I’m old enough to be of the era when owning a mink coat was not a crime. I inherited several fur coats and jackets too and my mother passed along to me one she doesn’t wear often enough to keep. I have a fur zip-in lining to a coat that is long gone. And I have a fox head collar that went to a coat, the coat also long gone. I also inherited a pair of mink earmuffs and a mink hand warmer. Beautiful all, but all sitting unused and forlorn.
My mink is a good one bought back in the day when fur coats were big and long. In hindsight I must have looked stupid as hell being so short wearing a big fur coat but it was okay then.
And as much as I cringe saying this, my mother owned a stunning ocelot coat in the 1960s! It’s still around, now owned by one of my nieces, who on a rare occasion has worn it because everyone assumes it’s fake. Until one day she was in an elevator with it on (in NYC) and a furrier knew it was real by its patina. My niece was afraid to wear it again so that coat, like my furs, sit in mothballs. They are basically worth nothing. No one wants them. No one is buying them.
I read yesterday that San Francisco just passed a law banning fur sales. Seems anti-capitalism to me. If someone wants to buy a fur, they should be allowed to.
So what will become of the minks and fox here? Good question. I have no answer.
Now, as for the nor’easter yesterday? Hogwash. At most we got 4″. The sun is out now…there were no howling winds or 16″ as predicted. Schools in RI were cancelled and they got less than 1″ of snow. Mostly a dusting. Schools here were closed yesterday too but no snow began to fall until after the school buses were home. Insanity.
Let the day begin!!