How do I choose a fur?
Fur coats aren't just for special occasions.
Today's fur fashions reflect tremendous variety in design and spirit. While full-length sables might fit some people's everyday needs, others might opt for a colorful sheared beaver bomber jacket, a fur-lined leather biker jacket or even a knee-length shearling fur duffel coat.
If you live in an urban area and would like to wear your fur just for great occasions, evening or tend to be doing a lot of walking then full length is desired.
If you plan to wearthe coat often or every day for work and you want something that you can be comfortable wearing in a car then a shorter length is preferred.
As far as fur type, there are many you can choose from.
If you think that this will be your one and only coat, mink or fox would be the suggestion since you will be able to wear it for more formal occassions.
If you are a young lady you might like more causual and sporty furs or if, like me, you prefer more classical and somptuous furs choose longer haired furs, such as fox, coyote or lynx.
Nothing is more elegant, soft, glamours, and simply put fabulous than a beautiful fox or lynx coat on a young lady. Dressed up glamour is back on the map and it is unicors like you that put it there. This Hollywood inspired look includes all of the classics such as chinchilla, sable, mink and fox. Modern innovations include over-the-top-trims, lavish embroidery and embellished linings. Boleros, coats and stoles play a leading role too in the great lady's quest for all out glamour.
The girl who just wants to have fun will go for a flirty fur with a strong dose of color.
Designers opt for rich and opulent hues ranging from a variety of greens and blues to a plush palate of deep purples, pinks, reds and bordeaux. This look is best expressed in soft, feminine silhouettes from the world of couture dressing.
Color lends a whimsical feel to fur as designers embrace a variety of new dying techniques including tip dying, surface dying, stone dying and even tie dying.
Lamb leads the color category with an emphasis on broadtail, swakara and Persian. Color also lends fantasy to shaved or sheared mink and beaver, rabbit, dyed fox and even plush chinchill.
Higher priced and more luxurious furs will be sable, chinchilla or lynx.
Medium priced are fox, coyote, beaver and raccoon.
Lower priced are muskrat, nutria and rabbit.
Last thing, be sure to store and clean your fur every year, that will protect and give the fur many years of wear and you many years of glamour and fabulosity!
How can I protect my fur?
1. Always hang your fur on a broad-shouldered hanger, never on a wire hanger. Give your fur enough room in the closet so the fur is not crushed.
2. Never hang your fur in a plastic bag or rubber-lined bag. Plastic prevents air from circulating and can dry out the leather. When traveling, store your fur in a cloth garment bag provided by your furrier.
3. If your fur gets wet, shake it out and hang it to dry in a well-ventilated room. Keep it away from direct heat or a radiator, which can cause both fur and leather to dry out. After it is dry, shake it again. Most furs will take some rain and snow far better than a wool or other winter coat will. If the fur is soaked through, however, take it immediately to your fur retailer for proper treatment. Never comb or brush the fur.
4. Never pin jewelry on your fur. Do not use
shoulder straps of a handbag on a consistent basis.
5. Never attempt to mothproof your fur yourself. Home treatments are no substitute for professional cleaning and storage
6. Avoid spraying perfume or hairspray onto your fur.
7. Always store your fur during warm weather with your furrier - never at a dry cleaner. Your furrier is equipped with temperature, humidity and light-controlled storage facilities to protect the fur.
8. Have fur cleaned annually by a fur specialist, definitely not a dry cleaner.
9. Have small rips or tears repaired immediately by your furrier. This will prevent more expensive repairs later.
10. Avoid leaving a fur hanging in a bright place. The light can cause the fur to oxidize or change color.
How can I select the most flattering fur without trying it on?
So, you have decided you are going to by a fur congratulations! Obviously we fully support your decision.
However, this is a big investment. It will probably outlast your car or maybe even 3 or 4 cars.
Many people buy a mink as their first fur investment, but is mink really the right fur for you?
Just as our body type determines what type of clothes will look best and flatter us, the same rules go for a fur.
Most women have a good idea if they look best in warm shades or cool ones. But fur shopping isn't quite that simple, even though there are fewer natural shades of fur than there are colors in the rainbow.
