America’s Oldest Furrier
Est. 1889
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 […]

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 […]

sheared mink coat

This blog is from my recent book, “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 […]

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 furrier has looked for ways to build customer loyalty and set itself apart from the competition. Mano Swartz started the business upon immigrating […]

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 […]

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 […]

Richard Swartz is the Owner of Mano Swartz Furs and a fourth generation furrier. He began working for his grandfather, Jimmie, on Saturdays on Howard Street at age ten. Richard’s fur education continued during summer breaks from high school and college. After graduating from the University of Vermont, he was sent to Copenhagen to study at the […]

What is Fur Restyle Love? Please let me explain. If you have a wonderful fur that you enjoy and you can feel the “love” of the care it gives you, or the “love” from the person who bought it for you or who you inherited it from. Or the self “love” when you purchased it […]

I am often asked, “Where do your furs come from?”  In our showroom it is difficult to give more than just a short answer.  The long answer is, well long, but quite interesting and something few people know. Pelts come from two places, from the wild and from fur farms.  The wild furs are from […]