America’s Oldest Furrier
Est. 1889

Selling your fur, especial selling a mink coat, can be a daunting task, but with the right knowledge and preparation, you’ll be able to make the best of the situation. This article will guide you through the process of selling your fur and hopefully make the experience as painless and profitable as possible. Inheriting a […]

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On December 31, 2019 Mano Swartz, America’s Oldest Furrier est. 1889, evolved from a brick and mortar store to exclusively an event pop-up retailer.   For 130 years Mano Swartz has a physical retail fur store in Baltimore City or nearby. Stores including a flagship location on Howard Street during the hay day of inner city […]

The name Mano Swartz has been synonymous with fur coats since 1889. Over the past 130 years, many things have changed at Mano Swartz.  Through the years,  we have put countless fur stoles,  fur jackets,  fur strollers and coats on the shoulders of so many of our happy customers.  And we will continue to do […]

We already associate the color green with the holidays, from adornments of holly swags and hanging sprigs of mistletoe, to decorated trees.  But we also really seriously need to associate “green” with sustainable use. This is the time of year we see a lot of faux fur in fashions and holiday trims.  Faux fur was […]

He’s an amazing new designer and apprentice to our Master Furrier, Cynthia Parks.  And she says, “He’s a natural”! In a recent inteview I had with Jake, this is what he had to say; Tina: “I know you’re huge fan of fashion, but why fur?” Jake: “I still remember the moment when I knew I […]

I get calls every day with all kinds of questions about fur and fur coats. A common question that I get, especially when we’re in the variantly cool and transitional  ‘Spring Showers’ or the ‘Autumn Drizzles’ seasons, is about wearing real furs in the rain and if it’s okay for them to get wet. “Is […]

I just heard a friend of mine say, “October is my Favorite Color!”  At first, I just laughed.  But after really thinking about it, I realized that I could not agree more. October holds so many of the richly hued colorations of nature, during a time of the year when nature reminds and shows us […]

Gone are the days of thinking fur in fashion means full length coats!  Everyone wants little bit of luxury without the large price tag and there is no better way to get that than some fur trimmed accessories.  As we’ve past the need of layering with capes and shrugs during the bi-polar thermometer of spring, […]

In our increasingly seasonless world, where we dress as we please all year long (tank tops in December, boots in July, peeling off or piling on when we feel sweaty or chilly), don’t let any outdated, antiquated notions of what to wear and when to wear it dictate your fashion flair.  Just saying, we’ve ALL […]