Refashioning Your Mom's Old Fur

 You found a great old mink in your mom's attic that she says you can have. But one sleeve is ripped, or it's just hopelessly outdated. What can you do with all that gorgeous fur? You won't wear it as is, but are reluctant to let it go to a thrift shop or throw it out. Take it down to your favorite furrier, Marc Kaufman, in New York's Garment District. Our expert furriers will assess it for you, and let you know if it's a good candidate to be re-cut into an updated style. It might also be suitable for shearing---shaving the fur to a shorter length, which gives it a completely different look.

Dark Brown Cashmere Cape with Sable Fur Trim from Marc Kaufman Furs
Dark Brown Cashmere Cape with Sable Fur Trim from Marc Kaufman Furs

Give that 1980s era fur you have lying around the back of your closet a new lease on life and head down to your favorite furrier for a revamping today!

Yes. 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!  By the look of it, the classic A-line coat –let’s say the quintessential floor-length 1980′s mink coat– is the easiest one to rework. “Why?” You may ask? Its lines are so clean that it’s the closest thing to a clean slate to cut into. Yes, fur is a wooly-leather and if well taken care of, it can be reconditioned and given a substantial revamping to last a long time.

Christian Dior - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Christian Dior - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

St. John - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

St. John - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

The two main zones that can be most easily and effectively altered in reimaging a coat are the collar and length.

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Jean Paul Gaultier - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Carmen Marc Valvo - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Carmen Marc Valvo - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Carven - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Carven - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Collarless coats are nothing new and can look extremely elegant. Ask your furrier if a trim of leather should be applied to clean and update the line. If you’re the cozy type, why not add a large collar? It’s a small investment than can literally transform a coat.

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Sonia Rykiel - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Sonia Rykiel - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Fendi - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Fendi - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

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!).

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As witnessed with these past few collections , the vest is becoming a democratic garment, presented in various lengths and proportions. So, why not remove your fur coat’s sleeves altogether and come-up with an entirely new garment (you can then have the sleeves put-on another garment). Of course, make sure to take your sartorial affinities in mind before beginning to cut up your old coat.  As seen during the past fashion cycle, some vests are short others are long.

Call us today to set up a consultation for you and your fur and let us show you how to give it a brand new lease on life this Season!

Get the celebrity look

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 contact us about designing your own piece from scratch, and we will custom make the garment to your specifications.

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.

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Seduced by Fur Scarves

 Scarves are the ultimate Fall/Winter accessory because they can “class” up any outfit without even trying. Want a quick way to turn jeans and a t-shirt into an acceptable evening look? Throw on a scarf. Turn a plain black evening dress into an unforgettable red carpet worthy look by adding a chic fur scarf. The Fall 2013 season has taken this classic accessory and given consumers something to look forward to.

Long and Luscious

Just like a flowing mane of hair, the elongated scarf is sexy, flirty and adds a dash of mystique. Regardless of the fabric or print a longer scarf can do double duty as a shawl/wrap thrown on for cooler evenings on the town. A hidden secret of many stylists is that a longer scarf is a fail safe choice for those who find themselves fighting the battle of the bulge because it helps to elongate the torso and  provides an instant overall lift to your look.

Belstaff | Best Fur Scarves for Fall 2013

Belstaff | Fall 2013

Fendi | Best Fur Scarves for Fall 2013

Fendi | Fall 2013

Marni | Best Fur Scarves for Fall 2013

Marni | Fall 2013

Marni | Best Fur Scarves for Fall 2013

Marni | Fall 2013

Marc Jacobs | Best Fur Scarves for Fall 2013

Marc Jacobs | Fall 2013

Short &  Sweet

When you think of shorter scarves your mind automatically tends to think bulky and constrictive. Not so as scarves have become far more light weight and versatile, especially when it comes to fur scarves. The advancements in knitting have made fur scarves lighter, more breathable and far easier to wear year round.

Adrienne Landau | Best Fur Scarves for Fall 2013

Adrienne Landau | Fall 2013

Marc Jacobs | Best Fur Scarves for Fall 2013

Marc Jacobs | Fall 2013

Oscar de la Renta | Best Fur Scarves for Fall 2013

Oscar de la Renta | Fall 2013

Badgley Mischka | Best Fur Scarves for Fall 2013

Badgley Mischka | Fall 2013

Carolina Herrera | Best Fur Scarves for Fall 2013

Carolina Herrera | Fall 2013

Prabal Gurung | Best Fur Scarves for Fall 2013

Prabal Gurung | Fall 2013

White Fox Fur Stole with Diamonds White Fox Fur Stole with crystal embellishments from Marc Kaufman's collection

Dominique Shuminova in White Fox Shoulder Wrap

White Fox Shoulder Wrap from Marc Kaufman Furs' current collection

Come by Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City to check out our extensive collection of fabulous fur scarves & more! Or contact us today about designing your own piece, and we will custom make the garment to your specifications. We can even repurpose your grandmother's fur into a scarf and/or other fresh accessories!

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.

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Joe Namath (shown here with Marc Kaufman) wearing his Marc Kaufman Furs custom coyote coat
Joe Namath (shown here with Marc Kaufman) wearing his Marc Kaufman Furs custom coyote coat

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Give Your Old Fur A Facelift!

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

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!

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All for the edgy, Rock n’ Roll look

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Rock n’ Roll bling – edgy chic par excellence

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Street Style shots from Paris Fashion Week (TeenVogue.com)

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!).

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The quintessential 1980s fur coat, the Park Avenue set

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Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture, circa 1988

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Late 1980s fur styles, Grosvenor advertisement

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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.

