What Fur Fashion Trends Could Unfold in Spring 2018?

real fur accessoriesSpring can be one of the best times of year for fashion enthusiasts, especially if your fabric of choice is fur. It’s true that the arrival of spring means your time is short; after all, spring gives way to summer, which means your time for wearing and flaunting your real fur accessories is up. However, we believe now is the time to take advantage of your limited window to continue wearing your fur, so you can go out with a bang instead of a whimper! This time of year is the best for getting really creative and combining fur fashion with all sorts of styles you may not have been able to pull off as easily during the winter. All kinds of fur fashion trends are beginning to develop this spring, so we’ll give you a taste of our favorite looks. You may find a style you love!

Reds & Pinks

If you’ve been invested in the fashion world for as long as we have, you’ve likely witnessed firsthand just how important color has become to dictating the trends from season to season and year to year. Spring 2018 is no exception. In addition to the usual pastel hues you’ll find all throughout the season, red and pink are also the designated “in” colors for this year. What better way to show off such cute colors than through your real fur accessories? Consider wearing a cute fur jacket dyed in your favorite shade of pink, or rock a bright red fur handbag as you carry out your day.

Trench Coats

While trench coats have never quite gone completely out of style, they’re certainly making their resurgence this year! Luckily, fur trench coats are quite easy to find. You may not necessarily be able to find them made fully out of fur, but fur-trimmed trench coats are a prevalent enough style to look for and offer lots of variety. Make them a part of your wardrobe by pairing them with a cute day dress (preferably of the form fitting variety to offset the looseness of the coat), or with your favorite top and pants completed with a cute set of heels! We can’t think of many other better ways to pull off chic fur styling in Dallas and San Antonio!

Pulling Inspiration From Art

Many designers took quite a bit of inspiration from modern art this season. Artists like Giuseppe Arcimboldo and Andy Warhol made quite a few appearances in many designs, all in the form of prints. While you can’t quite replicate this look with fur, you can certainly wear your favorite fur jacket or coat with a dress with this particular type of style. It all lies in your sense of color coordination. Go bright and bold! Wear a bright red or yellow fur coat with your favorite eclectic print dress or top. Solid black is another great choice and will add a touch of elegance to your ensemble.

Of course, these aren’t the only ways to rock your fur for the remainder of the spring. Our team at Morris Kaye Furs in Dallas and San Antonio is here to help you look your best no matter the time of year! Contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help you.

 

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Don’t Throw Out an Old Fur Coat!: Three Restyling Tips

fur restylingIt can be tough to figure out what to do with an older piece of fur. As much as you may love to wear it, parts of it may not be in good enough condition for you to flaunt it out and about. Most pieces of fur apparel don’t decay all at once. Instead, bits of it may dry out or harden as time goes by, while the rest of it remains in pretty good condition. When this happens, you may hesitate to throw out the entire thing—and for good reason! Why throw away an entire fur coat when you can salvage the parts that are still wearable?

This is the purpose of fur coat restyling, a type of recycling method for fur apparel that’s worth looking into for those old pieces of fur that aren’t quite as wearable as they used to be. Here are a few ways to approach fur restyling.

A Sleek (and Chic!) Bomber Jacket

Not all pieces of fur apparel feature their fur on the outside. Lining a piece of clothing with fur is just as stylish and can keep you incredibly warm! Such a piece of clothing can easily be made in the form of a bomber jacket, which has become a major trend as of recent years. The jacket itself can be made reversible, so if you want to show off your fur, you have that option. Generally, the restyling professional will attach the fur to your fabric of choice, using your old fur to create the lining and collar of the jacket.

Shear Away the Excess

Sometimes the most problematic areas of the fur rest on the surface—literally! Occasionally you may run into an issue where the top layer of your fur coat has dried out or gone crusty, but the layer underneath is perfectly healthy. If this is the case, you can turn to a professional furrier to shave off the top layer of fur and leave the bottom layer intact. This creates a lightweight piece that is just as comfortable, cozy and cool to wear. This is also one of the easiest and most affordable methods of fur restyling if you’re trying to save time and/or money.

