You want to buy a fur but you are afraid to go wrong? Are you afraid of lacking knowledge? You have doubts about the quality of the fur that you covet? Here are some tips and answers for buying a fur.
Criterion N ° 1: the quality
Quality, always the quality! Indeed, like all exceptional products, fur skins are classified by color, grade and quality. These criteria will set the purchase price for the furrier and therefore the final price for the customer. The better the quality, the more the price of fur is expensive. Also, the higher the quality of the skins, the higher the price of a jacket with equal color and shape will be high. You need to check that your fur must have a quality label. Whether it comes from Kopenhagen Fur, NAFA, Saga Furs, Blackglama, American Legend, Sojuzpushnina etc .. thanks to a label, you will know immediately if it is quality breeding skin. If there is no label, then be careful because you have no traceability. Moreover, besides the seriousness of these great auction houses - which will reinforce you on the quality - you participate in their commitment to respect their sector, and their mission of preservation and commitment of a reasoned exploitation.
Criterion 2: the color Fur skins exist in many natural colors.
Some are common, others rare (such as mink blue iris, pearl cross, stardust, purple cross, golden pearl, etc.) so more expensive. Another element is to take into account, that of the trend. Fashion obeys the rules of the creators. From one year to another, a shade is in fashion, then it will be another etc. The trend can lead you to buy a color that will be very "ephemeral". If you are a fan of fur, then you can have all the daring, in terms of shape or color, because you already have several. As part of a first acquisition, we advise you to choose a neutral color , natural or not in the tones of beige, brown, black, gray, white that you will wear easily and with many outfits. Only a neutral color can last. On the other hand, if you get tired of the shape, you can always have it cut by a craftsman furrier, and even then, make it dye to offer him a new life!
Criterion 3: Should we choose a male or female fur?
The selections of the animals make that today, even if there is a slight difference between male and female skins, it is not at all as blatant as a few years ago. Indeed, in the past, the male fur was really heavier, thicker leather and jars too long. Today - except for seasoned people - a high quality male mink coat is almost as light and warm as a coat in female skin, the hair is soft and thin. Today these criteria of weight, softness and warmth have changed a lot. Only the width and the length of the skins remain a significant difference. The female skins being smaller and shorter, it takes a greater number to achieve the same piece and it generates a higher manufacturing cost.
Criterion 4: Where to buy fur?
To begin your search, go to a specialized store. Mink, fox, astrakhan, sable, fur with short hair or long hair, you are sure to find a wide choice that will allow you to better define what you want. You will also benefit from the advice of the salesman, the after-sales service, whether it is in town or on a specialized website, like Private-Furs. Admittedly, the advantage of a boutique is to allow you to see the fur right away, but the sites also allow you to get your fur within 24 hours, if you wish. Websites or specialized shops will be the only ones able to answer all your questions and dispel all your doubts. The advantage of the internet is that the sites are likely to offer you much more attractive rates!
Criterion N ° 5: which budget?
If we return to criterion 1, a pelt is estimated according to its quality and color. But another element is very important: the time worked on your fur coat or fur jacket. These items will determine the selling price of your fur. The longer and / or larger the garment, the more skins, the more expensive the fur will be. The more assembly and sewing work is important, the more expensive the fur will be. For example, the elongated work has a very beautiful and very long assembly. Indeed each skin is cut into several thin strips sewn together and offset by a few centimeters to give more length. Besides the beauty of the fur, it brings incredible flexibility. On the other hand, the work of the skins in braiding (work of the whole fur with insertion of leather or fabric between each skin) requires a certain technical mastery, but takes less time of work. In summary, the more work is important on a fur, the more the furrier will have spent time, the higher the final price will be.
Today even if the fur has really democratized and is in very many stores, if you follow the 5 criteria listed above, the fur you want to buy will be a purchase of quality, which will have been achieved in the rules of art and which, if well maintained, will have every chance of lasting. Buy in shops or specialized sites on the internet, and you will be advised by a professional who sells (or creates) only fur! In a ready-to-wear shop you will be sold an article can be of a brand, but without guaranteeing its origin and for which the basic and fundamental notions like "label", "jars", "density" will remain forever unknown terms!