To Fur With Love – Part 2

The Secret: Inside the World of Luxury Goods When you enter a realm of pure imagination, it must be real…and extraordinary. It must be as whimsical and authentic as the dreams of a luxury brand’s namesake or protector. It must be, for each first-time visitor, breathtaking in such a way that its realness—from the scents and sounds to the feelings of touch and … [Read more...]

To Fur With Love – Part 1

The Legend: One Man’s Epic Pursuit of Excellence I am the great-grandson of Mano Swartz, founder of Mano Swartz Furs (established in 1889), America’s oldest furrier. The story of this company begins with a transatlantic voyage, a two-week tutorial in American history narrated by an old Union soldier speaking to a young boy from Mitteleuropa. The … [Read more...]

Fluffy Fur Coats

Why will fluffy fur coats will become the rage in the next 5 years? The ebb and flow of fur fashion is not based on the lunar gravitational pull. Fur fashion and what type of fur coats are popular has to do with a much more to do with people than planets, moons and science. Fox coats, chinchilla coats an even mink coats wax and wane in terms of fashion … [Read more...]

The Fur Coat!

A fur coat for that came a long time before “there is an App for that”. The relationship between man and fur has been well documented. Many books and movies based on 19th century exploration highlight the warmth of a fur coat as a means of survival. Other stories reveal the relationship between the people and the fur coat as a basis for the exploration of the … [Read more...]

Sell Fur Coats

Sell fur coats

How to sell fur coats Sell Fur Coats: We hear from people all over the US that want to sell their fur coat. Cases vary from inherited a fur from a grandma to no longer wanting it because the style has become dated. No matter what the reason its takes time and effort to get the most you can for your fur. But how to sell a fur coat and where to sell a fur … [Read more...]

Mink Coat in Kastoria!

mink coat capital

  In Northern Greece just south of Albania sits a small town dedicated to the fur trade to making a mink coat. So strange for a remote town to be the hub of European fur making. You would think of Paris or London as a place to make a mink coat. So I had to visit and see what it was like. It’s not an easy place to get to which only added to my … [Read more...]

Enjoying a Fur Coat

sheared mink coat

This blog is from my recent boo, "To Fur,With Love" Anyone who is going to buy a fur coat should read this. As this video explains, and as the clips on our official site demonstrate, there are seven factors that should influence your purchase of a fur coat: color, style, lifestyle, length, quality, fit, and price. Notice that these elements are personal … [Read more...]

Mano & Fur Coat Buyers

Fur Coat Buyers

By Melissa Kossler Dutton, Manta Contributor - January 18, 2017 Originally posted at: http://www.manta.com/resources/small-business-success-stories/furrier-embraces-innovative-business-practices-stay-relevant-100-years/ New ideas and innovations have helped century-old Mano Swartz stay relevant. Since its founding in 1889, the Lutherville, Maryland-based … [Read more...]

Molly Patton, Star Receptionist

I started at Mano Swartz March of 2015. I was fresh out of college, engaged, and wasn’t sure what the next few months would bring. My husband, Kevin, actually met The Owner at the gym. My husband is a unique guy. He has a really positive energy and loves people really well. He was training for Navy Special Warfare, so he spent a lot of time at the gym. It was … [Read more...]

Fur Dance?

In this life sometimes, well many times, heck most of the time I just need to have fun. Is it like what a lot of people call "bliss"? If so let's get the bliss on. We all know the many hardships life presents so we will call this the counter balance.  Holding happiness and sadness at the same time is life's great balancing act. So let's get on with The Fur … [Read more...]