Wednesday, December 23, 2009


When you feel the chill, turn to a mid-West furrier to warm your shoulders. We love dependable vintage furs that add ethical glamour and warmth to the fashionable. The two minks below are both from past era furriers based in St. Louis and Chicago, respectfully. The Schimmel tourmaline mink stole functions like a cape and has convenient hand warmer pockets on each side at the front. The fur is sensually pieced in a curved pattern and could be worn stadium side watching an outdoor football game over a ribbed cashmere turtleneck, or, bare-shouldered over a slinky and revealing gown. A word of advice on evening gowns. If it is bare, you will likely be cold no matter which side of the Equator you reside or the time of the year. When the sun goes down, temperatures drop so a light weight evening fur becomes a necessary option.

The white mink stole is a true shoulder duster. In a regal silhouette that can be worn by "Queens" of various persuasions. The three tiered mink was designed by Louis Berman & Co. of Chicago in the early 1960s. With a hidden oversized hook and eye, this is a hands free-friendly fur for a memorable night out in always elegant white/cream mink. Both furs have been cleaned, reconditioned, and glazed by our furrier so they feel fabulous and are beautifully lined. Recently we acquired a beautiful collection of Vogue magazines from 1960. The furs pictures below were considered the epitome of elegance and luxury. We are delighted to be en vogue.

Schimmel Furs of St. Louis tourmaline cape cape stole, c. early 1960s. Free sizeSOLD
Louis Berman & Co, white/cream mink shoulder duster store, c. early 1960s. Free sizeSOLD
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