Retail Therapy November 2012

Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing
In the beginning, fur and leather were used by our Neanderthal ancestors out of necessity. As our species developed, so did our sense of fashion, quickly turning our need of natural clothing into a desire for luxury. Fur has made its way from the cave to the royal palace to Hollywood starlets until finally coming full circle as a winter item worn by those simply seeking warmth (and maybe a little luxury).

Walnut dyed beaver vest with lynx inserts, $1,795; knit rabbit scarf with red fox inserts, $250; onyx sheared beaver coat with multi-colored beaver inserts, $3,395.

All available at Tsontos Furs of Mineola, (516) 746-5500.

Heather sheared mink bolero with heather longhaired mink, $1,495; oyster sheared beaver vest with silver fox collar, $1,395; brown leather zip jacket, $650.

All available at Tsontos Furs of Mineola, (516) 746-5500.

Opposite page: Black leather puff jacket, $550; Loro Piana
cashmere coat with brown chinchilla collar and cuffs, $4,995; blue iris mink jacket, $6,750.

All available at Dimitri Furs of East Northport, (631) 462-1313.

Beige plaid knitted mink, scarf, $450 and handbag, $295; dyed shadow frost fox jacket, $2,495; mahogany mink fedora hat, $695; black lambskin leather gloves with chinchilla trim, $165.

All available at Dimitri Furs of East Northport, (631) 462-1313.

Photos: Luke Hanscom
Words: Nicole McConnach