America’s Oldest Furrier
Est. 1889

Opening day is right around the corner. Spring is finally bringing in some beautiful weather, and the fear of possible snow is finally gone. You went in your closet and dug out that Oriole’s baseball cap, you put the screens back in your windows, and you traded in that fur coat for a light jacket. […]

Fur and shearling made their mark across all four leading AW16 fashion weeks, with an estimated 70% of collections overall featuring the natural material. Considering that fur was also hugely prominent during the menswear AW 16 collections earlier in the year, it’s clear that designers and consumers are enjoying using and wearing natural materials in […]

While in your closet: • Keep it uncovered (not in a bag) so fur can breathe. • Stay away from moth balls, basements and cedar as fur absorb odors easily. • Use a fur storage hanger to protect the shoulders. • Avoid candles, heaters, fireplaces as heat will destroy the fur. Each April: • Professionally […]

Fur has a timeless appeal and bestows the wearer a good look whether it’s a fur vest, fur coats, et cetera. they are usually made with outstanding craftsmanship and it is revered for giving one warmth while at the same time looking stylish and elegant. Most of the fur coats and fur vests are made […]

Who do you like in fur best? Nothing says class and sophistication quite like fur. Whether it’s a beautiful faux fur coat or an authentic chinchilla garment, there is no doubt that fur makes the ultimate classic addition to any outfit. Celebrities know how chic fur can be, which is why hundreds of our favorite […]

I am the great-grandson of Mano Swartz, founder of Mano Swartz Furs (Established: 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 to a young boy from Mitteleuropa. The veteran, who befriends the child (because of the latter’s […]

Once fur was precious. The material was precious (see Lynx collar above on you-know-who), the event was precious (think swanky cocktail parties), and it was worn by the precious few. Furs! That has changed. First there were the fun furs in the rocking 1970’s, long hair and funky and inexpensive. Younger people and cheaper prices opened […]

Now that Martin Luther King’s Day has come  I wanted to share an excerpt of the book I am now writing, “A Lifetime of Luxury Revealed:What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Luxury Good or Service”  because I am reminded of my grandfather, James Mano Swartz and his brave actions. “My grandfather’s actions […]

WHAT TO WEAR? It’s time to walk the dog and it’s cold outside and besides we are having the blizzard of 2016. Your are ready, your hat is on but that ski jacket will just not keep you warm enough. The wind is blowing, the snow is heavy and you don’t want to wear your […]