Adjusting the Sizing

Sometimes the fur itself isn’t the problem, so much as the size. Fur coat owners can change over the years. Some may have gained weight and find their fur coat now feels a bit too snug. A fur coat may have found a new owner who, while they love the coat, feels like they’ve acquired a coat too loose and roomy. If this is the case for you, you can always turn to a qualified furrier who can either let the fur apparel out for a larger frame, or take in the seams to fit someone smaller.

With our years of experience and expertise, Morris Kaye Furs is one of the best resources for fur styling in Dallas and San Antonio. Get in touch with us to learn more about how we can help you restyle your fur so you can look wonderful in it again!

 

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What to Consider as You Search for Fur Appraisals

your fur coat is an investmentAre you trying to decide what to do with your old fur apparel? You generally have two options: restyling or selling. Deciding between these two options can be tough, especially for fur enthusiasts who may struggle with the idea of parting with any piece of fur in their possession. That’s why you deserve to be able to navigate the task of restyling or selling your fur with as much information about the process as possible. After all, your fur coat is an investment! Knowing the ins and outs of how much it’s worth ensures you’re able to make the best possible decision, whether you choose to sell or to redesign your coat into something new.

The first place to start with selling your fur is to seek out a knowledgeable appraiser. Here are a few tips on how to get started.

Research Your Options

Before you pick out an appraisal service, it may help to first figure out exactly what you’d like to do with it. Restyling or selling your coat may be the most common options, but they both offer dramatically different results. Restyling mink fur coats involves taking the original coat in for servicing and leaving with a new and improved product. Selling, on the other hand, means you enter with a piece of fur apparel and leave with some amount of profit. Sometimes one of these methods may prove to be more profitable than the other. For instance, if your coat is very old and maybe even damaged, you may be better off restyling it versus trying to sell it, as restyling could increase the coat’s value. However, if your coat is already in good shape, you may earn a decent amount by selling. Going to the appraiser with a specific goal in mind will create the right framework for the conversation.

Check Out the Appraiser’s Credentials

The first clue as to whether a fur coat appraiser is worth working with is their credentials. This is the best way to gauge whether an appraiser is really knowledgeable about fur apparel and, as a result, whether their advice is trustworthy. When you visit with an appraiser, ask them specifically about their credentials and their previous education. If they have a website, feel free to check out their ‘about’ page. They should talk about their education and experience.

Never work with an appraiser who doesn’t mention their education and/or skates around the topic when you bring it up. They are highly unlikely to be able to give you the best possible value for your apparel.

If you’re on the hunt for a high quality fur coat appraisal in Dallas and/or San Antonio, consider utilizing the services of Morris Kaye & Sons. We’ve spent decades working with fur, including mink fur coats, and have all the right credentials and experience to help you find the best possible deal. To learn more about our services and what we do, don’t hesitate to contact us!

 

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Is Consignment the Best Option for Selling Fur Coats?

vintage fur coatsWhether you’re a fur enthusiast who’s in the middle of spring cleaning, or aren’t very interested in owning or wearing fur at all, it can be difficult to know what to do with vintage fur coats you no longer want or need. Most people choose to sell off their old furs, but this can be a tricky path to navigate. What is the “best” way to sell fur apparel? Is it better to do it online, or to go through a third party, such as a consignment shop? How do you know if you’re getting the best possible deal?

There are advantages to all of the resale options out there in today’s market. In this blog, we’ll go over some reasons you may want to consider using a consignment service instead of trying to sell your old fur online.

Consignment Shops Have More Experience

The vast majority of furriers (and other consignment businesses) have several years worth of experience with selling fur. This means you can trust them to help you get the best possible deal. The ideal furrier will have professionals on hand that can help you estimate the highest value for your vintage fur coats, so you know exactly how much to expect.

