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Grandma’s Fur

Your grandma’s fur coat could hold a lot of sentimental value for you. You have an emotional connection to it. Also, there could be so much history that coat holds. The fur coat is probably elegant and cherished, but now it just hangs in your closet all year round. It probably has not seen the light of day in years. Although you might have considered selling it so many times, you can’t seem to.

Therefore, you can now give your grandma’s fur coat a facelift. A furrier can rejuvenate the heirloom. For instance, the Mink coat passed down by your grandma can now be transformed into a mink fur leather jacket or a cute bubble hat. We have put together a few ways you can wear your grandma’s fur coat and make it look stylish at the same time!

Change the Hem

Firstly, the heirloom probably is a full-length coat that touches your ankles. Coats, when your grandma was young, were styled like this. Not only were they long, but they also used to be highly uncomfortable to wear and wouldn’t give women enough freedom to move. Therefore, you can ask your furrier to raise the hem of the coat. This instanttly takes your coat from classical old to chic and trendy.

Fur remodel style

Fur remodel style 16

As seen in the photo, the coat’s formal appeal is still present. However, it looks more modern than it did before. Moreover, by making the coat shorter, you will have easy access to move around and do your daily chores.

In recent years, fur coats above the knees have been trending. For example, the black sheared Rex Rabbit coat looks divine and trendy. So, it is a prime example of how shortening the hem of your grandma’s fur coat could make you look like an influencer.

Black Sheared Rex Rabbit coat with a Black Fox Trim

Black Sheared Rex Rabbit coat with a Black Fox Trim

Turn it into a Vest or a Jacket

Secondly, a new trend that has recently emerged is fur vests and fur jackets. Removing the sleeves of a jacket will immediately present you with the trendiest item in your closet. For instance, a fur vest gives your outfit the punk glam it needs and spices it up at the same time. Vests can go with any outfit you wear, sporty, chic, bohemian, or formal wear.

Multi-Colored Fox Vest

Multi-Colored Fox Vest

Leather jackets have been in fashion for years now. So, if your grandma’s coat’s fur has worn out or does not look appealing anymore, you can always turn it into a warm lining for a leather jacket.

Women's Black Motorcycle Shearling Jacket

Women’s Black Motorcycle Shearling Jacket

Turning it into an inner lining for a jacket always is a smart idea. The combination of leather plus fur will give you the utmost warmth. These two looks are bound to make heads turn. Indeed, they are exciting ways to make use of your grandma’s fur coat.

Accessorize Yourself!

Who does not like accessories? This is a great chance to let your imagination flow and to let your creativity take over! For example, is there any fur left over from the repurposing of your fur coat? Well, it would be a shame to let it go to waste. Turn it into jewelry or a pretty bag like the one in the photo.

Royal Blue Fox Fur Bag

Royal Blue Fox Fur Bag

Fur is very stretchable. Check out the beautiful crystal fox fur hat the woman is wearing in the photo. Indeed, the hat makes the woman look sophisticated and has a look of glamour.

Crystal Fox Fur Hat

Crystal Fox Fur Hat

Similarly, this is not where it stops. You can turn your grandma’s fur coat into various ornaments such as earrings, hats, bags, shoes, and earmuffs. In short, it is up to you and your imagination!

From Fur Coat to House Accessories

Lastly, turn your grandma’s fur coat into a cushion or a throw. Fur is known to be one of the best insulators. It provides you with the kind of warmth no other material can. Hence, turning the coat into a throw or a quilt can be of excellent use.

Indeed, the warmth and comfort provided by a real fur quilt would be the best feeling. Not only will your bed or sofa be cozy and comfortable, but the fur will make it look expensive. Sometimes the fur’s quality can die down a little because of improper care. So, instead of letting it go to waste, turn it into home accessories!


It can be very hard to let go of things that hold sentimental value to you. Indeed, a fur coat passed down to us from our grandma would have a lot of significance for us. We would never want to give it away or put it up for sale. Thus, restyling is the best option for such cases!

Fur is the ultimate recyclable product. For example, even after decades, a furrier can restyle it, and the quality would not dampen. To make sure the coat’s fur maintains its quality, you must take care of it properly. To learn how to sustain a fur coat, read this guide, we wrote to help you out.

At Marc Kaufman Furs, we have a proud collection of some of the world’s most beautiful fur coats. We have many different kinds of fur available – Mink, Sable, Fox, and much more. We also have highly experienced furriers who hold unmatchable expertise in restyling and repurposing coats.

Contact us to give life to your grandma’s old fur coat. Turn the awkward heirloom into whatever you want. We let your imagination run free. You design it; we provide it. Visit our page here to find out more details on how to restyle your old fur coat!