America’s Oldest Furrier
Est. 1889

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 […]

Enjoying Your Fur Coat: A Lifestyle Choice, Not a Museum Piece You are, for the purposes of this chapter (and on behalf of every reader with an interest in buying the right luxury good), a valued customer—you are a member of the Mano Swartz family. As this video explains, and as the clips on our […]

What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Luxury Good Now that we know what a luxury retailer owes you, we must understand how that same retailer should treat you. All of that—the promotional grandeur, the light shows, the magic, and the feats of derring-do announced by an impresario of charm and theatricality—is revealed […]

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. […]

Ask me Anything (AMA). That’s what Lady Fur did. She asked me some really very personal/fur business questions. So ask me anything, anything about furs, how they are made, fur fashions, fur quality or even about my experiences here at Mano Swartz furs the last 34 years. I love to share information about my family as […]

On April 21st, we have the honor of hosting an event with the Maestro. Glenn Roscoe is perhaps best known for his work on the piano. This evening with the Maestro will take place at Mano Swartz located in Green Spring Station on Falls Road. Guests will have the opportunity to hear him play live […]

Buying A Fur Coat Or Jacket

So, you have decided you are going to by a fur. This is a big investment. It will probably outlast your car or maybe even 3 or 4 cars. Many people buy a mink coat as their first fur investment, but is mink really the right fur for you? Just as our body type determines […]

Used Fur Coats Jackets And Vests

Every woman looks good in the right outfit, but she will look totally gorgeous in a fur coat. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to buy a brand new fur item. What then? The best option for women on a budget who want to look expensive and refined is to purchase a pre-owned fur coat. From […]