Most owners of fur coats do not have much experience with selling their apparel, leading them to make costly mistakes. It can not only be difficult to gauge how much to price your fur, but also to know how to advertise it so it actually sells. This leads to our next point…

Consignment Shops Offer Less Hassle

Selling your vintage fur coats on your own can be a time-consuming task. It will be your job to take photos of the apparel, post a listing on your vending site of choice, get (and keep) in touch with potential buyers and even ship the coat off to whoever you complete the transaction with. This can be a lot to handle, especially if you already have to navigate a work schedule and other responsibilities! The good news is a consignment shop eliminates the need to take care of all of these tasks on your own. Instead, all you have to do is deliver your real fur coat to your local fur coat appraisal in Dallas and San Antonio, and they’ll take care of selling your coat for you. Once it’s been sold, you can just drop by to pick up the money—simple as that!

If consignment sounds like the best option for you as far as selling your vintage fur coats, know you have many great options at your disposal. One of the best places to turn is Morris Kaye Furs in Dallas and San Antonio! We’ve been in the fur business for decades, and we know fur apparel like the back of our hands. We can help you get the best possible price for your fur, completely hassle-free. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you!

 

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Brighten up Your Spring With These Colorful Fur Accessories!

fur styling in dallasSpring is here in full bloom, which is great news for us fashion-forward folks! Now is the time to rejuvenate your wardrobe to match the mood of the season. Where could be a better place to start sprucing up your wardrobe than by treating yourself to a few new real fur accessories?

Of course, you may not want to buy the first thing that catches your eye! Sometimes it’s better to wait until the newest and hottest trends hit the scene, so you can ensure you look as stunning as possible throughout the season. We understand, and we’re here to end the wait. Here you’ll be able to find information on some of the best fashion trends to hit the runways this season, as well as how you can incorporate real fur accessories into your look.

Make a Statement With Your Fur

One of the best ways to wear real fur accessories is to use them as accent pieces. Doing this can really make your outfit pop, drawing the eyes of everyone around you! To do this, you should start off by putting together a simple outfit. It could be your favorite casual dress and a pair of heels or chic boots, or even a basic top and a skirt or pants—preferably all in the same color.

To complete the outfit, throw on a real fur coat in a color that is much different from the rest of your outfit. For instance, if your skirt and top are black, wear a boldly colored fur coat. Jewel tones, neons, and pastels all work wonderfully for this kind of look, so don’t be afraid to experiment!

Accent With a Fur Handbag

When it comes to wearing real fur accessories, you don’t always have to stick with coats, jackets and scarves. Fur handbags are just as gorgeous as other types of fur apparel, and have the added bonus of being able to help you carry your things while looking absolutely stylish in the process.

We recommend coordinating a colored fur purse with the rest of your outfit. In other words, if you’re wearing an ensemble featuring monochromes and a splash of light green, try to pair a fur bag in the same shade of green. Wearing fur apparel in this way is guaranteed to be as creative as it is visually appealing!

Fur of Many Colors

Fur coats made of multiple colored pelts have become quite popular as of recent years. As such, they make an excellent choice for outfits and are quite easy to pull off. To make the most of this type of accessory, we recommend taking a similar approach as described in our first step: wear a monochrome outfit and use your multicolored coat as a statement piece. You can find multicolored fur coats in a wide variety of color options, making it easy to find something that appeals to you and will fit well into your wardrobe.

There are all sorts of ways to pull off excellent fur styling in Dallas. If any of these ideas appeal to you, or if you’re interested in gathering a few more ideas for excellent fur ensembles, know the Morris Kaye team is here to help! Contact us to sample our inventory and learn more about how we can help you look stunning this spring.

 

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Is Wearing Fur Worth It?: Debunking the Myths

mink fur coatsThere’s a certain stigma that comes with wearing real fur accessories. Some environmentally conscious people condemn wearing fur because the industry purportedly contributes to animal cruelty and general harm to the environment. However, you can’t—and shouldn’t—believe all of the arguments floating around out there. Quite a few assertions against wearing real fur accessories are simply untrue. What’s worse is the fact that these myths have turned off quite a few potential and long time fur enthusiasts.

