We wanted to say “Thank You” to all of our newsletter subscribers with an extra 20% off of everything on our site until January 31st, 2019. And if you see a fur coat you like, those are all 30% off! But don’t wait! You only have until the end of the month for these great deals on true vintage style!
VINTAGE FUR COATS NOW 30% OFF! USE CODE: GIMMEFUR30%
EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE STORE IS 20% OFF FOR OUR NEWSLETTER FRIENDS! USE CODE: 20%FRIEND
Wearing fur was enormously popular in from the 1920s through the 1950s and remained very much mainstream (and aspirational) fashion until the 80s. While I don’t condone the modern slaughter of animals for their fur, wearing vintage fur is a way cherishing these beautiful items and I love the glimpse into our society’s history that it offers.
Times have changed and “new fur” is less and less acceptable but we can still enjoy a wonderful range of vintage fur. With this in mind I wanted to provide a guide to the different types of vintage fur, how to identify them and what they looked like.
It’s worth noting that all of these gorgeous and unique items are available to buy on The Best Vintage Clothing and there is currently a half price sale on all fur coats! If you would like to find out more about any of the items pictured below just click on them.
Mink is a flattish fur, long narrow pelts, abundance of guard hairs, very shiny wet look, hard-wearing, expensive, wild or farmed, more abundant guard hairs than musquash, strong pile, variety of colours.
Fox fur is naturally a rich,russet colour, wild or farmed, variety of colours. A dense fluffy coat, common. Full pelts used as stoles very popular in 1930’s and 40’s complete with head and feet. Please note that the ‘silver’ fox is very dark brown with silver guard hairs and is often confused with the ‘blue’ which is almost white. Continue reading A Guide to Vintage Fur
Fabulous news! We’re offering 50% off all our vintage coats and furs with the discount code BESTCOAT50. The bad news is that each item is a wonderful unique piece of vintage so once it’s gone you’ve missed your chance – best buy your favorites quickly if you don’t want to miss out!