your older fur. Fur is no longer just for warmth on the coldest of days, furs has moved into the hot “must have” fashion category and is worn from day to night and across all seasons.

Slate-colored Rabbit Fur Vest with Fox Fur Collar

Marc Kaufman Furs NYC NY 10001 212 563 3877

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marc-Kaufman-Furs

@marckaufmanfurs

E-mail: kaufmanfurs@aol.com

www.kaufmanfurs.com

Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases and rentals to wherever you may be: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Taos, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Park City, Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, Missouri, Anchorage, Alaska, Moscow, Russia, London, UK, England, Seoul, South Korea, Geneva, Gstaad, Lausanne, Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Chamonix, France, Austria, Italy, Dubai, UAE, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, China, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Whistler, British Columbia, Quebec, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Singapore; to all 50 States, and just about anywhere else in the World! With over 2000 quality furs to choose from, and the option to design your own, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.

How to Storage a Fur Coat Marc Kaufman Furs NYC

How to Store a Fur Coat During the Summer Season

Vertical Red Fox Fur Stroller from Marc Kaufman Furs

How to maintain the quality and life of a fur coat, cold fur storage is an essential part of the maintenance required along with proper fur cleaning.

Store your fur garments in cold storage when you are done wearing it for the season or not using it. This is one of the most important steps you can take in preserving your furs. There are no rules or set dates in regard to when furs should be stored. Whenever it is warm enough outside to be done wearing a fur coat for the season is when you should put it in storage. By the same token, when it is cold enough to justify wearing a fur (depending on your furs individual level of warmth) bring it home from storage. (Usually when it is cold enough to wear a winter jacket, it is time to put on your mink coat). The more time a fur is in cold storage, the longer it will last. Professional Cold Storage facilities should have the following characteristics:

  • 34-45° Fahrenheit is optimal, but any temperature under 55° is worthwhile.
  • Humidity controlled between 45 and 55%
  • Vermin and insect proof
  • Theft protection (vault architecture, alarms, guards or other methods)
  • Minimal U.V. light exposure
  • Ample space for each garment
  • Easily accessible (you may want your garment for an event or suddenly cold weather)
  • If your furriers storage facility is on site, it is always a good idea to ask them to see where your fur garments will be stored.

WHY “COLD” STORAGE?… A SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION

The more time a fur coat spends in cold storage, the better. Please note the word “COLD”. Storing a fur at room temperature negates the most important benefit of fur storage. If a storage facility is kept at room temperature or warmer, then you should consider looking for another facility that meets the temperature and humidity standards.
This is why… as temperature decreases (gets colder) molecules slow down. In biological materials, the less molecular activity, the slower the biodegradation process. One may ask “Why not just freeze it?” You may think that would suspend your fur in time, and this is true. But, if we think back to 5th Grade science class, we remember that when water freezes, it expands. When freezing and thawing is repeated season after season the expansion and contraction stresses, stretches and tears the material on a molecular level and actually speeds up deterioration. The same concept is demonstrated on city streets every spring thaw when pot holes appear. Also, frozen materials become brittle, risking cracking and breakage

This same principle applies to the natural oils in fur and leather materials that keep them soft and pliable. Colder temperatures slow down the evaporation of these necessary oils in your fur garments. Once the oils are depleted from fur or leather it can tear as easily as tissue paper.
With the understanding that colder temperatures protect fur and leather materials against deterioration and drying (as long as there is no risk of freezing), the experts advise that any temperature under 55°F is worthwhile and temperatures of less than 45°F are considered especially valuable to the preservation of fur and leather materials, with effectiveness increasing as temperatures decrease.
Note: It is always a good idea to ask your furrier to see their storage vaults, assuming they are on-site (see below “About Storage Facility Locations). Remember, you are the customer giving them your hard-earned money, you have every right to ask and they should be pleased to oblige you.

THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMIDITY CONTROL

Humidity level is important when a fur will be hanging in one place for a significant amount of time. If the humidity is too low (dry air) the natural oils in the pelts will evaporate more rapidly causing the garment to become dry and deteriorate. If the humidity is too high (damp air) they pelts can rot at a fast rate.

White Lamb Fur Vest from Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City

Since 1910 the Marc Kaufman Fur Family has been manufacturing fur coats and fur jackets in NYC , designing luxury furs, repairing luxury furs and altering along with providing cold fur storage and fur cleaning for fur stores and individuals. With over 100 years of fur expertise “Marc Kaufman FursA Name You Could Trust for All your Fur Needs“.