When choosing dyed furs like bright purples, forest greens and raging red, the usual rules apply. When choosing from the natural beauty of fur, however, the following are some general guidelines:
+ Blondes are enhanced by brown or pastel mink, by lynx and exotic light shades of mink or fox. They would do well to avoid black mink (which can look harsh), plus silver fox, raccoon and chinchilla (too blue), unless you're a platinum blonde.
+ Brunettes dazzle in black or mahogany mink, plus any red or blue shades (depending on your skin tone) of fox, mink or wild fur. Stay away from very light mutation mink or fox, which can look jarring on a brunette if they don't have a substantial pink or red undertone.
Universal furs are sables and the lamb family -- persian, karakul, broadtail, shearling. Sable, persian lamb, karakul and broadtail usually come in natural, neutral tones of black and brown, while shearling is almost always dyed.
And whatever you do, don't pick a fur the same color as your hair.
Quite frankly, it is very easy to pick the wrong fur for your body type and end up looking like a wooly mammoth.
Yes, the wrong fur can add unwanted and unflattering inches to your waist and hips.
The first rule, no matter what your body type, is never wear a full-fur garment that is too tight or too fitted to your figure. You'll look like an overstuffed bear.
In searching for a long coat, find one that is cut specifically for a petite size. These are made proportionally for petite women with shorter arms and torsos, not just an abbreviated hemline. Often you can get away with regular-sized jackets or waist-cinching short coats, as long as they don't go below mid-thigh on you and the waist actually hits your waist. Avoid knee-length coats that cut your legs in half. Avoid decorative detail or fussy lines that can be overpowering.
Believe it or not, it is easier to fit a fur for a woman with a fuller lower half, or pear shape, than it is to fit a woman with an ample bustline. Conventional furrier wisdom says that, when a heavy woman puts on a knee-length swing coat, she virtually disappears and looks like she could be a size eight. If this style works for you, go for it. But sometimes a clean, A-line short coat works just as well in disguising a wide behind, if it falls mid-thigh and you have decent legs. And it makes for a more attractive silhouette.
This is the opposite of what you need, however, if you are well-endowed on top but otherwise a regular size. If you put on an A-line coat, the wide line would start from the top and continue all the way down, like a bag. Instead, try a crisp, double-breasted blazer or a belted look that brings in the line at the waist.
Furs definitely are made in large sizes. As with better fashions, however, many times classic fur coats are made roomy, so a size 12 fur often fits a woman with a size 16 dress. Therefore, sometimes a larger woman won't need to go to a specifically large-size coat if you wear a 16 or smaller. Again, just make sure it doesn't fit tight.
Also keep in mind for larger sizes, almost never wear a long, full-fur coat made of a long-haired fur such as fox, lynx, raccoon or long-haired beaver. Opt for a sheared fur, leather or fabric coat trimmed with a dramatic long-haired fur collar.
Tall & thin:
You were made to wear furs. For evening, try a little sable or fox chubby that flies away from a slip of a sexy dress. For day, a long, belted fur robe will add curves to your figure.
Fur Every Occasion
There really isn't any occasion when you can't wear fur fashions these days, whether it's in the yard raking leaves with the kids, keeping cozy at the office or decked out at that awards dinner. The days of the 1980s power suits with matching mink coats might be over, but the new furs definitely fit with more relaxed lifestyles. If in doubt, check the handy info below.
Fur-trimmed cashmere sweaters, fur-trimmed leather or mohair coats, fur ponchos or shawls, twinset fur sweaters, mid-lenght to long fur vests
Broadtail suits, sable jackets, classic minks, chinchilla-trimmed pashmina capes, short fur vests
Fox chubbies, fur-trimmed leather pant suits, lynx cat coat, detachable fur cuffs, fur legwarmers, fur skirt and tank top, long fur vests, long fur coat, long fur leather gloves with slevless tight dress, fur trimmed scarf
Major sables, long fox coats, Russian lynx, mink bolero jackets, stoles, chinchilla, broadtail coats,long fur coats, long fur leather gloves with slevless tight dress, fur trimmed scarf
Fur-lined nylon anorak or duffel coats, fur-trimmed leather jackets, reversible fur vests, fur ponchos,the very trendy fur parkas, short fur vest, short fur coat
Warm Weather :
Fur-trimmed leather or fabric coats or sweaters, accessories, ponchos, lightweight sheared fur jacket, fur vests,
How do you choose a high-quality fur?
