Last year I had a few posts featuring some awesome fur pieces that I’ve acquired from my mom whose Grandma worked at a furrier in her day. I really enjoy playing around with fur coats and ponchos or shawls because being fur, they just have a way of adding so much glamour to an ensemble. They somehow instantly make you feel like a movie star. 8)
Now I know fur can be a controversial topic. And if you’re against real fur, faux is always an option. I, myself opt for vintage, or secondhand furs. The quality is usually still fantastic, the prices aren’t bad either and the way I see it, if it’s secondhand or vintage, it’s more eco-friendly than buying a real fur that’s brand spankin’ new if you want the real deal.
This particular coat I found at an awesome vintage store on the west side of Cleveland in Lakewood, at Chelsea’s Vintage Clothes and Costume. I got it for an astounding $70, which is a real steal considering it’s real mink. There was only a minor repair necessary on the lining before it was back to mint (or mink?) condition. ;) Chelsea’s is a vintage treasure trove…if you’re in the area and love vintage, stop in but be prepared to spend multiple hours sifting through the endless racks of pieces from various decades.
I’ve been wanting to wear these high-waisted cream pants for a while…I thrifted them for 99 cents(!) back in the fall and just haven’t worn them. They’re kind of a medium weight wool so they’re appropriate for this time of year or maybe early spring. I was pretty excited with the find, so I’m glad I finally found something to pair them with.
This leather purse is my most recent vintage find that I’m quite content with. A vintage leather Coach purse from the 1970’s. I found it for about $16 at a vintage store near Akron. I think what excited me the most about it was when I looked inside to see the Coach stamp and number that read “Made in New York City”. Unfortunately, that’s not often what you read on labels anymore, let alone in Coach bags.
…and the other furry find of the day… :)
Vintage fur coat-Chelsea’s Vintage and Costume in Lakewood, OH
Cream pants-Thrifted for 99 cents! :)
Kenneth Cole belt-Thrifted
Shoes-DSW clearance about a year ago
Beaded necklace-Urban Outfitters
Leather necklace-made by me
Leather purse-Vintage Coach
Stay tuned for some upcoming fur favored posts! :)