Buying A Fabulous Mink Coat From a Reputable Furrier in NYC
A mink coat has been an incomparable symbol of luxury and glamor and status and security — not to mention warmth and sensuality — for the better part of the past 100 years. The Marc Kaufman Family have been designing and manufacturing beautiful fur garments since 1910.
For many of us, the image of Marilyn or Bette Davis or Joan Crawford in mink sparked a love affair with those precious pelts. When a woman purchases her first fur coat, it’s almost always a mink.
New York is strongly associated with mink, from Bette Davis and Celeste Holm in their minks in that quintessential New York movie All About Eve. New York remains the heart of the business today. Stop by my favorite furrier, Marc Kaufman, at his eponymous store, conveniently located on W. 29th Street between 7th and 8th avenues in the heart of Manhattan Fur District.
You should touch the fur, feel it, try it on. In fact, you should try on a lot of coats. With good mink the hair should be very dense; extremely high density means that the fur is long-lasting. Look for the quality of workmanship, for the mink’s softness and silkiness, and check the lining to see how it was manufactured. Blow on the fur and look at the cotton-knit base to see if the knitting is consistent and even. Look for overall consistent hair height and luster, density and plush under wool. The outer fur should always look luxuriously soft and shiny and should be longer than the fur on the inner layers.
Also consider who you’re buying from. It is important that you buy a garment from a reputable fur retailer who is knowledgeable about the different qualities of fur garments. Buying a mink at Marc Kaufman Furs will ensure that you are buying the finest quality mink in the world.
Today there is some kind of chic mink garment or accessory to fit (nearly!) every budget, whether you’re buying that investment coat, just a little fashion jacket, or you’re having your first fling with mink and buying a wisp of a knitted scarf.
There is the classic mink, which is what your mother wore; its “furry,” immensely beautiful, and very warm. They call it “long hair” in the trade, and it comes in any one of a number of natural colors, across a spectrum from white to black. Then there is sheared mink, which can be either natural or dyed. It is just as warm as the long hair but understated; it looks and feels just like thick plush velvet.
With high-style items, a stenciled-mink cape, say, or a super-sheared orange vest, you’re buying fashion as much as anything, though you should still ask about the quality and origin of the fur.
Mink with different characteristics are often required by different designers, depending the design. When it comes to a choice between female and male mink skins, it’s largely a question of the times and of taste. Females are smaller, lighter in weight, their skin is thinner; the males are bigger, heavier, and hairier. In Europe, at least until the seventies, heavy meant luxurious. Even now some women feel happier with a heavy fur coat.
Find a furrier you can trust and build a relationship with that company by bringing your coat in for storage each summer.
Stop in to the largest fur store in the City, Marc Kaufman Furs at 208 W. 29th Street, www,kaufmanfurs.com to find the perfect designer mink stole, stroller, jacket or luxurious full length coat made from the best quality minks the world has to offer at wholesale pricing.
I’m sure you’ll be delighted with your investment for decades to come.
(below) Me in a beautiful black sheared mink coat with reversible silver fox trim 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 Furs “A Name You Could Trust for All your Fur Needs“.
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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.
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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
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