Though beautiful, fur is vulnerable to changing fashions and attacks by animal-rights activists, and can be costly in more ways than one. Select yours carefully.
STEP 1: Familiarize yourself with the types of fur: Mink, fox and beaver garments are popular; sable and chinchilla are expensive and rare; coyote and opossum furs are generally used for men's jackets.
STEP 2: Determine how you will wear the fur. Do you want a plush mink coat for parties, or a casual jacket - maybe with only a fur-trimmed collar for relaxed wear?
STEP 3: Decide whether you want a garment that is sheared or unsheared, dyed or natural. Special treatments like dyeing can increase the fur's price.
STEP 4: Shop around and compare furs and to be able to recognize good quality. Remember when it comse to "luxury" items what you pay is what you get. So if a fur seems too cheap or a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
STEP 5: Go to a reputable fur dealer or to the fur department of a department store to learn about quality furs and different options and consult with the store's furrier. You can also contact us via email or by phone.
STEP 6: Examine a wide variety of furs. Pelts should be glossy, soft, supple and well matched.
STEP 7: Feel the fur. Guard hairs (the long outer layer of hairs) should be soft and lustrous, and underfur (the inner, insulating layer) should be uniformly textured.
STEP 8: Wear the garment and consider whether its weight is right for you. Is it too heavy?
STEP 9: Make sure that seams are sewn tightly and that hems fall straight.
Additional fur related tips worth mentioning.
- The price of a fur coat generally depends on
workmanship, label, style, and the number and quality of its pelts.
Buy the highest-quality fur that's within your budget. Choose an outstanding-quality beaver coat over a moderate-quality mink.
Leather strips can be inserted to space out fur strips. The finest fur garments have no leather, while less expensive ones contain more.
Check that the underfur is in good condition. Unsheared longhaired coats can mask an imperfect underfur layer.
Do you provide International delivery?
Yes. The international shipping cost will be calculated and guaranteed during checkout and is calculated based on the number of items purchased, the weight of the items, the destination country, and all applicable duties and taxes.
Duty (or customs tariffs) is set by the destination country customs authorities and is determined based on a combination of the country of origin or manufacturing of the merchandise purchased, the classification of the merchandise in accordance with a harmonized system adopted and used, and the Value Added Tax (VAT) rates set by the destination country.
How do I track my order?
Once your order has shipped, we'll send you an email with a link to track your order. You can check the status of your package once it's in transit.
Because we want to ship your order to you quickly, your order might ship in more than one box. View your shipment confirmation email to see each tracking number tied to each box.
We know you're excited to get the items you've ordered! When you review your tracking information, know that there might be a delay updating your order's movement. Check back on the carrier's website later or contact us should you need additional assistance via phone 610.904.9969 or via
How do I return an item?
Send us an email within 15 days of your purchase notifying us of your interest to return the item and we will provide you with our return address and return instructions.
Items must be unworn and with tags still attached.
If you are seeking to do an exchange, please email us within 30 days notifying us of the item you'd like to exchange your purchase for. Once your item is received at our warehouse we will ship out the new item and return and/or charge the difference to your desired form of payment.
We will send you an email when your return package is delivered back to our warehouse.
Please note, returns do take us 3-10 business days to process upon reaching our facility. Once your return is processed and your refunds issued, you will receive a refund confirmation email.
Refunds can take several business days to reflect on your credit card account. This varies depending on your financial institution.
What is your return policy?
Items purchased from MOD+FURS are eligible for a full refund if returned within 15 days of purchase. You will have up to 30 days after items have been purchased to exchange for anything else on the website.
Items returned and or exchanged must be unworn with tags attached.
Can I return an international order?
Yes, international orders returned to MOD+FURS will receive a refund for the merchandise only. Duties, taxes or tariffs will not be refunded.
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