“Experience Does Matter”

World renowned for our luxurious furs and craftsmanship, our fur coats are worn by socialites, celebrities, hip hop artists and just ordinary people that want to be warm and look beautiful. When you purchase a fur at

Marc Kaufman Furs NY you know that you are getting a quality fur coat, backed by reliability, great customer care and service.

Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC has the most complete selection of the finest fashion fur coats: full length mink coats, mink strollers, mink jackets, fox coats, fox jackets, sable coats, and sable strollers. And for the softest in furs we have the finest Mink coats, Mink jackets, Chinchilla coats, Chinchilla jackets, Lynx coats, Lynx jackets, Sable coats, Sable Jackets and many other types of fur jackets and fur coats. A full range of fur colors including mahogany mink, black mink, and whiskey mink. All furs at very attractive prices. We can also customize a color to your individual taste.

Buying a Marc Kaufman Fur is the Perfect Luxury Gift to give your loved one. During Christmas,Your  Anniversary, a Birthday, Mothers Day or just saying I Love You, surprise them with The Best Gift Idea, a Marc Kaufman Fur.

Our Designer Furs come from different parts of the world. We have some of the most beautiful Italian designed fur coats,some French designed fur garments and some beautifully designed fur coats from our NY fur designers. I must say we have a beautiful fur collection.

Special Orders is our Specialty. We can take a collar from one fur coat, a sleeve treatment from another fur coat, a color from another fur coat, It’s all your Choice.

Marc Kaufman Furs has a modern cold fur storage vault and a special fur cleaning facility all in NYC. This fur cleaning facility was designed to clean furs, clean leathers and clean shearlings. Special fur cleaning methods were passed down from 3 generations of Kaufman’s.

Expert Fur Remodeling, we offer many designer styles that will modernize your older fur.

Fur is no longer just for warmth on the coldest of days, furs has moved into the hot “must have” fashion category and is worn from day to night and across all seasons.

Purchasing a Marc Kaufman Fur is a perfect Luxury Gift for your Lady or for your Man. Every time they wear this Marc Kaufman Fur, they will feel the warmth and memory of their gift from you and the occasion that this gift was given.

Dyed Blue Silver Fox exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

Marc Kaufman Furs NYC NY 10001 212 563 3877

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marc-Kaufman-Furs

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E-mail: kaufmanfurs@aol.com

www.kaufmanfurs.com

Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases and rentals to wherever you may be: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Taos, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Park City, Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, Missouri, Anchorage, Alaska, Moscow, Russia, London, UK, England, Seoul, South Korea, Geneva, Gstaad, Lausanne, Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Chamonix, France, Austria, Italy, Dubai, UAE, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, China, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Whistler, British Columbia, Quebec, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Singapore; to all 50 States, and just about anywhere else in the World! With over 2000 quality furs to choose from, and the option to design your own, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.

Merkin Madness! Cindy Barshop Launches Feather & Fur

Merkin Madness! Cindy Barshop Launches Feather & Fur Lady Parts

So, I ran into ex-Real Housewife of New York, completely bare spa owner Cindy Barshop in the elevator yesterday, NBD or anything. We’ve actually been sharing the same office building since November – who knew? Well, as fate would have it, Cindy, the mastermind behind Vajeweling (Vajazzling) and Vatooing, told me about her new product that literally just launched and got picked up in TMZ and Gawker yesterday. Wait for it… wait for it… The Foxy Bikini.

It’s winter and your mons pubis is surely getting chilly, why not treat it like a real person and wrap it in a warm, pretty fox fur… pubic wig? As Cindy says, beauty follows fashion and fox is all over the runway for pre-fall, from Missoni’s sleeveless vest with beaver and fox chevroned fur trim (below, left) to Marc Jacob’s mock-croc bomber jacket with fox fur trim (below, right). Once again, Cindy is ahead of the curve and has created the newest merkin craze.

At the top, in pink, is the Foxy Bikini – made from real fox fur, only $225. It comes in a variety of colors, lasts about 3-5 days, even through showers, working out and working out (wink, wink). And the show-stopper? The multi-colored lady parts decoration below is the Carnivale Bikini, $195, to decorate your hoo-ha just in time for Mardi Gras with bright feathers in your choice of colors.

