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If you are against fur, this post is not for you. Stop reading now and I’ll see you Monday.

This weather makes me want to wear a fur and possibly find a fur snuggie to wear on the couch. This is probably not politically correct, but there’s a reason why furs have been worn for centuries for warmth. They are seriously warm and cozy.

Unless you are going to trap and sew that fur yourself, you are going to pay a pretty penny for a new beautiful fur. But there are other ways to get a wonderful fur coat, for a fraction of the price.

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Consignment

Most consignment stores in town sell used furs. Don’t let the “used” fool you. At every consignment store that I have seen furs, they are top-notch, high quality, gorgeous furs. ┬áMost of these furs are newer styles, and by newer I mean within the last 20 years.

Here are some beauties at Margaret’s Consignments now.

 

Mink
Full length mink coat, available at Margaret’s Consignment, $399.

 

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White fox at Margaret’s Consignment, $799.50.
Short autumn haze mink coat at Margaret's Consignment for $665.
Short autumn haze mink coat at Margaret’s Consignment for $665.

Vintage

Vintage furs are amazing, truly because they are made from animals that nobody uses for fur anymore. They are rare, well made and definitely different. They also range in price from extremely affordable to quite pricey. I headed over to Elizabeth’s Timeless Attire and 2023 Antiques on Frankfort Avenue to check them out.

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Very rare 1950s leopard coat at 2023 Antiques, $3,000.
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Raccoon coat with scalloped bottom edge and neck tie. Available at 2023 Antiques for $500.
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Mouton coat at 2023 Antiques, $79.
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Seal coat at Elizabeth’s Timeless Attire, $250.
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Sheared beaver with mink sleeves at Elizabeth’s Timeless Attire, $200.
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Beige Alpaca full length coat, otherwise known as the St. Matthews Mink. Available at Elizabeth’s Timeless Attire for $85.
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Had to show this one on Elizabeth, the owner of Elizabeth’s Timeless Attire, to show how cool it is. It’s short in the back with long panels that are pockets. Mink stole, $100.
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Mink stole, short sleeved, $100 at Elizabeth’s Timeless Attire.

 

Warm yet?

 

 

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