Ready for your First Fur

Are you a fur fan too? Or a virgin ready for your very first? Either way, I know you want one…

Vertical Red Fox Fur Stroller from Marc Kaufman Furs

The fur trade has been around for as long as people have been wearing clothes. Due to fur’s superior warmth, insulation properties, and durability, the trend really exploded when hominoids first expanded outside of Africa. Several species of hominoids including Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis used fur for clothing and bodily decoration.

Let’s face it, humans are at the top of the food chain, and also the only animal who needs to clothe himself.

At the close of his Fall-Winter 2004-05 show, Stephane Rolland, the designer of Scherrer was quoted as saying, “I adore fur; I have always worked with it, because it is the ultimate vision of glamor”.

Over 400 internationally recognized designers, including John Galliano and Jean Paul Gaultier, incorporated fur in their designs this season.

From sleek street chic to sublime sophistication, your fur options are off the Richter scale. You can choose anything from fur’s natural shades or classic tones to vibrant traffic stopping color. The right fur can personalize your wardrobe and unleash your femme fatale. Today’s fur isn’t shy; it knows where it’s going. Wear your fur whenever you like. Make your own rules! A great place to start looking is at Marc Kaufman Furs where you will be in the hands of an expert furrier who will quickly introduce you to the unique adventure that fur is.

Unlike most fashion trends which encourage a throwaway mentality, fur is naturally resilient and long-lasting. Well cared-for, a fur garment will remain functional and beautiful for many, many years – far longer that any other clothing material. In fact, fur coats are one of the few clothing items that are often passed down and used by two or even three generations.

When a woman purchases a fur coat, she knows it will make her feel fabulous for more years than it will take to outgrow two or three automobiles, homes and perhaps even her spouse!

Fur garments can also be re-cut and restyled as fashions change. Your old fur coat can even be “recycled” to make bags, pillows, throws or other home accessories.

At a time when the true ecological cost of “cheap”, mass-produced, disposable “fast-fashion” is just beginning to be calculated – think millions of tons of poor-quality fibers and short-life garments filling up landfills – the naturally durable and recyclable qualities of fur makes more sense than ever! Marc Kaufman Furs offers expert fur remodeling, and many brand new designer styles to chose from to modernize your vintage fur pieces. The plethora of possibilities is positively dizzying!

I want people to know that fur is an excellent choice if you care about nature — because fur is a natural, renewable resource. The fur trade was one of the driving forces of exploration of North America. Thanks to modern wildlife management and trapping regulations, there are as many beavers, muskrats, raccoons, coyotes and foxes in North America now as when the Europeans first arrived in the continent. It certainly beats wearing extruded petrochemical fibres or destroying the environment by growing cotton. Not to mention the fact that the fur industry employs over two million people worldwide including farmers, craftspeople, manufacturers and retailers.

For those who do not want to invest in a full coat, fur accessories are an important trend this season. These were evident during the cold blast of approaching winter, and ranged from raccoon coiled scarves with tailored black coats, a white mink neck muff and a knitted silver fox newsboy hat.

Find a fur salon you can trust; it is more important to have a good furrier, like Marc Kaufman Furs on W. 30th Street, than to buy a brand name fur at a department store. Stop in soon and the team will help you find that perfect last minute gift for the fashionista on your list.

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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.