Stay tuned for more on the most glamorous merkins on earth – we are sooo not done here! (Hint hint: at completely bare filming today…)

Runway photos via style.com, fox and feather photos via TMZ

Marc Kaufman (left) with legendary NY Jets quarterback “Broadway Joe” Namath

Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC has the most complete selection of the finest fashion fur coats: full length mink coats, mink strollers, mink jackets, fox coats, fox jackets, sable coats, and sable strollers. And for the softest in furs we have the finest Mink coats, Mink jackets, Chinchilla coats, Chinchilla jackets, Lynx coats, Lynx jackets, Sable coats, Sable Jackets and many other types of fur jackets and fur coats. A full range of fur colors including mahogany mink, black mink, and whiskey mink. All furs at very attractive prices. We can also customize a color to your individual taste.

Look like a celebrity in this Tortoise Shell Hooded Mink Stroller from Marc Kaufman Furs’ collection

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E-mail: kaufmanfurs@aol.com

www.kaufmanfurs.com

Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases and rentals to wherever you may be: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Taos, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Park City, Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, Missouri, Anchorage, Alaska, Moscow, Russia, London, UK, England, Seoul, South Korea, Geneva, Gstaad, Lausanne, Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Chamonix, France, Austria, Italy, Dubai, UAE, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, China, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Whistler, British Columbia, Quebec, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Singapore; to all 50 States, and just about anywhere else in the World! With over 2000 quality furs to choose from, and the option to design your own, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.

Fox Fur Merkin? RHONY Alum Cindy Barshop

Would You Wear a $225 Fox Fur Merkin? RHONY Alum Cindy Barshop Tells Us Why You Should

By Cheryl Wischhover

Because the beauty world is nothing if not contradictory at times (ie a “natural look” that requires 10 different products), today we heard about a new grooming treatment: fox fur and feathers for your newly  waxed pudenda. Yes, a fox fur merkin now exists. (And a thousand kudos to Gawker for dubbing it the “Furkin.”) When we heard Hoda and Kathie Lee mention it this morning on the Today show, we had to hear more.

Completely Bare salons, owned by Real Housewives of New York alum Cindy Barshop, is offering two new procedures, the “Foxy Bikini” ($225) and the “Carnivale” ($195). Cindy is widely credited as being the originator of the short-lived vajazzling trend, so she’s no stranger to sticking exotic things in your nether regions. We spoke to Cindy today to try to get answers to the two big questions we had about her new services: Why? and How?

Fashionista: How did you come up with this idea?
Cindy Barshop: Beauty always follows fashion and I get my inspirations from fashion. All the colored furs are in now and Carnivale’s coming with the feathers so, that’s where my inspiration comes from.

What’s the application process? Do you have to go completely bare?
You don’t have to go completely bare. We can do it any way you want. We actually work with the technicians and your body type and the design that you want. If you are completely bare, I prefer that look. And it depends on the shape of the fur and the shape of the feathers. You don’t just plop it on there. And it lasts! It lasts for a good 3 or 4 days.

Can you shower and get it wet?
Yeah. But I’d tell you not to scrub it.

You mentioned shape earlier. What are some of the shapes?
There’s no shapes. It’s more like a puff.

What do the feathers look like?
The feathers are just multi-colored feathers. We cut and trim them to the body. They’re yellow, pink, red. It depends on what your coloring and skin type is. We match it that way.

How do you attach it?
We have a special glue that’s certified to be OK for the body.

Can you take it off at home, or do you need to come back in to get it removed?
You can take it off at home. You can use a little alcohol to take it off and baby oil afterwards. It’s not simple to take off, but you just have to scrub a little bit.

Have you had many people making appointments for it yet?
We have a few, yeah.

Have you done this on yourself?
I did. I test everything on myself and my whole staff. At first there wasn’t enough body parts [so] I was doing it all over my legs to try it out. It takes a while. It’s not something you just come up with. There’s a certain way of doing it to make sure that it stays and looks nice.

Have you heard of other salons doing this or do you think you’re the first?
There’s no way another salon’s doing this. Completely Bare is always the first.

Where do you get the fur from?
Some of it is vintage. Some of it is from different places.

Is it dyed?
It’s dyed. As of right now the light pinkish looks the best and we have a vibrant red, but [the colors will] change.