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Winter layering – Alpine sweater with fur jacket (TeenVogue.com)

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

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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!

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

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Goth Girls in Fur, Leipzig, Germany

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Hannah Bronfman cozies-up in white fox (TeenVogue.com)

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?

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

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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! (TeenVogue.com)

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
Gucci - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

 

Dominique Shuminova in Dyed Blue Silver FoxIf 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!

Dominique Shuminov in Sheared_Mink_Jacket_Bleached_Hood

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
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.

http://kaufmanfurs.com/gallery/index.php?cat=38

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marc-Kaufman-Furs

@marckaufmanfurs

Fur Repairs, Fur Appraisals, Fur Storage, Fur Repairs, Fur Cleaning, and Fu

 Professional Fur Cleaning, Fur Repairs, Fur Appraisals, Fur Storage, Fur Repairs, and Fur Alterations

 It is that time of the year to wear your fur garments again. Make sure they are clean and glazed, stored properly, in perfect condition and ready to wear. If not, you can always go to Marc Kaufman Furs NYC to handle and take care of your fur garments. 

Check out the website for storage coupons, fur cleaning and repair coupons, and more speial offers at www.kaufmanfurs.com

 

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Fur Alteration, Fur Repair, Fur Cleaning, Fur Resizing, and Fur Storage

Shearling furs, mink furs, fox furs, sable furs, persian furs, lynx furs, leather and especially chinchilla furs need professional, delicate, and specific handling. Marc Kaufman Furs NYC can handle any repairs, alterations, resizing, cleaning and storage for your precious furs.

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Shearling Cleaning, Shearling Repair, Shearling Alterations

If you have a shearling that needs to be shortened, resized, altered or cleaned, this is our speciality.

We are experts in shearling restoration. We can revitalize your shearling and bring it back virtually new again. 

Out of the fur pantheon, shearling is by far the oldest fashion trend that never falls out of favor. Don’t think so? Just go check out prehistoric cave paintings with their references to animal pelts worn on human shapes, or even 19th century North American trappers donned in buck skins and other pelts.

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

“Fur Trapper”, Alfred Jacob Miller, 1837

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Salvatore Ferragamo – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Burberry Prorsum Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket

Shearling might simply be the most democratic fur of all, the one type that defies generational differences and socio-economic divides. From “easy-going” to “hippy chic” to ultra-modern, shearling is making its mark on this fashion cycle.

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Vivienne Tam – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Rick Owens – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Versace – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Bottega Veneta – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Whereas shearling was often used in a cruder finish in 1970s fashion, recently it has gotten the glam reboot. Designers are currently toying with both the woolen side and the leather/sueded side of the skins to great effect on the runways.

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Helmut Lang – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Peachoo Krejberg – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

The leather side of the pelt is currently reworked into a full-fledged design component, now getting as much attention as the fur side. Some designers and couturiers opt to lacquer the leather, or even shave it into a textile-thin finish. Others go as far as merging two skins in one garment – combining mink with lamb leather, for example, for a truly unique and highly fashionable look.

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

DKNY – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Miharayasuhiro – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Brandon Sun – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Ermenegildo Zegna – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Jean Paul Gaultier – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

 

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A beautiful Sheared Black Rex Rabbit Cape Jacket from Marc Kaufman Furs in New York's Garment District

Check out Marc Kaufman Furs' new collection of Russian sable coats, mink strollers, fox jackets, Canadian lynx jackets, American lynx jackets, knit mink capes, and chinchilla coats or create or design your own mink coats, fox coats, or any type of furs. We custom make fur garments to your specifications.

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 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.

 

Marc Kaufman Furs NYC 

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Best Fur Service Ever - Fur Sale, Fur Cleaning, Fur Repair, Fur Alteration

The Best Furs and Fur Service Ever!

by Rachelle Gianzon, November 30, 2012.

Located in 208 West 29th Street in Manhattan, NY, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has been providing quality fur coats and fur service to the residents of New York City and New Jersey. But it doesn’t stop there. People from all over United States and other countries (including Russia, Denmark, Australia, Spain, etc.) have contacted Marc Kaufman Furs to buy fur coats, fur jackets, fur strollers, and many more. They ship through the trustworthy UPS to deliver the coats safely to their destinations.

To maintain the quality fur garments and fur service available to customers, Marc Kaufman Furs has set high standards to their furs and services:

FUR SALE: The fur garments sold in Marc Kaufman Furs are made from high-quality, carefully picked furs. Stop by or check out the website www.kaufmanfurs.com and see for yourself. Even the used estate furs are carefully examined to be sold as mint condition pre-owned furs. 

FUR CLEANING: Their Fur cleaning is the newest and upgraded version of fur cleaning where the process involves conditioning and cleaning the hair without any stress on the fur or leather. The new cleaning process where no tumbling is required and the solution used is a biodegradable. It leaves furs soft and silky. Whereas the old cleaning process which causes rips and tears to the furs and adding additional stress from the tumbling. In addition to that, the old cleaning process fur cleaning solution can cause shrinkage and stiffness. 

FUR ALTERATION, FUR REPAIR, FUR REMODELING and FUR CUSTOM DESIGN: Marc Kaufman Furs NYC has tailors who have a lifetime of experience in working with furs and they all do an excellent job with all their fur work. From creating a custom made fur coat to fixing a damaged fur jacket, these fur tailors know what they do.

 

To find the finest fur coat of your life visit: http://www.kaufmanfurs.net/gallery/index.php?cat=16 (fur trends)

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.

 

 

Marc Kaufman Furs NYC 

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