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The Checklist you Need for Buying Your Denver Fur Coat

October 12, 2016

It's coming up on fur season! The Denver weather is getting cooler and the leaves are beginning to turn. It's time to get your fur coat and accessories out of storage. But wait, you don't have a fur coat? Then it is time to start thinking about a quality fur purchase and your custom design Denver fur coat experts at Jonval can help!

Buying fur is a big investment, a luxury item, and something you may not do too many times in your life. And because it is such a big investment, you should take your time shopping to ensure that you get a beautiful, quality piece that will last for many years. It's a good idea to have some basic information in mind when you go shopping in order to buy luxury fur that meets all of your needs.


Think about why you need and want a fur before you start shopping. If you want a warm coat to snuggle inside to help you through our Denver winters, focus on longer styles that provide optimum coverage. If you are looking for more stylish pieces of clothing, you have more options when you start shopping. We can help you pinpoint your choices based on why you need/want the fur.

Types of Fur

Learn about the different kinds of fur before you buy a coat or garment to ensure it offers the features you want, because different kinds of fur offer different benefits and qualities. Mink, for example, is one of the most popular styles because it is pleasantly soft, lightweight, and warm. Quality mink coats are stylish and durable, so you will be able to enjoy them for many years. Rabbit fur is another popular style because it is soft, beautiful, and affordable. Fox fur is a popular option for collars, cuffs, wraps, and even headbands – and is available in many colors.


The most quality fur originates from reputable and well-known locations. If you are looking to buy a mink coat, for instance, try to find one that comes from the U.S., Denmark, or Finland to get the highest quality in mink. Russian sables are considered the best, and North American lynx pelts are high-quality pieces. If you are buying fox fur, try shopping from Finland, and limit your beaver fur search to those options from Canada.


Most quality fur coats have an open hem at the bottom of the lining so you can check the back of the fur. Lower quality furs have an underside striped with leather, while the highest quality furs have no leather at all. Also, if you select an un-dyed coat, the color of the leather should also be natural. Mink, for instance, should naturally have a creamy off-white leather.

Need more fur information? We are the fur experts in Denver. We also make our own line of in-house manufactured leather and shearling coats and jackets – very old school and very cool. Call us for more information at 720-377-1555.