Do you think this will be big for Valentine’s Day?
I’ve been in the business for so long that I think it’s going to be big for everybody. It’s not just for an occasion. Like when you buy yourself some lingerie or a new t-shirt. You should feel good, it’s fun, you do it.

We found out after we interviewed Cindy that PETA had already issued a statement about the procedure (which Completely Bare just launched yesterday), telling Today: “It’s outright sleazy, and it’s downright cruel to kill an animal to decorate your privates.”

We are just wondering how you zip your jeans.

Brown Sheared Mink Fur Coat, exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs

Since 1910 the Marc Kaufman Fur Family has been manufacturing fur coats and fur jackets in NYC , designing luxury furs, repairing luxury furs and altering along with providing cold fur storage and fur cleaning for fur stores and individuals. With over 100 years of fur expertise “Marc Kaufman FursA Name You Could Trust for All your Fur Needs“.

“Experience Does Matter”

World renowned for our luxurious furs and craftsmanship, our fur coats are worn by socialites, celebrities, hip hop artists and just ordinary people that want to be warm and look beautiful. When you purchase a fur at

Marc Kaufman Furs NY you know that you are getting a quality fur coat, backed by reliability, great customer care and service.

Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC has the most complete selection of the finest fashion fur coats: full length mink coats, mink strollers, mink jackets, fox coats, fox jackets, sable coats, and sable strollers. And for the softest in furs we have the finest Mink coats, Mink jackets, Chinchilla coats, Chinchilla jackets, Lynx coats, Lynx jackets, Sable coats, Sable Jackets and many other types of fur jackets and fur coats. A full range of fur colors including mahogany mink, black mink, and whiskey mink. All furs at very attractive prices. We can also customize a color to your individual taste.

Buying a Marc Kaufman Fur is the Perfect Luxury Gift to give your loved one. During Christmas,Your  Anniversary, a Birthday, Mothers Day or just saying I Love You, surprise them with The Best Gift Idea, a Marc Kaufman Fur.

Our Designer Furs come from different parts of the world. We have some of the most beautiful Italian designed fur coats,some French designed fur garments and some beautifully designed fur coats from our NY fur designers. I must say we have a beautiful fur collection.

Special Orders is our Specialty. We can take a collar from one fur coat, a sleeve treatment from another fur coat, a color from another fur coat, It’s all your Choice.

Marc Kaufman Furs has a modern cold fur storage vault and a special fur cleaning facility all in NYC. This fur cleaning facility was designed to clean furs, clean leathers and clean shearlings. Special fur cleaning methods were passed down from 3 generations of Kaufman’s.

Expert Fur Remodeling, we offer many designer styles that will modernize your older fur.

Fur is no longer just for warmth on the coldest of days, furs has moved into the hot “must have” fashion category and is worn from day to night and across all seasons.

Purchasing a Marc Kaufman Fur is a perfect Luxury Gift for your Lady or for your Man. Every time they wear this Marc Kaufman Fur, they will feel the warmth and memory of their gift from you and the occasion that this gift was given.

Marc Kaufman (left) with legendary NY Jets quarterback “Broadway Joe” Namath

Marc Kaufman Furs NYC NY 10001 212 563 3877

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marc-Kaufman-Furs

@marckaufmanfurs

E-mail: kaufmanfurs@aol.com

www.kaufmanfurs.com

Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases and rentals to wherever you may be: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Taos, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Park City, Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, Missouri, Anchorage, Alaska, Moscow, Russia, London, UK, England, Seoul, South Korea, Geneva, Gstaad, Lausanne, Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Chamonix, France, Austria, Italy, Dubai, UAE, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, China, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Whistler, British Columbia, Quebec, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Singapore; to all 50 States, and just about anywhere else in the World! With over 2000 quality furs to choose from, and the option to design your own, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.

Marc Kaufman Furs in Beijing, China

Marc Kaufman Furs in Beijing, China

Baby Blue Fox Fur Jacket from Marc Kaufman Furs

What an experience, flew into Beijing China sunday, I could not believe how clean and beautiful the airport was. We drove to the hotel by taxi, a 40 minute ride, the cost was only $60 Chinese dollars ($10 USD).

The amount of new buildings that are going up is mind boggling. The construction goes up so quick in China, unlike the United States.

The hotel was almond marble, two people sweeping the floor of the lobby at all times.

Many people, always smiling and always working at a quick pace. The streets were filled with gas and electric powered bicycles for transportation, but inspite of all of the two wheeled vehicles the traffic was bad.

