About Us

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    Marc Kaufman Furs is a multi generational furrier group based in New York City. Since 1870, Marc Kaufman Furs family has been a part of the fur production and design landscape in America and abroad. Three centuries have seen the Marc Kaufman Brand grow exponentially from their early beginnings in farmland New York City to the global fur producing powerhouse they have become. Truly, the Marc Kaufman Fur brand has become the furrier of choice for rank and file citizens and celebrities alike.
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    The Kaufman family of furriers originated from Minsk, Russia and Hungary. They were skilled artisans prior to coming to America. Surviving the pogroms of the middle ages in Europe, the Kaufman family persisted in building a successful furrier business concern. The Kaufman family arrived in America in the mid 1800’s. The entire clan set up shop in New York City when it was little more than cattle ground in 1870. Their clients were initially well heeled ranchers and business owners. From there, the Marc Kaufman family grew.
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    During the 1920’s, fur was the rage. Following the women’s suffrage movement, the clamor for luxury fur burgeoned. The craft of fur design and production was evolving. Marc Kaufman Furs was one of the premiere furriers at the fore of the evolution of fur design and production. The roaring twenties were a major turning point for fur. Marc Kaufman Furs was at the front of the pack.
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    Major film and theatrical releases started to feature fur coats in a very big way. Film actresses of the glamour days of film,starting in the forties,became iconic figures globally. Their aura was propelled by adorning luxury fur coats on film. This phenomenon ushered in an era of glamour and luxury unparalleled in modern times. Marc Kaufman Furs quickly found themselves in the throes of overwhelming design and production during this time. Their expansion was noteworthy at the time. They increased the size of their production facilities and staffed true artisans to take on the burgeoning demand worldwide. The trend was a true game changer in terms of the Marc Kaufman Furs brand.
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    Many of furriers appeared on the fashion landscape. Each of them hoping to carve out a share of profit and notoriety as the furrier of choice. Marc Kaufman Furs, already presiding in a rarefied space with few other notable furriers, moved to consolidate their status as one of the world’s premiere furriers. They aggressively began to design fashionably functional fur wear. They were one of the first to expand into fur accessories. Others followed suit. However, many could not compete. Then, the fifties and sixties happened. There was no turning back for the fur trade at this point. A new level of fur fashion and glamour appeared like super nova on the horizon.
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    Mega stars appeared in the form of Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield in the 50’s and sixties. A new term designated these two female anomalies: BOMBSHELLS. They were talented, physically appealing and sought after by throngs of men and adored and admired by legions of female fans. Marc Kaufman Furs was tapped to design pieces for these cinematic marvels. Yes, other premiere furriers were utilized as well. However, Marc Kaufman Furs was one of the first to be called to action. The fur trade turned another corner and achieved a whole new level of fashion notoriety.
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    The die was cast. Marc Kaufman Furs evolved into a true couture fashion outerwear furrier recognized worldwide as a true force to be reckoned with. Truly, many celebrities such as Rita Hayworth, Lucille Ball and many more turned to Marc Kaufman Furs as one of their furriers of choice. The rank and file global citizen soon followed suit. The seventies and eighties and nineties saw a true hey day of fur design and production. Marc Kaufman Furs, again, attained a level of fur design and production rarely achieved by furriers at that time. The celebrity component recognized Marc Kaufman Furs as the furrier of choice, again.
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    Marc Kaufman Furs has serviced (and continues to service) an array of varied performers, entertainers, athletes ,power brokers, and heads of state. The contemporary hip hop world has embraced Marc Kaufman Furs as their go to furrier for all occasions. This fact has not been lost on the public at large. The rank and file of fur lovers everywhere continue to patronize Marc Kaufman Furs for their design excellence. 50 Cent, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Derulo, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Foxy Brown, Lil Kim and so many more count on Marc Kaufman Furs for next level design and production. There is no end in sight for one the premiere furriers in the world.
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    Marc Kaufman Furs qualitative service remains second to none. They have developed proprietary cleaning methodology. They excel in refurbishing and redesigning pre owned furs. They continue to provide exemplary maintenance and storage of fur products for customers on a national scale. The journey that began three centuries ago has now come full circle since their departure from Minsk, Russia. Marc Kaufman Furs is here to stay, now,and beyond the 21st century.