Out With the Old In With The New

Mano Swartz may be 126 years old, but the updated website reinforces the fresh online retail experience we have all been looking for. From the welcoming and visually stimulating home page, to the overall functionality of the site, the updated Mano website is your one stop shop for all your fur needs. Home: Over the summer, the Mano team ventured over to the … [Read more...]

A Story of Life and Luxury, or: How to Create a Great Brand

A Story of Life and Luxury, or: How to Create a Great Brand In response to the universal question about business, "How do you create a great brand?" I see the answers on the wall. There, enclosed within their respective gold-painted, ornate wood frames, are portraits of three men, each regally attired – outfitted like the leaders they were, looking like … [Read more...]

Wearing Fur In Warmer Weather

summer fur

OK, so we may not quite be reaching soaring temperatures that are reaching dizzying heights of heat, but the weather is certainly losing its chill, making many fur lovers retire their pieces for another few months, until the winter calls for a comeback. However, fur is becoming seasonless, with the catwalk incorporating fur into all collections, from winter, … [Read more...]

Creative Ways to Wear the Fur Vest

Four Unique Fur Vests

Looking for a tongue-in-cheek fashion item to layer over anything from skinny jeans to chic dresses? Look no further than the fur vest, the ultimate statement-making outwear piece that will flatter any fashionista with its boho-glam charm. Whether it’s for work or play, a fur vest is a daring item. If worn well, it will bring you fashion kudos and a few … [Read more...]

Fur Buying Guide: Coloring, Style And Figure

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 what type of clothes will look best and flatter us, the same rules go for a fur. Below you will … [Read more...]

Embellishing Your Home with Fur Accessories

Fur coats recycled into accessories

Have a vintage fur and looking to heat up your home décor? How about recycling your precious fur coat, transforming it into one or more stylish home accessories? Besides owning unique and lavish home décor items, you will add a deluxe touch to your home, whether your interiors are modern or classic. And, if you are the lucky owner of a forest cabin, well, that’s … [Read more...]

Fur Restyling and Fur Remodeling

Fur coat and jacket restyling

There will come a time when your old fur coat will need fur restyling. As fashions cycle and trends change, your fur may no longer be in style. It may not fit as well as it used to or you might be tired of the way it looks. If you are no longer enjoying your coat or jacket and are not ready to invest in a new one, restyling is a great option. Although you always … [Read more...]

Why Would You Buy a Previously-Loved Fur Coat?

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 barely worn garments to vintage items, anyone can find a flattering style … [Read more...]

Smart Ways to Repurpose Your Old Fur Coat

Fur Coat Makeover

The fur coat you bought years ago is now out of style. You hid it in a dark corner of your closet and there is no chance you will be sporting it again too soon. Although you may want to consider selling your fur coat or donating it, think of repurposing it. Giving your old mink fur jacket or coat a serious facelift is something good furriers can do and the … [Read more...]

How to Find a Fur that Complements Your Body Shape

Shopping For A Fur Vest

Finding the right fur coat for your body shape means, above all, that you must actually know your body shape before buying one. Whether you are an “apple”, an “hourglass”, or a “pear”, you need to find the cut that flatters your silhouette, and the right coat length. Difficult? Not at all, if you read our mini-guide below. The Hourglass Hourglass … [Read more...]