Pollution is a big problem in China. You can smell the coal burning electric plants as soon as you leave the airplane. This smoke odor and smog lasted the whole trip.

Went to the Beijing Leather and Fur Show at the Convention Center, not really organized, no name tags, just hanging badges to enter. Over 300 vendors was showing their fur and leather collection.

Some beautiful designs wer being shown and some not so beautiful I had to carefully go thru each booth and select what we can use for the 2012-2012 fur season.

Problem, the furs were designed for the Chinese Market, sizes were small,  so I had to be extra careful to make sure the sizes can be converted to US standards.

During the day I wound up at an American Pizza Hut, The food was normal, I finished the meal and tried to give a tip, but the waitress said she could not accept. Not what i expected..

Fur was all over the place, every clothing store, billboards, men and woman wearing fur trimmed garments and virtually every fashion designer making fur coats and fur jackets along with fur trimmed jackets and fur trimmed for the Chinese market.

No Facebook, no Twitter, no netflix and most of the western type tv programming in China was cancelled by the government because they felt they were becoming to Westernized and losing their values and principles.

Felt great to be back home.

Vertical Red Fox Fur Stroller from Marc Kaufman Furs

Since 1910 the Marc Kaufman Fur Family has been manufacturing fur coats and fur jackets in NYC , designing luxury furs, repairing luxury furs and altering along with providing cold fur storage and fur cleaning for fur stores and individuals. With over 100 years of fur expertise “Marc Kaufman FursA Name You Could Trust for All your Fur Needs“.

“Experience Does Matter”

World renowned for our luxurious furs and craftsmanship, our fur coats are worn by socialites, celebrities, hip hop artists and just ordinary people that want to be warm and look beautiful. When you purchase a fur at

Marc Kaufman Furs NY you know that you are getting a quality fur coat, backed by reliability, great customer care and service.

Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC has the most complete selection of the finest fashion fur coats: full length mink coats, mink strollers, mink jackets, fox coats, fox jackets, sable coats, and sable strollers. And for the softest in furs we have the finest Mink coats, Mink jackets, Chinchilla coats, Chinchilla jackets, Lynx coats, Lynx jackets, Sable coats, Sable Jackets and many other types of fur jackets and fur coats. A full range of fur colors including mahogany mink, black mink, and whiskey mink. All furs at very attractive prices. We can also customize a color to your individual taste.

Buying a Marc Kaufman Fur is the Perfect Luxury Gift to give your loved one. During Christmas,Your  Anniversary, a Birthday, Mothers Day or just saying I Love You, surprise them with The Best Gift Idea, a Marc Kaufman Fur.

Our Designer Furs come from different parts of the world. We have some of the most beautiful Italian designed fur coats,some French designed fur garments and some beautifully designed fur coats from our NY fur designers. I must say we have a beautiful fur collection.

Special Orders is our Specialty. We can take a collar from one fur coat, a sleeve treatment from another fur coat, a color from another fur coat, It’s all your Choice.

Marc Kaufman Furs has a modern cold fur storage vault and a special fur cleaning facility all in NYC. This fur cleaning facility was designed to clean furs, clean leathers and clean shearlings. Special fur cleaning methods were passed down from 3 generations of Kaufman’s.

Expert Fur Remodeling, we offer many designer styles that will modernize your older fur.

Fur is no longer just for warmth on the coldest of days, furs has moved into the hot “must have” fashion category and is worn from day to night and across all seasons.

Purchasing a Marc Kaufman Fur is a perfect Luxury Gift for your Lady or for your Man. Every time they wear this Marc Kaufman Fur, they will feel the warmth and memory of their gift from you and the occasion that this gift was given.

Dyed Blue Silver Fox exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

Marc Kaufman Furs NYC NY 10001 212 563 3877

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marc-Kaufman-Furs

@marckaufmanfurs

E-mail: kaufmanfurs@aol.com

www.kaufmanfurs.com

Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases and rentals to wherever you may be: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Taos, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Park City, Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, Missouri, Anchorage, Alaska, Moscow, Russia, London, UK, England, Seoul, South Korea, Geneva, Gstaad, Lausanne, Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Chamonix, France, Austria, Italy, Dubai, UAE, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, China, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Whistler, British Columbia, Quebec, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Singapore; to all 50 States, and just about anywhere else in the World! With over 2000 quality furs to choose from, and the option to design your own, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.