Morris Kaye & Sons Furs
The largest fur manufacturer in Texas, Morris Kaye and Sons has been the premier name in wholesale furs since 1935. In addition to creating luxurious fur garments for many of the most well-known specialty stores across the nation, Morris Kaye and Sons sells direct to the public.
Morris Kaye and Sons presents a full range of services that can see you through the selection, monogramming, insurance, storage, maintenance and repairs of your fur. All furs have a lifetime guarantee, and a maintenance protection plan is available that includes all of the services in one convenient package at a reasonable cost. To update the look or provide additional comfort for a favorite fur, remodeling services are also offered.
The fur business is in Carol's blood. Generations of the Kaye family taught Carol the art of fur creation, and she stays up on the design trends through interaction with her peers, attendance of trade shows and immersing herself in the fashion world.
While she maintains ownership of the company with her brother, her primary focus has been the San Antonio store where Carol has developed a reputation as a designer and an expert in the world of fur design, fashion and sales. She relies closely on her brother’s enormous talent as a furrier/artist to help bring her vision to life.
Joel is a third generation furrier, having learned the art from his father and his grandfather. Drawing on over 70 years of experience, Joel, along with his sister Carol, have managed to create a line of beautiful and stylish furs for their clients in Dallas, San Antonio and Denver. He relies on his training to design fur templates, provide clients and designers with advice, and has mastered a variety of sheering and cutting styles. Along with his sister, Carol, Joel has the ability to custom create luxurious, customized furs for their clientele.
He relies on his experience to help build a line of furs that are both stylish and appropriate. With the recognition that, in warmer climates, furs are a status symbol, he travels the circuit of fur shows each year, searching for the latest styles. This year's trends are leaning towards lighter weight furs that have been sheered or laser-cut.
Joel spends his time designing, buying, and consulting with clients on custom fur orders.
Mink is the fur of choice for most customers, but the Morris Kaye and Sons showroom also offers a variety of sable, lynx, sheared beaver, fox and other specialty furs. The showroom displays fashionable fur garments in a wide variety of styles including full-length coats, strollers, vests jackets, reversible leather and fur bombers, and opera capes. Accessories may include hats, headbands, mink teddy bears and more.
Custom-designed furs can be ordered, completed and delivered within seven to ten days. Morris Kaye & Sons finishes each coat with a signature French hem which can be lifted to examine the clean quality workmanship in the construction.
Morris Kaye & Sons presents a full range of services that can see you through the selection, monogramming, insurance, storage, maintenance and repairs of your fur. All furs have a lifetime guarantee, and a maintenance protection plan is available that includes all of the services in one convenient package at a reasonable cost. To update the look or provide additional comfort for a favorite fur, remodeling services are also offered.
Kaye enjoys treating new customers to an education in fur buying. "I want them to really appreciate and enjoy what they are getting," he begins. "The most comfortable furs to wear are light in weight. Mink garments are made from either male or female skins, with male skins known to be coarser, thicker and heavier. Female skins are lighter in weight and silkier to the touch. The female garment will require twice as many pelts and additional labor to complete a coat, with a resulting higher cost."
Fuller coats are more expensive because they require a greater number of pelts. Color is also an important factor in cost, as natural pelts must be matched to complete a coat. Dyed coats are less expensive because color variations can be concealed.
"You may be considering two coats that appear the same, but are priced thousands of dollars apart. If you know what criteria to look for, you will appreciate the differences that are reflected in the cost."
"You know, there still is nothing that makes a woman feel more glamorous and beautiful than a quality fur. That's why at Morris Kaye and Sons, we sell only the highest quality furs at the most reasonable prices," says Kaye.