If you’re tired of all the myths surrounding real fur accessories, or are simply curious as to what statements are real and which are false, here are a few of the most deeply untrue “facts” about fur fashion.

“Trappers have no regulations for their traps and often inflict excessive, unnecessary pain on animals.”

The fur industry has undergone immense changes over the centuries, especially with regards to the treatment of animals. It is now the goal of every worker within the fur trade to treat each animal as humanely as possible at every step of the process—and especially so when it comes to collecting an animal’s pelt. Fur farmers and trappers alike consider and cater to the well being of the animal, as this is what helps to ensure high quality fur. When you wear real fur accessories, you can rest assured the animals it was made from did not suffer excessively.

“Fur farmers strip pelts from animals while they are still alive.”

This is likely one of the most frequently spread myths about mink fur coats and various other types of accessories. This particular myth came about through the machinations of SAP, or Swiss Animal Protection, who released a horrific video involving animal skinning. However, further investigation suggests that this video is far from accurate when it comes to its depiction of the fur industry and its practices. Furthermore, some animal rights organizations routinely release shock value material and “exposés” to try and guilt people out of wearing real fur accessories. This tactic is not only dishonest, but inflammatory, as it deeply misrepresents how the fur industry truly operates. Fur farmers work under strict rules regarding how they treat the animals under their care. All animals in fur farms die humanely before being stripped of their pelts to ensure minimal pain and/or trauma.

“Some of the fur on the market comes from domestic pets.”

This practice has never occurred at any point within the history of the fur industry. In fact, there are strict laws against it on an international scale. All real fur accessories were and are made from the pelts of wild animals and never from domesticated animals. Furthermore, the vast majority of professionals within the fur industry follow its rules to the letter, ensuring your product is safe and ethical to wear.

When you shop for real fur accessories at Morris Kaye Furs in San Antonio and Dallas, you can trust that each product within our inventory is 100 percent legitimate and ethical according to fur industry regulations. Contact us today to learn more about our inventory and services.

 

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Is Wearing Fur Worth It?: The Three Best Arguments

real fur accessoriesIf you’re a fur enthusiast, there’s a good chance you’ve run into at least one naysayer throughout all the time you’ve spent wearing real fur accessories. We’ve all heard the arguments:

  • “Fur is unethical!”

  • “How can you support an industry that directly perpetrates animal cruelty?”

  • “Why not switch over to faux fur? It’s cruelty-free!”

At Morris Kaye Furs, we believe everyone should have the right to wear whatever type of clothing they want—especially fur! That’s why we make it our mission to not only supply fur enthusiasts with the highest quality fur apparel, but also give them the resources to wear it stylishly and stay informed about the industry as a whole. The next time you’re confronted by someone who takes issue with you wearing your fur, we encourage you to keep these three important points in mind.

“The Fur Industry Has Been Around for Centuries.”

People have been wearing real fur accessories since the very beginning of civilization. In fact, fur may be one of the oldest types of textiles in existence. Fur has maintained such a massive amount of longevity for several reasons and, while it has certainly caused harm to various animal species in the past, we have now put forth several rules and regulations in order to preserve the animals we still use to create fur apparel. Furthermore, some of the animal species we used to kill for their pelts in the past have been permanently outlawed for their protection. The industry is constantly evolving, much like others, and shows no signs of becoming obsolete.

“Fur Apparel Is Made to Last.”

The longevity of fur apparel is not tied to the industry alone. You’ll often find that much of the fur accessories in Dallas and San Antonio have been around for decades. This is because fur apparel is designed to last for quite a long time, provided that it receives proper care. When fur apparel does finally start to decay, it does so naturally, leaving behind very little waste. You can even remove the damaged parts of a fur coat to convert it into some other type of clothing. Compare this to faux fur accessories which, while almost as gorgeous as the real thing, are often cheaply made and can quickly fall apart. What’s more is faux fur cannot be disposed of nearly as easily.

