Morris Kaye types of fur coatsWhat do you think of when you imagine a real fur coat? Many would say they imagine mink, in shades of deep brown or snowy white, slung elegantly over someone’s evening wear. However, they are many more types of fur coats in the world than mink. Sure, there are the standard alternatives, such as fox, ermine, beaver and sheepskin, but there are other, rarer types of furs that many fur coat owners can only dream of possessing. Read on to learn about some of the most elusive and gorgeous fur coats that still exist in the world today.

Ocelot

Ocelots are a gorgeous breed of big cats that can be found all throughout the American continents. Their patterning is similar to leopards and cheetahs, but with a deeper golden color that is very pleasing to the eye. It’s no wonder that, at one point in time, they were being hunted for their pelts and turned into coats exclusively for the wealthy. While you may admire ocelot coats and even want to possess one of your own, the sad truth is you can no longer obtain ocelot apparel—legally, that is. They have officially been banned throughout the United Kingdom and many other parts of the world. We can’t and don’t encourage you to try and purchase one of these types of fur coats. The real price is definitely much heftier than a few thousand dollars!

Vicuna

Are you familiar with the vicuna? The animal is closely related to the llama, and resides in South America. Just hearing the animal, the vicuna, may give you the impression that its fur is incredibly soft, and you’d be right! Many compare the feel of its wool to much softer materials. However, the fur of this animal is incredibly hard to maintain thanks to its elusiveness as well as their resistance to modern farming techniques. Therefore, its high quality comes at an even higher price. You can expect to spend anywhere between $4000 and $20000+ for one article of apparel, depending on what size you’re after.

Wolves

Yes, you read right: there are wolf fur coats floating around out there in the world. We can only guess that they were made back when wolf hunting was a popular pastime—which, like the coats it produced, has been banned by governments across the world. This means it’s very unlikely you’ll be able to get your hands on a wolf fur coat any time in the near or distant future.

While many rare fur coats aren’t on the market, you can still access a wide variety of gorgeous and high quality furs right here in the metroplex! Look no further than Morris Kaye Furs in San Antonio and Dallas. We’re the leading resource for finding excellent fur apparel. You can always trust that our inventory is high quality and available to you in superb condition and reasonable prices. To learn more about who we are and what we do, contact us today!