What Can I Do With My Old Fur Coat (Or A Coat I Inherited)?

Fur clothing, like a real fur coat, dates back to the first civilization of man. Animal fur served as a great protection to the challenging living conditions of early man. At first, it was a necessity, but then, it became a luxury. What can i do with my old fur coat (or a coat i inherited)?

According to a report made by Fur Commission USA, in 2019, the number of pelts produced was 2.70 million! And the total value of these pelts was $59.2 million. These numbers show how much the public loves wearing fur. Consequently, it isn’t unusual to think that you might inherit a fur coat from your mother or your grandmother. But the problem is that the coat is pretty outdated and not something you’d wear outside. What should you do?

There are multiple answers to that question, and it depends on what you want to do. Instead of throwing it away, there are few ways you can use it so that you can benefit from it too. Therefore, let’s take a look at the numerous possibilities of what you can do with an old fur coat that you inherited, shall we?

Blackglama Mink Coat Chinchilla Cross Cut Shawl Collar

Blackglama Mink Coat Chinchilla Cross Cut Shawl Collar

Image alt text: A woman wears a Blackglama Mink Coat Chinchilla Cross Cut Shawl Collar.

What can you do with an old fur coat?

Restyle or redesign it

If you are someone who fancies a fur coat yourself, you can restyle the old fur coat so that it fits the fashion standards of today. Expert furriers have the skill to turn your old fur coat into a new one. They will take the coat apart and restyle it however you want. However, there may be some limitations to how they can restyle it depending on the size and condition of the fur.

Supposing you are not someone who wears fur coats and would rather prefer fur accessories, then you can do that too. The furrier can redesign your old fur coat and turn it into items such as keychains, handbags, gloves, hats and, more.

Sell it

If you think this coat is of no use for you, you can sell it. To determine the worth of your fur coat, assess the quality of the fur, type of fur, and how long you have had the coat. Moreover, you can even go to an expert furrier for this, but they might charge you for a professional assessment. After you have determined the value of your coat, it is time to sell.

Most fur companies and brands buy second-hand, or you can say used furs from people if they are in good condition. Thus, you can try your luck there if your coat is particularly in good condition.

Lynx Jacket White Fox Trim Hood

Lynx Jacket White Fox Trim Hood

Image alt text: A woman wearing a Lynx Jacket White Fox Trim Hood over black tights.

Donate it

If you are feeling generous, then you can choose to donate the coat to animal rescue centers or animal rehabilitation centers. These centers make bedding and blankets out of your coats so that the animals can have a better environment and can sleep warm at night. Therefore, you can contact your nearest shelter and ask them if they need any donations at the moment.

Wear it for warmth

This is an optimal solution for using your fur coat. If you do not like the idea of wearing a fur coat, you don’t have to. But on cold winter days, instead of getting a new sweater or faux fur coat, you can just use your old coat to stay cozy. This way, you are will not just save money, but you will have a use for the coat too. After all, that is its original purpose.

Make toys out of it

Children love teddy bears and fluffy stuffed animals. Don’t have a use for your fur coat? Make a teddy bear out of it or a stuffed animal toy. Your kids will love the softness of the toy, and we promise that it’ll be their favorite toy to sleep with every night.

Rex Rabbit Diagonal Jacket

Rex Rabbit Diagonal Jacket

Image alt text: A woman wears a Rex Rabbit Diagonal Jacket over white pants.

How to style your redesigned fur coat?

Among all the options given above, the most popular one comes down to restyling or redesigning your fur coat. As the market for fur continues to grow, people want to keep up with the trends and style their fur coats. Therefore, when they come across their mother’s or grandmother’s fur coat, they get alterations according to their wishes and get a brand new fur coat. Thus, if you want to do the same, here we have compiled some styling tips and suggestions for you. Read on to see how to get your coat redesigned and style it!

Fur coat to a fur vest

You can have your fur coat designed into a vest to wear in more than one season. Pair it with a turtleneck, some jeans, and a pair of boots in winter to get the perfect winter look. On other days, when it’s not too cold, you can wear some jeans and sneakers with them and be good to go.

Rex Rabbit Diagonal Jacket

Plus Size Blue Iris Mink Vest Ranch Mink Trim

Image alt text: A woman styles a Plus Size Blue Iris Mink Vest Ranch Mink Trim with blue jeans.

Combine fur and leather

If you like to wear leather more than fur, you can take your old leather coat and add some fur to add a little spice to it. You can add fur to the collars and cuffs of the coat. Moreover, adding it to the sleeves will give it a new dimension.

Rex Rabbit Diagonal Jacket

Multicolored Fox Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Image alt text: A woman styling a Multicolored Fox Leather Motorcycle Jacket with white dress.

Fur earmuffs

Some winter days can be especially colder than others, and they call for more layers of covering. Moreover, ears can be pretty sensitive to the cold, and most people prefer to cover them when you step out of the house for errands during those days. Fur earmuffs are perfect for keeping your ears warm and not irritating them as well. You can have a few earmuffs made out of your old fur coat.

Rex Rabbit Diagonal Jacket

Emerald Green Fox Earmuffs

Image alt text: A woman wears Emerald Green Fox Earmuffs.

Fur jacket

Fur coats can be too much for some people, especially if they live in places where it doesn’t snow much. Thus, you may look odd walking around in a fur coat, and that’s why we have fur jackets for such places. A fur coat turned fur jacket is a great way of utilizing your fur coat. And the best part is, people don’t stare at you weirdly, questioning your fashion sense.

Horizontal Sky-Blue Fox Jacket

Horizontal Sky-Blue Fox Jacket

Image alt text: A woman wears a Horizontal Sky-Blue Fox Jacket over a patterned dress and heeled boots.

Fur shrug

What’s better than a fur jacket or fur collar? Fur shrugs! You can wear the simplest outfit and top it off with a fancy shrug. And that’s all it’ll take to look your best! Have your fur coat turned into a fur shrug or a couple of shrugs for that matter, and flaunt it all year round, depending on the type of shrug you’ve got designed!

Zuki Ivory Sheared Beaver Shrug

Zuki Ivory Sheared Beaver Shrug

Image alt text: A woman wearing a Zuki Ivory Sheared Beaver Shrug over a black shirt.


There are many ways to use your old fur coat and turn them into something new. So, if you have an old fur coat and didn’t know what to do with it, now you do!

If you want to learn more about styling your fur coat, you can read about it here. You can also read about more stuff relating to fur coats on our blog. Visit the Marc Kaufman furs collection to find a fur coat to your liking.