“Fur is Much More Practical Than It Looks.”

One of the main reasons fur fashion has become such a staple over the centuries is because it’s incredibly useful! It simply feels as good to wear as it looks. People all across time have relied on fur apparel to keep them warm through the harsh winter months—which is a trait faux fur just can’t match.

The next time you’re interested in buying a new piece of fur apparel for yourself or a loved one, look no further than Morris Kaye Furs in Dallas and San Antonio. We have a full inventory of excellent real fur accessories for you to choose from, as well as plenty of services to keep your fur in excellent shape. Contact us to learn more about what we do!

 

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Is Wearing Fur Worth It?: Fur and the Environment

vintage fur coatsFrom the 1990s onward, fur has gained—in the gentlest of terms—a less than stellar reputation. Activists from across the world have branded real fur accessories as being harmful to animals and to the environment in itself, and while fur fashion has seen a resurgence within recent years, these statements still hold ground with an unfortunately large amount of people. However, if you’re a fur enthusiast or are just starting to cultivate an interest in the style, you may be wondering: “Is the backlash actually true?”

We’ve done a bit of investigating, and we’re here to deliver the full scoop on fur apparel and its real impact on the environment. Keep reading to learn the facts.

Fur Farming Comes in Its Own Shade of Green

It’s true that some harm has come to the environment because of the fur industry; it would be untrue to say otherwise. We have all heard tales of animals being hunted for their fur and other body parts to the point of endangerment and even extinction. However, the modern fur industry has made extensive changes to its practices over the centuries. It now has several regulations in place to protect and preserve animal populations.

You can witness these policies through the processes used to create several real fur accessories—especially those made from mink. Minks are now specially farmed and cultivated by professionals who strive to give each animal the safest and healthiest upbringing possible. This is because fur industry experts now understand that a healthy and happy animal yields the highest quality fur.

Vintage Fur: The Most Environmentally Friendly Option?

Some fur enthusiasts may still take some issue with the current state of the industry, and this is fine. After all, to each their own. However, we must caution you against passing up real fur accessories and switching over to faux fur. The latter has been proven to possess even worse drawbacks. While no animals are directly harmed by the creation of faux fur accessories, it is still no better for the environment. Faux fur is typically made of synthetic materials, which will never decay. This dooms faux fur products to simply occupy space in landfills once no one wants to wear them anymore.

We believe the best solution is to invest in vintage fur coats and similar accessories. By choosing to wear vintage fur coats, you will be able to gain all the benefits of wearing real fur while avoiding contributing to the development of the modern fur industry. Simply put, no minks were harmed through current fur farming methods to create any of the vintage fur coats you see for sale on the market. These types of fur products have also been well maintained and cared for over the decades, so you can rest assured you’re still receiving a products that is both high quality and potentially more humane.

If you’re on the hunt for real fur coats in Dallas or San Antonio, know you can turn to Morris Kaye & Sons for help. Contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help you find the best fur accessory.

 

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How to Protect, and Not Neglect, Your Fur Apparel

morris kaye furs in dallasPeople wear fur because they like how it looks. This is a well-known fact. However, as you’ve navigated through your own journey as an owner of fur apparel, you’ve also likely come face to face with another important fact: you have to know how to take care of real fur in order to keep it looking great for as long as possible. While this may seem like an huge, arduous responsibility, we want to assure you that taking care of your fur apparel is anything but! Rather, all you need to keep in mind are a few simple tips, which we will go over in this article. By following these tips, you should be able to easily keep your fur looking radiant and stylish, so you can keep wearing it for many years to come!

