Mink Fur Coats
Male and female mink pelts actually have some differences.

Mink is one of the most well-known types of furs available. However, there are some things about mink furs most people don’t realize. Learning these interesting facts about mink furs may not impact your decision to purchase a mink fur coat, but it can help you understand the furs more clearly. If you do decide to get a mink coat or you already have one, learning these facts can help you learn to pick the right mink coat, as well as how you should care for it.

Male vs. Female

If you look closely at mink fur coats, you may notice some subtle differences between some of the coats. These differences are due to whether the mink pelt came from a male or female mink. Male mink pelts often have denser fur that look fuller and can help you stay warmer. This often makes male mink more highly desired than the female version. However, female mink pelts are often shinier than the male pelts, making them more desirable for some people.

Mink Restyling

Some people think you need to stick with a mink fur coat when you buy one or inherit it. However, if you don’t like the style of the mink coats you own, a furrier can actually make any number of changes to the coat to create something that is more your style. When you work with a furrier, he will be able to help you choose what you would like from the mink coat and transform it with skill and precision without harming the mink pelt.


Mink fur coats require some maintenance to make sure they stay in the best shape possible. First and foremost, it is important to keep your mink fur coat in professional storage when it is too warm to wear it. Beyond this, it is important to keep your fur from being compressed, air dry it when it gets wet and take it in for professional cleaning on a regular basis to keep it looking like new for longer.

Learning everything you can about mink fur coats can keep your coat looking its best. If you don’t yet own a fur coat, understanding the differences between male and female pelts to help you make the right choice. If you do already have a mink fur coat, it is important to know you can restyle it if you are unhappy with the way it looks, as well as how to properly care for your coat to keep it looking new.