Give Your Old Fur A Facelift!

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Getting an “old favorite” a little fashionable remodeling is always a wise investment; but what styles are the biggest hits this Season?

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Your old coat can be remodeled to give you a new look that is absolutely on trend for the coming season.  So let’s get started!


All for the edgy, Rock n’ Roll look


Rock n’ Roll bling – edgy chic par excellence


Street Style shots from Paris Fashion Week (

If you take mom or grandma’s 1980s full-length coat, for example, you can easily update it into several pieces to fit both your personal style and lifestyle. Not that we were that surprised with what we heard from Steven Cowit of Madison Avenue Furs: “Vests are hands down the most popular trend”, “Jackets are a new staple now”, “Scarves are loved by all (and that includes men too!).


The quintessential 1980s fur coat, the Park Avenue set


Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture, circa 1988


1990-1991 fur style, Grosvenor advertisement

What did surprise us, though, news about the kind of clients coming in for these remodels. We’re talking clients in their late teens and early-20s who are obviously high school and college age fur aficionados. And these girls are making their appointments at their local furriers and know exactly what they want, showing up with the coats that belonged to their mothers or grandmothers.


Winter layering – Alpine sweater with fur jacket (


Model Shu Pei gives us a lesson in understated cool with casual boyfriend khakis, fur vest, and notice-me-now platforms! (


Jessica Love for Clueless Goth

The longhair chubby is inevitably favored, as it reads well and youthful, and can be styled with edgier looks from Rock n’ Roll to Goth or classic chic. The shorthair jackets are getting more steam this year and could very well become a wardrobe staple, like the denim jacket or the trench coat. With the price of mink at an all-time high, a good remodeling job on grandma’s old mink coat is an intelligent and thrifty move!


Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth arrive at the London Casino, on Jan. 3, 1949 Photo by AP:Press Association Images


Goth Girls in Fur, Leipzig, Germany


Hannah Bronfman cozies-up in white fox (

The vest, of course, is the fashionable titan this year; the looks vary greatly from full-length to shorter versions, from more couture to sportier variations. Everyone from fashion editors to young girls-about-town and from soccer moms to elegant retirees are succumbing to its spell. And with the fur that is left over, why not have them make you a fabulous fur scarf?


Celebs wearing fur vests – Annalynne McCord, Ashley Tisdale, Shay Mitchell and Katy Perry


Former Teen Vogue editor, Joanna Hillman, adds a glam touch to this season’s staple, the military jacket, with a fur vest, platforms and shades! (

Then, comes the length. Just like a haircut, cutting and raising the proportions can lighten up the silhouette and update it, making it youthful or sporty or chic. Your furrier will be able to help guide you to the right length (PS: make sure to go there with two shoes’ heights with you –flats and high-heels– to see what works best!).

Gucci – Fall 2012-Winter 2013


If you’re lucky enough to have a hand-me-down fur coat from your mother or grandmother lying around the back of your closet, get in touch with your favorite furrier, Marc Kaufman in NYC,  about revamping it and he will give it a new lease on life!

Come by Marc Kaufman Furs to check out our extensive collection of Russian sable coats, mink strollers, fox jackets, Canadian lynx jackets, American lynx jackets, knit mink capes, and chinchilla coats, and more! Or come in to revamp your old pieces! Or contact us about designing your own piece from scratch, and we will custom make the garment to your specifications. Or if your fur coat is to large or too small, we can alter it to fit you perfectly!

Slate-colored Rabbit Fur Vest with Fox Fur Collar

We have a beautiful collection of unique designer furs for rent at every price range. If you are interested in renting a fur, come in and see what kinds of furs we have in stock and what’s available for fur rental in your size.

Marc Kaufman Furs NYC 

212 West 30th St

New York, NY 10001

1 (212) 563 3877

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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.

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