Don’t Be Afraid to Seek Professional Services

Fur owners come from all walks of life, from the very wealthy with mountainous collections of coats, jackets and all else, to those who’ve had to save up dollar by dollar to buy the fur coat of their dreams. Regardless of background, there are also some who hesitate to consult professionals when it comes to their fur care needs, whether due to affordability or lack of time. However, we want to warn you that avoiding professional services can lead to even more costly mistakes!

Fur apparel can be as fragile as it is pleasing to the eye, which means some problems and care procedures you may believe you can take care of on your own can easily escalate into something worse. If you aren’t sure of your ability to adequately handle caring for your coat, then it is in your coat’s best interest to seek professionals for fur storage in Dallas and San Antonio. They will have both the equipment and knowledge necessary to keep your fur apparel in good condition.

Darkness Is Best

Fur apparel and brightly lit environments do not get along. In fact, keeping your fur in a sunny or otherwise brightly lit room can risk bleaching it out entirely, especially if your fur is dark or dyed. The best place for any piece of fur apparel is in a dark, cool closet, on a hanger that can adequately maintain its weight and shape. Excessive heat is just as bad for fur apparel as light is, as warmth can ruin the texture of your fur by drying it out.

Wear Your Fur Often!

Fur apparel is made to be worn, and wearing your fur regularly has its benefits beyond looking stylish! Your fur apparel will naturally pull oils from your skin as you wear it, which will help it to stay glossy and gorgeous. Summer will be here before you know it, so try and wear your fur out and about as often as possible.

We hope these tips will make it easier to keep your fur in the best possible condition. For extra help, know you can always turn to our team at Morris Kaye Furs in Dallas and San Antonio. We care about your fur just as much as you, and we want to help you look great in it for as long as possible. Contact us today to learn more about our services!

 

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Try out These Gorgeous Fur Ensembles This Spring!

real fur jacketSpring is officially on its way, and if you’re anything like us, you know what that means: it’s time to rejuvenate your wardrobe! Just as the Earth is donning new, fresh greenery, you may be starting to plan out how you’ll wow everyone around you this summer with an equally fresh set of outfits. We find one of the best things about spring fashion is that it’s still cool enough to slip on your favorite real fur jacket to wear out and about. That’s why we wanted to present you with a quick guide to some of the cutest ways to show off your fur apparel this season. Keep reading for some of the hottest looks we’ve found so far, specially curated for you!

Keep It Simple

One of the most important tips to remember for how to wear real fur is that your outfits don’t have to be fancy! Granted, if fancy is your style, you can certainly go for that kind of look. But we’re just trying to say you don’t have to force the style just to wear a real fur jacket. You can easily pair a fur jacket or coat with your favorite blouse or t-shirt, as well as a cute skirt (we recommend a form-fitting mini skirt!) or pair of jeans. Slip on a pair of boots or cute heels and you’re ready to go! Not only is this look incredibly easy to put together, but you’re guaranteed to still look chic during your next casual outing.

Create Contrast

Another great way to pull off real fur jackets is by playing around with color. You can easily find fur apparel in any color of the rainbow—and then some!—so you have a whole host of different combinations to consider and experiment with. For instance, you could try wearing a top, pants or skirt and shoes that are all black. Top off the outfit with a fur coat or jacket that is white or in a pastel hue. Your fur will stand out beautifully, and so will you!

Alternatively, you could also switch the colors around. Pair an all white outfit with a smoky black coat. You could even pair white or pastel shades with a brightly-colored coat. Play around until you find a look you like!

Lighten It Up!

Pastel clothing is an iconic choice for springtime fashion. This principle can easily (and gorgeously) be applied to real fur jackets. For the best effect, we recommend combining your use of pastel fur with the suggestion above. However, pastel shades look just as great with white or grey ensembles, as well as with other, more eye-catching colors that coordinate well with the color of your coat.

We hope these tips will help you as you navigate your fur styling in Dallas and San Antonio this spring. For more tips on how to wear real fur, or to add on to your fur collection, don’t hesitate to contact us at Morris Kaye & Sons! We want to help you look and feel great in high quality fur clothing, no matter the time of year.

 

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